Jena Six: Redirecting Outrage to Continuing Injustice
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 04 October 2007
The crowd in Leimert Park was impressive. Los Angeles’ ode to the Jena Six brought out the youth and older folks who stood shoulder to shoulder—a rare sight. Young adults planned the demonstration ... read more >>
The Politics of Republican Rhetoric
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 04 October 2007
The vast majority of American people base their concept of reality on what they hear, rather than logical examination. Conservative Republicans have long since recognized that fact, and have repeatedly ... read more >>
Voices on: Considerations for Barack Obama
Written by Francis Taylor 04 October 2007
  Carrie McClain, Photo-grapher/Student, Los Angeles, CA—Of course Blacks should support Obama. He is not only Black, he is also honest, ... read more >>
Voices on: African American Fire Chief
Written by Francis Taylor 27 September 2007
  Dr. Amen Rahh, Rahh Consulting Group, Compton, CA—We are making progress in those areas however; our real progress should be measured ... read more >>
Debunking King Hospital's Premature Post-Mortem
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 20 September 2007
Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital is not dead. There’s plenty of life and resolve left in its supporters to resurrect the beleaguered institution. Local residents and the cadre of long-time loyalists ... read more >>
Our Children are Dying While Old Men Are Lying
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 20 September 2007
An old English teacher of mine use to trash everything I wrote. No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t do anything right in her eyes. I could write out the alphabet and turn it in, then when ... read more >>
Voices on: Jena 6
Written by Francis Taylor 20 September 2007
  Shana Kern, Chaffney USD, Campus Security Officer, Rancho Cuca-monga, CA— The school officials should have taken action ... read more >>
A Religious Review of Reparations
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 13 September 2007
Part 1 of 2 The Constitution of the United States of America is said to be based on the Judeo-Christian ethic. But before there was a “United States,” and before there was a Constitution ... read more >>
The Box
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 13 September 2007
  Iraq...24/7. That’s what will dominate the news over the next two or three weeks, as the congress and president struggle over what to do with the disastrous occupation of Iraq. Democratic ... read more >>
Leadership! Leadership! Leadership!
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 13 September 2007
Slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, Civil Rights-each period reflected the nation’s political and economic priorities. The current era’s description could include an annotation to the effect ... read more >>
Wal-Mart's Menace Requires Constant Vigilance
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 06 September 2007
Wal-Mart’s soiled profits are built on the backs of poor people of color throughout the world. And the mega retail corporation saturates the media with ads extolling its stores and products. (Los ... read more >>
The Choice
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 06 September 2007
This nation faces a clear choice this September. President Bush will insist that the Congress continue the war in Iraq and demand another $50 billion for the occupation. That is on top of the $147 billion ... read more >>
Ethical Standards Also Apply to Black Leadership
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 29 August 2007
Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke is a reluctant headliner because of the flap over her residence. All of the facts are not in, but speculation about Burke’s veracity continues. People ... read more >>
When the Revolution Comes?!!! Brother, the Revolution is Here-and We're Losin'
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 29 August 2007
That’s right. The revolution started forty years ago—and it IS being televised-but we’re so distracted by the vapors of the American fantasy, and have our heads so far up our collective ... read more >>
Why Should Democrats Concede the Fight Against Terrorism to the GOP?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 23 August 2007
This week I find myself in the awkward position of disagreeing with one of the most astute political thinkers in America today. While I understand that I’m stepping onto hallowed ground, I simply ... read more >>
Katrina's Damage Continuous and Poor Hurt Most
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 23 August 2007
There is broad consensus that post-Katrina New Orleans is a divided city, racially and economically, the poor are not top priority, and, the city will never be the same. Many also believe the mayor ... read more >>
Blinders on the Right
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 23 August 2007
Fred Thompson calls the Bush economy “the greatest story never told,” lauding four years of growth, low unemployment, low inflation, high profits and rising productivity. All the Republican ... read more >>
Wake Up, Field Hands! We're Talking the White House Here
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 16 August 2007
I don’t want to come off sounding like the Los Angeles Sentinel wing of the Barack Obama Campaign Committee, because I want to assure you, there’s no such thing. But I keep hearing things ... read more >>
Black People... Where are Our Priorities?
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick 09 August 2007
Dogfighting vs. 14 Counts of Child Porn I have always believed that there are two kinds of people in this world, those that get it and those that don't. I have carefully watched the media try ... read more >>
Just Because the Name is Clinton, Doesn't Mean You're Gonna Get Bill
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 09 August 2007
I was both embarrassed and conflicted by a CBS News poll that showed Hillary Clinton leading Barack Obama 52 percent to 28 percent among Black voters. I was conflicted because my emotions seemed to directly ... read more >>
Congress Votes to Muzzle Truth
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 19 July 2007
The American people’s right to hear the truth has been shot-down and severely wounded in congress, yet again. On June 28, 2007 congress voted down the Fairness Doctrine by a vote of 309-115. Conservative ... read more >>
Challenge the Gun Crime Lobby
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 19 July 2007
The House Appropriations Committee has just passed an amendment—the Tiahrt amendment—that forbids the sharing of information police need to find the source of illegal firearms—guns ... read more >>
A Question to Ponder
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 19 July 2007
What if Africa was geographically closer to the United States than Mexico? In light of the debates over immigration that have made this hot summer even more heated, this is a hypothetical question worth ... read more >>
A 'Black Agenda:' New Priority for Hard Challenges
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 19 July 2007
A Black agenda is collectively determined social, political, and economic strategies or actions by Blacks for the benefit of Blacks. The terms, “Black” and “Black agenda” surfaced ... read more >>
The Decision Not to Vote is a Vote Against Yourself
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 12 July 2007
I was talking to a gentleman the other day who took great pride in the fact that he doesn’t vote. He said, “Well, one thing is for sure, nobody can blame me for all these gangsters in office. ... read more >>