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To Be Equal Voting is a Fundamental Right, not an ‘Entitlement’
Written by Marc Morial NNPA Columnist 04 April 2013
“No voting qualification or prerequisite to voting, or standard, practice or procedure shall be imposed or applied by any State or political subdivision to deny or abridge the right of any citizen ... read more >>
A Year Later, Trayvon Martin Tragedy Still Stings
Written by Benjamin Todd Jealous Special to the Sentinel generalinfo@lasentinel.net 04 April 2013
One year later, the Trayvon Martin tragedy still stings - and some people are still throwing salt on the open wound. Last week George Zimmerman's brother, Robert Zimmerman, posted a tweet comparing ... read more >>
Guided by Bradley’s Legacy, Investing in South L.A.
Written by Wendy Greuel Special to the Sentinel 04 April 2013
Two decades ago I started my career in public service, working with Mayor Tom Bradley. This man was a towering figure in my life who inspired me and taught me to put people first and find practical ... read more >>
LAPD SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY POLICIES ARE FLAWED
Written by Larry Aubry 28 March 2013
Anyone shooting a video, using binoculars, taking notes, drawing diagrams, taking a picture and even looking up at a building, can be considered a potential terrorist and placed on a Suspicious Activity ... read more >>
Considering King’s Martyrdom and Message: Losing Illusions and Gaining Truth
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 28 March 2013
The 45th anniversary of the martyrdom of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. calls for us not only to pause to pay rightful hommage to him and the great gift of life he gave us, but it also calls for us to ... read more >>
The Bridge: Angry Or Empowered?
Written by Darryl James 28 March 2013
Sometimes it’s hard to talk to or about Black women without catching heat and inevitably hearing the now empty catchphrase: “You hate Black women!” It seems that for some Black women, any disagreement ... read more >>
GOP latest attempt to rebrand themselves
Written by David G. Brown 28 March 2013
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DOES W.E.B. DU BOIS’ VOTING PLAN FIT TODAY’S POLITICS?
Written by Larry Aubry 21 March 2013
On October 20, 1956 W.E.B. DU Bois delivered an eloquent indictment of U.S. politics while explaining to The Nation magazine readers why he would not vote in the upcoming presidential election.  He ... read more >>
CHILD WATCH: Missing Leadership and Core Values
Written by Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist 21 March 2013
“It will not be sufficient for Morehouse College, for any college, for that matter, to produce clever graduates, men fluent in speech and able to argue their way through; but rather honest men, men ... read more >>
To Be Equal -Trayvon Martin: One Year Later
Written by Marc Morial NNPA Columnist 21 March 2013
  “We’re here to let the community, and particularly teenagers, know that they have a right to walk in peace without being followed, without being harmed and without being killed.”- Sybrina Fulton, ... read more >>
U.S. and Europe, not the Catholic Church, Blowing Smoke
Written by Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist 21 March 2013
The selection of Argentinian cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the next leader of the Catholic Church was, in some ways, inevitable.  Latin America is home to the largest Catholic population in the ... read more >>
A Southern Governor Breaks with the Past
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Columnist 21 March 2013
There are some painful things from my childhood in segregated Tuscaloosa, Ala., that I will never forget. At the top of the list is Gov. George C. Wallace’s June 11, 1963 “Stand in the School House ... read more >>
Ten Stupid Things To Say
Written by Darryl James 21 March 2013
      1     My dog won’t bite. First, he’s your dog and second, you don’t know where I stand. I might be afraid or allergic or just don’t want your dog to be on me. And, you don’t ... read more >>
Women are Wired Differently
Written by Women are Wired Differently 21 March 2013
      As I write, Chaka Khan’s empowering “I’m Every Woman” loops in my head – like a soundtrack. (By the way, have you seen her lately? All slim, trim and more fabulous than ever).  ... read more >>
"March Madness"
Written by David G.Brown 21 March 2013
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Black Unemployment has not Improved
Written by Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist 14 March 2013
When unemployment numbers were released on Friday, commentators reacted joyfully.  Alan Krueger, who heads the White House Council of Economic Advisors, described the creation of 247,000 jobs as a ... read more >>
CHILD WATCH: An All-American Crisis
Written by Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist 14 March 2013
“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   Dr. Martin ... read more >>
Keep Voting Rights Act Section 5
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 14 March 2013
“I risked my life defending that right. If we are ever to actualize the true meaning of equality, effective measures such as the Voting Rights Act are still a necessary requirement of democracy.” ... read more >>
America’s Racial Wealth Gap Triples over 25 Years
Written by Charlene Crowell, NNPA Columnist 12 March 2013
By: Charlene Crowell, NNPA Columnist   As long as most of us can remember, Black communities have taught and believed that a college education is the key to social and economic advancement. But according ... read more >>
State of Emergency For Black Youth and Education?
Written by Rep.Karen Bass 12 March 2013
State of Emergency For Black Youth and Education? By Rep.Karen Bass Special to the Sentinel   We need to declare a state of emergency regarding African American education in Los Angeles if a recent ... read more >>
Ending Violence Against Women
Written by Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist 07 March 2013
Bill Fletcher March is the official month to “discuss” women and it could not arrive too soon.  What is sad about both Black History Month (February) and International Women’s Month (March) ... read more >>
Turning the Clock Back on Voting Rights
Written by Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist 28 February 2013
  Shelby County, Ala. is suing the Justice Department because they think that Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (and its reauthorization in 1982 and 2006) is unfair.  The facts: The small ... read more >>
CHILD WATCH: What Killed President Kennedy and Trayvon Martin?
Written by Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist 28 February 2013
Tuesday, February 26 marked one year since 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was killed by a gun wielded by self-appointed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman after he saw Trayvon walking home from a 7-Eleven ... read more >>
The GOP’s Game: Political Chaos
Written by Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist 28 February 2013
It’s déjà vu all over again. If this is America in the age of the Obama presidency, here we are at another point of political brinkmanship between the president and the Republicans in Congress. This ... read more >>
Lessons from Mark Essex and Christopher Dorner
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Columnist 28 February 2013
Over a 43-year career in journalism, I have been blessed with some memorable experiences: I have covered presidential and vice presidential campaigns, I have flown on Air Force One, I have gone to ... read more >>

 

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