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Blacks and Latinos: Cooperation or Antagonism
December 11, 2014
Immigration reform is just the latest issue confronting Black-Latino relations that continue to simmer on the back burner of social and political priorities.  Blacks generally feel immigration is not in their best interests. ... read more »
ACCOUNTABILITY AND THE BLACK PRESS
December 4, 2014
Historically, the Black press was the eyes and ears of the Black community, and a strong Black press is needed now more than ever.  Erin Aubry Kaplan’s commentary, ... read more »
Does Immigration Reform Benefit Blacks?
November 26, 2014
Last week, President Barack Obama moved to block deportation of 5 million “illegal immigrants.”    The problem is Black immigrants are not a significant part of immigration reform and many continue to feel (Latino) immigration is not in their best interests. ... read more »
Blacks Must Set Their Political Agenda
November 20, 2014
Larry Aubry              The Democrats’ massacre in the recent mid-term elections was no big surprise,  the handwriting was on the wall for quite some time.  Since then, ... read more »
Ferguson Viewed by Retired Black LAPD Officer
November 13, 2014
Print and social media banter around the killing of unarmed Michael Brown by Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson continues and there are protests every day in Ferguson.  ... read more »
Our President Has Carved Out A Mixed Legacy At Best
November 6, 2014
There was always something about Barack Obama that bothered me, despite the euphoria that surrounded his campaign for president in 2008.  My concern stemmed from his speeches and writings before and during the campaign.  ... read more »
NAVIGATING 21st CENTURY CHALLENGES
October 9, 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 alleviating a  status quo that is not in our own best interest. ... read more »
LEADERSHIP ACCOUNTABILITY CRUCIAL FOR BLACKS
August 26, 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 racially motivated killings like that of Michael Brown by the police in Ferguson, ... read more »
DISTRICT 1 RACE NOW ALSO A REFERENDUM ON DIRTY POLITICS
July 25, 2014
Larry Aubry                                                                                                          07/24/14               The runoff election to fill the unexpired term of deceased LA school board member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte is now also a referendum on big money and sleazy politics orchestrated by Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. ... read more »
THE POST-RACIAL HOAX REINFORCES WHITE PRIVILEGE
April 11, 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, ... read more »
LAPD SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY POLICIES ARE FLAWED
March 28, 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 Report (SAR).  ... read more »
DOES W.E.B. DU BOIS’ VOTING PLAN FIT TODAY’S POLITICS?
March 21, 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.  ... read more »
BLACK IMMIGRANTS NOT PART OF IMMIGRATION REFORM First of two parts
February 28, 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
December 13, 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 community itself) has lacked for many years and, ... read more »
IMMIGRATION: BLACKS AND LATINOS COLLIDING II
October 11, 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 Status of Blacks: A Case Study of Black-Hispanic Conflict.” ... read more »
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