Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Servant of the Lord and the People
Written by Malik Spellman 05 February 2009
They say that a man of GOD was asked once before what is it that the Lord loves most about a person? Well the answer is that with which a person is most consistent. At the moment I know of such a person ... read more >>
Walking With Woodson in History
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 05 February 2009
We owe this month of meditation, celebration and recommitment to increased study of our history to Dr. Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950), the founder of Black History Month, who rose up from the evil and ... read more >>
Black Thought or African Thought?
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 05 February 2009
For Black History Month this year, African descendants all over the world have something to celebrate--the actual making of history. An historic event many of us thought we'd never see has actually ... read more >>
Partisan Posturing
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 05 February 2009
2.8 million jobs lost last year. Millions of families facing foreclosure and the loss of their homes. Food kitchens swamped. And it is going to get worse. We need fast and bold action to staunch the ... read more >>
It Starts at the Local Level
Written by Carson Mayor Pro Tem Mike Gipson 05 February 2009
George Bush is out and President Barack Obama is in, but it isn't over yet. While what happens in Washington is important, it's what happens here in Carson twice a month that has a larger impact ... read more >>
The Legacy of Lumumba
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 05 February 2009
Almost a decade ago, in February of the year of the Space Odyssey, 2001, I wrote a review for the movie Lumumba after being asked to do so. Patrice Lumumba was the first post-colonial Prime Minister ... read more >>
The Mayor and the Curious Case of Missing Councilmembers
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 05 February 2009
Last week the Rampart Station of the Los Angeles Police Department, our Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, L.A.P.D. Chief William Bratton, and friends (ATF, ICE, DEA, FBI, etc.) held a press conference to ... read more >>
Increasing Violence and Crippling Independence
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 05 February 2009
Violence respects neither race nor class and has become the horrific norm in neighborhoods throughout the city and county. (Contrary to main stream media hype, however, it is by no means confined to ... read more >>
Revs. Lowery, Wright, and the Black Church
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 29 January 2009
It was about 3:00 in the morning, and I was somewhere between browsing the Internet and dozing into never-never land when I read the following post from one of my more conservative White friends regarding ... read more >>
Don't Do It!
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 29 January 2009
Hello world, I really can't posse a question this week because the energy that surrounds my topic demands your attention in regards to prevention. The prevention of our friends, family and love ... read more >>
SEIU--Betraying Brothers and Sisters
Written by Jameelah A Shukri 29 January 2009
Very few can live connected lives and never fail those who depend upon them. But betrayal is different from failure. It involves intentionally wounding those who have trusted you. Betrayal by a member ... read more >>
Keeping It Real: Black HIV Awareness Day
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton 29 January 2009
Twenty Seven years into the HIV/AIDS pandemic and still today in the United States, HIV/AIDS is a health crisis in Black America. Every responsible person, politician, pastor, parishioner and Black ... read more >>
Recovery and Hope in Haiti
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 29 January 2009
In the midst of our joyous and rightful celebration of the inauguration of President Barack Obama, I turned to thoughts about Haiti. not only because this is the month of Haitian Independence (January ... read more >>
The Bridge-The Notorious Conspiracy Theory
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 29 January 2009
It seems that everywhere I go, someone is talking about Notorious, the new movie about the life of the Notorious B.I.G, aka Biggie Smalls. I hear the excitement, but I can't feel it. I guess ... read more >>
Water the Roots
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 29 January 2009
The debate on how we get out of this mess has begun in earnest. The $825 billion plan introduced in the House is a good beginning. It makes a down payment on investments vital to our future--in new ... read more >>
Wasted Minds 'Left Behind'
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 29 January 2009
Throughout history highly educated people have done some very bad things. For instance, in two time periods of the past century-the early 1900s and during World War II-highly educated colonial German doctors ... read more >>
The Exorbitant Price of Continuing Disunity
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 29 January 2009
Barack Obama's presidency, an occasion for unbridled rejoicing, arguably will have little effect on the storied disunity of America's Blacks. Despite notable progress, Blacks' attitudes ... read more >>
Change is upon us
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 22 January 2009
President Barack Obama's presidency is significantly memorable because it represents a lifetimes worth of work and effort. More importantly it represents a lifetimes worth of work and effort paying ... read more >>
Bush Cannot be Allowed to Get Away with What He's Done to America
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 22 January 2009
Bush Cannot be Allowed to Get Away With What He's Done to America I'm in total agreement with Obama's sentiment that it's time for America to heal itself and move forward, but I certainly ... read more >>
The Power of a Kiss
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 22 January 2009
Hello World, if you don't mind I'd like to share a secret with you all. Well, I should not call it a secret because the majority of us know that ones emotions can be felt within every form ... read more >>
Keeping It Real: America Has a Black President
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton 22 January 2009
For the first time in my life, America will have a President from my race and generation. Aside from race and age my hopes and expectations for his presidency are also intertwined with the hopes and ... read more >>
Praise Song for a People
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 22 January 2009
Blessed are those who work and struggle for good in the world, who rise in resistance against oppression everywhere and in all its forms. Blessed are those whose long struggle, sacrifice and suffering ... read more >>
Imitation of White
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 22 January 2009
I read a disturbing thread on an email listserv the other day. There was an alleged Black man apologizing to Whites who enslaved Blacks in this nation. His apology was to Whites for the behavior of ... read more >>
Dr. King's Dream
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 22 January 2009
The tears flow down the faces of people of good will across the country today, as Barack Obama is sworn in as president of the United States. The dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, whose birthday we ... read more >>
Who're They Fooling With This Schooling?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 22 January 2009
On September 17, 1954, I was born in a house on West 37th Street in a quiet, predominantly White neighborhood near downtown Los Angeles, and am a product of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). ... read more >>

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Sat May 30 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat May 30 11:30AM -
Black Mother: Standing in the Gap
Sun May 31 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat Jun 6 11:00AM - 5:00PM
21st Annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show
Tue Jul 14 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Taste of Farmers Market
Sun Aug 2 12:00PM - 3:00PM
L.A. Parent 35th Birthday Bash