Coming Out As a White Nationalist When It Comes to Immigration and Free Trade, I am a White Nationalist
10/9/2017 11:21:14 PM

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist)   A few years ago, I wrote one of the most difficult, most personal columns I have ever written. I was totally terrified about going public with that particular column, because I didn’t know how strangers, my family, or my friends would respond to it.   In 2013, I came out of the closet and out of the shadows. I publicly admitted that I was heterosexual. Wow. I tell you, once I came out of the closet, I felt like the weight of the world had been lifted off my shoulders. The outpouring of support was massive, though I...

Since their releases, Thompson and Owens have led dramatically different lives.
10/9/2017 11:20:19 PM

  I am not sure why the national anthem and the so-called American flag are part of our nation’s sports pageantry. Before 2009, while the national anthem was played, sports gladiators were not required to suit up, stand up, and put their hands to their hearts; and why should they? The song that is sung is an insult to people of color. When I hear “the land of the free and the home of the brave,” I think, “the land of the thief and the home of the slave.” The Department of Defense paid the National Football League (seriously?) to promote a fake sense of...

Levi’s Stadium: A project that will go down in infamy
9/27/2017 10:11:31 PM

The National Black Chamber of Commerce and its kindred spirits have been fighting construction unions’ racist hiring and contracting tactics. They have co-opted our politicians, civil rights organizations to the point that their negro allies do the dirty racist work for them. One of the latest examples of this is Levi’s Stadium, home for the San Francisco 49’ers, in Santa Clara, California. The history of what went down during the planning and construction of this major project must not be forgotten by Black America. Right now, there are new stadiums in the planning...

On single payer, a good socialist never learns his lesson
9/27/2017 10:11:12 PM

By Natalia Castro Congressional Republicans failed to repeal and replace Obamacare, now Democrats want to take this destructive policy a step further. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has come together with other Democrats to promote a single payer system, despite the consistent proof of failure. Republicans must work quickly to dismantle Obamacare or they will be stuck defending it against a system far worse. Sanders has introduced a bill into the Senate that provides Medicare for all Americans as the nation’s primary health insurance program. The problem with this idea of a single...

FBI wiretap on Manafort in 2016 can only mean that almost the entire Trump campaign was bugged by Obama
9/27/2017 10:10:38 PM

By Robert Romano A Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court warrant was obtained against former Trump campaign manager and chairman Paul Manafort at a time when he had an apartment at Trump Tower and was either actively working on the campaign or still in contact with the campaign, according to the Sept. 19 CNN report. As a result, it turns out the FBI under former President Barack Obama, Attorney General Loretta Lynch and FBI Director James Comey really were spying on the presidential campaign of Donald Trump in 2016, and that Trump was technically right when he tweeted in...

The continuing cruel assault on our children’s health
9/27/2017 10:09:54 PM

By Marian Wright Edelman It’s back. The assault on our children’s health coverage has been resurrected for a final last-minute attempt at passage and is even more dangerous and cruel than ever. The latest Graham (R-SC)-Cassidy (R-LA) revision of the health repeal bill feels like a Halloween movie cliché with a zombie-like villain that refuses to die if its threats to children, seniors, and more of America’s most vulnerable weren’t so deadly serious. It almost defies belief that after repeated failed attempts Republican Senators are trying once again not...

Normal isn’t all it’s cracked up to be
9/27/2017 10:09:14 PM

Dr. James L. Snyder “Well,” the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage sighed rather deeply, “now that the hurricane is over I guess we can all get back to normal.” When she said “normal,” she looked at me and gave me one of “those looks.” I am very much confused when it comes to this idea of normal. What in the world is normal? Often when we go out somewhere she says, “Please try to act normal tonight.” For me, normal is just the way I act. Furthermore, I am not acting. I have never given the subject of normal much...

A school choice silver lining
9/20/2017 10:11:31 PM

By Natalia Castro Hurricane Harvey has left Houston’s citizens displaced, damaged, and in need of an opportunity to rebuild. Luckily, the destructive hurricanes of our country’s past have left a model for recovery that Texas is prepared to utilize. With hundreds of devastated schools, Houston must look to New Orleans for proof that school choice can provide students and parents with bright prospects following the tragedy. Principals and administrators reported working last Monday for the first time this school year, only to find dozens of buildings with severe flood damage....

Is Facebook facilitating violent Antifa?
9/20/2017 10:10:49 PM

By Natalia Castro Facebook has become the gateway to information in the social media world, but with this popularity comes heavy responsibility. As Facebook attracts a global network of billions of users, speech which advocates violence has become prevalent across the site, raising questions on the role Facebook plays in moderation. Ultimately, Facebook is allowed to have an editorial bias under the First Amendment, just like any media outlet. The problem erupts when the “openness” model of Facebook promotes the growth of violent ideology; despite clear community standards...

How to hurt Chicago’s black community: Crack down on ridesharing
9/20/2017 10:09:55 PM

In case you missed it, the conversation about requiring fingerprint-based background checks for drivers on ridesharing platforms and imposing limits on surge pricing for the services flared up again last week in Chicago. I’ve written about the flaws of fingerprint-based background checks before. Many believe fingerprinting is the gold-standard in law enforcement, but when we take a closer look at how Alderman Anthony Beale’s proposal to require drivers for ridesharing companies to be fingerprinted would impact minority groups, we realize just how wrong that assumption is....