Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Black History and the Black Image
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 10 February 2011
 For far too many African descendants in America, our collective image is taken for granted.Many of us facilitate and even welcome the denigration of our image, not realizing the importance of such a ... read more >>
The Bridge: Black Thought or African Thought?
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 03 February 2011
 For Black History Month this year, African descendants all over the world have something to celebrate-the actual making of history.An historic event many of us thought we'd never see has actually come ... read more >>
A Meaner, Less Gentle Nation
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 27 January 2011
 A silly president named Bush once promised that America would become a kinder, gentler nation. He then proceeded to make war across the seas and loot the national economy. His mean, ignorant son continued ... read more >>
The King Dream--Forty Years Later
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 27 January 2011
 More than forty years after evil men assassinated The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we celebrated another King Holiday Weekend in this nation.Many celebrated, but most have no real reflection on ... read more >>
The Bridge: We Think, Therefore We Are
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 14 January 2011
 We think (bad about ourselves), therefore, we are (bad to each other).African descendants in America may not be aware of salient political issues, but we sure do love to discuss relationship issues--purely ... read more >>
The Bridge: Top Ten Thoughts From 2010
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 13 January 2011
 Ten years into the new century and just where are we?As a people, it's been like A Tale of Two Cities-The worst of times and the best of times.While there are more of us visibly doing better, there are ... read more >>
The Black Top Ten-Christmas Gifts
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 30 December 2010
The Black Top Ten-Christmas GiftsWhat did Santa bring YOU?Now that you have spent next month's earnings of gifts that will last a few weeks, it's time to focus on gifts that will keep on giving.There are ... read more >>
Jumping The Fence
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 09 December 2010
Jumping The FenceBy Darryl JamesI'm really sick of hearing about it.At this stage, if Black women are going to do it, I'd like for them to do it and be quiet about it.I'm talking about their threats to ... read more >>
In Cash We Trust (Part 2)
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 02 December 2010
In Cash We Trust, Part 2: How We Came To Worship the Cash GodOn a human level, people's lives and hearts have been broken by social circumstances. Initially, it was by design, when crack cocaine was inserted ... read more >>
Finding Deadbeats
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 08 July 2010
Finding DeadbeatsBy Darryl JamesSome phrases fall too quickly off of the lips of the masses.Take "Deadbeat Dad," for example.How many of us even bother to think about other people who could be found "Deadbeat," ... read more >>
Welfare Is Not The Daddy!
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 01 July 2010
Welfare Is Not The Daddy!By Darryl JamesIf we were truly concerned about the future of our children, then we would focus on the benefits, not the costs of amending the Welfare system, because as study ... read more >>
When Daddy's Not Home
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 24 June 2010
When Daddy's Not HomeBy Darryl JamesYesterday's single mother household had support from the village consisting of their own fathers, uncles, brothers and other male family members.Today, more single mothers ... read more >>
Making Daddy Pay
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 17 June 2010
Making Daddy PayBy Darryl JamesIn this nation, violent crimes typically work their way through the underclass, who are both the majority of victims and perpetrators.Over the past forty years, more and ... read more >>
When You Dance...
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 10 June 2010
The Bridge: When You Dance...By Darryl JamesYouth has a way of fooling us. It lulls us into thinking that that the world will be as it is for the rest of our days.It can even lull us into thinking that ... read more >>
Souls for Sale
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 04 June 2010
Souls for SaleBy Darryl JamesThere are people in every corner of society who are willing to sell their very souls for personal gain, for wealth and fame, or for nothing at all.Amongst African Americans, ... read more >>
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 06 May 2010
 Gracegrace (n) disposition to or an act or instance of kindness, courtesy or clemency.Today's lesson, boys and girls will be all about grace--good manners.Once upon a time, there were manners classes--etiquette ... read more >>
Burning Angels-The LA Riots
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 29 April 2010
Burning Angels-The LA RiotsBy Darryl JamesThe civil unrest that plagued this nation and the world nearly twenty years ago this week was a slow building storm fueled by the same conditions that sparked ... read more >>
The Esteem of Self
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 22 April 2010
The Bridge: The Esteem of SelfBy Darryl JamesFor many of the stupid Americans who look down on impoverished African Americans, they claim that people are "choosing" to do worse than anyone else. Such a ... read more >>
Fighting Words
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 15 April 2010
The Bridge: Fighting WordsBy Darryl JamesThe biggest mistake is in believing there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation--or a relationship. --Deborah TannenRemember the communication ... read more >>
It's a G Thing
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 08 April 2010
It's a G ThingSay the word "gang" to nearly anyone in America today, and visions of groups of violent young Black men will be conjured up. Racism? Perhaps. But undoubtedly, the marketing of the urban lifestyle ... read more >>
American Conflicts
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 01 April 2010
American ConflictsThe nation we live in is conflicted with itself.The conflict shows when we realize that the land was built on the backs of free African labor, while many so-called Americans hate both ... read more >>
Call Me Crazy
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 24 March 2010
Call Me Crazy Anytime people have a hard time understanding something, the first thing they turn to is an easy label.In the case of people with strong voices, the easy label is "crazy."I've heard it ... read more >>
A Return to Tough Love
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 17 March 2010
A Return to Tough Love "Aint nothing wrong with these kids today that a good ass-kicking won't handle."--Moms Mabley I was shopping for groceries on a Thursday evening when it happened.A little Black ... read more >>
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 11 March 2010
RegistrationBy Darryl JamesA young lady from Chicago gave a name to a peculiar event among women that few men have been aware of. She calls it "The Conference."The Conference may begin as something innocuous, ... read more >>
The Roots of Christmas & Jesus
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 03 December 2009
The Roots of Christmas & JesusPart 1It's December, and once again, the holiday season is upon us.For most of the Free World, Christmas is a holiday season celebrated more for its shopping, overeating ... read more >>

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Sat May 30 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat May 30 11:30AM -
Black Mother: Standing in the Gap
Sun May 31 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat Jun 6 11:00AM - 5:00PM
21st Annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show
Tue Jul 14 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Taste of Farmers Market
Sun Aug 2 12:00PM - 3:00PM
L.A. Parent 35th Birthday Bash