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OP-ED | When Are the NFL Players Going to Stand Up for True Social Change?

OP-ED | When Are the NFL Players Going to Stand Up for True Social Change?

    By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist)   As we approach a new season of pro football, the league and its players have yet again proven incapable of coming up with an effective response that addresses the issue of the players engaging in various levels of protests when the national anthem is played before […]

OP-ED: Doctors that Run “Pill Mills” Deserve the Same Punishment as Crack Dealers

OP-ED: Doctors that Run “Pill Mills” Deserve the Same Punishment as Crack Dealers

    By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Please excuse me for not welling up with empathy for those who are addicted to opioids. Yeah, I know drug addiction is a bad thing, but people make choices and have to live with the consequences. I am old enough to have lived through the crack epidemic […]

OPINION: Black Civil Rights Groups Need to Spend More Time Focused on Black People in America

OPINION: Black Civil Rights Groups Need to Spend More Time Focused on Black People in America

    By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) In another episode of “What the hell are they thinking,” the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) over how the agency is treating people from another country. Enough is enough. We live in […]

Why We’re So Lucky that Donald Trump is the Most Unreasonable President in U.S. History

Why We’re So Lucky that Donald Trump is the Most Unreasonable President in U.S. History

. By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) In one of my recent columns, I talked about the value of being unreasonable. The premise of that column was based on a quote from British playwright George Bernard Shaw: “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world, the unreasonable man adapts the world to himself; therefore, all progress […]

The Value in Being Unreasonable

The Value in Being Unreasonable

. By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Paraphrasing my buddy, British playwright George Bernard Shaw, “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world, the unreasonable man adapts the world to himself; therefore, all progress is dependent upon the unreasonable man.” Jesus Christ was unreasonable enough to think that by challenging the social and class norms […]

‘When Was America Ever Great,’ You Ask? Here’s My Answer

‘When Was America Ever Great,’ You Ask? Here’s My Answer

. By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Celebrating Independence Day and watching President Trump on the international stage during the G20 Summit, I couldn’t help but reflect upon a recent conversation I had with one of my “Hollywood” friends. This friend is a self-proclaimed liberal and sees absolutely no value in anything Republican! I remember […]

Mainstream Media is the Public Relations Firm for Russian Intelligence

Mainstream Media is the Public Relations Firm for Russian Intelligence

. By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) The mainstream media has become obsessed with the made up story of “collusion” between Trump and Russia, though there has been absolutely no evidence presented to substantiate such intense coverage. In a lot of ways, an objective observer could make the case that mainstream media (MSM) is actually […]

Brooks’ Firing Shows that the NAACP Doesn’t Have a Clue

Brooks’ Firing Shows that the NAACP Doesn’t Have a Clue

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Once again the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has proven why it is the Hillary Clinton of the Civil Rights Movement. The NAACP used to be a storied organization, that was a major player in the historic fight for full equality for Blacks in America; […]

How the Mainstream Media Is Helping Russia

How the Mainstream Media Is Helping Russia

. By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Once again, the liberal, mainstream media has lost its collective mind over the mess swirling around President Trump in regard to the firing of former FBI director, Jim Comey. It’s sad to see the lack of any attempt by the mainstream media to simply do its job, which […]

Why Is President Trump’s Only Senior Black Staffer a Democrat?

Why Is President Trump’s Only Senior Black Staffer a Democrat?

. By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Republicans haven’t shown any serious efforts of making Blacks an integral part of their party since the Nixon Administration of the 60s and 70s. As former Nixon speechwriter, Pat Buchanan stated in one of his columns, “In 1956, as vice president, Nixon went to Harlem to declare, “America […]