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Blackonomics: Hillary and Bernie Discover and Re-Discover Black People

james Clingman says that the Black community should be asking candidates how much campaign money they’ve spent with Black-owned media, i.e. newspapers, radio. By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist One thing is for sure; Black folks are enjoying this latest political mating dance with Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Sanders is discovering Black people in South Carolina and Georgia, and Clinton has r ...

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How the Obama Presidency Exposed America’s Unchanged Ways

By Deric Muhammad Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Houston Forward Times “It’s been a looooooong; a long time coming, but I know, a change gon’ come.” -Sam Cooke (A Change Gonna Come; 1964) It was 1964, in the throes of the Civil Rights movement, when Sam Cooke released his classic anthem “A Change Gonna Come.” Many don’t know that it was inspired by Cooke’s experience being turned away from a “Whites ...

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Is The Bernie Sanders’ Campaign on Life Support Heading into Super Tuesday?

Roger Caldwell says that many people in the Democratic leadership think Sanders’ platform is too radical, and too far to the left. This photo was taken during a town hall meeting at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Ariz. (Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons) By Roger Caldwell NNPA News Wire Columnist There are twelve states holding primaries or caucuses on Super Tuesday, which is March 1, 2016. The Demo ...

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