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If He Will Not Fight, Then We Had Better
Written by Bill Fletcher, Jr., NNPA Columnist 18 August 2011
 The fight over the increase in the debt ceiling should have taught us a few lessons. These include that there is a wing of the Republican Party--the Tea Party faction--that is quite prepared to fly their ... read more >>
England Struggles to Understand Causes of Riots
Written by George E. Curry, NNPA Columnist 18 August 2011
England's attempt to fully understand rioting touched off by a policeman's fatal shooting of Mark Duggan, a 29-year old Black man, in many ways mirror the debate that followed the urban unrest that the ... read more >>
The Wealth Gap and the Souls of Angry White Folk
Written by Bill Fletcher, Jr., NNPA Columnist 11 August 2011
The report recently released by the Pew Research Center that showed that the wealth gap between white families on the one hand, and African American and Latino families on the other was greater than at ... read more >>
"How I Spent (Am Spending) My Summer"
Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil 29 July 2011
Cheryl Pearson-McNeilRemember back in the day when we had to chronicle our "How I Spent My Summer" adventures at the start of every fresh new school year? Well, this week's column is kind of a version ... read more >>
Issue of My Heart
Written by Timothy B. Jones 29 July 2011
On May 24, 2010 I underwent one of the most serious of all operations, a heart transplant. This is my story and I hope that many black men and women will read this and do whatever is necessary to LIVE.I ... read more >>
Gangbanging is Over-rated!
Written by Biko N. Poindexter-Hodge, Sentinel Intern 29 July 2011
Gangbanging is so overrated, and being a gang member or part of a gang isn't cool. A gang is a group of people, through the organization, formation and establishment of an assemblage that share a common ... read more >>
It's Ok
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 22 July 2011
Wellington's RoadIf you need to be angry. Be angry. Let the scream run until it’s tired. Release the embers. Let it burn. Let the tears waterfall. Extinguish the wild flame. A well overflowing inside. ... read more >>
We are our Brothers and Sisters' Keepers
Written by Pastor Robert Smith 22 July 2011
  On Thursday June 30, 2011 on its front page, one of the headline captions in the Los Angeles Sentinel read as follows: "Local family wins Verizon Wireless Sweepstakes!" This article reported that the ... read more >>
Racing Toward The Bottom
Written by Julianne Malveaux, NNPA Columnist 22 July 2011
While a Department of Education program embraces "a race to the top", our nation's current stance toward our 14 million officially unemployed people represents nothing less than a race to the bottom. We ... read more >>
Christian Conservative Group Lauds Slavery
Written by Rev. Eric P. Lee, President/CEO Southern Christian Leadership Conference-CA 22 July 2011
The institution of slavery was a better environment to raise Black children in than the current environment with laws against discrimination in housing, education and employment. (My interpretation of ... read more >>
I'm Standing on Principle
Written by Tony R. Wafford 15 July 2011
 I'm always writing about how I feel about issues without fear of popular opinion, I just try and said what I think is right. So I want to share a personal issue I have been dealing with for the past ... read more >>
BLACK COMMUNITY LEADERS URGE REDISTRICTING COMMISSION...
Written by Jackie Dupont-Walker 15 July 2011
TO STOP GUTTING OUR POLITICAL REPRESENTATIONPresident, Ward Economic Development Corporation and Chair, Social Action, 5th District AME ChurchAfrican Americans who are watching the recent maneuverings ... read more >>
Rep. Bass Speaks on Medicare
Written by CONGRESSWOMAN KAREN BASS 07 July 2011
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass Statement on the 45th Anniversary of Medicare's ImplementationWashington, DC--U.S. Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement today marking the 45th anniversary of Medicare's ... read more >>
Parents Struggle to Get Their Children into Charters
Written by Micah Grant 07 July 2011
Nationwide, minority parents are beginning to realize the negative impact public employee unions are having on their children, especially in the inner city. Whether public employee unions realize it or ... read more >>
What's in it for us in 2012?
Written by Tony R. Wafford 01 July 2011
Like most Black people, I must admit, I felt for a moment (just a moment) after the election of Barak Obama as President of the United States, I felt just maybe Black people stood somewhat of a better ... read more >>
LAUSD "Reform" for Inner City
Written by Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, LAUSD Board of Education 01 July 2011
Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, LAUSD Board of EducationInsults School ProgressFor some time, I have watched in horror as the Los Angeles Board of Education, of which I am a member, has chipped away at ... read more >>
Your Community, Your Voice
Written by Congresswoman Karen Bass 16 June 2011
Two weeks ago Saturday marked the launch of the 33rd Congressional Council, and a standing room only crowd of over 400 people showed up to Wilton Place Elementary to take part in this moment. All leaders ... read more >>
Is Los Angeles County Director of Public Health Playing Politics
Written by Tony Wafford 10 June 2011
...While People are Dying Last week in the LA Times, I read that Los Angeles County was shaking up its sexually transmitted diseases program. What the story didn't say was that the Director of the County ... read more >>
Life Virtually Virtual:
Written by Christine Brooks Martin 10 June 2011
But Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing I am processing major transition right now. A couple of weeks ago my beloved pastor passed away and I miss him. I know he is resting in the bosom of the Lord joining ... read more >>
The Oprah Effect: Do You Have It Within You Too?
Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil 09 June 2011
Oprah has left the building--at least the one where The Oprah Winfrey Show was taped. And we're all aware she's moved on to bigger (and knowing Oprah probably mo' better) things. As a matter of fact I ... read more >>
A Hopeful Visit to Iraq, Return to Reality in Congress
Written by U.S. Rep. Karen Bass 03 June 2011
Washington, DC – It was a powerful, moving journey to Iraq that I took last week. As a new member of Congress I felt it was critical to see the country and our involvement there firsthand. But it was ... read more >>
History Hostages
Written by Julianne Malveaux, NNPA Columnist 03 June 2011
History belongs to she who holds the pen.  When the lion is writing, he ate.  When the prey is writing (but she didn’t survive) she was eaten but also offered a valiant fight.  We celebrate our holidays ... read more >>
The Supervisor Speaks...
Written by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas 03 June 2011
Supervisor Mark Ridley-ThomasOne week ago today, the Metro Board threw the Crenshaw community a curveball. After quickly deciding it could not afford to put the future Crenshaw-to-LAX light rail line underground ... read more >>
Your Take: Threat to Blacks in the Public Sector
Written by Lee Saunders 03 June 2011
 Lee Saunders Radical conservative politicians want to slash city, county and state jobs -- and undercut the economic security of African-American families, says this union official.When I was growing ... read more >>
We Look Like Idiots Sometimes....
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 26 May 2011
Wellington's RoadGonna make this simple and quick...it's time to dress like we got some sense! Fellas, stop with the pants around your knees, showing all your bidness to e'rybody. I don't want to see yo ... read more >>

 

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