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image002.jpgAn Unreasonable Approach to the Black Vote. By Raynard Jackson, Columnist ~

 Last week I had a very long conversation with a major political operative about whether there was a role for Blacks in the Republican Party, on congressional staffs, on campaign staffs, or the various presidential campaigns. 

The simple response is that the Republican Party is racist; they don’t care about Blacks; and they don’t think they need the Black vote.

But, as me and this operative discussed, it has less to do with

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Republicans Are Nowhere to Be Found ~

 By Raynard Jackson, Columnist ~

 In many ways, like Job in the Bible, “For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me (Job 3:25 King James Version).

I was hoping against all hope that the Republican Party would do something to really pay homage to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday today.  But, like Job, I have been forced to conclude “that which I was afraid of is come unto me.”

Republicans are

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Trump and the Black Vote

3828577439?profile=original[By Raynard Jackson, Columnist] The year 2015 brought tectonic changes in several areas of our lives that the media has totally ignored or under-reported.  Too often media, both left and right, only talk to people who view the world from the same prism as they do.


The same argument can be made about the political establishment from both parties.  There is a total disconnect between the establishment of both parties and their respective bases.  This disconnect is personified in the presidential c

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3828577439?profile=originalSpike Lee Lays Another Egg
By Raynard Jackson, Columnist ~

 When acclaimed director, actor, producer, Spike Lee broke onto the Hollywood scene in the 1980s; he truly had to fight the power.  Hollywood was not ready for a young, brash, provocative filmmaker like Lee. 

He burst on the scene with provocative movies like She’s Gotta Have It, School Daze and Do The Right Thing.  These movies created spirited debates in the Black and White communities centered on the hot social issues of the day; femi

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 [By Raynard Jackson

Though no votes have yet to be cast, the biggest loser of the 2016 presidential election cycle is by far the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). 

Those who follow my columns know that I have been extremely critical of my Republican Party and our presidential candidates for rarely, if ever, engaging with the Black press. 

I have an equal amount of criticism for NABJ.  Make no mistake about it; they are a liberal organization, with very liberal leadership.  I have

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The Invisible Black Republican

image002.jpgBy Raynard Jackson, Columnist 

I have been asking and will continue to ask, where are the Black Republicans?  Race will be one of the top issues in the 2016 elections and none of our presidential campaigns have any Blacks in the media representing their respective campaigns. 

Why in the hell do Republicans continue to have white staffers try to address racial issues within the Black community?  Are these campaigns really that stupid? 

Black Republicans have absolutely no presence in the media when

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image001.jpgBy Raynard Jackson | In June of 2013 Obama tried to lecture Senegalese President, Macky Sall in front of his own people on accepting homosexuality in his country.  Before his trip to Africa, Obama was sternly warned by many, “do not talk about homosexuality in Africa.”

But as is his habit, Obama never misses an opportunity to lecture and talk down to Blacks in the U.S. and Africans abroad.  To his credit, President Sall quickly chastised Obama with these words, “We are still not ready to decrimin

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image002.jpgBy Raynard Jackson | Donald Trump’s political ascendancy has less to do with him and more to do with the Republican electorate’s total disillusionment with the lack of leadership coming from our congressional leadership. 

All of a sudden, along comes Donald Trump speaking a language the Republican base understands—English!

In my view, Trump, Carly Fiorina, and Chris Christie are the only Republicans that are speaking to the American people in a manner that they can understand. The rest of the fiel

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America Should Become More Racist


3828572400?profile=originalBy Raynard Jackson, Columnist, May 18, 2015 ~

 Two weeks ago, our First Lady, Michelle Obama seemed to have caused a hornet’s nest of controversy with her graduation speech to the students of Tuskegee University.  She was the wrong messenger, with the wrong message, at the wrong place, at the wrong time.

It was very difficult to listen to our First Lady rant on about the travails of being the first Black First Lady. She travels around the world on a private jet, has maids and housekeepers at her

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