Malcolm X, History and Struggle: Grounding, Insight and Action
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 21 February 2008
It is Malcolm X, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, freedom fighter, warrior-priest and prophet, opener of a new way to understand ourselves and the world, who taught the indispensability of an effective knowledge ... read more >>
An Appointment with Destiny
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 21 February 2008
You’re slipping, Hutch. Your lack of customary objectivity has finally betrayed your loyalties. I came to your site to comment on your Huffington Post article, “What Will Obama Do When There’s ... read more >>
America’s Choice
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 21 February 2008
It’s only February and already seems like this election campaign has been with us forever. The Republican field of White men in dark suits has been winnowed to one: Senator John McCain. On the ... read more >>
Sistas and Supernatural Sex: A World Wide Web of Intrigue
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 21 February 2008
Part 4 of 5 The World Wide Web is indeed intriguing. Cyberspace is the place where hardware and software are wed. The Internet itself is a large international network of computer hardware. You can touch ... read more >>
Black Leadership Redux, Redux
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 21 February 2008
Fading civil rights gains, huge demographic changes, crisis in educating Black children and diminishing political clout are among current challenges that demand effective Black leadership. Of course, ... read more >>
Black History-Cops and the People
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 21 February 2008
America is a funny land. Not funny as in “ha ha,” but funny as in strange. So strange that even though cops have historically been at odds with Blacks, people try to pretend that there is ... read more >>
Black Love: A Complementary and Species-Compelling Need
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 14 February 2008
It is not an exaggeration to state that there is no issue of greater importance, urgency or enduring impact in terms of the foundation, functioning and future of us as a community and a people than the ... read more >>
I’m a Sellout for Supporting a Non-Slave?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 14 February 2008
I received your e-mail last night, but instead of giving in to the knee-jerk tendency to immediately respond, I thought I’d take the night to respectfully consider some of the issues you’ve ... read more >>
Divide Us Not
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 14 February 2008
Hillary wins Hispanics; Obama wins Blacks.” Increasingly pundits suggest this voting pattern reflects not these candidates, but more permanent divisions. Hispanics and Blacks are rivals, we’re ... read more >>
Black History or African History?
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 14 February 2008
It’s Black History Month and wherever you are, you should be either studying Black History, or planning to create Black History. Instead of discussing some great achievements by Black men or Black ... read more >>
Sistas and Supernatural Sex: A Valentine of a Different Kind
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 14 February 2008
Part 3 of 5 When it comes to supernatural sex, “sistas” aren’t the only ones involved among humans. Yes, “brothas” are dragged into the illicit orgy of events. (Okay, ... read more >>
Obama and Blacks: Change or Masked Tradition?
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 14 February 2008
It’s too early to know whether Barack Obama is a genuine change agent vis a vis Blacks’ concerns or just an enticing mirage. The question of where he stands is vital, whether or not he wins ... read more >>
Just Be a Woman About It
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 07 February 2008
Last week, I wrote a piece called “Man Up!” Of course, it was well-received, because it took men to task. But the balance of it all is also discussing what women need to do to make things ... read more >>
Sistas and Supernatural Sex: Treatment from Tinseltown and the Therapists
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 07 February 2008
Treatment from Tinseltown and the Therapists Part 2 of 5 Dr. Luke, an ancient first-century physician, used the Greek word for “therapy” at Luke 12:42 when he quoted Jesus as describing the ... read more >>
History, Heritage & Self-forgetfulness: Renewing Memory and Continuing Struggle
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 07 February 2008
It is in these months of February and March, designated as Black History Month I (General Focus) and Black History Month II (Women Focus) that we have set aside time and space to celebrate ourselves ... read more >>
Education is a Civil Right
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 07 February 2008
A Black Educational Civil Rights Agenda was formed a year ago to address historic, documented educational under achievement of African Americans in public schools throughout the nation. The following ... read more >>
Can a Woman Be a Good President?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 07 February 2008
Anyone who can’t answer the above question in the affirmative couldn’t have been raised in the Black community. Because as ashamed as I am to have to admit it, it is clear to anyone with ... read more >>
There is Another Way
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 07 February 2008
Across the country, voters are as interested in Super Tuesday’s voting as they were in the Superbowl. Change is in the air. Young people are in motion. Something is happening out there. What accounts ... read more >>
Black Males are Endangered, So What?
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 31 January 2008
Dr. Bill Cosby regularly castigates “disgraceful’’ young Black males from his elitist perch. Sadly, many Black adults share Cosby’s predilection and maintain a safe distance (literally ... read more >>
Man Up!
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 31 January 2008
One of the most frustrating things to deal with as a Black man is listening to Black women talk about what a “real man” is supposed to be or do. Typically, when those discussions come up, ... read more >>
Transcending Race with Barack Obama: Red-Necking with Arkansas Bill
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 31 January 2008
Just when the established-order media had declared the maturing of White America beyond race, and Tiger Woods had graciously forgiven a White woman acquaintance for an on-TV joke about lynching him; ... read more >>
When I Look at Barack Obama
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 31 January 2008
When I look at Barack Obama, I not only wonder why every Black person in America isn’t supporting him, but why they aren’t jumping up and down with glee at the opportunity. I’ve had ... read more >>
COMMENTARY: Rep. Maxine Waters
Written by Rep. Maxine Waters 30 January 2008
All of my life I have been dedicated to supporting individuals who are committed to concrete proposals and projects aimed at solving problems, creating a new direction for our country, and helping people. ... read more >>
COMMENTARY: Hillary Clinton is the Obvious Choice
Written by JACQUELINE JACKSON 30 January 2008
Many of you know me as the wife and partner to my husband, Reverend Jesse Jackson, sharing each step in a 45-year long civil rights journey that began with Dr. King, and was highlighted by my husband’s ... read more >>
COMMENTARY: South Carolina Gives Obama the Nod, Snubs Hillary Clinton's Request for a Ghetto Pass! YES WE CAN!!!
Written by KEVIN ROSS 30 January 2008
In the non-stop punditry following Saturday’s South Carolina Democratic presidential smackdown, most talking heads will never truly decipher the reason New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s ... read more >>