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Open Letter to President Donald J. Trump from a Black Republican

Open Letter to President Donald J. Trump from a Black Republican

  Raynard Jackson President Trump, King Solomon and I went to breakfast last night and he told me to share this Bible verse with you: Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting, get understanding (Proverbs 4:7). Wisdom is simply knowledge gained through experience.  Understanding is knowing when and how […]

The Continued Marginalization of Blacks By Democrats

The Continued Marginalization of Blacks By Democrats

  by Raynard Jackson  Am I the only one who sees the constant marginalization of Blacks by Democrats? White elitist Democrats have done more damage to the Black community than any person with a white hood over his head; or any confederate statute resting on the grounds of any state capitol. One need look no […]

COMMENTARY: The State of the Black Union

COMMENTARY: The State of the Black Union

By Raynard Jackson, founder and chairman of Black Americans for a Better Future (BAFBF) Raynard Jackson is founder and chairman of Black Americans for a Better Future (BAFBF), a federally registered 527 super PAC established to get more Blacks involved in the Republican Party. During the month of February in America we celebrate Black History […]

COMMENTARY: Black Media Needs to do Their Jobs

COMMENTARY: Black Media Needs to do Their Jobs

    By Raynard Jackson, NNPA Newswire Contributor, Black Press USA.com As I reflected on the year in politics from 2018, it dawned on me that the most under reported story of last year was the Black vote; and not for the reasons you might think. According to Pew Research, “Blacks voted [in the 2018 elections] […]

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 […]