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For many people, being a Black Republican puts them outside the mainstream of Black political thought. Because of the policies of the national Republican Party, it is thought that Black Republican are sellouts and enemies towards the social progress of Blacks in America.  But the fact of the matter is that Blacks are a diverse…

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Because of the advocacy of the Black Lives Matter movement, the role of the Black voter will play a critical part during the presidential election campaign. The Black vote has been considered to be a strong Democratic party block that led to the election of President Barak Obama. So far, the Black Lives Matter movement…

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A battle of popular giants is underway in Baltimore. It has been announced that Pastor Jamal Bryant, well known for his advocacy and appearance on major news programs, is challenging Rep. Elijah Cummings for his congressional seat. Bryant is the pastor of Empowerment Temple in Baltimore and played a key role in calming the streets…

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If you watch House of Cards, Veep, or even old episodes of the West Wing, you would get the impression that African Americans in Washington are few and far between, ancillary to power, or even an editorial afterthought. This impression is surely reinforced by books like This Town and Double Down that seek to portray how influence and power…

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President Barack Obama has been the butt of many jokes and last night at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner 2013, held at the Washington Hilton Hotel on Saturday, April 27, 2013, the press had their turn. And, Obama didn’t hold back. This writer’s favorite moment was when he went head-to-head, literally, with his wife Michelle…

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Across the nation, African Americans have exhibited continued displeasure and outrage against the tea party movement in America.  From the Congressional Black Caucus to Jesse Jackson, and from talk radio to the average citizen, the tone is increasingly becoming more vitriolic. This rage is understandable, but the blame should be directed toward the African American…

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In what appears to be a less than graceful grab for media attention, 2012 Republican hopeful Newt Gingrich has reversed his March 7 statements that the United States should enter Libya by force to remove Moammar Gadhafi. During that statement, Gingrich criticized the White House for not launching air strikes to neutralize Libya’s air force,…

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