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By Raynard Jackson ~
Just over a month ago Mitt Romney addressed the NAACP during their national convention. I thought Romney’s speech was horrible and quite a waste of time because he said nothing that would be of any interest to the Black community. You can read that column at: http://blackpressusa.com/romney-and-the-naacp-a-missed-opportunity/.
This column set off a firestorm of reactions…Continue
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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July 4, 2012
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 we celebrate our freedom from Great Britain. Even though the adoption of the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 2,…Continue
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June 29, 2012
Now that Romney is the defacto nominee for the Republican Party, I have been reflecting on the state of the presidential race as it enters the final stretch. As a political strategist, I understand the necessity to run to the right during the Republican primary and then migrate to the center during the general election.
It is common knowledge that Romney has no intention of…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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June 14, 2012
In last week’s column I wrote about how the NAACP has lost its mind with its resolution supporting gay marriage. I have very little faith or confidence in most of the traditional Black institutions—NABJ, churches, fraternities, sororities, HBCUs, etc.
But after attending a lunch this past Wednesday, my faith and confidence is a tad bit stronger. It was though I was taken back in time to a better…Continue
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Those who have followed my writings over the years know that I am not very fond of the modern day NAACP. They have strayed very far from their original mission and have become a patsy for the Democratic Party. They are more concerned with having a photo taken at the White House than…Continue
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May 18, 2012
Former British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, once said, “To every man there comes a time when he is figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a great and might work; unique to him and fitted to his talents; what a tragedy if that moment finds him unprepared or unqualified for the moment that could be his finest hour.”
Zakiya Randall has been…Continue
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May 11, 2012
Now that I have your attention, let’s talk. Say what you will about the gay community, but this one thing is clear, “they are masters at communications!”
I make my living doing Public Relations, Crises Management, and Strategic Planning, so I know good public manipulation when I see it and the gay community, in this regards, should be emulated by the Republican Party.
Growing up in St. Louis, there…Continue
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May 1, 2012
When the average American thinks of Rwanda, there are two thoughts that come to mind—genocide and gorillas.
During the early 1990s, Rwanda killed almost 1 million of its own people in a brazen display of ethnic cleansing. As with the Jewish Holocaust, the world stood idly by and pretended that they saw nothing!
Rwanda is also known to contain an estimated 1/3 of the world’s mountain gorillas.
This is the…Continue
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April 20, 2012
During a BBC radio address titled, “The Russian Enigma,” on October 1, 1939, former British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill said, “I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.”
The simple meaning behind Churchill’s statement is--something that is a puzzle or something…Continue
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March 8, 2012
I am so very happy that I am not GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation). But, I am getting very tired of writing about their terrorist tactics that they employ towards anyone who refuses to accept their lifestyle choices.
Their latest target is former child actor Kirk Cameron. Cameron is best known for his role as Mike Seaver on the television situation comedy, “Growing Pains.”
Last week he…Continue
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February 13, 2012
Last week I wrote a column entitled, “Roland Martin Is Not GLAAD.” In that column, I discussed the unfair treatment of TV personality, Roland Martin.
I thought I was finished writing about this issue and was prepared to move on. But, after receiving tons of phone calls, voicemails, and emails about Tom Joyner’s “Letter to Roland: Make It Right,” I feel compelled to make another comment about the Martin…Continue
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February 9, 2012
I originally had absolutely no intention of writing about the recent flap surrounding TV personality Roland Martin, but because of the unfair treatment he has received; and his seeming inability to defend himself, I feel compelled to speak out.
Martin is a syndicated newspaper columnist, a political analyst for CNN, and host of his own TV show on TV One. During last Sunday’s Super Bowl, he tweeted: “Ain’t no real…Continue
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January 19, 2012
As America celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. ‘s birthday this week and is getting ready to celebrate Black History Month in February, I have reflected on the state of liberalism and its impact on the Black community and have concluded that I am very confused!
What am I confused about? Before Obama’s election as president, no one thought we would ever see a Black person elected president because of…Continue
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December 15, 2011
How many of you fly on airplanes or frequent government buildings? If you do, you know you must show some type of government I.D. to get on a plane or enter into a government building.
To my knowledge, I have never heard anyone claim they…Continue
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December 8, 2011
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 and offered the chance to do a great and mighty work; unique to him and fitted to his talents; what…Continue
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December 1, 2011
Presidential candidate, Herman Cain, has had another trying week on the campaign trail. Those who follow my columns know that I don’t usually write about issues that are salacious in nature, but, the situation with Cain has caused me to make a rare exception.
Cain’s campaign has caused America to suffer from one massive “Cain Drain.”
Cain’s candidacy has caused America and Americans to lose their minds!
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November 3, 2011
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 to settle with the two women for an undisclosed amount…Continue
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