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On Saving Pennies (Rainy Day Blues)
Written by Larry Buford 20 April 2012
The other day I decided to coin-roll all the pocket-change coins I'd been saving. It took about four hours and I ended up with five rolls of nickels, one and two-thirds rolls of quarters, seven rolls of ... read more >>
CBCF Statement on the Tragedy of Trayvon Martin
Written by Congressional Black Caucus Foundation 20 April 2012
 The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) wishes to express its condolences to the family of Trayvon Martin. We are dismayed that such a terrible tragedy occurred, and are in full support of the ... read more >>
Name That Presidential Candidate!
Written by Larry Buford 20 April 2012
Names like Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and even Barack Obama were all recognized "brand" names when the nominees took office as president. To date, there are many who still ... read more >>
Remnants of Slave Justice:
Written by Dr. Brenda Wall 20 April 2012
Emmitt Till to Trayvon Martin The brutal murder of innocent Emmitt Till in Money, Mississippi a generation ago was so horrific that it galvanized national and international media attention and became pivotal ... read more >>
Trayvon Martin's Parents Re-live a 'Nightmare'
Written by George E. Curry, NNPA Special Contributor 20 April 2012
WASHINGTON (NNPA)--On the night of Feb. 26, Tracy Martin and his girlfriend had gone out to dinner in Sanford, Fla., leaving his 17-year-old son, Trayvon, behind at the townhouse with plans to watch the ... read more >>
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass Statement on Passage of Senate Transportation Bill
Written by U.S. Rep. Karen Bass 22 March 2012
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Karen Bass issued the following statement on the passage of the Senate's two-year, $109 billion transportation bill by a vote of 74 to 22:"I applaud the Senate ... read more >>
Digital Shoppers R Us
Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil 22 March 2012
Cheryl Pearson-McNeilRemember back in the day when Yellow Pages encouraged everyone to: "Let Your Fingers do the Walking," to quickly and efficiently thumb through its pages to locate any business or service ... read more >>
Visible Black Children
Written by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., NNPA Columnist 22 March 2012
Whether it is in the southern United States of America or in northern Uganda in Africa, Black children are not "invisible." Black children throughout the world should be given the same respect and sense ... read more >>
HOW CONNECTED ARE YOU?
Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil 22 March 2012
Cheryl Pearson-McNeilThe rapid-fire, head-spinning way in which technology continues to evolve never ceases to amaze me. Nielsen recently released its Nielsen and NM Incite's U.S. Digital Consumer Report, ... read more >>
Once A Month
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 15 March 2012
Wellington's RoadOn a Friday, I took my mother and sister out to eat in town. It was my turn to choose the restaurant and I was fitting the bill.We went to a restaurant in West Hollywood. I ordered the ... read more >>
Waxing Cold
Written by Larry Buford 15 March 2012
Seems like everywhere we go these days--whether to the super market, to the corner store, to the gas station and other public places--someone has their hand out asking for spare change. I used to give ... read more >>
"Reality TV" Decays The Brain
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 29 February 2012
Wellinton's RoadBrian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff WriterWives, Shores, Girls and Celebrity Couples...these television shows are all the rage today. It seems that there is a new one every month. We follow ... read more >>
Human Tragedy and Triumph = Ratings Magic
Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil 29 February 2012
 Cheryl Pearson-McNeilI am always fascinated by the impact of human emotions on our consumer behavior--whether those emotions are inspired by tragedy or triumph. Two television broadcasts made ratings ... read more >>
The Subtraction of Division
Written by Blair Hamilton Taylor 29 February 2012
Blair Hamilton Taylor"One ever feels his twoness--an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from ... read more >>
The Endangered Middle Class is on Life Support..
Written by Terry Angel Mason 27 January 2012
and the Republicans are Poised to Pull the Plug! Part 1: Don't Blame the President! Don't Blame the Congress!Blame yourselves!It is January 2012, and the insanity of the 2012 presidential election has ... read more >>
Remembering What King Really Said,
Written by Tony R. Wafford 27 January 2012
 Not Just What Makes Us ComfortableAs we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birth, it is my hope that we reflect on King's life and what he was really all about. If you read King and study his life ... read more >>
Public Forced to Spectate as Commission Fumbles Coliseum Away
Written by Councilman Bernard C. Parks - 8th District 27 January 2012
The public should be protected and kept informed as negotiations on a modified lease continue between the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and the University of Southern California.Concerns over the preservation, ... read more >>
The Substance of a Speech, the Hope of a Dream
Written by Larry Buford 27 January 2012
The words of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963, infused hope and inspiration to the mixed masses in a most profound way. Now almost 50 years later the profundity ... read more >>
A Crisis Delayed
Written by Rep. Karen Bass--D-33 27 January 2012
Days before Christmas, the American people made their outrage heard loud and clear when Republicans in the House of Representatives refused to agree to a temporary extension of vital benefits for working ... read more >>
A Manual Of Forgiveness
Written by Jeorald Pitts 27 January 2012
 Jeorald PittsAll of us has or has had, a personal relationship with hurt, resentment or anger. Now its time to consider building a relationship with forgiveness. (If you don't already have one) As simple ... read more >>
Indulgence with a Cause
Written by L. C. \"Chris\" Strudwick-Turner 06 January 2012
Everyone has their favorite Starbucks drink. Triple grande, whole milk, extra caramel, macchiatto. Double tall cappuccino, extra dry; grande, soy mocha with caramel, on top of whip.A guilty pleasure; our ... read more >>
OUR EDUCATIONAL FOCUS FOR THE NEW YEAR
Written by Rev. Eric P. Lee 06 January 2012
Quality Education has ALWAYS been the great equalizer to the social, political, economic injustices that Black people have faced in America. People of African descent, were forbidden from reading and writing...and ... read more >>
An iHoliday, anyone?
Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil 22 December 2011
 Cheryl Pearson-McNeilWhen parents read the holiday classic, The Night before Christmas to their children, assuming of course this is a tradition that is still being followed, are they doing it from a ... read more >>
Increased Taxes Is Not The Answer
Written by Patrick Williams 22 December 2011
Incessant tax hikes and their compounding discouragement on individual entrepreneurships have depressed California's free market society, particularly in inner-city areas, where there is usually an affinity ... read more >>
Mississippi Acts Against AIDS for World AIDS Day
Written by Tony Wafford 22 December 2011
I Choose Life Health and Wellness Center (ICL), Aaron E. Henry Community Health Services Center, Inc. (AEH), Toney's Barber Shop and the ACT Against AIDS Leadership Initiative joined in partnership to ... read more >>

 

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