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Why Is President Trump’s Only Senior Black Staffer a Democrat?

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By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) – Republicans haven’t shown any serious efforts of making Blacks an integral part of their party since the Nixon Administration of the 60s and 70s. As former Nixon speechwriter, Pat Buchanan stated in one of his columns, “In 1956, as vice president, Nixon went to Harlem to declare, “America […]

Response to Raynard Jackson’s Chauvinistic Article “Feminism Lays An Egg”

Romney and the NAACP: A Missed Opportunity

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By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Columnist) – As anyone who has followed me knows, I have been extremely critical of President Obama’s non-engagement with the Black community. Obama has deliberately ignored the plight of the Black community while giving preferential treatment to the homosexual and Hispanic communities. But I can’t in good conscious criticize Obama and […]

Independence Day – by Raynard Jackson

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As we celebrate Independence Day here in the US, I wonder when the Black community is going to learn the true meaning of this day when it comes to politics. Independence Day, or Fourth of July, is about freedom to think, be, imagine and to live. In the U.S., July 4, 1776 was the day […]

Hypocrisy in the Democracy by Raynard Jackson

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Now that both political parties nominee’s for president are set, I began reflecting on some of the TV ads I have seen and various statements candidates have made. My conclusion about both parties? There is hypocrisy in the democracy of the United States. For example, Republicans claim to be against preference programs—affirmative action, minority set-asides, […]

Capital Offense – by Raynard Jackson

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I am stunned by all the controversy surrounding presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s time at Bain Capital (the private investment company that he founded). What’s even more amazing is that the controversy was started by Republicans running against him for the presidential nomination. These Republican candidates have accused Romney of buying several businesses and then laying […]

The Optics of Iowa – by Raynard Jackson

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Tuesday night the political world was all focused on the Iowa Caucuses. Everyone was watching to see if Santorum would defeat Romney. When all the votes were counted, Romney had won by a mere 8 votes. Romney was finally declared the winner around 2:30 am (east coast time). I stayed up to listen to all […]

Cain Was Not Able – Raynard Jackson

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Former presidential candidate, Herman Cain, proved that despite a load of God given talent, he was unable to be a serious contender for the highest office in the land. In the immortal words of former British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, “to every man there comes a time when he is figuratively tapped on the shoulder […]

Razing Cain – by Raynard Jackson

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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has been the talk of DC this week, but for all the wrong reasons. A political newspaper released a story about Cain being accused of sexually harassing two women while he was CEO of the National Restaurant Association (NRA) in the ‘90s. According to the newspaper, Cain reached an agreement […]