The Moral Strangulation of America
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 04 June 2009
In my last article I pointed out that the character of America is being fundamentally changed. In less than two generations we've gone from citizens who were politically engaged and socially aware, to ... read more >>
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 04 June 2009
Hello world, I have a question for you all this week. I do not find my question to be complex, just difficult for me to answer. "When does a person stop maturing"? I am speaking from the mental perspective ... read more >>
Keeping it Real: The American Dream
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton 04 June 2009
The American dream.  Throughout the decades, people have parted ways with family and friends to reach the shores of the United States with the hopes and aspirations of attaining better jobs, improved ... read more >>
Pioneering Black Radio Station Owner Passes
Written by Richard A. \"Rick\" Roberts 04 June 2009
Part TwoIt was there at Willis Broadcasting that I learned the rudimentary skills of radio sales and marketing. Beginning with the lost art of developing leads through cold calling (approaching businesses ... read more >>
Stepping into the World
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 04 June 2009
This is a repeated and slightly modified message in pride, praise and honor of this year's graduating Black students and the Black graduation ceremony itself. It's not just the culturally specific music ... read more >>
The Blame Game
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 04 June 2009
"Being a Negro in America means trying to smile when you want to cry. It means trying to hold on to physical life amid psychological death. It means having your legs cut off, and then being condemned for ... read more >>
Wall Street is giddy as Main Street suffers
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 04 June 2009
Signs of "recovery" are in the air, the business pages say. We can see "green shoots" in the economy, says Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. The banks are "starting to heal," says Treasury Secretary ... read more >>
Why it is Ciritcal that the African American Community Unite Behind Sonia Sotomayor
Written by Kamala D. Harris (San Francisco District Attorney) 04 June 2009
As I watched the announcement of Judge Sonia Sotomayor's appointment to the United States Supreme Court, I, like many Americans, was struck by the historic picture on my television screen. The nation's ... read more >>
King-Drew & African Medicine
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 04 June 2009
(Part 1 of 2) Ancient Egyptian medicine could have had a positive impact on the service record at Martin Luther King, Jr./Charles Drew Medical Center. Medical protocols penned by the African Moses thousands ... read more >>
What Blacks Can Learn From Gays
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 04 June 2009
Before you open that bottle of champagne, can of beer, or bottle of Hennessy in celebration of last week's decision by the California Supreme Court upholding Proposition 8 and the ban on gay marriage, ... read more >>
Black Empowerment Presumes Unaccustomed Unity
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 04 June 2009
Black unity, a prerequisite for sustainable change, has become a dust covered relic; only bastardized remnants of Black solidarity remain and are found mostly in non-Black venues like the Democratic Party, ... read more >>
A Simple Question
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 28 May 2009
Maybe I'm missing something but I find it uniquely ironic that some the same people who clamor for prayer in school, claim that same-sex marriage is an abomination under God,who insist that America is ... read more >>
Noesis Therapy II
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 28 May 2009
Hello world, I hope your days are spent with a smile as you look forward to accomplishing the next goal in your life. In December of last year I wrote an article titled "Noesis Therapy", within that article ... read more >>
Keeping It Real (5-28-09 Edition)
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton 28 May 2009
Fifty-five years ago, the nation's schools were integrated in an unprecedented move to bridge the racial and social divide permeating throughout the country. A landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education ... read more >>
Confronting Police Killings
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 28 May 2009
No matter how it's explained away, layed out and juggled around in a language of legal justification or as an urgent public plea to understand and empathize with the precarious position of the police, ... read more >>
Adam the African?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 28 May 2009
The debate over the location of the original Garden of Eden rages on with no apparent end in sight. Encouragingly, what were once thought to be divergent paths hewn out by the Bible and Science in connection ... read more >>
Inglewood Cops Shoot First With Impunity
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 28 May 2009
Here we go again. Another Black man was recently killed by Inglewood Police under questionable circumstances. This is the fifth such killing in a year's time, and people are demanding answers from Police ... read more >>
The Happy Top Ten
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 27 May 2009
"But when I look around and think things over, all of my good days outweigh my bad days and I won't complain."-Rev. Paul JonesThere's too much bad news on the news. The economy is in the toilet, people ... read more >>
Keeping It Real (5-21-09 Edition)
Written by Reverend Al Sharpton 21 May 2009
Last week I met with President Barack Obama and I felt it very noteworthy that the President of the United States would agree to meet on an issue of such great importance as the race and economic gap in ... read more >>
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 21 May 2009
With the Grand Old Party experiencing its most precipitous decline in modern times, the very last thing it needs is a rusty old anchor pulling it down even farther. But that's exactly what it's got as ... read more >>
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 21 May 2009
Hello world, I guess the title explains my plight, please follow my lead. Today I plan to wear a smile on my face. Not just wear as in an article of clothing, yet a true smile because there is a positive ... read more >>
African Liberation and Renaissance
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 21 May 2009
As we gather to celebrate African Liberation Day, let us be ever and intensely mindful that we meet in the midst of an unfinished fight, an ongoing struggle with social and ethical imperatives concerning ... read more >>
Isn't It Ironic?
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 21 May 2009
I really liked the song by Alanis Morisette that talked about a few scenarios that were a part of real life, but were ironic.How many of us have been in situations that occurred only after we no longer ... read more >>
Exports are the Key to Revving Economy
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 21 May 2009
General Motors is shutting 1,100 dealerships by 2010. Chrysler is shutting 800 by June. The economy continues to hemorrhage manufacturing jobs. We've lost more than 5 million jobs since the Great Recession ... read more >>
Foundations Grants
Written by COMMENTARY 21 May 2009
This we hope is the last in the four (4) part commentaries about Foundations.In our previous three comments we gave you the background of the ten (10) Foundations, which made up the so-called coalition. ... read more >>