Before we get started with our next installment of this series, I wanted to drop in a few key books that will help men keep sharp during their venture into the political arena. The two books that I have on my radar involved Black conservatives, how politics impacted their lives, and how their families remained strong during their political careers and public visibility.
One book is J. C. Watts’ “What Color is a Conservative”. The second is Sheriff David Clarke’s “Cop Under Fire”. Both a
A voter/citizen of the USA expressed that he is aware that this election is a train wreck but wants to be able to say "at least I tried".
My response. ....
If you are in a sinking boat because it was poorly constructed, to say you tried to save it by using a small bucket to dunk the water instead of a huge one, still doesn't stop the boat from sinking. It's time for a new boat!
The American voter is in a codependent relationship with an abusive government. The American voter is an enabler to its ab
An 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
[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
Chicago Tribune say candidate Jimmy Lee Tillman, II "aligns with the GOP as the party that ended slavery and desegregated public schools." and "...would be African-Americans' voice in the majority in the US House"
Chicago Tribune 2014 endorsements
Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush, who has been in office since 1993, isn't much of a presence in the district or on Capitol Hill. He took a leave of absence to deal with his wife's illness, no doubt a big reason he missed more than a third of votes in 2013. Bu
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
Originally, I wasn’t going to write about radio talk show entertainer Glen Beck’s supposed “March on Washington;” but, because you, my readers, asked me to comment, I will.
The event was called, “Restoring Honor.” Its stated purpose was to be a “celebration of America’s heroes and heritage. So, I have a few questions that I wish Beck would have addressed. You can only restore that which was lost. So, what in Beck’s mind was lost and how is he going to restore it?
April 2, 2009Raynard JacksonThe root of the word conservative is con. And that’s exactly what the American people have received from conservatives.Modern American conservatism was created out of an alliance between classical liberals and social conservatives at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. Many credit philosopher Edmund Burke as the father of this movement. Former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln stated that “conservatism is adherence to the old and tried, against the n
March 26, 2009Raynard JacksonLast year, President Barack Obama ran the closest thing to a perfect campaign ever seen in this country. There was no senior level turnover during the campaign. There was no public feuding from various factions within his campaign (unlike Hillary Clinton’s). Even the transition was extraordinarily smooth.So, I am dumbfounded by all the drama surrounding the early days of his presidency. Seems like Obama went from a serious drama to a sitcom in short order. When he ma
Last Sunday as I sat in the congregation of one of the most prestigious churches in Harlem, it mesmerized me to hear the praises, chats and applauses for President Barack H. Obama, as our nation’s 44th President of the United States. As a black man, it was an incredible moment in history to see someone who shared my same features, living on 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Interestingly, statistics show that a large majority of Americans feel that racism no longer exist, but fail to realiz