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An Open Letter to Representatives Diane Watson and Maxine Waters
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 04 June 2008
It has been pointed out within these pages on many occasions that you’ve both been excellent Black leaders. I agree with only part of that contention. You have indeed represented the community ... read more >>
Same Song, Different Lyrics
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 04 June 2008
Throughout the years, there have been many commissions, reports, reviews and blue ribbon panels. Their results and findings have usually been the same and they usually have been shelved; yet, there seems ... read more >>
Stepping into the World:Grasping for the Good
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 29 May 2008
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 ... read more >>
Divided Soul
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 29 May 2008
Part of our Soul as a people can be found in what we can create when we come together. But with marriage on the decline and the genders nearly at war with public propaganda, our proverbial Soul is now ... read more >>
Malcolm X’s Prophetic Challenges Unmet
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 29 May 2008
Prologue: “Here at this final hour, we come to bid farewell to one of our brightest hopes. This gallant young champion lies before us, unconquered still...Did you talk to Brother Malcolm? Did ... read more >>
Martin, Magic, Mark, & Parks
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 29 May 2008
The ‘No-Holds Barred’ Battle for the Board While shunning the politics of his day, the apostle Paul nonetheless acknowledged astute politicians who were his contemporaries. As an attorney ... read more >>
Why I’ll Take $4 a Gallon Over the ‘T&A Tax’ Any Day
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 29 May 2008
Even if I were willing to overlook and brave the multitudes of stray dogs that roam the streets of Los Angeles day and night, added to the growing number of “cracked and coked out” zombies ... read more >>
Is Hillary Engaged in Subliminal Messaging?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 29 May 2008
Beneath the spin has never been more meaningful than it has become during this political season, because it’s beginning to look like Hillary Clinton has taken it’s meaning to a new and very ... read more >>
Have They No Shame?
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 29 May 2008
Republicans apparently have decided that Barack Obama’s wife, Michelle, is fair game for their slurs. They’ve turned a quote from a speech where she expresses her pride in America for the ... read more >>
NAACP in Disarray?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 22 May 2008
New President: Old Problems Jesus Christ said that “Every kingdom divided against itself comes to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.” (Matthew 12:25) ... read more >>
Comentary: Shoot First and Ask Questions Last!
Written by Malik Spellman 22 May 2008
That is the meaning of to serve and protect! Lately we have seen a rash of shootings by police officers all over the country and we have not seen one situation where the police has been bought up on ... read more >>
Another Sign that Nothing is Sacred Anymore... White Male Earns Title of Morehouse Valedictorian
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 22 May 2008
22-year-old Joshua Packwood of Kansas City, Mo., graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA and a degree in economics...from Morehouse College. He is also the class valedictorian. Joshua is following in the ... read more >>
African American Souls for Sale
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 22 May 2008
At the center of every people is something that is, for them, innately funky. And when they fail to hold on to that something, then they fail to protect their Soul. America is such a careless and cold ... read more >>
Reaffirming African Liberation Day: Dealing With Its Deeper Meaning
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 22 May 2008
The concept and celebration of African liberation, like the earlier and ongoing struggles to achieve it, have had a complex and complicated history, full of twists and turns, interruptions, redefinitions ... read more >>
LAUSD’s Egregious Neglect of its Black Students
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 22 May 2008
“The territorial imperative is threatening to rip apart Locke High School...It recently became the latest battleground for Black and Latino students fighting for turf and respect throughout Los ... read more >>
Sacrifice and Hope
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 22 May 2008
Barack Obama’s impending victory reflects not simply the triumph of hope, or the desire for change. It reveals an America that keeps growing, keeps renewing itself, keeps getting better. Senator ... read more >>
Hillary, What's the Point?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 22 May 2008
After Tuesday’s primary results I had hoped that I had written the name Hillary Clinton for the last time during this election. But in spite of the fact that there is virtually no legitimate path ... read more >>
Who Stole the Soul
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 15 May 2008
Part 1 James Brown was affectionately referred to as “Soul Brother Number One,” not just because he was one of the leaders of Soul Music, but because he was the physical embodiment of all ... read more >>
On Hillary "And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going, I’m Stayin’ and You’re Gonna Love Me" Clinton
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 15 May 2008
“I am staying in this race until there is a nominee. I believe I’m the strongest candidate against John McCain and believe I will be the best president among the three of us running,”-Sen. ... read more >>
China’s Connections to the Continent
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 15 May 2008
Complex Colonialism? A 7.9-magnitude earthquake rocked China a few days ago. At press time, the official number dead exceeded 12,000. And with many more thousands still trapped beneath debris, that number ... read more >>
"Malcolm, Liberation, Jihad and Justice: Righteous Warrior and Witness to the World"
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 15 May 2008
The day of birth and welcome into the world of Al Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, Min. Malcolm X, May 19, remains a special and sacred day of remembrance, marking and meditation for the advocates of our organization ... read more >>
Black Unity Requires Disavowing Self Deprecation
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 15 May 2008
“We can’t seem to work together...Blacks are always putting each other down.” These kinds of self-effacing aphorisms underscore the continuing significance of the Willie Lynch syndrome. ... read more >>
An Open Letter to the DNC: Party Loyalty Goes Both Ways
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 14 May 2008
Nervous over the growing fracture in the Democratic Party, the DNC is vigorously reminding Democratic voters of the importance of backing the Democratic nominee in order to win the November election. ... read more >>
Looking for Daddy
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 08 May 2008
In America, far too many people have “Daddy” issues. There are myriad reasons, even though some people have no idea what their own are. Some of the nation’s men grow up without knowing ... read more >>
"In Reconciliation and Repair: Obama, Wright and the Rest of Us"
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 08 May 2008
We are again as always standing with our foremother, Harriet Tubman, at a crossroad and critical juncture of history and heavy responsibility: ominous howling and barking in the background; the hounds ... read more >>

 

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