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Raynard Jackson: Blacks Need More Racists

Raynard Jackson: Blacks Need More Racists

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist A few weeks ago, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) made a stunning announcement that caused a lot of consternation in the Black community. UNCF had accepted a $ 25 million contribution from Koch Industries and the Charles Koch Foundation. Under normal circumstances, David and Charles Koch – the brothers […]

Innocent man sues for $162 million after 25 years in prison

By: Krystle Crossman Brooklyn, NY resident Jonathan Fleming just got out of prison after 25 long years. The only problem is that he never should have been in prison in the first place. He was convicted of a crime that he did not commit, and finally, a quarter of a century after the fact, he […]

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Do Republicans ignore black journalists?

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist The biggest complaints I get from Black journalists when it comes to Republican officeholders and Party leaders is that they can’t get their calls returned. I used to think this was because of the reporters’ race or that some represented small, Black media outlets. Over the years, I have spent […]

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Councilman defends himself in drunk driving trial and looks a little silly

Reported by Liku Zelleke Last Thursday, the testimony of Flint city councilman Eric Mays began in his drunk-driving trial. According to the police testimony, Mays had admitted fault on the night he was arrested. But, the whole affair was interrupted, time and again, with the antics of Mays. The day before, on Wednesday, objection after […]

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Rep Clyburn says Bill Clinton blamed him for losing black voters

Reported By Liku Zelleke Third-ranking House Democrat and South Carolina Rep., James Clyburn has written a new book, “Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black.” It can be safely assumed that millions will rush to buy their own copies, especially now that it has been found to recount a heated telephone conversation that occurred between Clyburn […]

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Victory For Indigenous People: Minneapolis Renames Columbus Day

By April Taylor In a move that seeks to honor the original inhabitants of North America, the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota has voted to rename Columbus Day as Indigenous People’s Day.  As News One reports, 13 members of the Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously to make the change.  In a statement to CBS news, council […]

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Politician threatened to throw a reporter off a building

By: Dr. Samori Swygert Politics is dirty and a blood sport.  Republican New York Representative Michael Grimm can now add his name to the growing list of corrupt and repugnant politicians within our nations political system.  This is the same 44 year old congressman that got busted on camera threatening to throw a news reporter […]

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10 Interesting Facts about President Obama submitted by Marie S. on April 22, 2014   Final Version: 1o Things You May Not Know About President Obama President Barack Hussein Obama, the 44th and current President of the United States, and the first African American to hold the office, has served three terms as the State Senator for Illinois […]

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Paul Ryan Will Try To Smooth Things Over With The Congressional Black Caucus

By Dr. Sinclair Grey III In the aftermath of a comment made by House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis) which angered many people within the African-American community, he has decided to meet with members of the Congressional Black Caucus to discuss his remarks. “During an appearance on the Bill Bennett’s Morning in America radio show […]

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President Obama, Joe Biden Announce $600M In Job Grants

By Dr. Sinclair Grey III There’s some good news for employers, employees, and potential employees. On Wednesday, President Obama announced a $600 million grant that will help spur job creation, training, and apprenticeship programs. In reaction to what many business owners have complained about – the lack of training and/or expertise in a given field, […]

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