When Donald Trump began to make public overtures about his possible interest in running for president of the U.S., I thought he could be a substantive wild card in the race.
I thought Trump could be a viable candidate because he does have a successful track record as a businessman. During next year’s presidential campaign, the economy will be the number one issue—this would have played right into Trump’s strength.
But, Trump has allowed himself to be hijacked by h
March 10, 2011Raynard JacksonWhen you ask a chicken for an egg, it’s like asking for a contribution. Chickens lay many, many eggs in the course of their lifetime. But, when you ask a pig for bacon, you’re asking for a total commitment. In other words, the pig has to die in order to give you that bacon.This should be the essence of having children, especially from the woman’s perspective. When you decide to have children, your life stops because your raison d’être is to provide for that child—men
In agriculture, if the root of the plant goes bad, so goes the rest of the plant. Above the ground, the plant may be very beautiful, but internally it is dying.
This reminds me of “The Root” online magazine (www.theroot.com). According to their website: “The Root is a daily online magazine that provides thought-provoking commentary on today's news from a variety of black perspectives.” They are owned and published by the Washington Post Newsweek Interactive.
With the beginning of Black History Month two days ago and the upcoming Super Bowl on Sunday, I thought I would bring you a story that has gotten very little attention, especially in the Washington, DC area.
How many of you are familiar with former professional football player Tony McGee (Washington Redskins) and the Wyoming 14? It’s very unfortunate that most of you have never heard of either. They represent everything good about a previous generation that ma
Two nights ago, President Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address and, as usual, he declared the state of our union is good. No president has ever said anything differently. Every president is only going to put the best face on the state of affairs in our country.
But, the state of our union is not great. We have runaway deficits, high unemployment, unbridled partisan bickering, crumbling infrastructures (bridges, roads, etc.), and a Congress wi
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“Instead of Waiting On The World To Change just open your eyes and see the truth" Educate yourselves about what is really going on, and avoid the trap that so many have fallen so deeply into.
During the 1960’s Black revolutionaries such as Malcolm X and Stokley Carmichael were most often revered as heroes of the black community. Today we often find that such like minded Blacks that are culturally conscious (Afro-centric/ Black Revolutionary types) are often misunderstood or underappreciated by t
Once again race has reared its ugly head with a Republican elected official. But, this time in a more subtle way.
Incoming Republican congressman, Tim Scott has decided not to join the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) in January. While I don’t necessarily have a problem with that, I am viscerally embarrassed by his rationale for not joining.
Scott is the first Black Republican elected to the House from South Carolina since Reconstruction. His district is over 80% whi
Am I the only one who is sick and tired of the media coverage of NFL quarterback Michael Vick—post incarceration? Last July I wrote a column titled, “Michael Is A Vick-tim.” I discussed Vick’s going to jail for nearly two years for killing a couple of dogs.
He has served his time and is now playing football again in the NFL. He has had a stellar season as the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles. Since leaving jail
November 4, 2010Raynard JacksonWith all the pundits giving their views on Tuesday night’s election results, I found very little insightful analysis of what really happened. So, if you want the traditional election analysis, then go on the internet and read all the conventional analysis. I want to deal with the election results from a different slant.Tuesday’s elections proved to be historic for the Republican Party. Two Blacks were elected to the House of Representatives, two Hispanics were elec
Am I the only one who has noticed the media’s total irresponsible coverage of the Rutgers’ college student who committed suicide when he became aware that his roommate streamed his gay sexual encounter on the internet? I think, therefore, I am not.
Supposedly, the student jumped off the George Washington Bridge after his roommate broadcast his gay sexual encounter live on the internet. The media portrayed his death as a cause célèbre as to how “gay” bullying has led
HOW THE MASS MEDIA IS BEING USED AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN WHITE DOMINANCE
Many African Americans now holds the opinion that in the face of greater gained opportunities that many within their race became their own worst enemies. It is not uncommon to hear these negative sentiments about their own race now echoed by many African Americans themselves—they that consider themselves as being exceptions to this norm. This perception often engenders profound feelings of immense humiliati
Can you imagine Michael Jordan hitting the game winning shot and then asking the media not to say anything? Or Barak Obama winning the presidential election and refusing to talk about his victory? Or You discovering the cure for cancer, but not wanting anyone to know?
Well, that’s in essence what Macy’s Department Stores have done. Macy's is the top department store chain in the U.S., with more than 800 stores in 45 states and annual sales of more than $26 billion.
Everybody wants to go to heaven, but no one wants to die. I have been told that the only way to go to heaven without dying is by visiting the beautiful island of the Seychelles (pronounced—say-chells).
It is an island country consisting of 115 smaller (mostly uninhabited) islands. It is located off the east coast of Africa (northeast of Madagascar) in the middle of the Indian Ocean. It has a small population, just over 87,000 people; but is big on hospitality.