New York City's MOST READ African American Weekly Newspaper
Founded in 1975 as "Big Red"
Circulation of over 60,000 weekly for over 35 years. Serving metropolitan New York

The New York Beacon is New York's most popular weekly newspaper targeting the African American communities of New York City.
Published by Smith Haj Media Group
The Beacon is Affilliated with NEPA (Northeast Publishers Association) and NNPA (National Newspaper Publishers Association).
Walter Smith is the founder and president of the Northeast Publishers Association.

The New York Beacon, through newsstands sales, free delivery to local institutions, online version, facebook, twitter, myspace, and
Youtube, reaches an estimated 400,000 readers per week.

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Going Home!
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Donald Trump  -  Back on the "Stump"
A week ago, the youthful senator from Florida was in great shape. His surprisingly strong
finish in the Iowa caucuses left him with a clear chance to consolidate mainstream
Republican support — and a path to the GOP presidential nomination.
But in just a few minutes Saturday night, Rubio undid everything he had worked for during
the past year — really, the past five years.

He had seemed to be a good debater — but with 10 or more candidates crowding the stage
in early debates, he didn’t have to go far beyond canned lines. On Saturday, exposed to
withering attacks from rival Chris Christie, a former prosecutor, Rubio suffered what was
perhaps the most memorable lapse at the presidential level since Edmund Muskie appeared
to weep in the New Hampshire snow in 1972.

“Let’s dispel once and for all with this fiction that Barack Obama
doesn’t know what he’s doing,” Rubio proclaimed early in the
debate, as ungrammatical and off-point. “He knows exactly what
he’s doing.”

A moment later, Rubio said again: “But I would add this. Let’s
dispel with this fiction that Barack Obama doesn’t know what
he’s doing. He knows exactly what he’s doing.”

And again: “Here’s the bottom line. This notion that Barack
Obama doesn’t know what he’s doing is just not true. He knows
exactly what he’s doing.”

Even when called out by Christie for the mindless repetition,
Rubio said again: “We are not facing a president that doesn’t
know what he’s doing. He knows what he is doing. That’s why
he’s done the things he’s done.”

After claiming for days that nothing went wrong, Sen. Marco
Rubio (R-Florida) directly said Tuesday that he made a mistake
in last weekend's primary debate.
"On Saturday night at the debate, I dropped the ball," Rubio
wrote to his supporters. "I want you to know that will never
happen again."            
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Don't Go To A Debate With a Canned Speech!
Rubio Self destructs criticising Barack Obama
Marco Rubio
Trump holds rally at Clemson University        See Video
Scholar Michelle Alexander made headlines recently when she wrote a critical
post about Hillary Clinton’s record on criminal justice issues. "I can’t believe
Hillary would be coasting into the primaries with her current margin of black
support if most people knew how much damage the Clintons have done—the
millions of families [that were] destroyed the last time they were in the White
House thanks to their boastful embrace of the mass incarceration machine
and their total capitulation to the right-wing narrative on race, crime, welfare
and taxes." We look back at Clinton’s record with three guests: Darnell
Moore, a member of the New York City chapter of Black Lives Matter;
former Vermont Governor Madeleine Kunin; and former NAACP President
Benjamin Jealous
Hillary Challenged on
her role in the 1994
mass incarceration bill