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Jackie Robinson
Black Republicans

5 Ways Jackie Robinson was different from Modern Republicans

Nearly everyone knows Jackie Robinson for his baseball accomplishments, but few people know about his work within the GOP.”I’m a black man first, an American second, & then I will support a political party—third.”  [/x_blockquote] [dropcap]1.[/dropcap]Jackie Robinson was a civil rights activist. Robinson described himself as a “militant black Republican” committed to civil rights and

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Trump Protester
2016 Election

Do republicans want the black & latino vote?

“Get him the hell out of here,” said Donald Trump. Later, Trump’s supporters shouted, “Go home, nigger.” Trump. That’s the claim by Mercutio Southall, co-founder of the Birmingham, Ala., chapter of Black Lives Matter. Video footage of the incident, which has gone viral, shows white Trump supporters shoving, punching and kicking the black activist in

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US Politics: From dog whistles to fog horns.

I was invited on Tell me everything with John Fugelsang to talk about my op-ed, Race-baiting for the Presidency in the Atlantic and to answer the question: Does Racism still work?   Discussion Tidbits: John McCain’s negro child The Willie Horton Ad Birthers src=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC9j6Wfdq3o” 

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Colin Powell
Book Reviews

The Loneliness of the Black Republican Excerpt

There is a fascinating Saturday Night Live sketch from 1980, a piece almost entirely forgotten by most viewers of the NBC comedy show. The sketch survives in the pop culture arena only because it features the SNL debut of comedian Eddie Murphy. Airing about a month after the country elected an ex-actor to the presidency

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Bernie Sanders
2016 Election

Why doesn’t Bernie resonate with black voters?

I was invited on WNPR’s “Where We Live” to discuss the rise of Bernie Sanders and how the Democratic party is responding to his popularity in the 2016 race for president. OTHER INVITED GUESTS: Colin McEnroe – Host of The Colin McEnroe Show John Dillon – Director at Vermont Public Radio Bob Kinzel – Reporter

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Ronald Reagan
2016 Election

Race-Baiting for the Presidency

  Law & Order. States Rights. In February 2000, George W. Bush’s presidential campaign was in peril heading into the South Carolina primary. John McCain had just scored an unexpected victory in New Hampshire, and his candidacy was picking up steam. The Bush campaign was fighting for its life. What happened next is political lore.

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Why would a black person want to be republican?

  Intersection Episode 8: The Loneliness of the Black Republican Once upon a time, the Republican Party was known as “the party of Lincoln.” Some still think call it that, trying to hearken back to a time when the party actually attracted black voters. But over the past decade, Democrats have garnered the vast majority

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Ben Carson and white supporters
2016 Election

The long tradition of black conservatism.

  According to recent polls, Ben Carson has surged in popularity among likely Republican voters and now finds himself at the top of the GOP presidential primary pack. A recent poll of Iowa Republicans, for example, found Carson tied with Donald Trump for first place. That an African American that has never held political office

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Ben Carson
2016 Election

Ben Carson makes white republicans comfortable

By Jonathan Capehart There was that curious moment in the Bloomberg focus group of Donald Trump supporters in New Hampshire in July that continues to baffle me. After extolling the virtues of the bombastic Big Apple billionaire, they were asked who their second choice was. Half of them said Ben Carson. Last week, I tried

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Black Lives Matter NY
2016 Election

Ben Carson: Black Lives Matter activists are ‘creating strife’

By Alan Yuhas Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has accused Black Lives Matter activists of “creating strife”, underscoring the awkward relationship between conservatism and race for the only African American campaigning for president. “Of course black lives matter,” Carson said on Wednesday after speaking at a closed-door event with local politicians and businessmen in Harlem.

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