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A Black Perspective
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 »
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 »
Racial Anxiety Fuels The Trump Campaign
July 27, 2016
The anti-Trump movement at the Republican National Convention failed to derail the fast track nomination of the presidential candidate. ... read more »
Schools Fail Black Students, Why Are We Silent?
July 20, 2016
(The mission of the Black Community, Clergy and Labor Alliance (BCCLA) is to develop a Black united front, which has not happened on a broad or sustained manner since the civil rights era.  ... read more »
IMPACT OF THE NEW JIM CROW IS CAUSE FOR ALARM
July 13, 2016
Print, social and electronic media were saturated with stories of police killing Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Philando Castile in Minnesota and the five police officers killed in Dallas by a lone Black man. Will these killings help alleviate America’s race-based violence and trigger long-range action to reduce the problem? ... read more »
The Origin And Persistence Of Black Rage
July 7, 2016
Black lives and Black rage have always mattered, although Black rage is mostly episodic, following egregious affronts to the Black Community such as police repeatedly killing unarmed Black youth. ... read more »
W.E.B. Du Bois’ Provocative Views on Politics, Voting, and Not Voting
June 1, 2016
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 »
RACE HAS ALWAYS MATTERED PART 2
May 25, 2016
The modern Black movement transformed the American political universe, creating new organizations, new collective identities and new political norms ... read more »
RACE HAS ALWAYS MATTERED PART 1
May 18, 2016
  Sociologist Howard Winant’s essay, “Racial Dualism at Century’s End,” offers a cogent analysis of the issue of race which has special significance for Blacks in the U.S.  ... read more »
21st CENTURY CHALLENGES REQUIRE NEW MINDSETS AND NEW BEHAVIOR
May 12, 2016
Notwithstanding the results of the upcoming November presidential election (and the absurdity and broad support of Donald Trump’s ascendance), major political and economic developments nationally and locally have significant ramifications for African Americans.  ... read more »
VOTING RIGHTS STILL DENIED AND LESSONS FROM THE NULLIFICATION ELECTION
May 4, 2016
In 2016 the right to vote is still being debated by the U.S. Supreme Court and there are still important lessons have not been learned... ... read more »
BLACK LEADERSHIP ACCOUNTABILITY IS ESSENTIAL
March 9, 2016
People have asked why I changed the title of this column from “Urban Perspective” to “A Black Perspective.” It’s because the latter is what the column has always been.   ... read more »
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 »
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