Obama's 100-day grade: Incomplete
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 30 April 2009
The only real grade Barack Obama can be given for his first 100 days is an "incomplete." He has been remarkably fast out of the blocks--arguably getting off to the best start of any president since Franklin ... read more >>
Foundation Grants III
Written by Super User 30 April 2009
 In the last two weeks we have brought you information about the Foundation Coalition grants, or to put it in blunt language, the lack of foundation grants. We are not alone in our concern about foundations.Recently ... read more >>
7 Years Later, Little Change in South LA
Written by Marqueece Harris-Dawson 30 April 2009
April 29th marked the 17th Anniversary of the 1992 civil unrest. While this anniversary went unnoticed by the majority of the City, it is not easy to forget for those of us who lived in the line of fire.What ... read more >>
The Bible & Black Female Sexuality
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 30 April 2009
The mystery, sexuality, and sensuousness of Black women have captivated the imagination of the world from time immemorial. For a certainty, long before European women donned corsets to mimic the hourglass ... read more >>
Addressing Black Immigrants’ Overlooked Rights
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 30 April 2009
Black immigrants from Africa, the Caribbean, Haiti, et.al, are barely footnotes in the immigration reform conversation. A recent meeting of the fledging Black Immigration Network (BIN) in Baltimore, addressed ... read more >>
Meet Caesar: The New, Greatest Singer in the World
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 23 April 2009
It was about 3 a.m. In the morning, and I found myself, as I am prone to do at that secluded hour, strollin' down the laid back and funky avenues of The Jazz Network.http://thejazznetwork.ning.com. I love ... read more >>
My Brother, Does This Article Describe You?
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 23 April 2009
Hello world, I've discovered something about myself! Well, I think it is better to say that I have finally admitted this to myself. I am truly selfish, self-centered in the fashion of sharing my heart ... read more >>
Year Up and Microsoft, a Most Elegant Partnership
Written by Super User 23 April 2009
Working together to create opportunities and strengthen communitiesAn elegant equation is the simplest path to a solution. Microsoft plus Year Up equals unlimited opportunities. Microsoft and Year Up have ... read more >>
Message to the Oppressed
Written by Malik Spellman 23 April 2009
Did they have prison on the plantation? Well the answer is no because there was a level of respect for the slave who the slave master knew could not possibly be responsible for the crimes he or she committed ... read more >>
Big-Power Banditry, Small-Scale Piracy
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 23 April 2009
It is a fundamental Kawaida contention that one of the greatest powers in the world is the capacity to define reality and make others accept it, even when it's to their disadvantage. This is why Min. Malcolm ... read more >>
The Black Community Must Answer Obama's Call to Service
Written by Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer 23 April 2009
In one of his last acts as California Democratic Party Chairman, State Senator (ret.) Art Torres reminds everyone that community service is a central pillar in President Barack Obama's administration. ... read more >>
Violent Women
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 23 April 2009
"There are as many violent women as men, but there's a lot of money in hating men..."--Erin Pizzey, founder of the first modern battered women's shelter.Right now, a great deal of media time and personal ... read more >>
Insurance Lobbies Bad for Our Health
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 23 April 2009
 Will Congress step up to health-care reform? This week, an obscure conference committee meeting between a handful of members of the House and Senate may well decide the fate of President Obama's health-care ... read more >>
Written by Donald L. Crawford Sr. 23 April 2009
On January 30, 1988 a young Japanese woman, Karen Toshima, was murdered in affluent Westwood near the UCLA campus when rival gang members from South Central LA opened fire in crowded Westwood Village and ... read more >>
African Pirates vs. European Pimps?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 23 April 2009
In 1991 the government of Somalia collapsed. Since then its nine million people have been wavering on the brink of starvation. Like vultures circling a potential carcass, the World--particularly the Western ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 23 April 2009
There is growing talk among Blacks about the need for presidential accountability. Fine, but such banter usually sidesteps an equally important concern, i.e., lack of accountability by Black elected and ... read more >>
We May Not Be Able to Stop Them from Moving In
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 16 April 2009
Long before I saw her walking her dog that morning or the guy who was jogging, or that couple move in down the street, I concluded, that one way or another, my neighborhood was going to change. I just ... read more >>
Are You What, Who, You Think You Are?
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 16 April 2009
I am not what you thinkBut exactly what you seeHowever what you see May not be mentally conceived Therefore allowing your vision A deprived reality.My physique has allowed me joyIn the physical manifestation ... read more >>
Art, Struggle and African Renaissance: FESMAN III
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 16 April 2009
The theme and constant thrust of African Renaissance, the self-regeneration and victorious rise and reassertion of African people on the stage of human history has been an ongoing quest and project for ... read more >>
A More Focused State of Black America
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 16 April 2009
Marc H. Morial's remarks about the National Urban League's State of Black America 2009: Message to the President are as noteworthy as the report itself. In strong, unambiguous terms, the League's President/CEO, ... read more >>
Keeping it Real with Rev. Al Sharpton
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton 16 April 2009
In the case of Brown vs. the Board of Education on May 17th 1954, the Supreme Court decided that the Constitution of the United States must guarantee equal education for all American citizens. In this ... read more >>
Why Blacks Suffer
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 16 April 2009
Hinduism calls it karma. Christianity proclaims: "You reap what you sow." (Gal 6:7) Secularism touts the familiar expression, "what goes around comes around." Comeuppance: "A punishment or retribution ... read more >>
GOP Underestimates Conservative America
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 16 April 2009
While President Obama is going about his valiant and statesman-like attempt to rescue America and restore our image at home and abroad, the GOP's politics as usual, diehard operatives are acting like spoiled ... read more >>
Grads' Life Choices Foreclosed by Debt
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 16 April 2009
Samantha is a remarkably responsible young woman. She studied hard and gained admission to a good college. She earned her degree, graduated and got a good job in communications. Unlike many in her generation, ... read more >>
Christians Double-Cross Christ
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 09 April 2009
The lynching of the Lord?The cover title of the April 13, 2009, issue of Newsweek reads: “The Decline and Fall of Christian America.” One reason for this is that “Christians” have ... read more >>