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Larry Aubry
Black Leadership Development’s Checkered History
June 15, 2017
Author Adolph Reed’s book, The Jug and its Con­tents: A Perspective on Black Political Develop­ment raises controversial but provocative questions about Black leadership and the devolving state of the “Black community.” His basic argument is the idea that there is a cohesive Black collectivity or iden­tity is a myth. He attempts to show why this myth was necessary after the Civil War in order to present a semblance of unity. ... read more »
Rescuing Black Males: Rhetoric VS. Reality
June 8, 2017
There are no revelations in the massive stockpile of research on the plight of these young men. ... read more »
Affirming Black Students Home Language
June 1, 2017
The failure of public schools to properly educate Black students is criminal. They have long been at the bottom of virtually every measure of effective schooling. Yet the Black community has remained largely on the sidelines; its dominant response, silence. ... read more »
PROPHETIC CHALLENGES OF MALCOLM X
May 25, 2017
Malcolm X’s birthday is May 19th and for those who understand and appreciate his incomparable gift of strength, courage, and commitment to Black people, especially, the entire month of May, (indeed, all year) is a time for reflecting on his contribution to his people. ... read more »
Slavery’s History and Legacy Must Be Unchained (Part 2)
May 18, 2017
The movie Django: Unchained caused- and movies on slavery since then continue to generate-mostly negative conversation and commentary, among Blacks. However, it’s mostly talk. No matter how Black people feel about these films, they’re not likely to take Hollywood to task for its distortion of history. ... read more »
Slavery’s History and Legacy Must Be Unchained
May 11, 2017
The main unifying factor in Europe at that time was a uniquely organized political organization, better known as the Catholic Church. ... read more »
The Ongoing Significance of Race and Racial Pride
May 3, 2017
Black Americans have not totally shed conditioned inferiority ... read more »
Complacency Is A Barrier to Blacks’ Progress
May 2, 2017
Complacency is killing us. And together with its counterpart, silence, is a huge barrier to Black social, political and economic justice. ... read more »
Complacency is a Barrier to Blacks’ Progress
May 1, 2017
Complacency is killing us. And together with its counterpart, silence, is a huge barrier to Black social, political and economic justice. Sadly, Black people, generally, and Black leadership, in particular, tend to perpetuate a status quo that is inimical to their own best interests. Yes, we are perhaps the most resilient people on the planet. But there is a disturbing parallel between our collective silence on crucial issues like failing to consistently denounce injustice and the “silence of the lambs” syndrome among Jews in Nazi Germany. ... read more »
ACQUIRING JUSTICE CALLS FOR MORE THAN EPOSODIC OUTRAGE
April 12, 2017
Sustainable outrage is the key to mounting successful efforts to change a status quo that continues to deny Black people full equality and justice. Yet, most Blacks don’t seem to get it,   ... read more »
1992 UPRISING: MUCH MORE STILL NEEDS TO BE DONE
April 5, 2017
Some things have changed since 1992, but honest assessment will note negative conditions still overshadow the many positive efforts... ... read more »
Black Immigrants Must Be included in the Immigration Reform Conversation
March 29, 2017
A comprehensive immigration reform bill passed the U.S. Senate three years ago but included no reference to Black immigrants. However, the Senate bill itself was weak and not supported by many Latino or Black organizations. ... read more »
St. Louis mayoral race holds lessons for Black Candidates
March 16, 2017
"We cannot continue to tear each other down and expect a different result." ... read more »
CONFRONTING ACADEMIA’S TIES TO SLAVERY AND REPARATIONS
March 15, 2017
Universities once worried that studies of slavery and reparations which somehow “tarnish our gates” in fact, they opened them ... read more »
A. PHILIP RANDOLPH: CULTURAL GROUNDING KEY TO HIS SUCCESS
March 9, 2017
Randolph’s grounding in his own culture enabled him to successfully collaborate with others, including whites, other labor unions, government officials and politicians ... read more »
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