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Love Haters
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 08 November 2007
Some people are lovers. Some people are haters. Some lovers are so beautiful that they can conquer hate. And, some haters are so evil that they hate love and desire to kill love. There are a number of ... read more >>
Restoring MLK Absent the Loyal Opposition
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 08 November 2007
Where is the anger, outrage, and resolve to keep Martin Luther King (MLK) a full-service hospital? Were expressions genuine or simply utterances of people so disillusioned that thin bravado is all they ... read more >>
Which Way Will We Turn-Towards Martin's Dream or Into a Nightmare?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 08 November 2007
I just have to scratch my head when I see how we’re squandering away the rights that people fought so hard to provide us. Some of us are floatin’ around here acting like Martin’s dream ... read more >>
A Guy Named Bob
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 08 November 2007
Our children are at risk. Some of the Halloween buckets that children put their candy in were found to have levels of lead that massively exceed legal limits. So do the elongated vampire teeth that children ... read more >>
You Must Learn!
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 01 November 2007
The law requires a certain amount of education for all of us. Some of us choose to stop the education process at a certain age, while others of us choose to attain higher levels of knowledge and understanding. ... read more >>
COMMENTARY: In Defense of Reverend Leonard Jackson
Written by Reverend Dr. Cecil “Chip” Murray 01 November 2007
It is our custom to examine seriously the creative works of Anthony Samad, having observed over the years that he is a person of acute intelligence, tested morality, and dedicated community concern. ... read more >>
So Yet Another Dummy is Calling Black People Ignorant
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 01 November 2007
But anger isn’t the key– the key is asking why If there was ever a need for proof of how elusive the concept of intelligence can be, one need go no farther than the renowned geneticist ... read more >>
Black Health Care or Black Health Scare? (1 of 5)
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 01 November 2007
(Part 1 of a 5 Part Series) White supremacists refer to those of non-European extraction as “mud people.” The closer the skin color is to black mud, the worse off the person. Taxonomically, ... read more >>
Relearning Lessons of Fire and Flood:Prophecies of Things to Come
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 01 November 2007
When James Baldwin chose the title of his book, The Fire Next Time, from a prophecy in one of our sacred songs that says “God gave Noah the rainbow sign, no more water the fire next time,” ... read more >>
Rampant On-Going Violence But No Jena Six Outrage
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 01 November 2007
Violence is a perennial topic. However, notwithstanding distorted media accounts and research reports ad nauseum, violence has increased horribly among Blacks in Los Angeles and throughout the nation. ... read more >>
COMMENTARY: Why Help?
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 01 November 2007
“When I took an adjustable rate mortgage, I knew the rate would be adjusted. No surprise, it is now being adjusted. It doesn’t take an advanced education to understand this.” The ... read more >>
Are Muslims Really the Bad Guys?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 25 October 2007
Pure, objective, and unadulterated truth is not nearly as complicated, or elusive, as we try to make it seem in this country. But since truth doesn’t lend itself to being Black, White, Jew, or ... read more >>
On Lynching, Representing, and What Not to Wear on the Red Carpet
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick 25 October 2007
I am a reasonable person. I can laugh when it’s funny and cry when it’s not. I’m not extra sensitive about every little thing and I can take a joke.However, after mulling over the photo ... read more >>
The Bible and Black Male Sexuality
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 25 October 2007
(Does Size Really Matter?) It has been rumored from time immemorial that when it comes to genitalia, Black men are generally more endowed than are men of other races. The behavior (or more accurately, ... read more >>
Being About the Good: Life Lessons of Muhammad Nasserdeen
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 25 October 2007
His name was Muslim; his faith was Christian; and the way he walked in the world was upliftingly African, doing honor to his family, justice to his faith and enduring good for his people and the world. ... read more >>
Demand Education Reform That Benefits Black Students
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 25 October 2007
Two weeks ago in this column, I urged Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to focus specifically on Black students in his education reforms for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). His ... read more >>
Commentary: An Endorsement of John Edwards:
Written by TYRONE FREEMAN & ARRANDA FIGUEROA 25 October 2007
On Tuesday, October 16, the California State Council of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), representing more than 656,000 workers statewide, announced its support for the candidacy of ... read more >>
COMMENTARY: The Housing Tsunami
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 25 October 2007
We are facing the worst housing crisis since the Great Depression. Over a million Americans are at risk of losing their homes. Many more families will see their life savings disappear as housing values ... read more >>
Not Just in Jena: Resurgent Racism Everywhere
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 18 October 2007
It is a shocking surprise to some, a painful revisiting of a racial nightmare to others, and still to others the sudden horror of a racist Halloween show turned real; one for which they have neither ... read more >>
Bush in the Bible?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 18 October 2007
No, this isn’t a piece about President George W. Bush being the Anti-Christ. The idea of a Republican president being such died with Ronald Wilson Reagan who’s first, middle, and last names ... read more >>
Jiggaboo's and Wannabe's Revisited: Light-Skinned Only
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick 18 October 2007
The “Light Skin Libra Birthday Bash” which was to take place at Detroit’s Club APT on Woodward Avenue was the brainchild of a Detroit DJ and party promoter. The party was intended ... read more >>
The Content of Who's Character?
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 18 October 2007
Shelby Steele is a Black college English professor. His book, The Content of Our Character, published sixteen-years ago, was highly praised, especially by conservatives. No matter that these days, liberal, ... read more >>
Lt. General Recordo S. Sanchez on U.S. Political Leaders:
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 18 October 2007
When retired Lt. General Recordo S. Sanchez came to address the Military Reporters and Editors Luncheon in Washington D.C., he came with a purpose. He came to speak on behalf of the eight hundred troops ... read more >>
OPINION: The House is On Fire and the Wind is Blowing
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 18 October 2007
What do you do when your neighbor’s house catches on fire? You can blame your neighbor; perhaps he drinks and smokes late at night, and his high risk life style finally caught up with him. But ... read more >>
COMMENTARY: Hollywood Don't Know Me Like That
Written by MALIK SPELLMAN 04 October 2007
Dear beloved readers, I would like to say that I had a recent encounter with a respected comedian/actor by the name of Mike Epps concerning another side of him. It shows that Hollywood don’t know ... read more >>

 

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