My Column in "The Black Republican" Magazine
An SFGate column of mine originally titled "African-American Figures Break from the Pack" is featured in the latest edition of The Black Republican, the magazine of the National Black Republican Association (NBRA.info). The magazine is available online (PDF file) and my column starts on page 35.
This is only The Black Republican's second edition and I'm proud to have been an early contributor to this admirable publication. Not to mention being in the company of black conservative writers such as Thomas Sowell, La Shawn Barber, Shelby Steele, Larry Elder, Walter Williams and Star Parker. There's also a very good article in the magazine by liberal-to-moderate Juan Williams, whose book, Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America, was the subject of my own column.
NBRA chairman and Black Republican executive editor and publisher Frances Rice, who is also a retired lawyer and a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel, pens several articles herself, mostly directed at trying to correct the record when it comes to the relationship between African-Americans and the Democrat and Republican Parties. In short, the black community's overriding fealty towards the Democrat Party has little to no basis in historical fact.
The one thing all who contributed to this magazine, black or white, have in common is a desire to see the African-American community thrive and the belief that only by shaking off the shackles of misguided liberal policies and an internal culture of self-destruction can this be achieved.
Here's hoping The Black Republican will help lead the way.