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Defending gang killings against Dylann Roof comparison
December 23, 2016
I am morally opposed to the death penalty—even for crimes as vile as self-avowed white supremacist Dylann Roof’s. That said, if Roof’s crimes merit punishment by death then so should similar crimes committed by gang members. When I took to social media with this I was hit with dozens of comments from mostly African-Americans justifying how Roof’s plotting and planning to kill as many Blacks as he could didn’t warrant comparison to the same actions by your garden-variety gang member. But why is that? ... read more »
Why STEM Education is so Important for African American Youths
December 23, 2015
I wish that I could say that I was surprised by the racist rhetoric spewed by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in reference to the Black student’s need for a “slower paced university, ... read more »
L.A. Radio Show’s Whitney ‘Crack Ho’ comment…
February 29, 2012
…should be wake up call to Black America Blacks who condemn John and Ken Show for the offensive Whitney Houston comment, should equally and forcefully condemn some of the rap lyrics that espouse the same sentiments about Black women. ... read more »
The new face of employment discrimination:
November 18, 2011
Spanish speakers preferred Unemployed African-Americans have more than just “ethnic” sounding names, criminal records, and their educational background working against them now, when trying to pass the first phase of the employment application.  ... read more »
The Death of Tracy Morgan’s career
June 16, 2011
–or at least how I see it Comedian and actor, Tracy Morgan I believe in free speech, with that said if you choose to take that freedom and stick your foot in your mouth-well then that’s on you. ... read more »
Black Leaders Should Focus Less on Racist Republicans and More on Racist Democrats
April 21, 2011
I really don’t care whether or not Marilyn Davenport resigns from the Orange County Central Committee for emailing a picture of President Barack Obama’s face on the body of a baby chimpanzee. ... read more »
The new geography: Today The Middle East tomorrow Zamunda
February 24, 2011
Who knew that Northern Africa had been annexed into it’s own little continent affectionately referred to in US media reports as The Middle East? I mean, ... read more »
When misinformed voters happen to good candidates
February 3, 2011
Just two months after electing a mayor in November and with little fanfare, Sunday, Inglewood ushered in a new mayor to serve for the next four years-bringing an end to what has got to be a record in elections held in a year’s time for the city of just over 100,000. ... read more »
Wealthy Celebrity Athletes Don’t Need the President’s Backing-But I Know Who Does
January 13, 2011
Let me start with the fact that I am glad that President Obama told Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie that he’s glad the team gave quarterback Michael Vick a “second chance” ... read more »
Mitrice Richardson Town Hall Meeting with Sheriff Baca Results in…Nothing
December 9, 2010
Mitrice Richardson Town Hall Meeting with Sheriff Baca Results in…Nothing By Jasmyne A. Cannick Monday night a standing room only crowd turned out in Compton for the National Association for Justice and Equality in America’s (NAJEA) monthly meeting with special guests Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca and the County’s watchdog Attorney Michael Gennaco from the Office of Independent Review to discuss the death, ... read more »
I’m Not a Lakers Hater But…
June 10, 2010
I’m Not a Lakers Hater But… By Jasmyne A. Cannick Every year without fail that finds the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals, Angelinos take a momentary leave of their senses and come down with what I affectionately refer to as “Purple and Gold” ... read more »
8 Months and Still No Answers in Finding Mitrice
May 6, 2010
8 Months and Still No Answers in Finding Mitrice By Jasmyne A. Cannick Maybe we’ve been going about this all wrong. Maybe it’s not the FBI that needs to get involved in finding Mitrice Richardson. ... read more »
Another Questionable Shooting of Unarmed Black Man by LAPD
March 24, 2010
Another Questionable Shooting of Unarmed Black Man by LAPD By Jasmyne A. Cannick In Los Angeles, yet again the LAPD finds themselves involved in another questionable officer involved shooting. ... read more »
Blacks New Best Frenemy: The Antiabortion Advocates
March 17, 2010
Blacks New Best Frenemy: The Antiabortion Advocates By Jasmyne A. Cannick Antiabortion advocates are claiming that Black women are being specifically targeted for abortions in an effort to keep the Black population down-a conspiracy against the Black population. ... read more »
White Female Found in 5 Days…167 Days Later Still No News in Disappearance of Black Female
March 11, 2010
White Female Found in 5 Days…167 Days Later Still No News in Disappearance of Black Female By Jasmyne A. Cannick Apparently, it seems that in order to get the FBI involved in a missing person’s case you need to be the following: white, ... read more »

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