WILL CONCERN OVER THE NEW JIM CROW BE SUSTAINED?
Written by Larry Aubry l.aubry@att.net 16 April 2015
    Michelle Alexander’s seminal effort, “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” (2010) has captured the nation’s attention.  Continuing media coverage and   public ... read more >>
Beyond Species Arrogance: Living Lightly and Humbly on the Earth
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 16 April 2015
    Clearly there are hard and humbling lessons to be learned from the human and ecological disaster directly caused by British Petroleum (BP) in April 2010 in its perverse pursuit of profit, regardless ... read more >>
Children of Color and Autism – Too Little, Too late
Written by Special Report by Areva D. Martin, Esq. 16 April 2015
Autism is rarely outside of the media spotlight, and for 1-in-68 American children, it can be a daily struggle. Autism, or more formally, Autism Spectrum Disorder, is a condition where an individual ... read more >>
DON’T BE FOOLED, IDENTITY POLITICS IS A REALITY
Written by Larry Aubry -opinion 09 April 2015
       Conservatives’ claim that identity politics as practiced by Blacks and other so-called minorities damages the American way, is patently false.  It is the American way!  Identity politics ... read more >>
Time for Justice for Children in New York
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Managing Editor) 03 April 2015
Marian Wright Edelman   Under New York’s juvenile justice system a child as young as 7 can be arrested for a crime, and a 16-year-old is automatically charged as an adult. These laws are shockingly ... read more >>
The Push to Eliminate Predatory Lending
Written by Charlene Crowell, NNPA Columnist 03 April 2015
    Charlene Crowell     In the aftermath of a letter signed by 500 consumer advocates from all 50 states, an unprecedented push for reining in abusive small-dollar, high-cost loans has engaged ... read more >>
Free Speech Hypocrisy
Written by Lee A. Daniels, NNPA Columnist 03 April 2015
  Lee A. Daniels    This winter the media’s been ablaze with stories about racist, homophobic and sexist slurs being hurled this way and that by college students and other adults. Revealingly, ... read more >>
Maxine Waters Works to Shrink Wealth Gap
Written by Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., NNPA Columnist 03 April 2015
Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr.    One of leading freedom fighters in the United States Congress is none other than the extraordinarily dynamic Maxine Waters (D-Calif.). Congresswoman Waters does not bite ... read more >>
Considering King’s Martyrdom and Message: Losing Illusions and Gaining Truth
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 03 April 2015
The anniversary of the assassination and 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 ... read more >>
REPARATIONS FOR FERGUSON AND BEYOND
Written by Larry Aubry -opinon 03 April 2015
Reparations are not mentioned in countless stories of Michael Browns’ murder and the atrocities of the Ferguson Police Department.  But UC Berkeley professor Sandra Susan Smith tackles the issue head ... read more >>
Young, Gifted, Black and Abused
Written by By Walter L Fields, NNPA Columnist 03 April 2015
  In the course of one week we witnessed the burden of being young, gifted and Black. First, the Little League baseball Phenom Mo’ne Davis was insulted by a White college baseball player who called ... read more >>
“Empire” Shows that Black Dollars Matter
Written by Ron Busby, Sr., NNPA Columnist 27 March 2015
  Ron Busby  According to a Nielsen consumer report, African Americans are voracious consumers of media, watching 37 percent more television than any other slice of American demography. While that’s ... read more >>
March Madness: Race, Sports and Money
Written by Everett L. Glenn, NNPA Columnist 27 March 2015
The NCAA men’s basketball tournament, better known as “March Madness” is back. A total of 68 teams compete in a single-elimination game format highlighted by the “Sweet 16,” the “Elite ... read more >>
U.S. Criminal Justice System Needs Urgent Reform
Written by Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. 27 March 2015
Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. I know from firsthand experience that the “criminal justice system” today in the United States is in serious and urgent need of reform, repair and restructuring. Millions ... read more >>
I Had a Heart Attack
Written by George E. Curry, NNPA Columnist 27 March 2015
George Curry  Nothing was more startling than when a cardiologist looked me directly in the eyes and said matter-of-factly: “It looks like you had a heart attack.” I was dumbfounded. When? Where? ... read more >>
Low-Income Children to get Shafted by Congress
Written by Marian Wright Edelman, NNPA Columnist 27 March 2015
Marian Wright Edelman Congress is about to strike a deal that takes care of seniors and doctors but leaves low-income and “at-risk” children short. Congress’ annual struggle to avoid cuts in ... read more >>
BLACK EMPOWERMENT REQUIRES SUSTAINABLE UNIT
Written by Larry Aubry -opinon 26 March 2015
It is not uncommon for Black people ask each other questions such as, “Why do Blacks seem to have more trouble than other groups agreeing on efforts to improve their quality of life, pooling their ... read more >>
Meditating on Woman in the World: Sacred Sources from Ancient Afric
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 26 March 2015
As March, Black History Month II—Women Focus, comes to an end, and with it, all the special speeches, learned lectures, plays, poems and various other programs and performances to celebrate and honor ... read more >>
The Chicago Reckoning
Written by By Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., NNPA Columnist 20 March 2015
Why is Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a neck and neck run-off for re-election? He enjoys national press attention, advertises the endorsement of hometown favorite, President Obama, brandishes a $30 ... read more >>
Inequity in Education Funding Shortchanges America's Future
Written by Marc Morial, President & CEO, National Urban League 20 March 2015
 Marc Morial - President & CEO, National Urban League    "That all citizens will be given an equal start through a sound education is one of the most basic, promised rights of our democracy.  ... read more >>
NEW LEADERSHIP MODEL ESSENTIAL FOR BLACK UNITY
Written by Larry Aubry -opinon 19 March 2015
    These days Blacks are wondering whether things will get any worse, because arguably, we are still the worse off on any measure of social, economic or political status. Will things get worse?  ... read more >>
Post-Racial Rough Riding at OU: Millennial Myths and American Reality
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 19 March 2015
  Whatever we think, say or assume about the racist rant and chant of the young White men of the SAE fraternity and their female companions at the University of Oklahoma, it is  neither new nor unexpected, ... read more >>
RAISE THE WAGE: REDUCE POVERTY AND IMPROVE CITY’S HEALTH
Written by Larry Aubry l.aubry@att.net 12 March 2015
Despite the fact that African Americans overwhelmingly support raising the minimum wage in Los Angeles, getting this done is an uphill fight.  The Raise the Wage is a coalition of community organizations, ... read more >>
Against Airbrushing History at Selma Bridge: Reaffirming Black Identity and Dignity
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 12 March 2015
    There is no justice-yielding present or dignity-affirming future for a people that concedes its rightful place as primary subject in its own history and willingly becomes at best secondary in ... read more >>
Mr. Charlie, Miss Ann and Uncle Oscar: White Folks’ Big Night Out
Written by DR. Maulana Karenga 05 March 2015
It was clearly a White thing, not a Black thang, or a multicultural mixer of equals, and all of us could easily understand it. It was White folks’ big night out, the night of “Mr. Charlie”, “Miss ... read more >>

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