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NAVIGATING 21st CENTURY CHALLENGES
Written by Larry Aubry 09 October 2014
Larry Aubry               A compelling question is how Blacks will navigate increasingly hostile political and economic challenges. Many of us are more adept at perpetuating rather than ... read more >>
LEADERSHIP ACCOUNTABILITY CRUCIAL FOR BLACKS
Written by Larry Aubry 26 August 2014
A lack of accountability among Black leaders stifles Blacks’ progress.  And their usual silence on many important issues is egregious. Predictably, they do join in expressing outrage over blatantly ... read more >>
DISTRICT 1 RACE NOW ALSO A REFERENDUM ON DIRTY POLITICS
Written by Larry Aubry 25 July 2014
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THE POST-RACIAL HOAX REINFORCES WHITE PRIVILEGE
Written by Larry Aubry 11 April 2013
Those who claim America is a post-racial society are also more likely to accept an offer to climb snow-capped mountains in Florida.  Any measure, of public education, the criminal injustice system, ... read more >>
LAPD SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY POLICIES ARE FLAWED
Written by Larry Aubry 28 March 2013
Anyone shooting a video, using binoculars, taking notes, drawing diagrams, taking a picture and even looking up at a building, can be considered a potential terrorist and placed on a Suspicious Activity ... read more >>
DOES W.E.B. DU BOIS’ VOTING PLAN FIT TODAY’S POLITICS?
Written by Larry Aubry 21 March 2013
On October 20, 1956 W.E.B. DU Bois delivered an eloquent indictment of U.S. politics while explaining to The Nation magazine readers why he would not vote in the upcoming presidential election.  He ... read more >>
BLACK IMMIGRANTS NOT PART OF IMMIGRATION REFORM First of two parts
Written by Larry Aubry Larry Aubry 28 February 2013
Immigration is again on the front burner for President Barack Obama and Congress.  A bi-partisan group of eight senators crafted an immigration bill and plan to meet with business and labor leaders, ... read more >>
RACIAL COLLABORATION TRICKY BUT NECESSARY
Written by Larry Aubry 13 December 2012
Racial/ethnic collaboration, for Blacks, is increasingly necessary but arguably, more difficult than ever. It requires agendas built on unity and mutual respect which Black leadership (and the Black ... read more >>
IMMIGRATION: BLACKS AND LATINOS COLLIDING II
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 11 October 2012
   Larry Aubry Today's column continues the discussion about immigration, citing and expanding portions of Dr. J. Owens Smith's (CSU Fullerton) paper, "The Impact of Immigration on the Socioeconomic ... read more >>
IMMIGRATION: BLACKS AND LATINOS COLLIDING
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 03 October 2012
  Larry Aubry First of two parts California recently passed the Dream Act. It creates new hope for undocumented immigrants brought to this country as children who have completed some college or served ... read more >>
NOW PRINCIPLED BLACK LEADERSHIP AN IMPERATIVE
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 12 September 2012
Larry Aubry (First of two parts) Given the nation's reaffirming move to the right, the unprecedented obscene denigration of President Obama, and slippage in his iconic status among Blacks, effective ... read more >>
The Price of Black Disunity is Much Too High
Written by Larry Aurby 24 August 2012
The horrific fight between Los Angeles' three Black city council members over redistricting was totally void of civility and any semblance of positive common ground. It was a revealing, niggardly example ... read more >>
NEW ACCOUNTABILITY NEEDED FOR BLACKS' PROGRESS
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 27 April 2012
The word "accountability" is used so often and indiscriminately, it has become an almost meaningless buzz word, especially for those in leadership positions. Today's column examines some implications of ... read more >>
WILL TRAYVON BE ANOTHER WASTED OPPORTUNITY?
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 20 April 2012
Unfortunately, the odds are Trayvon Martin's tragic death will be just another wasted moment, not a spark that ignites a movement. When the spotlight of media coverage is gone and the strident outcry over ... read more >>
JUVENILE RE-ENTRY BARRIERS MUST NOT BE MINIMIZED
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 20 April 2012
Legislation and resources, though inadequate, tend to focus on the barriers confronting adults returning to society after being incarcerated. Although just as serious, problems facing juveniles returning ... read more >>
NEW LAPD ORDER STILL CRIMINALIZES INNOCENTS
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 22 March 2012
Effective January 2, 2012 Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) Special Order 11, (SO 11) was superseded by Special Order 1 (SO 1). Despite the addition of non-discriminatory language and a separate procedure ... read more >>
SILENCE PREVAILS AS SCHOOLS FAIL BLACK STUDENTS
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 15 March 2012
Public schools fail to educate Black students and a prolonged silence of the total community, parents and Black leadership especially, contributes to the problem. Inequities and near criminal negligence ... read more >>
REFLECTIONS ON A HOMEWARD JOURNEY
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 29 February 2012
Today's column, written in 1987, is purely personal. I share it again because it reflects a reaffirmation of family, culture and early years that help to hone my values and the direction of my life's struggle.Feelings ... read more >>
BLACKS IN LABOR:
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 27 January 2012
OUTSIDERS BUT PART OF THE PROBLEMLabor unions are an inedible thread in the fabric of American society. It is not hard to imagine what this country would be like without the worker incentives and safeguards ... read more >>
THE STEADY COLLAPSE OF URBAN PUBLIC SCHOOLING
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 06 January 2012
Today's column is Escalating Downward: The Collapse of Public Schooling in the United States of America, by Floyd D. Hayes III, Ph. D., Senior Political Science Lecturer and Coordinator of Africana Studies, ... read more >>
INGLEWOOD CITY COUNCIL SILENT ON COP KILLINGS
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 22 December 2011
In 2008, Inglewood Police Officers killed several unarmed men. And despite pledging transparency, the Inglewood City Council has yet to comment on the status of any of the four investigations of these ... read more >>
NAVIGATING EVERMORE DAUNTING CHALLENGES
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 09 December 2011
The twenty-first century poses increasingly daunting challenges for Black Americans and solutions will require new motivation and leadership. However, Blacks' individualistic and materialistic values mirror ... read more >>
WHITE PRIVILEGE PERPETUATED BY MINIMIZING RACE
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 09 December 2011
 The bogus claim that America is a post-racial society is fueled not only by conservatives but liberals as well. (Post-racial America was one of Barack Obama's campaign themes.) This de facto counter-progressive ... read more >>
IS LATINO IMMIGRATION IN BLACKS' BEST INTEREST?
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 02 December 2011
"Mexicans ("illegal immigrants") are taking our jobs." This is the clarion claim of countless Blacks', especially those in poor neighborhoods. Although supporting evidence is inconclusive, the claim is ... read more >>
A CHAMPION FOR FACES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WELL
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 18 November 2011
Derrick Bell was a compassionate scholar and intellectual force. He was a champion of civil rights for African Americans, but with unwavering commitment, pursued racial and social justice for all Americans. ... read more >>

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