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Caregivers and Our Families Need Legislators to Act Now to End Recession-Era Cuts for Good
September 9, 2015
But then, my wife Tina and I never thought we’d rely on the state’s safety net. When Tina was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, she was no longer able to work as an X-ray technician or do church ministry. And when her paralysis meant she was unable to walk or move in a wheelchair on her own, the best option for my family was for me to become her full-time caregiver through the state’s In-Home Supportive Services program. ... read more »
‘Angry Black’ Gunmen By Julianne Malveaux
September 9, 2015
Alison Parker, a rookie news reporter at WDJB, the Roanoke, Va. CBS affiliate, had turned 24 just days before she was murdered on August 26. Her work partner, cameraman Adam Ward, was about to move to Charlotte, N.C. because his fiancé, a producer at WDJB, had a new job. ... read more »
50 Years After the Watts Riots, the Original Black Lives Matter Protest
August 20, 2015
The Watts Riots took place fifty years ago, but I remember them vividly. I was thirteen years old, and on the morning of August 12, 1965, ... read more »
The Legacy of Julian Bond
August 20, 2015
There is an old African proverb that says “The spirit of a freedom warrior will never die in the enduring life of the village, yet that valued spirit will be passed on to future generations.” Julian Bond was a freedom fighter. ... read more »
New Air Standards Could Disproportionately Affect Urban Communities
June 15, 2015
ENVIRONMENTAL COMMENTARY By Hazel Trice Edney As President Obama moves to implement policies that his administration says will reduce smog levels, he is facing a backlash in the urban and largely Black communities that are at the core of his political base and key to the Democratic Party’s success in next year’s elections. ... read more »
Tasting a “Taste of Soul”
November 6, 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 of human resources, ... read more »
The Foreclosure Crisis Economic Violence Shatters the ‘Dream’ for Millions
October 9, 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.” ... read more »
Our Environment and Our Economy
January 9, 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.   ... read more »
Gay Marriage
April 5, 2013
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State of Emergency For Black Youth and Education?
March 12, 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 report from an education non-profit advocacy group is correct.  ... read more »
Wilmington Ten Pardons: Black Press at its Best
January 11, 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, ... read more »
How Social Are You?
December 27, 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.  ... read more »
Give Thanks, Pray For Peace at Home…and Around the World
November 21, 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 as the war escalates between the two factions. ... read more »
The Potluck Party
November 20, 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.  ... read more »
Whatever You Choose To Do…Make Sure It’s YOUR Choice
October 11, 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. ... read more »
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