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A Kind of Farewell, Looking Back and Forward
April 25, 2019
After enjoying writing this column thirty-three (33) years for the Sentinel, this will be my final submission of over 1,700 columns. Stepping away from this gratifying and engaging weekly task and challenge is not easy. But I know that everything, even good things, eventually run their course and a new course begins. And recent health issues, as well as the long record of daily activism I have achieved, tell me it’s time. Some might wonder why I’m stopping now, but others might wonder how and why I kept on going so long? ... read more »
A. Philip Randolph: Cultural Grounding Key to His Success
February 21, 2019
Randolph’s grounding in his own culture enabled him to successfully collaborate with others, including Whites, other labor unions, government officials and politicians. Racial and cultural grounding are prerequisites for effectively working with others and must become part of conversations and strategies to reverse Blacks’ current self-denigrating mindsets and ineffective leadership. That said, the following are highlights in A. Philip Randolph’s quest to improve the quality of life for Blacks and other oppressed people. ... read more »
Tennessee Tribune’s Rosetta Perry Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
February 1, 2019
With one of pop music’s most profound voices performing during a ceremony that included a video tribute featuring tributes from a mayor, a congressman, a school superintendent and a university president, Tennessee Tribune Publisher Rosetta Miller Perry clearly was the star of the night. ... read more »
Karimah Westbrook: Diversity in Entertainment & Positive Outlook
October 4, 2018
The CW Network’s new show “All American” received the highest tested pilot episode in the network’s history. “All American” is inspired by life events of professional football player Spencer Paysinger. The Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper spoke to Chicago native, Karimah Westbrook , who stars in the show along with other notable actors such as Taye Diggs. ... read more »
Blacks’ Political Future Not Sealed
October 4, 2018
  This analysis presumes the city’s “Senior Black leadership,” whoever they were, were ordained to exercise awesome political power, apparently so entrenched and so unquestioned, that the group’s choice for the 10th District seat would have been elected to succeed Tom Bradley. ... read more »
Black Leadership Accountability Essential
August 30, 2018
Many Blacks, perhaps most, initially considered challenging Obama’s decisions sacrilegious, and   more than a few continued to regard him as an icon to be neither properly                                           critiqued nor criticized. Although   increasingly concerned with his decisions, Blacks also needed to be concerned about ineffective Black leadership in general, especially in light of the daunting challenges in the 21st century. ... read more »
BCCLA Statement In Support of Congresswoman Maxine Waters
July 5, 2018
Rep. Waters has both the right and responsibility to speak truth to power and speak truth to the people. And we as a people and a community also have the right and responsibility to confront evil and injustice everywhere. Indeed, we must not and will not let our silence suggest consent, our inaction suggest agreement or our reluctance to confront and resist give encouragement for greater evils, injustice and oppression. ... read more »
A Glimpse of African American Health Care Needs
June 28, 2018
Some healthcare providers say African Americans have never been healthier, while others claim they have never been more at risk.  Still others marvel over African Americans having been able to survive at all. ... read more »
Organization Aims to Set up Stem Cell Research Facilities Across Entire U.S.
June 14, 2018
Members of the Global Institute of Stem Cell Therapy and Research (GIOSTAR), held a webinar this month, featuring one of the lead scientists in stem cell research and the organization’s Co-Founder Dr. Anand Srivastava, as part of an ongoing effort to spread the word about GIOSTAR’s Pixel for Cure campaign aimed at setting up 50 non profit stem cell centers across the country. ... 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 »
BCCLA Statement on the Selection of a New LAUSD Superintendent
April 26, 2018
The Black Community, Clergy and Labor Alliance (BCCLA) understands that selecting a new superintendent is the single-most important decision for any school board. ... read more »
Black Students Home Language Must Be Honored
November 23, 2017
Those groups and individuals interested in improving educational outcomes for Black children should understand the devastating impact of the neglect and degradation Black students have always suffered, and often simply because of the way they speak. ... read more »
Straight Talk About Injustices
November 16, 2017
Terrible de-humanizing injustices have been visited on Black people in the United States, but there is never a good reason to collaborate in one’s own destruction. ... read more »
Immigration, Labor and The Black Community
November 2, 2017
Actual change means developing new realities grounded in common values that benefit not only Black workers but the entire Black community. ... read more »
Unity and Racial Pride Basic For Black Progress
October 19, 2017
he Twenty-First Century Foundation did not keep its pledge to honor the importance of on-going communication and transparency crucial for expanding core participants and supporters. ... read more »
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