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Larry Aubry
Tracking The Collapse Of Urban Public Schooling
September 14, 2017
In today’s high-tech, increasingly global society, culturally responsive, knowledge-based performance and decision-making are necessary attributes of the educated person. ... read more »
Whiteness is Personal Not Just An Abstract Concept
September 7, 2017
Trump is dangerously narcissistic and his performance to date signals a scary, if not catastrophic, future for the country. ... read more »
Concern For Poverty More Rhetoric Than Reality
August 24, 2017
The congressional vote was extremely close with a margin of about ten votes separating those who decided to maintain food assistance and those who wanted to cut it. ... read more »
WILL WE STILL BE MARCHING FIFTY YEARS FROM NOW?
August 17, 2017
Barriers to Black progress in the 1960s and 2017 are substantially the same but how those barriers are perceived differs significantly ... read more »
Violence, Seeming Indifference, And Remedies
August 15, 2017
America was built on violence, which in many ways remains the norm.  This is particularly evident in U.S. foreign policy, which continues to authorize and support violence in various countries throughout the world.  It is also manifested in the mainstream media’s over –the-top coverage of violence and the public’s tacit acceptance of same. ... read more »
New Leadership Key For Black Community’s Progress
August 15, 2017
These days, Blacks wonder whether things can get any worse because they are the ones systemically denied societal benefits, byany measure, of social, economic or political progress. So, will things get worse? ... read more »
Black Workers, Labour Unions and Justice
August 10, 2017
For Black unionists, labor reforms, like those in education, law enforcement and politics, are more rhetoric than reality.  They must understand that reform emanates from privileged conversations and closed door decisions by leaders who do not l look like them. And given Blacks’ continuing low priority status in unions, it’s safe to conclude organized labor’s high-level decisions routinely do not take Black workers’ needs and concerns into proper consideration.   ... read more »
Racial Collaboration Difficult But Necessary
August 3, 2017
Racial/ethnic collaboration, for Blacks, is increasingly necessary but arguably, more difficult than ever. ... read more »
Electoral Politics Crucial for Blacks
July 13, 2017
In this surreal-like but painfully real era of Donald Trump, Black people must re-examine their values and demand more effective leadership. ... read more »
UNIONS STILL LOSING GROUND AND BLACKS HARDEST HIT
June 29, 2017
Organized labor is practically a shell of what it once was and regaining that strength is now a matter of urgent necessity. But Black unionists’ concerns are not a significant part of organized labors’ deliberations on regaining influence or real reform. For Black unionists, labor reform, in the public or private sectors, is mostly rhetoric not reality. ... read more »
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 »
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