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By Raynard Jackson
July 12, 2012
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 then give the Republicans a pass when they display similar behavior…Continue
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June 21, 2012
As, I reflected on the celebration of Father’s Day last Sunday, I thought about what that day should really mean. But, before I could do that, I had to find out where that day came from.
Father’s Day was a direct derivative of Mother’s Day; but the reason for their creation was polar opposite of each other. Mother’s Day was created with the expressed mandate of not being turned…Continue
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October 20, 2011
Fannie Lou Hamer (pronounced hay-mer) was one of the unsung pillars of the civil rights movement in the U.S. She was a phenomenal woman—a woman of great determination and great purpose. She was not one to hold back her feelings, especially when fighting for equality.
In 1964 she was elected Vice-Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP). Their stated purpose was to…Continue
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July 21, 2011
As the two supposed premier civil rights groups gather this week and next for their annual conventions (the N.A.A.C.P and the National Urban League, respectively), I want to challenge their agendas and then pose a few questions for them to answer.
When civil rights are discussed in the media, you never have the reporter define what civil rights are? When you see Jesse Jackson…Continue
February 17, 2011
Last year I wrote a column about how President Obama totally disrespected Black America (during Black History Month of all times) and there was no outcry from within our community. You can read that column at:
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