Investigate the racial context behind Martin’s death
Written by JESSE JACKSON 20 July 2013
If Trayvon Martin were not a young black male, he would be alive today. Despite the verdict, it’s clear that George Zimmerman would never have confronted a young white man wearing a hoodie. He would, ... read more >>
Looking Beyond George Zimmerman
Written by Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist 20 July 2013
Trayvon Martin might not be dead except for the fact that George Zimmerman carried a gun and acted as a wanna-be policeman.  Rev. Al Sharpton and others deserve props for rallying people and insisting ... read more >>
Honoring Trayvon, Saving our Sons: Recommitment to Community and Struggle
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 20 July 2013
So, there we were once again at this painfully uncomfortable, but familiar place, waiting and wondering, waiting for simple justice in the case of the killing of Trayvon Martin, hoping for the best and ... read more >>
BLACKS MUST STAND THEIR (COMMON) GROUND
Written by Larry Aubry 20 July 2013
It is past time that Blacks’ behavior reflects their prolonged suffering from racism and the criminal justice system.  George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict was only the latest of countless officially ... read more >>
California Department of Education Wrecks Inglewood Schools
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 20 July 2013
It has been over four and a half months since the California Department of Education undertook the highly questionable action of taking over the total operation of the Inglewood Unified School District. ... read more >>
Ghosts of Revolutions Past
Written by Eric Kyle Henry Lee Sentinel Contributing Writer generalinfo@lasentinel.net 19 July 2013
   A woman walks past a makeshift memorial for Trayvon Martin Thursday April 12, 2012, on the sidewalk outside the complex where he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla. (AP PHOTO/CHRIS ... read more >>
Was Trayvon Martin Rear-Ended by Zimmerman?
Written by Larry Buford 12 July 2013
On Monday (7/8) the defense attorneys in the George Zimmerman trial brought forth testimony from a parade of witnesses who vouched that the screams for help on the 911 tapes were those of Zimmerman and ... read more >>
Obama should Lead Fight to Revive Voting Rights Act
Written by Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. NNPA Columnist 12 July 2013
President Barack Obama should lead a forceful drive to revive the Voting Rights Act, which was effectively disemboweled by the Supreme Court’s recent decision. All celebrate the 1965 Act as the most ... read more >>
Commission To Study Child Welfare Agency Is Step In Right Direction
Written by Congresswoman Karen Bass 12 July 2013
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors deserves a great deal of credit for establishing a citizen’s blue ribbon commission to study the county’s child welfare agency.  The commission will be ... read more >>
Immigration Reform
Written by David G. Brown 12 July 2013
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THE PRICE OF BLACK DISUNITY IS MUCH TOO HIGH
Written by Larry Aubry l.aubry@att.net 12 July 2013
Last week’s column focused on the need for sustainable, righteous outrage among Black people.  This week deals with Blacks’ lack of unity, an underlying cause of such outrage .Black leaders especially, ... read more >>
The Legacies of Mary M. Bethune: Knowledge, Sacrifice, Service and Struggle
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 12 July 2013
We cannot pass the month of July without paying homage to our foremother, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, born July 10, 1875, laying down in peace and rising up in radiance May 18, 1955.  Let us pour libation ... read more >>
Even Though It’s Legal, I Still Can’t Marry My Girlfriend
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick 11 July 2013
  [Recently] the Supreme Court of the United States of America cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in the state of California.  Unfortunately, for my girlfriend and I, we still can’t ... read more >>
FIREWORKS: A RISKY THRILL!!
Written by Larry Buford 11 July 2013
The arrest of former NBA Wizards team member Gilbert Arenas for possession of illegal fireworks brings to mind the threat we face this time each year. In 2002, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission ... read more >>
Can Congress Redeem Itself?
Written by William E. Spriggs 11 July 2013
In the latest polls for May and June, Congress' approval rating is a mere 14 percent. This reflects a clear dissatisfaction with Congress not doing something meaningful to help American households. Highjacked ... read more >>
We Must Build Our Greatest Strength: Diversity
Written by Benjamin Todd Jealous 11 July 2013
"For a country regarded as the paramount leader in a multicultural world, the United States has yet to embrace its own diversity; continuing failure to do so will have profound consequences for governance." That ... read more >>
Voting Rights Act
Written by David G Brown 11 July 2013
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BLACK’S RIGHTEOUS OUTRAGE MUST BE SUSTAINED
Written by Larry Aubry 11 July 2013
Black leaders, Black media and the Black community’s outrage over the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision gutting the Voting Rights Act is thoroughly justified. However, the question is, will this ... read more >>
Frederick Douglass and the 4th of July: Still Searching for Affirmative Answers
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 11 July 2013
As we prepare for the July 4th celebrations and contemplate the real racial meaning of the post-racial message of the Supreme Court’s recent retrograde decisions on affirmative action and the Voting ... read more >>
The Bridge: Independence Day For Africans, Part 1
Written by Darryl James 27 June 2013
On July 4, 1776, when the United States of America gained its independence from Great Britain, Africans in America were still in slavery.  The nation talked about independence, but there was none for ... read more >>
Will Texting and the ‘Cloak of Anonymity’ Doom the English Language?
Written by Larry Buford 27 June 2013
Although the U.S. Department of Education reports that the Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGR) is the highest at 78 percent than it’s been in nearly 40 years, it should not obscure the fact that ... read more >>
REFLECTIONS ON A JOURNEY HOMEWARD
Written by Larry Aubry 27 June 2013
This column, first written in 1987, is purely personal.  I share it again because it reflects a reaffirmation of family and culture that honed the values and direction of my life’s struggle to help ... read more >>
Paula Deen: Recipe for Disaster
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 27 June 2013
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COMPLACENCY ENSURES BLACKS’ CURRENT STATUS
Written by Larry Aubry 20 June 2013
Complacency is killing us. Its counterpart, silence, is also problematic, even crippling at times.  Unfortunately, Black people, in general, and Black leadership, in particular, tend to perpetuate a ... read more >>
Maintaining the Meaning of Juneteenth: Staying Focused on Freedom
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 20 June 2013
The celebration of freedom is to be encouraged and applauded everywhere and all the time, and the celebration of Juneteenth, June 19th as Emancipation Day, is, of necessity, no exception. For freedom ... read more >>

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