The Choice
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 06 September 2007
This nation faces a clear choice this September. President Bush will insist that the Congress continue the war in Iraq and demand another $50 billion for the occupation. That is on top of the $147 billion ... read more >>
Ethical Standards Also Apply to Black Leadership
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 29 August 2007
Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke is a reluctant headliner because of the flap over her residence. All of the facts are not in, but speculation about Burke’s veracity continues. People ... read more >>
When the Revolution Comes?!!! Brother, the Revolution is Here-and We're Losin'
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 29 August 2007
That’s right. The revolution started forty years ago—and it IS being televised-but we’re so distracted by the vapors of the American fantasy, and have our heads so far up our collective ... read more >>
Why Should Democrats Concede the Fight Against Terrorism to the GOP?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 23 August 2007
This week I find myself in the awkward position of disagreeing with one of the most astute political thinkers in America today. While I understand that I’m stepping onto hallowed ground, I simply ... read more >>
Katrina's Damage Continuous and Poor Hurt Most
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 23 August 2007
There is broad consensus that post-Katrina New Orleans is a divided city, racially and economically, the poor are not top priority, and, the city will never be the same. Many also believe the mayor ... read more >>
Blinders on the Right
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 23 August 2007
Fred Thompson calls the Bush economy “the greatest story never told,” lauding four years of growth, low unemployment, low inflation, high profits and rising productivity. All the Republican ... read more >>
Wake Up, Field Hands! We're Talking the White House Here
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 16 August 2007
I don’t want to come off sounding like the Los Angeles Sentinel wing of the Barack Obama Campaign Committee, because I want to assure you, there’s no such thing. But I keep hearing things ... read more >>
Black People... Where are Our Priorities?
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick 09 August 2007
Dogfighting vs. 14 Counts of Child Porn I have always believed that there are two kinds of people in this world, those that get it and those that don't. I have carefully watched the media try ... read more >>
Just Because the Name is Clinton, Doesn't Mean You're Gonna Get Bill
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 09 August 2007
I was both embarrassed and conflicted by a CBS News poll that showed Hillary Clinton leading Barack Obama 52 percent to 28 percent among Black voters. I was conflicted because my emotions seemed to directly ... read more >>
Congress Votes to Muzzle Truth
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 19 July 2007
The American people’s right to hear the truth has been shot-down and severely wounded in congress, yet again. On June 28, 2007 congress voted down the Fairness Doctrine by a vote of 309-115. Conservative ... read more >>
Challenge the Gun Crime Lobby
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 19 July 2007
The House Appropriations Committee has just passed an amendment—the Tiahrt amendment—that forbids the sharing of information police need to find the source of illegal firearms—guns ... read more >>
A Question to Ponder
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 19 July 2007
What if Africa was geographically closer to the United States than Mexico? In light of the debates over immigration that have made this hot summer even more heated, this is a hypothetical question worth ... read more >>
A 'Black Agenda:' New Priority for Hard Challenges
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 19 July 2007
A Black agenda is collectively determined social, political, and economic strategies or actions by Blacks for the benefit of Blacks. The terms, “Black” and “Black agenda” surfaced ... read more >>
The Decision Not to Vote is a Vote Against Yourself
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 12 July 2007
I was talking to a gentleman the other day who took great pride in the fact that he doesn’t vote. He said, “Well, one thing is for sure, nobody can blame me for all these gangsters in office. ... read more >>
Voices on: Villaraigosa Affair
Written by Francis Taylor 12 July 2007
Queen RA, Life Coach, Los Angeles, CA—I could care less about his personal life. I have had an opportunity to meet with him some time ago and he ... read more >>
Voices on: Illegal Immigration
Written by Francis Taylor 29 June 2007
SGT. CHARLES BRAGGG, U.S. Army Recruiter, Los Angeles, CA— No. We should return them to their country of origin and ... read more >>
Emergency Health Services for the Underserved vs. Paris Hilton and Sheriff Baca
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick 27 June 2007
I didn’t give it any thought when my boss asked me to attend the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor’s meeting on his behalf to discuss the possible closure of King-Drew—-no I’m ... read more >>
OK, Danny, Let's Talk!
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 27 June 2007
Last week in your column, Talk to Danny, you pointed out that you have been one of the most ardent supporters of the King Drew Medical Center. You said, while you greatly admire some of the people associated ... read more >>
#1 in Urban Crises
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 21 June 2007
On the basketball court, where the rules are known, the goals are the same height at both ends, and the playing field is level, African-Americans once again showed play “above the rim.” ... read more >>
Bold Brazen Bratton! (Will the Chief Cancel the Council?)
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 13 June 2007
It appears to many that Bratton’s brazen actions in defying the City Council knows no boundaries. Some say he already has the Police Commission and watchdog Inspector General André Birotte ... read more >>
Criticism of Sheriff Lee Baca and Incarceration of Paris Hilton Unfair
Written by Byron Smith 13 June 2007
I worked within a judge’s office for six years and I know that the condemnation of Sheriff Lee Baca by media personalities and local and national activists for releasing Paris Hilton is unwarranted. ... read more >>
Black Babies in California Die
Written by Karen Bass 07 June 2007
California babies are dying. With the infant mortality rate mirroring that of a third world country, the community has cause for alarm. In California, nearly triple the number of African American infants ... read more >>
Why I Won't Be Moving Next Door to Rapper Cam'ron
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick 03 May 2007
Now I can understand wanting to keep your distance from the police. Not a problem, I know there continues to be questionable issues with the police and Blacks. But I draw the line at using a "code ... read more >>
From Partnerships to Ownership: Promoting a Culture of Change in the Media
Written by Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick 03 May 2007
I was one of a small delegation of leaders who met with executives at NBC and CBS. During both meetings, we discussed the dire need for increased dialogue and the importance of constructing meaningful ... read more >>
Beneath The Spin
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 19 April 2007
It goes without saying that Don Imus got just what he deserved for his unconscionable slander of the beautiful and classy young ladies on the Rutgers basketball team.  But just as unconscionable ... read more >>