We Can't Blame a Lack of Knowledge on the White Man Because Knowledge is Free
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 03 January 2008
A lady told me that I contradicted myself in last week’s article. She said I indicated that if we learned to think more efficiently, we could resolve our own problems, and we wouldn’t need ... read more >>
Voices on: Happiness for the New Year
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 03 January 2008
Mary Armstrong, Office Manager, Los Angeles, CA - A happy new year for me will include maintaining a loving and harmonious relationship ... read more >>
Voices on: Resolutions for 2008
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 27 December 2007
Delilah Lanoix-Harris, SMS Transportation, CEO, Los Angeles, CA - As a business owner, I will continue to grow my business and increase revenue ... read more >>
What Happens When We Die?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 20 December 2007
Where is Ike Turner Now? Part 2 of 4 Ike Turner, legendary music icon and former husband of the inimitable Tina Turner, died last week about the same time I wrote last week’s article discussing the ... read more >>
Christmas, Religion and Jesus
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 20 December 2007
Sadly, most people have no idea where the Christmas holiday traditions come from, but they swear that it is all about Jesus. Surprise! The Christmas holiday as we know it is really an aggregation of ... read more >>
Bowing in Obeisance to Balozi: In Rightful Recognition and Instruction
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 20 December 2007
The sacred teachings of the Husia tell us that “Better than riches and royal linen is to do good for those who recognize and respect it.” It is a teaching on paying rightful hommage and due ... read more >>
Reforms and Communities Overlook Black Students
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 20 December 2007
Plans to reform the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) abound, but none include specific focus on Black students, the district’s lowest achievers and lowest priority. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa ... read more >>
Fifteen Will Get You Twenty...
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 20 December 2007
I’m 30, so I can still vaguely remember being 15 years old. And at the risk of revealing more about my past than I want to or care to remember, I’m going to tell you a little bit about me. ... read more >>
Jesus Was a Liberal
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 20 December 2007
It never ceases to amaze me how Democrats can allow conservative Republicans—a group whose only reason for being is to undermine the poor—to co-opt the love of God as a political issue. I ... read more >>
Jena Six:?A Diverse Demonstration
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 13 December 2007
African Americans nationwide galvanized behind the six Black teens in Jena, Louisiana perhaps more than any other event in recent history since the Million Man March. More than 20,000 Blacks from as ... read more >>
Consent Decree:?Compliance Without Complying?
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 13 December 2007
The good news for Chief William Bratton and cohorts is that the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) will probably be found in substantial compliance with all requirements of the Federal Consent Decree. ... read more >>
Pelosi Briefed on Torture in 2002? No Wonder Impeachment is Off the Table
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 13 December 2007
On Sunday, December 9, 2007, the Washington Post reported that in September 2002 four members of congress were briefed on “enhanced interrogation techniques” by the CIA—sweet talk for ... read more >>
A Workers' Revival?
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 13 December 2007
Can the new global economy be made to work for working people? Only if working people can come together, across national, ethnic, religious boundaries, and enforce the right to organize and bargain ... read more >>
'The World's Greatest' Alleged Pedophile: Robert Sylvester Kelly
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 13 December 2007
Work with me here. Suppose you had a teenage daughter and one day you heard from someone that she had sex, willing or otherwise, with a grown man. A man that you have known in the past to have had relationships ... read more >>
Social Remedies for Scientific Racism?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 06 December 2007
Black Health Care or Black Health Scare? (Part 5 of 5) “One of the most pressing needs of the African-American patient is for culturally-sensitive care delivery. Despite major American medical ... read more >>
Tis' the Season: Buy a Book
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 06 December 2007
On Black Friday while the rest of America was camped outside of Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, and their local mall, many in freezing temperatures, I had the good fortune to be first in line at my local ... read more >>
Engaging the Issue of HIV/AIDS: No Room or Reason for Illusions
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 06 December 2007
For a long and loss-laden time now, a terrible and terrifying entity has been stalking members of the Black community, day and night, across class, gender, age, sexuality and religious lines. It has ... read more >>
Debunk Distorted Research But Not Truth
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 06 December 2007
Research on Blacks, including surveys and polls, has always been tainted, tending to reflect the author’s bias. Results routinely fail to depict Black life and times. However, some research on ... read more >>
A New Norm is Being Set in this Country - A Norm that Says the Average Citizen is Unimportant
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 06 December 2007
During the Reagan administration the American people made the mistake of becoming more enamored with an individual than they were the laws of this land. As a result, America failed to act decisively ... read more >>
When Champions Die
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 06 December 2007
Sean Taylor, the remarkable all-pro defensive back for the Washington Redskins, was only 24 when he was shot to death at his home last week. He was in his prime, a new father, a man according to his ... read more >>
Black to the Future
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 06 December 2007
In America, Black people imagine that they have made progress. The truth is that in many ways, we have gone backwards. Our problem is that we are going in circles seemingly without direction, in desperate ... read more >>
Maybe We Should All Walk Outside a Bit More Often
Written by Mshujaa Komoyo 29 November 2007
A Perspective on the American Homeless Dilemma I guess I don’t get out much anymore, not on foot anyway. But early this morning, a mishap with a container of super glue led to a sudden shopping ... read more >>
Retarded Black Men
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 29 November 2007
retarded (adj): relatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development. When I lecture and/or do seminars and talk about how American men in general and Black men in particular are emotionally ... read more >>
What They're Trying to Feed Us Now:?The Latest Pew Poll on Blacks
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 29 November 2007
Two weeks ago a poll by the “nonpartisan” Pew Research Center claimed that African Americans saw a widening gulf between the values of middle class and poor Blacks, and that nearly four-in-ten ... read more >>
Measuring the Success of the Summit: Transmitting and Modeling Leadership
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 29 November 2007
Speaking on the need and nature of education, W.E.B. DuBois reminded us that real and relevant education means sharing knowledge not only about how to make a living, but also how to make a life, i.e., ... read more >>