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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 >>
Clinton Credibility: A Contradiction in Terms
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 08 May 2008
Why are Democrats tolerating Hillary Clinton’s selfish juggernaut to destroy the Democratic Party? You’re sitting around allowing your nomination process to be corrupted, then asking, “Why ... read more >>
The Harvest is Great and the Workers are Few
Written by MALIK SPELLMAN 08 May 2008
They say that pressure makes the best diamond so that it can shed light in all directions. So I have a great amount of respect for Janice Hahn who was recently on Fox defending the efforts of gang intervention ... read more >>
Cops, Complaints & A Consent Decree
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 08 May 2008
Bratton Boasts Perfection As far as racial profiling is concerned, Los Angeles’ Perfect Department (also known as the “Los Angeles Police Department”) is now in its approximately seventh ... read more >>
America: A Moral Leader?
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 08 May 2008
The world food crisis—the “silent tsunami”—now threatens some 100 million people across the world. Food riots in Haiti, Egypt and Ethiopia have brought it to international attention. ... read more >>
Special Order 40 vs Divisive Racial Opportunism
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 08 May 2008
Jamiel Shaw’s parents’ fervent plea that their son’s death not be used as a tool for encouraging anti-Latino sentiment fell on deaf ears. The Los Angeles Police Department’s Special ... read more >>
Repeating History: They Wanted King to Shut Up Too
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 05 May 2008
I refuse to live my life tip toeing around as to avoid making people feel uncomfortable when it comes to race, class, and America’s memory problem when it comes to Blacks. As I said before, ... read more >>
Let it Go
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 01 May 2008
Most Americans subscribe to a religion—Christian, Muslim, Jew, Hindu, etc. With those subscriptions come admonishments to forgive, but how many actually can do what is required to actually forgive? ... read more >>
What Would You Do If...
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 01 May 2008
One day you got a call from your 87-year-old Grandma, a grandma who is the least political person you know, who is a Jehovah’s Witness, and is just about—no make that, THE nicest and sweetest ... read more >>
Centuries-Old Segregation in the Congregation
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 01 May 2008
Was Wright Wronged? Well over a year ago a writer for Jeremiah Wright’s church magazine contacted me saying she wanted to review my book, Germany’s Black Holocaust: 1890-1945. In an email ... read more >>
Dear ‘Mr. Liquor Store’
Written by MALIK SPELLMAN 01 May 2008
As you may know, you are the first person we as humans turn to when we are feeling down. If our children are born we celebrate the birth of a child with you in mind. You seem to be in all of our thoughts ... read more >>
"Taking Lives and Faking Justice: Code Blue and Casualty Black”
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 01 May 2008
It clearly would be a welcomed and rightful relief if we could, following and expanding on Barak Obama’s initial appeal, actually erase racialized discourse, eliminate the many subtle and savage ... read more >>
Escalating Downward: The Collapse of Urban Public Schooling
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 01 May 2008
Today’s column, “Escalating Downward: The Collapse of Public Schooling in the United States of America,” is an exception to academia’s accustomed disconnect with “real ... read more >>
The Rev. Wright is Wrong: It is God’s Will That We Use Common Sense
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 01 May 2008
Most people who have any interest at all in Sen. Obama’s campaign for president are scratching their heads over what could possibly be governing Rev. Wright’s decision to go public at this ... read more >>
A View from Haiti
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 01 May 2008
It’s the middle of the day; the sun is up, the heat rising in Port au Prince, the capitol of Haiti. Thousands of young men and women fill the streets, lining up, moving from place to place. They ... read more >>
The Quality of the Air We Breathe
Written by TINA SIMMONDS 24 April 2008
A visitor to Los Angeles once stated, “Los Angeles is the only place where you can actually see the air that you breathe.” That statement pretty much sums up air pollution not only in Los ... read more >>
The Mayor Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is
Written by MALIK SPELLMAN 24 April 2008
Los Angeles finally has a mayor who has put his money where his mouth is. This message is to personally thank the Mayor for his input. It is not very often that we find someone who is listening to the ... read more >>
Thick, Healthy or Fat?
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 24 April 2008
I remember in the late 1980s when Black men first started using the word “thick” to define a woman with ample bottom and/or breasts. We knew what we were describing and it was more about ... read more >>
The Cuban Connection
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 24 April 2008
With all the fanfare going on here in the US with the presidential elections, mainstream media (and even the Black press) have not given much attention to the end of a remarkable era in Cuba. Fidel ... read more >>
“In Honor of Aimé Césaire: Thinking Clearly and Dangerously”
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 24 April 2008
Aimé Césaire (1913-2008), one of the great minds and men of African people and the world, made transition last Thursday at the age of 94, rising up in radiance, highly valued and vindicated ... read more >>
Cosby’s Current Specialty: Defaming Ghetto Youth
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 24 April 2008
Dr. Bill Cosby castigates poor and working-class Black inner-city youth. He says, “Black children are running around not knowing how to read or write and going nowhere.” To unemployed Black ... read more >>
Clinton Supporters Beginning to Jump Ship-As a Simple Matter of Conscience
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 24 April 2008
Hillary Clinton has done a lot of talk about the value of experience, and her selfless dedication to America during these primaries. But it’s just that—talk, and many of her supporters are ... read more >>

 

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