Tasting a “Taste of Soul”
Written by By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. 06 November 2014
  Black Americans are blessed, not cursed. I say that because it is true and verifiable. As a people we are blessed with intellectual genius, creativity, ingenuity and a vast multitalented reservoir ... read more >>
The Foreclosure Crisis Economic Violence Shatters the 'Dream' for Millions
Written by Martin Luther King III 09 October 2014
  Martin Luther King III    Last year, my family and I were honored to join millions around the world in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the landmark "March on Washington." Beyond the powerful ... read more >>
Our Environment and Our Economy
Written by Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III 09 January 2014
  With the adoption of AB 32, the state’s Global Warming Solution Act, California confirmed its role as a leader in addressing the challenges of climate change.   Now as we move from the rulemaking ... read more >>
Gay Marriage
Written by David G. Brown 05 April 2013
State of Emergency For Black Youth and Education?
Written by Rep.Karen Bass 12 March 2013
State of Emergency For Black Youth and Education? By Rep.Karen Bass Special to the Sentinel   We need to declare a state of emergency regarding African American education in Los Angeles if a recent ... read more >>
Wilmington Ten Pardons: Black Press at its Best
Written by George E. Curry, NNPA Columnist 11 January 2013
  “I wish to congratulate Mary Alice Thatch, publisher of the Wilimington Journal who led the way and propelled the effort to enlist myself and my colleague Dorothy Leavell, publisher of the Chicago ... read more >>
How Social Are You?
Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil 27 December 2012
  How Social Are You? Cheryl Pearson-McNeil   Channel surfing over the weekend, I stopped on a favorite old romantic comedy that was centered on a relationship that blossomed over emails.  The ... read more >>
Give Thanks, Pray For Peace at Home…and Around the World
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 21 November 2012
  Wellington’s Road As we gather for the holidays—wars wage in our families, outside our homes and in other countries. The Israel and Palestinian conflict have many all over the world bothered ... read more >>
The Potluck Party
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 20 November 2012
  Wellington's Road Hey! You are cordially invited to join decline an exclusive club that’s always in style, politically correct and sure to make the most of any situation.  No this isn’t the ... read more >>
Whatever You Choose To Do...Make Sure It's YOUR Choice
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 11 October 2012
  Wellington's Road Vote! Vote! Vote! It's the word of the day ringing in everybody's ear. The emphasis is that there is so much more at stake this time around than any other time. I have no doubt ... read more >>
Escaped with Their Lives
Written by Larry Buford (Columnist) 11 October 2012
  Recently I wrote an article titled "I Went Missing" which was an exploratory on how the expression entered the American lexicon, and how it diminishes the effect of the verb "went." For instance, to ... read more >>
Are you at the table or on the Menu?
Written by Jerome Horton (Columnist) 12 September 2012
  Jerome Horton President Obama vs. Mitt Romney -Tax Avoidance or Tax Planning While it is certainly not illegal or even wrong for the Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife to ... read more >>
The Importance of Putting Obama's Words in Context
Written by Jonathan P. Hicks 29 August 2012
To say the least, Barack Obama is not a man who is inclined to speak often or passionately on the topic of race. His comments on the subject, on the rare occasions when they are offered, are well-planned, ... read more >>
Auto Safety for Our Children Must Know No Restraint
Written by Dr. Victor Garcia and Latondra Newton 28 August 2012
“If I only knew.”   The words of an anguished mother involved in a car crash in which her young child died haunt us, but also inspire us each day as we work to help make sure that every person – ... read more >>
Music Makes the World Go Around
Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil 28 August 2012
  Music Makes the World Go Around    When you and I talk about technological leaps and bounds, frequently we’re focused on the way we communicate with each other.  And, I write here a lot ... read more >>
Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil 27 August 2012
OLYMPIC GOLD! If you’re one of the millions of viewers who watched the Olympics recently, you’re not alone. Nielsen research shows that the all-important, mega-produced opening ceremony in London ... read more >>
Architect of Shame
Written by Faye Morrison, DNC Delegate 24 August 2012
In one week the Republican Party faithful will gather in Tampa, Florida to nominate Mitt Romney, to run against President Barack Obama, for President of the United States. Undoubtedly, the Republicans ... read more >>
What Are The Obama Campaign Managers Thinking?
Written by Walter Smith Special to the NNPA from the New York Beacon 24 August 2012
What Are The Obama Campaign Managers Thinking? By Walter Smith Special to the NNPA from the New York Beacon The response from the Obama Campaign managers to NNPA Chairman, Cloves Campbell was "The audience ... read more >>
Need I Say It Again
Written by Cloves C. Campbell 24 August 2012
Last week I penned an article titled "Show Me the Money." The article questioned whether or not the Black Vote was being taken for granted by the OBAMA campaign due to the small amount of resources allocated ... read more >>
Inexcusable, Reprehensible... Ultimately It's A FAIL!
Written by Brian W. Carter 24 August 2012
There isn't anything that can be said for the actions taken against Xavier University student, Ronald Weekley Jr. by the police but FAIL! The officers in blue responded as if they were apprehending someone ... read more >>
President Obama said Yes, Will the people say No?
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 24 May 2012
Wellington's RoadRecently, President Barack Obama endorsed same-sex marriage, effectively putting the civil issue in motion to becoming reality. It has been the talk of the town in may towns across the ... read more >>
Driving Wills (What Are You Driving At?)
Written by Larry Buford 24 May 2012
If driving a car is a privilege, sex a preference, parenthood a choice, and immigration conditional--to name a few issues--why in the world are so many people clamoring for civil rights these days? Rights ... read more >>
Rep. Hahn Votes No on Tax Cut for the Wealthy
Written by Rep. Janice Hahn, 36th District 27 April 2012
Congresswoman Janice Hahn"Cutting taxes on the wealthy fails to create jobs"Washington, D.C.--This afternoon, Congresswoman Janice Hahn voted no on a Republican bill that would give huge tax breaks to ... read more >>
Twenty Years - One Los Angeles
Written by Wendy Greuel, L.A. City Controller 27 April 2012
Wendy Greuel, L.A. City ControllerSeeing palm trees on fire. Looking out my office window and watching a car being overturned as the very same image was being broadcast live on my TV. Watching the smoke ... read more >>
Hey Cell Phone Junkies!
Written by Larry Buford 27 April 2012
The people who really need to read this article probably won't because they're too busy yapping on their cell phones. Maybe those who do read it can make a copy and somehow slip it to someone they know ... read more >>