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Dear Parents: The Conversation Just as Important as the Birds & Bees
August 17, 2016
As children begin to edge into adulthood another important topic that is almost as dreaded for both parents and kids: personal finance ... read more »
The New Face of Homeownership
August 17, 2016
Fifteen percent of recent homebuyers were single females, which makes them the second-largest recent home buying demographic after married couples ... read more »
Taking a Closer Look at Black Mental Health
August 17, 2016
The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that one of every five adults in the U.S. — some 43 million people — will experience mental illness this year ... read more »
Success On The Way: Gumption
August 17, 2016
My mother said, “gumption.” I didn’t know what she meant; but she was distinctive enough to convey the life changing motivation. The tone of her voice and the context spoke volumes. ... read more »
Black Owned Newspapers Matter
August 11, 2016
We have to emphasize the importance of nurturing and mentoring the rise of a new generation of freedom-fighting journalists ... read more »
Did the NABJ and NAHJ Just Pimp Their Members Out to the Democrats?
August 10, 2016
When the leaves start falling, we know autumn is around the corner. When the snow begins to fall on the east coast, we know that Thanksgiving and Christmas can’t be far behind. When Hillary Clinton opens her mouth, we know she is lying and after the party conventions, we know the season of buffoonery is about to begin. ... read more »
Inequality and Discrimination in Los Angeles County’s Department of Public Health
August 10, 2016
Recently, it was brought to my attention that two communities facing similar environmental stressors were treated very differently by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH). In Maywood, the Southeast community suffered as a toxic magnesium explosion terrorized the neighborhood. In Porter Ranch, the suburban community was afflicted by a gas leak. Though both regions were exposed to extreme environmental hazards, the DPH gave significantly more attention to the latter community, creating a large disparity between the assistance each community was provided. ... read more »
Poverty, desperation in world-class city
August 10, 2016
Chicago is one of America’s greatest cities. Yet many of its residents live in terror in what is virtually a war zone. When a demented killer slayed 49 in a gun rampage in Orlando, Fla., there was national attention. Presidential candidates called for escalating the fight against the Islamic State in the Middle East, even though the killer seems to be a homegrown terrorist. ... read more »
America must equalize access to homeownership and its wealth opportunities
August 10, 2016
Although many American families have modest financial means, there is nothing small about their hopes. Owning a home has long been an important part of the American Dream.Just as a college education can open doors to America’s middle class, a home is more than just where families come at the end of the day. It is also where children are raised, memories are created and – how historically most American families built wealth. ... read more »
Message from Watts: Liberation is Coming from a Black Thing
August 10, 2016
The year 1965 began on an ominous and unsettling note—the assassination and martyrdom of Malcolm X, the Fire Prophet. Even in the white and winter cold of February, it was a sign of the coming fire. Indeed, it pointed toward the fiery fulfillment of prophecy which Malcolm, himself, had predicted. It was there, too, in the title of James Baldwin’s classic, The Fire Next Time. And it was the topic of countless conversations around the country. Baldwin had taken his title from a line in a Black gospel song which says: “God gave Noah the rainbow sign, no more water the fire next time.” And this, for us, was the fundamental time of turning when the fire would be this time. ... read more »
The Price of Black Disunity Is Much Too High
August 10, 2016
Currently, Los Angeles’ Black city council members actually seem to be working together which hadn’t happened for some time. A telling example of past negativity was the fight between the three Black council members over redistricting following the 2010 census; it lacked civility and any semblance of common ground. But it highlighted the lack of unity among Black leadership that has become more the norm than the exception throughout the U.S. ... read more »
Contemplating Anna Julia Cooper: The Undisputed Dignity of Black Womanhood
August 3, 2016
In her varied roles, Dr. Cooper provided us with some of the most important insights in Black and women’s liberation ... read more »
RACIAL PRIDE ENHANCES GROUP COLLABORATION
August 3, 2016
Proponents of racial and ethnic neutrality also recommend “identifying and nurturing programs that advance us beyond the basic level of racial politics.” ... read more »
SUPPORT THE REEF DEVELOPMENT IT WILL BE GOOD FOR US ALL
August 3, 2016
The Sentinel applauds The Reef Project and urges our city leaders to do the right thing for South L.A. by approving it this project ... read more »
Consumers want action on illegal debt collection and CFPB agrees
August 3, 2016
A recent national consumer poll that was jointly commissioned by CRL and Americans for Financial Reform found broad and bipartisan concerns regarding debt collectors that sue without evidence ... read more »
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