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Larry Aubry
Ode to my Niece,Thais (June 25, 1937-February 19, 20012)
September 13, 2018
She shared her life to the fullest and we too are blessed that she passed our way ... read more »
Sustaining Righteous Community Outrage
August 23, 2018
Righteous outrage must be sustainable.it is necessary to bring about the political pressure crucial for actual long range change.  Of course, ultimately, it is the responsibility of the Black community itself to forge its own future which requires new mindsets and most important, new behavior. Developing sustainable righteous outrage is only one of other important tasks that collectively, we must undertake as part of a self-determined Black agenda. ... read more »
The Rhetoric and Reality Of Race
August 16, 2018
The leaders of the desegregation social protest movement of a generation ago mobilized millions with one simple demand, “freedom.” In the context of a racially segregated society of the South in post-World War II, freedom meant elimination of all social, political, legal and economic barriers that forced African Americans into a subordinate status. ... read more »
Blacks Must Not Be Chained to Traditional Politics
July 26, 2018
Increasingly tough issues facing Blacks in the 21stcentury underscore the need for new and more effective leadership: It follows that new, client and community-oriented political and economic strategies are a must. Since partisan politics is neither designed nor particularly concerned with improving Black life, new thinking and new political alignments that better serve their interests are necessary. ... read more »
Black Students Blocked from Pre-School Through College
July 12, 2018
One in five Black high school students in California drop out before they can graduate.  And when do graduate, in California, they are also the least likely to graduate from community colleges, Cal State Universities or the University of California. ... read more »
Minimizing Race Reinforces White Privilege
July 5, 2018
The bogus claim that America is a post-racial society is fueled not only by conservatives, but liberals and progressives as well.  (Note: A post-racial America was one of Barack Obama’s campaign themes.)  This hybrid collective is made up of ideological opponents, ... read more »
W.E.B. DU BOIS’ PROVOCATIVE VIEWS ON POLITICS, VOTING, AND NOT VOTING
June 14, 2018
Du Bois’ views were also well timed because they came the week before California’s presidential primary ... 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 »
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 »
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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