How To Love A Black Woman!
Written by Malik Spellman 15 January 2009
Fellows, we have truly abandoned our most valuable asset and that is love itself. First thing we should do in order to love a Black Woman is to remember that she always has our back, even when things ... read more >>
Rereading King: Correcting Revision & Reductive Interpretations of His Dream
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 15 January 2009
Each year throughout this country and around the world, many people who fight for freedom, struggle for justice, strive for power over their destiny and daily lives and pursue the work of peace, turn ... read more >>
Stupid, Laughing Americans
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 15 January 2009
Where America once lead the world in education and the cutting edge of technology, we have been dumbed down for so long that we are now at the level of some Third World Nations or below that status. ... read more >>
Just Economics
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 15 January 2009
Next Monday, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday and then, on Tuesday, Barack Obama will be sworn in as president of the United States. His first - and overwhelming - task will be to ... read more >>
Making "Gay" Go Away
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 15 January 2009
You may recall that "buggery" is essentially another word for homosexuality. For any one of several reasons, some "same-gender-loving" (SGL) males and females wish to abandon their ... read more >>
Response to Inglewood Cop Killings Mainly Silence
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 15 January 2009
The City of Inglewood's reaction to last year's spate of killings by Inglewood Police was overwhelmingly underwhelming. Protests were initiated by outsiders, not Inglewood residents who seemed ... read more >>
When is Being Cool, Too Cool to Survive?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 08 January 2009
As a young man growing up, dividing my time between the Pueblo Del Rio projects and Watts, in South/Central Los Angeles, one of the first things I learned about survival in the Black community was ... read more >>
Keeping It Real: Fixing Our Schools is the Civil Rights Issue of our Time
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton 08 January 2009
It was 54 years ago when the Supreme Court declared that separate schools for Black students and White students were "inherently unequal." "In these days," the Court wrote, "it ... read more >>
January 14th
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 08 January 2009
Hello word, welcome to the first month of 2009! I write to you from my favorite chair with dark wooden arm rests and auburn leopard upholstery. At this very moment, my beloved chair is truly the most ... read more >>
Breaking the Betrayal of Silence
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 08 January 2009
Dr. Martin Luther King comes to mind in so many questions of life and struggle, not only in this his month of birth, but also in critical times like these of transition and trial, imperial wars and ... read more >>
What the World Needs Now
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 08 January 2009
The first time I heard the phrase "Kinder, gentler nation" was in the 1980's. It was a Republican slogan and I knew even then that it was mostly bullcrap. I knew it was propaganda designed ... read more >>
The Fierce Urgency of Now
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 08 January 2009
This economy is in free fall. Workers are losing jobs. Families are losing homes. Manufacturing is plummeting; exports declining; housing collapsing; construction on hold; state and local budgets slashed; ... read more >>
About My Holiday Eating Spree
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 08 January 2009
If you've been following me offline, you know that in the past year and a half I lost about 85 pounds going from a size 22 down to a 10. In the beginning, the reasons had more to do with proving ... read more >>
Gullible Gays in a Scriptural Maze
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 08 January 2009
In an effort to justify their homosexual behavior prominent members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community—as well as others—have sought support from the Holy Bible ... read more >>
Black Leaders Lack Accountability with Impunity
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 08 January 2009
Black leadership's lack of accountability is a recurring topic here because although reprehensible, it continues unabated. Far too many Black leaders fail to respond to the needs of constituents ... read more >>
Get on the Beam
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 01 January 2009
One of the problems that we have in the Black community is that we don't really know who we are. That isn't to say that many of us haven't studied Black history, and the kings and queens ... read more >>
New Years Resolution
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 01 January 2009
Hello world. Christmas has passed us again so on to the next occasion, New Years! My question this week is not complex as I tend to make things harder than they really are. What will your resolutions ... read more >>
Get Mine In 2009
Written by Malik Spellman 01 January 2009
Happy New Year earth people. It is that time again when god has shown us that we have made it with his blessings. Well I have to be honest with you people, I got to get mine in 2009 because we got ... read more >>
Needful Resolutions for the New Year
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 01 January 2009
As the edges of the old and New Year meet and overflow into each other, we are again confronted with the need to sit down and think deeply about the awesome meaning and responsibility of being African ... read more >>
Top Ten Thoughts From 2008
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 01 January 2009
2008 was like A Tale Of Two Cities. It was the best of times and it was the worst of times. On the one hand, the economy is so deep in the toilet that some people can't imagine that things will ... read more >>
Who Will Speak For America's Poor?
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 01 January 2009
When the economy catches a cold, the poor suffer pneumonia. When the economy catches pneumonia, as this one has, poor people are reduced to emergency conditions. Across America, poverty is rising. ... read more >>
Are Blacks Afraid of Powerful Gays?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 01 January 2009
Some have accused the collective lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community of bullying its way into America's consciousness. The LGBTs have stormed the halls of power and have assaulted ... read more >>
Are Black Students Finally On Center Stage?
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 01 January 2009
Superintendent David Brewer's departure could prove a catalyst for sustainable efforts to improve the quality of education for LAUSD's long-neglected Black students. Encouraging signs include ... read more >>
Jamie Foxx:How to Use Fame to Step on Your Brother
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 25 December 2008
One of the readers of last week's column, "Why are Black People Killing Themselves?," wrote me a very heartfelt response suggesting that I was being a little hard on Black people. Michele ... read more >>
Noesis Therapy
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 25 December 2008
Hello World, another day closer to Christmas and I hope all of your travels have been safe. This article is for those who may be spending Christmas alone this year. Those people who have no family, ... read more >>