Sunday, April 19, 2015
For Love and Struggle: Striving for the Greater Good
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 13 November 2014
  No matter what we say about the demands of the Movement or the struggle to change society and the world and bring a new history into being,the wide sweep of history ultimately finds its foundation ... read more >>
Ferguson Viewed by Retired Black LAPD Officer
Written by Larry Aubry 13 November 2014
                Print and social media banter around the killing of unarmed Michael Brown by Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson continues and there are protests every day in Ferguson.  ... read more >>
Tasting a “Taste of Soul”
Written by By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. 06 November 2014
  Black Americans are blessed, not cursed. I say that because it is true and verifiable. As a people we are blessed with intellectual genius, creativity, ingenuity and a vast multitalented reservoir ... read more >>
Online Colleges Flunk Common Sense
Written by By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist 06 November 2014
    The most common model of college attendance is that a young person who graduates from high school and heads directly to college, perhaps taking a year off in between to work, take a “13th class. ... read more >>
Child Watch The Monster of Poverty
Written by By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist 06 November 2014
      Each year at Halloween, our neighborhoods are bustling as children go door to door dressed as zombies, vampires, skeletons or something else fantastic and scary. For many children Halloween ... read more >>
Our President Has Carved Out A Mixed Legacy At Best
Written by larry Aubry 06 November 2014
                There was always something about Barack Obama that bothered me, despite the euphoria that surrounded his campaign for president in 2008.  My concern stemmed from his speeches ... read more >>
Sojourner For A Season: Truth-Speaker For Life
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 30 October 2014
      There is no written or reliable record on the day of her birth, but we do know the date of her transition, November 26, 1883; and we know too some central themes of the sacred ... read more >>
Blacks, not Hispanics, Key to Election Victory
Written by By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist 30 October 2014
          Although Latinos are growing at a faster rate than any other ethnic group in the United States, they will have less of an impact on whether Democrats retain control of the Senate than ... read more >>
MACY’S Model of Fairness
Written by By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist 30 October 2014
      I am always on the alert to make sure that Black Americans are treated fairly and justly. No, I do not go around searching all the time for what is wrong with society and with the world in ... read more >>
Closer to the Finish Line
Written by By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist 30 October 2014
        With opportunity gaps widening for poor children and children of color, new guidance from the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education offers new hope and protection ... read more >>
Written by larry Aubry 30 October 2014
                The following commentary, Ferguson October: From a Moment to a Movement is by Tia Oso, National Coordinator for the Black Immigration Network (BIN) and Black Americans ... read more >>
The Rise and Fall of Voter ID Laws
Written by Marc Morial NNPA Columnist 24 October 2014
  “The Court holds that SB 14 creates an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote, has an impermissible discriminatory effect against Hispanics and African-Americans, and was imposed with an unconstitutional ... read more >>
For-Profit Colleges Targets People of Color
Written by Charlene Crowell 24 October 2014
  Weeks before the U.S. Department of Education (DoE) announces a new rule governing career education programs, the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) has released research that finds high-cost, for-profit ... read more >>
Remaking History With Mrs. Hamer: Raising Questions, Empowering Our People
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 24 October 2014
This is the month of remembering and raising up Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977), honored giant in a generation of great leaders. Let us raise and praise her sacred names, life-giving work and liberating ... read more >>
Jesse Jackson Makes a Difference
Written by BENJAMIN F. CHAVIS JR. 24 October 2014
      I know about Black American leadership from both a personal and a professional perspective that spans more than five decades of observation and involvement. After recently the participating ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 23 October 2014
                                                                                               10/16/14               Last ...
Written by Larry Aubry 23 October 2014
          It’s been two months and protests over the killing of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Mo. cop have continued. But will Blacks ‘outrage and action be sustained?  ... read more >>
Black Consumers Still Left Behind in Recovering Mortgage Market
Written by By Charlene Crowell 16 October 2014
  When it comes to assessing the nation’s housing industry, one key measure that all housing industry stakeholders take note of is the annual Home Mortgage Disclosure Act report, commonly referred ... read more >>
LGBT’s ‘Urge to Marry’ Merge
Written by By Larry Buford Contributing Writer 16 October 2014
  The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on October 6 not to hear any of the seven same-sex marriage cases cleared the way for same-sex couples to wed in more added states across the country. Hooray ... read more >>
We All Deserve A Fresh Start and Leadership with Integrity at the Helm of our Sheriff's Department
Written by By Rev. Cecil “Chip” Murray 16 October 2014
    By Rev. Cecil “Chip” Murray   Just over two years ago, I had the privilege of serving as the Vice Chair of the Citizens’ Commission on Jail Violence (CCJV). This blue ribbon panel was ... read more >>
Remembering the Million Man March: Reflections on Memory and Mission
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 16 October 2014
There is so much damage done to memory and mission in our lives and to our sense of self by large and small concessions to the constant call to let go and move on regardless of what is lost or left ... read more >>
The Foreclosure Crisis Economic Violence Shatters the 'Dream' for Millions
Written by Martin Luther King III 09 October 2014
  Martin Luther King III    Last year, my family and I were honored to join millions around the world in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the landmark "March on Washington." Beyond the powerful ... read more >>
A Champion for Equal Justice for All - Attorney General Eric Holder Bids Farewell
Written by Marc Morial - President & CEO, National Urban League 09 October 2014
  Recently, as I stood with a group of civil rights leaders and grieving family members at a press conference in Washington, DC to demand a full federal investigation of the police killings of two ... read more >>
Jordan Davis’ Killer to be Jailed for Life
Written by Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. 09 October 2014
  Dr. Benjamin Chavis      Justice for 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was murdered by Michael Dunn in Jacksonville, Fla. on Nov. 23, 2012 in a dispute over loud music has not come without a struggle.  ... read more >>
Environmental Education
Written by Monique McGhee, Special to the Sentinel 09 October 2014
  By Monique McGhee University of Southern California- Master’s Program   Every parent wants the best for their child. Unfortunately, our education system is failing to prepare ... read more >>

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