Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Stinson Brown Jr. Remembered in Emotional Ceremony
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 30 July 2009
As his brown open casket lay at the brink of the stage at the City of Refuge Church in Gardena on July 24, the lingering pain of the tragic death of Stinson Brown Jr. was felt by several hundred who attended ... read more >>
Keeping It Real: Professor Henry Louis Gates
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton (Columnist) 30 July 2009
We often teach our children that if you study, go to school, work hard and remain focused, you will be able to transcend the many racial and social boundaries that permeate in society. That if you stay ... read more >>
Imprisoned By Our Own Apathy
Written by Rev. Eric Lee 30 July 2009
The issue of same sex marriage has sparked a heated controversy within the African American community, and particularly among African American clergy, where a tremendous amount of passion, energy and commitment ... read more >>
Race, Rights, Police and President
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 30 July 2009
We do not have to be weathermen or women to know that the winds of transformation and struggle don't always blow the way we want, do not always rush and roar, but often go slow, die down, become breezes, ... read more >>
More Top Ten Random Thoughts
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 30 July 2009
There's a lot going on in the news lately. Death, childbirth, rumors and criminal charges. Some of it has my head spinning and some of it has my stomach churning. But all of it is being talked about, so ... read more >>
After the Brews, Let's Start Teaching
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 30 July 2009
President Obama has stated that the arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis "Skip" Gates in his home provides a "teachable moment" about racial profiling, and the "relations between police officers and ... read more >>
Diversity Police Expert
Written by Brenda Wall, Ph.D 30 July 2009
Diversity Police Expert plus African American Scholar Equals Psychopathology of RacismBy Brenda Wall, Ph.DHow could it be that a highly regarded Cambridge police sergeant, who effectively trains colleagues ... read more >>
Consent Decree Lifted Despite Racial Profiling
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 30 July 2009
Smart money says the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) consent decree would not have been terminated if most of those alleging racial profiling were white. And if Chief William Bratton really believes ... read more >>
I Had a Dream
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 23 July 2009
I dreamed that I opened my eyes one morning and all of America was wide awake. I dreamed that I could hear the echoes of the Bush/Cheney consortium desperately proclaiming their innocence from deep within ... read more >>
If I had a Son
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 23 July 2009
Hello world, last week I shared with you all my feelings and opinions regarding marriage and if I were a husband. Well, I want to continue those thoughts and discuss my aspirations of raising a son. Oddly ... read more >>
Keeping It Real: Shem Walker
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton (Columnist) 23 July 2009
It was a quiet Saturday evening in Brooklyn when Shem Walker visited his mother's home in Clinton Hill. The 49-year-old father of two routinely checked on her, enjoyed the company of his tight-knit family ... read more >>
"Obama, Us and Others: The Problematic of Being President"
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 23 July 2009
The presidency of Barack Obama poses a particular problematic for us as African people, not only because we see it as a historic victory against all odds and one we helped shape and proudly share, but ... read more >>
Gay Racism Must End
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 23 July 2009
The gay community has gone too damned far.I tried to be cool. Even through their "Gay is the new Black" slogan, which offended me deeply.After all, I think it's silly for oppressed groups to compare oppression.But ... read more >>
Economy Can't Run On Empty Pockets
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 23 July 2009
The banks "are healing," says Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. And the soaring profits reported by Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan suggest that at least some of the big banks are planning a return to the days ... read more >>
Michael Jackson & Jehovah's Witnesses
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 23 July 2009
Curious fans of Michael Jackson want to know what faith he embraced during the years just prior to his death. They're intrigued with what sparked the Gloved One's spiritual fire in the waning moments of ... read more >>
One Parent's Never-Ending Nightmare with Dorsey High School
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 23 July 2009
Imagine that you've just completed getting your teenage African-American son through four of the most important years of his life, grades 9 through 12 in a public inner-city high school in the Los Angeles ... read more >>
Blacks Not Part of Public School Choice Plan
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 23 July 2009
Déjà vu. Unfortunately, LAUSD's Black students are not even a footnote in the latest proposal for reform. Board member, Yolie Flores Aguilar has introduced a resolution that calls for a different ... read more >>
America: Are We Really that Exceptional?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 16 July 2009
Well, there's that arrogant, xenophobic, and divisive phrase again--"American Exceptionalism." President Obama is being roundly criticized by many conservatives for refusing to go around the world promoting ... read more >>
If I Were a Husband
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 16 July 2009
Hello World, this topic comes to mind periodically. I seldom think of being a husband unless I am at home with my family or in situations where my friends are accompanied by their spouses. I would imagine ... read more >>
Keeping It Real: Health Care
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton 16 July 2009
The United States of America is undeniably and unequivocally the most dominant and industrialized nation in the world. It's no wonder that countless people still flock to our borders with the hopes of ... read more >>
"Obama in Africa: Rethinking Reality and Responsibility"
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 16 July 2009
In spite of the current usefulness of his color, the progressive character of his consciousness and his early and often-stated desire to repair and remake the country and the world, Barack Hussein Obama ... read more >>
What Michelle Obama Represents For American Women
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 16 July 2009
There was an ignorant email going around right after Barack Obama was elected to the White House.The email was from a Black woman, announcing to Black men that if they use Obama as a shining example, they ... read more >>
This Time, Need Must Trump Greed
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 16 July 2009
Should the beleaguered executives of AIG get another $250 million in bonuses?They say the bonuses are pledged and earned. They've been working hard to sell off parts of bankrupt AIG and to manage under ... read more >>
The Most Famous Rap Song Ever--in the Bible?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 16 July 2009
Okay, what's the most famous rap song of all time? Would it be one performed by Christopher Wallace, aka "Notorious B.I.G." aka "Biggie Smalls"? What about rap songs by Tupac Shakur? Hello, was that Curtis ... read more >>
U.S. Supreme Court Both Downplays and Affirms Race
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 16 July 2009
The United States Supreme Court in Ricci v. DeStefano continued its erosion of civil rights protections by further narrowing the definition of affirmative action. In a 5-4 decision, the Court held that ... read more >>

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