Pimps Up, Hughley Down?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 06 November 2008
Comedian, D.L. Hughley is being severely criticized in the Black community over his new CNN show, D.L. Hughley Breaking the News. I first heard the opening salvo in an email sent to me from Dr. Boyce ... read more >>
The First and the Last 100 Days
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 06 November 2008
The air crackles with anticipation. Fingers are crossed. It gets hard to breathe. Hope, for so long locked in a closet, begins pounding on the door. And throwing fortune to the wind, many are already ... read more >>
Presidential Power Parlays to Police?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 06 November 2008
Black community set to support revitalized OJB  “As [Black officers] try to make policing fairer for residents of black communities, their fellow white officers often view them as ‘radicals,’ ... read more >>
The Campaign and Beyond Deconstructing Obama
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 06 November 2008
"I'm not voting for a Black man." This refrain, prevalent among white union members in NW St. Louis, mirrors continuing racism that was still the biggest obstacle to Barack Obama's ... read more >>
Drama, My Mama, & Barack Obama
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 30 October 2008
No one could have predicted that paths grown cold would cross, or that one degree of separation would make for an odd connection. About a week ago, Hofstra University in Hempstead , New York , was ... read more >>
Joe the Plumber: A Prime Symbol of Republican
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 30 October 2008
John McCain accused Barack Obama of being an elitist. He then trotted out "Joe the Plumber" to symbolize that he, unlike Obama, stood in solidarity with the American middle class. That made ... read more >>
Live Single or Married?
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 30 October 2008
Hello world, the question this week isn't simple yet it is truly difficult to answer, depending on your personal opinions concerning "Love". So, would you rather live single or married? ... read more >>
Here Comes the Judge!
Written by Malik Spellman 30 October 2008
Well readers, as you all may know this about me, this is the first time that I have ever voted for change in my life! Not only is this my first encounter with this big task called voting, but the whole ... read more >>
Ready, Set, Vote
Written by Dean C. Logan 30 October 2008
Activity associated with this election has surpassed that of any election in recent history with voter registration reaching an all time high including many first-time and younger voters. This is a ... read more >>
On Death Row with Troy Davis:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 30 October 2008
Say what you want or will, there is something ethically savage and socially unseemly about engaging in official killing as an object lesson, preventive measure or pretension of doing it in the name ... read more >>
Vital Signs, Obama's Powerful Assets
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 30 October 2008
Who can do this job? As Barack Obama verges on an historic victory next week, it is clear he will inherit the desert: Costly and endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. A global economic downturn. A ... read more >>
Cultural Revolution, Part 2
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 30 October 2008
Last week I outlined the need for Blacks in America to undergo a Cultural Revolution in order to remain relevant and thrive in America. This week, I'd like to outline some of the things that must ... read more >>
What's Going On With Blacks in Los Angeles?
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 30 October 2008
It just keeps getting worse for Black people in California . Not only have we dwindled down to a measly 6 percent of the state's population, but now the few Black writers that we could depend on ... read more >>
California State Leadership of NAACP is Disconnected from Community
Written by Hardy Brown 30 October 2008
According to the last financial reporting statements of two of the state proposition campaigns, Alice Huffman, president of California  NAACP, has done quite well for herself as both a political ... read more >>
Unions Are Trying to Buy an L.A. County Supervisor's Job for Ridley-Thomas
Written by Joe Bowers 30 October 2008
Its About Time the Media Started Reporting Tht the Unions Are Trying to Buy an L.A.County Supervisor's Job for Ridel-Thomas If you live in the second district of Los Angeles County, an area that spans ... read more >>
Progressive Leadership for the 2nd District
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 30 October 2008
The county's 2nd Supervisorial District deserves visionary, progressive leadership and State Senator Mark- Ridley Thomas fits the bill. His integrity, intelligence and audacious courage in the ... read more >>
John McCain: Portrait of a Demagogue
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 23 October 2008
Demagogue: "A leader who obtains power by means of impassioned appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populace." The American Heritage Dictionary Demagogues are vampires who prey ... read more >>
Living Locally, Thinking Globally: A Call to Conference and Collaboration
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 23 October 2008
One of the greatest challenges facing us as a community in the context of a crisis-ridden, constantly changing national and global economy is to be continuously aware of things in process, to be able ... read more >>
A Cultural Revolution
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 23 October 2008
Right about now, two of the most influential Black men in America have embraced a unified goal based on what is best for the nation, which also happens to be very good for the Black race. While some ... read more >>
Sea Change Challenge
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 23 October 2008
Campaigns are--as everyone knows--not the time for a high blown policy debate. The increasingly dishonorable McCain campaign is classic in this regard--with much of its advertising devoted to diversionary ... read more >>
Bank Notes & Scripture Quotes
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 23 October 2008
If someone were to ask where you’d find the words, “this note is legal tender for all debts, public and private,” what would you say? If your answer is, “On the front of paper ... read more >>
Proposition This!
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 23 October 2008
During Saturday's Taste of Soul Festival hosted by the Los Angeles Sentinel, I had the opportunity to sit on a panel entitled "The State of Urban Politics" alongside some phenomenal panelists ... read more >>
When the "Labor Candidate" Isn't Really the Best Candidate for Union Members, Members of Labor Should Check the Union Label Before Voting for Mark Ridley-Thomas, a.k.a. Wal-"Mark"
Written by Joe Bowers 23 October 2008
In the race for the Second District Seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the theme of business versus labor-- or more specifically-- L.A. City Councilmember Bernard C. Parks versus ... read more >>
Prevention Key to Reducing Violence in Schools
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 23 October 2008
Schools echo America's history and continuing propensity for violence; school violence is a subset of broader youth and urban violence spawned by poverty, racism and systemic neglect clearly ... read more >>
John McCain: A Footnote to Posterity
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 16 October 2008
As I watched the second presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain, my mind drifted off to when I once watched the landing of the Space Shuttle. All the drama of the mission was over, ... read more >>