Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Post-Black and Continuous White: Misreading the Meaning of Obama
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 14 August 2008
Wishing away Blackness while perpetuating the privileging of Whiteness is not the most effective or ensuring way to begin putting in place a new politics, nor is offering ongoing arguments, articles ... read more >>
Given Half a Chance, Black Males Succeed
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 14 August 2008
Public education’s criminal neglect of Black students, especially Black males, is a recurrent subject of this column. Locally, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), among others, continues ... read more >>
Who’s Really Playing the Race Card?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 14 August 2008
I’ve never been one to go around looking for racial aspersions. While I know people who have made searching out transgressions a way of life, I’ve always been so thoroughly in love with being ... read more >>
Bearing Witness
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 14 August 2008
The Russian Bear has shown its teeth. The armed invasion of Georgia is a direct challenge to international law and the international community. The invasion came in response to a provocative Georgian ... read more >>
Voices on: The sudden deaths of Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 14 August 2008
Question: What is your reaction to the sudden deaths of Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes? AL JOHNSON -  Isaac ... read more >>
They’re Back!
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 07 August 2008
Hello world, if you recall in week two of my column with the Sentinel newspaper, I wrote about two young preteen boys that my dog Muse and I met at a park near my home. I’ve been disappointed because ... read more >>
America’s African Apology
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 07 August 2008
U.S. says ‘sorry for slavery’; a rare Obama misstep On Tuesday, July 29, 2008, the United States House of Representatives passed an official resolution apologizing to African Americans ... read more >>
Why Bill Handel Can Kiss My Fat Black A?? Two Times
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 07 August 2008
[URL to audio of Bill Handel’s Comments Regarding Black Women - http://www.playlist.com/node/43063752 ] The image of Black women has been under attack since the first African female slave stepped ... read more >>
Where is the Outrage?
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 07 August 2008
The collapse of housing prices continues. Defaults on mortgages continue to rise; foreclosures are now occurring at the rate of 3 million homes a year and rising. Housing experts suggest that US home prices ... read more >>
Self-Hatred Running Rampant Among Black People
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 07 August 2008
As a Black man who is old enough to remember the courageously focused and determined lives of both Malcolm and Martin Luther King, and their gruesome and untimely deaths, and educated enough to be cognizant ... read more >>
Reparations, Resistance and Re-Reading History: Lessons in Politics and Struggle
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 07 August 2008
The insightful assertion of our forefather, Frederick Douglass, that “if there is no struggle there is no progress” and that “power concedes nothing without demand. It never did and never ... read more >>
Reparations – A Bad Idea
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 07 August 2008
Right about now, some silly Negroes are angry at Senator Barack Obama, because he made it clear that he is not in favor of Reparations. If he said only that he was against the movement, the resulting ... read more >>
Peak Oil: An Incubating Global Tsunami
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 07 August 2008
Most people have never heard of peak oil-the peaking of global oil production. It has devastating ramifications, especially for Blacks and other disenfranchised groups throughout the world. Global warming ... read more >>
Forgive Us Lord, for We Have Sinned
Written by ERIC LEE 07 August 2008
“Two wrongs don’t make a right.” We’ve been taught this principle from generation to generation, from our ancestors that have endured slavery, Jim Crow segregation and legalized ... read more >>
COMMENTARY: Fighting the Global AIDS Pandemic Abroad... and at Home
Written by CONGRESSWOMAN BARBARA LEE 07 August 2008
The recent passage of bipartisan legislation reauthorizing and expanding the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is a landmark achievement that will save millions of people from certain ... read more >>
COMMENTARY: A Summer Must-Do
Written by BROOKE MINTERS 07 August 2008
Do you know what your kids are up to this summer? Earlier this year the Center for Disease Control (CDC) published a study reporting that 1 in 4 teenage girls, ages 14 to 19, has an Sexually Transmitted ... read more >>
The Forgotten Man
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 31 July 2008
Ever since Barack Obama’s Father’s Day Speech, there’s been an ongoing debate about the need for more Black fathers to step up to the plate. But as usual, there’s a forgotten ... read more >>
Obama in Berlin: A World-Encompassing Consciousness
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 31 July 2008
In spite of the early-man emotions and racialized reasoning that undergird continuing White ambivalence towards Barack Obama and that keep John McCain afloat and almost equal in the polls, no one can ... read more >>
Money-The New Religion
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 31 July 2008
They called it the big eighties—the decade of decadence. This was the time when Africans in America officially embraced the dollar as god. Negroes en masse first started internalizing Dollarism ... read more >>
Radio That House Mouse Mess
Written by Malik Spellman 31 July 2008
About a year ago I was arrested for an old traffic ticket dated back to 1990 that wasn’t mine (I was the victim of identity theft) and was taken into custody. Well as a result of all that stuff ... read more >>
Inglewood: What Happens When Outrage Fades?
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 31 July 2008
Last week’s Inglewood City Council meeting was packed, even the overflow room overflowed. The large crowd, rare except after a crisis, consisted of Inglewood residents, concerned others, and grieving ... read more >>
Fearful Aspirations
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 31 July 2008
Hello World, I’ve got some surreal news to share with you all. I’m sitting in my leopard- upholstered chair with a spiral wooden armrest feeling good about the days to come. Truthfully, ... read more >>
Rev. Jesse Jackson and Black America’s Ghetto Pass Conundrum
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 31 July 2008
Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr., emphasis on the Sr., is obviously displaying the early signs of senility. How else do you explain his blatant use of the N-word during that now infamous whispered conversation ... read more >>
Boot Bush Before He’s Pushed?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 31 July 2008
Is Impeachment Imminent? In several months, President George W. Bush will be forced to leave office after serving two four-year terms. He, like his predecessor William Jefferson Clinton, must adhere ... read more >>
Why a Lack of Court Etiquette and the L.A.P.D. is Going to Send Me to the Westside
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 24 July 2008
Point of reference. The net in the middle of the rectangle outlined in White on concrete, is not a soccer field. It’s called a tennis court. The City of Los Angeles has spent a lot of taxpayer ... read more >>


 

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