Blogs & Op-eds

Dear, President Trump: It’s Time to Start Meeting with Real Black Republicans

Feb 9th, 2017 | By

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Dear President Trump, I don’t know why I have become the repository for the frustrations among Black Republicans across the country, but I have. Hardly a day goes by when I don’t get calls from Black Republicans who feel totally and thoroughly ignored not only by you and your
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Letter from the Mayor | February 9, 2017

Feb 9th, 2017 | By

Dear Washingtonians, For more than two centuries, Washington, DC has played a pivotal role in the story of the African American experience, serving as a national stage to both our struggle and our progress. And I would not be here today if it were not for countless strong, proud and brave black women – trailblazers like
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The Republican Party and the Hidden Figures on Capitol Hill

Feb 2nd, 2017 | By

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) As we prepare to celebrate the beginning of Black History Month this week, the Republican Party continues to show its ineptness in cultivating “real” relationships with the Black community. They continue to hire and highlight Black Democrats at the expense of Black Republicans. There is not one Black Republican
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Keep Dreaming of a White Christmas By: Ryan Nelson

Dec 23rd, 2016 | By

The nation’s capital is an amazing place to spend the holiday season. From the National Christmas Tree, to the downtown holiday market, to the colossal Christmas wreaths at Union Station, Washington D.C. is magical at Christmas time. But what about the weather? If you’re looking to experience snow on Christmas weekend, you might be surprised
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Why Mainstream Media Loves NBA Legend Marv Albert and Hates Bill Cosby

Nov 29th, 2016 | By
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By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Last week, I was watching some NBA games on TNT and one of the game’s announcers was famed broadcaster Marv Albert. He is considered by many to be one of the top announcers in all of sports history. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
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