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Larry Aubry
PRINCIPLED LEADERSHIP ESSENTIAL FOR BLACKS (PT 2)
May 10, 2018
A cohort of Black business people and politicians who pass for African American leadership is at an impasse.  Our leaders have failed to produce economic development models that benefit inner-cities and core Black enclaves. Not only is the Black leadership class unable to create jobs at living wages for hundreds of thousands of Black families, it can’t even describe to the rest of America how this might be done.  They are reluctant to emphasize the acute shortage of low and moderate-income housing or publicly question conditions and programs that exacerbate that shortage.  Black leadership has also proven powerless to significantly impact a nationwide imposition of separate and grossly unequal education. And African American businesses and political leaders lack the political will and imagination to rally their constituencies against the growth of a racially selective prison industry which has far-reaching economic and social consequences, particularly for Black youth. ... read more »
PRINCIPLED LEADERSHIP ESSENTIAL FOR BLACKS
May 10, 2018
Things have gone from bad to worse, yet efforts to develop and sustain unity among Black leadership is distressingly lacking. Blacks tend not to hold their leaders accountable, which adds to an unwillingness to change their self-serving behavior. Having internalized America’s values without full access to its benefits, both the community and Black leadership are reluctant to challenge the oppressive racist status quo. ... read more »
White Privilege Aided By Minimizing Race
April 26, 2018
The ongoing reality of white privilege cannot be overemphasized and should never be minimized. Why? As the face of racism, white privilege perpetuates America’s foundational tenet, i.e., to control and oppress people on the basis of race or ethnicit ... read more »
EINSTEIN, BLACK LIVES, MATTER AND SUSTAINABLE OUTRAGE 
April 19, 2018
I’m sure my readers’ are wondering what possible connection exists between Albert Einstein, the renowned theoretical physicist who developed the general theory of relativity—and Black Lives Matters.  ... read more »
CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS CLOSE BUT NOT THE SAME
April 5, 2018
Four years ago, the 50th anniversary of the passage of the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 was celebrated throughout the nation which included high profile television and print media coverage.  It was supposed to change race relations in America but Blacks and civil rights  leaders cautioned that despite progress, the fight for full justice and equity was far from over.  ... read more »
IS AN AFRICAN AMERICAN SCHOOL SYSTEM REALISTIC?
March 29, 2018
Public education has failed Black students.  Tragically, by virtually any measure, they are behind all other groups, including immigrant Latino students who have been in the U.S. for only three years.  At the federal, state and local levels there have been some programs   that relate to African American students. ... read more »
Injustice Against Blacks Far Too Long Ignored
March 1, 2018
Black men, according to the Federal Bureau of Justice statistics, have nearly a one-third chance of being incarcerated at some point in their lives.  ... read more »
New Leadership Model Essential For Black Unity
February 22, 2018
If Black leaders again embrace a group-oriented model grounded in moral and ethical values, Black life will undoubtedly improve. ... read more »
ORIGINS AND PERSISTENCE OF BLACK RAGE
February 15, 2018
For the most part, Black rage exists submerged, but for poor Blacks, rage is barely below the surface, primed to explode at any time. So in varying degrees Blacks tend to submerge feelings of rage, but even the more passive explode periodically.  Research about Black rage focuses largely on individuals, but examining overt group rage is equally important. ... read more »
Willie Lynch: Remnants of Slavery Persist
February 8, 2018
We internalized the poison fruit of Willie Lynch’s dehumanizing methods for controlling Black slaves which remain in the collective Black psyche. ... read more »
NAVIGATING TOUGH 21ST CENTURY CHALLENGES
February 1, 2018
Donald Trump’s indescribably chaotic, insensitive and destructive presidency borders on surreal. But, how will Blacks in particular, navigate the increasingly hostile social, political and economic challenges it portends? Many, if not most of us, are more adept at perpetuating rather than alleviating a status quo that is not in our own best interests. Is it because, among many other reasons, the Black community overwhelmingly permits Black leadership, in general, to act in self-serving ways that do not actually benefit the community? Whatever the reasons, our people’s mindsets and behavior must change if things are to be different. Most likely, this will only happen when, collectively, we are sufficiently dissatisfied to think and behave differently. This is the quintessential but accomplishable challenge. ... read more »
Righteous Outrage and Action Must Be Sustained
January 25, 2018
Since the civil rights era, there’s not been sustained outrage to high-profile incidents, or countless other similar incidents of police abuse. ... read more »
Trump’s Racism and American’s “Whiteness” are Indisputable
January 18, 2018
Donald Trump is dangerously narcissistic and had already raised many disturbing questions about his racism, “whiteness” and ability to effectively lead this nation. Last week, he exposed himself as blatant racist who operates at the lowest degree of “whiteness.” Here’s some of what Trump said. ... read more »
Violence Among Blacks The Exception Not The Norm
January 11, 2018
The current norm, silence, reinforces violence in Black communities and must be reversed.  ... read more »
ONGOING NEED FOR UNOPOLIGETIC FOCUS ON RACE  
January 4, 2018
An awkward silence intruded an otherwise lively and informative panel discussion on the implications of today’s critical challenges for African Americans.  ... read more »
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