Barrington Salmon

Barrington Salmon

Journalist Barrington Salmon lived and wrote in Florida (Miami and Tallahassee) for almost 20 years. He is a 2017 Annenberg National Fellow (University of Southern California) who currently freelances for publications, including the National Newspaper Publishers Association/Black Press USA, Trice Edney Newswire and The Washington Informer. Salmon lives in the nation's capital and can be heard on his video blog “Speak Freely with Barrington Salmon and NNPA’s “Let It Be Known.” Connect with Barrington on Speak Freely + follow him on Twitter/X (@bsalmondc), Instagram and on his Facebook pages, Barrington Salmon & BarringtonSalmonWrites.


Gerontocracy in U.S politics endangers the country

By: - September 20, 2023

For the second time in two months, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell suffered some type of health crisis, stiffening and freezing up during a press conference. McConnell – one of the longtime political powerhouses of the U.S Senate – was unable to answer questions directed to him. In each case, he stood motionless at a […]


Fear of rising Black power terrifies DeSantis, conservative Republicans

By: - April 30, 2021

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is running scared. So fearful is he and his collaborators of the rising power of primarily Black racial justice protesters, they concocted and signed a sweeping bill into law that criminalizes the constitutionally guaranteed right to protest. Going forward, those who march in opposition to the epidemic of police killings of […]


Voter suppression, nasty politics and stealing an election

By: - December 11, 2018

Most of us learn from early in life that politics is a grimy, dirty business. It is. There was a time, however, when politicians engaged in unsavory activities and hatched backdoor deals in the shadows, under cover of darkness. But as the Georgia governor’s race illustrated, there are shameless Republicans who are hell bent on […]

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A Black man who could become Florida’s next governor

By: - October 26, 2018

In the 399 years that Black people have been in this country, only a handful of African Americans have been elected governor of a state. 2018 could be a watershed. On Nov. 6, three African Americans are vying to be elected governors of their respective states: Stacey Abrams, who would be the first-ever female governor […]