Friday, December 19, 2014
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Black Leaders Lack Accountability with Impunity
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 08 January 2009
Black leadership's lack of accountability is a recurring topic here because although reprehensible, it continues unabated. Far too many Black leaders fail to respond to the needs of constituents ... read more >>
Get on the Beam
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 01 January 2009
One of the problems that we have in the Black community is that we don't really know who we are. That isn't to say that many of us haven't studied Black history, and the kings and queens ... read more >>
New Years Resolution
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 01 January 2009
Hello world. Christmas has passed us again so on to the next occasion, New Years! My question this week is not complex as I tend to make things harder than they really are. What will your resolutions ... read more >>
Get Mine In 2009
Written by Malik Spellman 01 January 2009
Happy New Year earth people. It is that time again when god has shown us that we have made it with his blessings. Well I have to be honest with you people, I got to get mine in 2009 because we got ... read more >>
Needful Resolutions for the New Year
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 01 January 2009
As the edges of the old and New Year meet and overflow into each other, we are again confronted with the need to sit down and think deeply about the awesome meaning and responsibility of being African ... read more >>
Top Ten Thoughts From 2008
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 01 January 2009
2008 was like A Tale Of Two Cities. It was the best of times and it was the worst of times. On the one hand, the economy is so deep in the toilet that some people can't imagine that things will ... read more >>
Who Will Speak For America's Poor?
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 01 January 2009
When the economy catches a cold, the poor suffer pneumonia. When the economy catches pneumonia, as this one has, poor people are reduced to emergency conditions. Across America, poverty is rising. ... read more >>
Are Blacks Afraid of Powerful Gays?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 01 January 2009
Some have accused the collective lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community of bullying its way into America's consciousness. The LGBTs have stormed the halls of power and have assaulted ... read more >>
Are Black Students Finally On Center Stage?
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 01 January 2009
Superintendent David Brewer's departure could prove a catalyst for sustainable efforts to improve the quality of education for LAUSD's long-neglected Black students. Encouraging signs include ... read more >>
Jamie Foxx:How to Use Fame to Step on Your Brother
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 25 December 2008
One of the readers of last week's column, "Why are Black People Killing Themselves?," wrote me a very heartfelt response suggesting that I was being a little hard on Black people. Michele ... read more >>
Noesis Therapy
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 25 December 2008
Hello World, another day closer to Christmas and I hope all of your travels have been safe. This article is for those who may be spending Christmas alone this year. Those people who have no family, ... read more >>
All I Want for Christmas is a Black President
Written by Malik Spellman 25 December 2008
Dear Mr. Santa my name is Malik and all I want for Christmas is a Black president so that my children can see that anything is possible through faith. What my mama would say and recommend as a recipe ... read more >>
Annual Founder's Kwanzaa Message1966-42nd Anniversary-2008
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 25 December 2008
This season of the celebration of Kwanzaa comes at a time of heightened hope and historic turning, not only for us as a people, but also for this country and the world. There is this wide-spread sense ... read more >>
Prince of Peace, Not Push for Presents
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 25 December 2008
Unemployment is rising. Many families are tightening their belts. This year, we're told, may be one of the worst Christmas holidays for retail stores in decades. But economic distress doesn't ... read more >>
Enraged Gays Against My Page
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 25 December 2008
When president-elect Barack Obama announced that conservative evangelist Rick Warren would deliver the inaugural invocation on January 20, 2009, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, ... read more >>
A White Gay's Guide for Dealing with the Black Community
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 25 December 2008
 The following article is Chapter Four in Jasmyne Cannick's ongoing series "A White Gay's Guide to Dealing with the Black Community for Dummies." At a time when gay leaders ... read more >>
Katrina Gross Negligence Affirms Prior Assessment
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 25 December 2008
In August, 2007, I voiced concern that post- Katrina planning gave insufficient attention to the poorest victims. Unfortunately, those concerns have been affirmed: The Black poor, especially in the ... read more >>
Why Are Black People Killing Themselves?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 18 December 2008
For all who might have missed it, I'd like to call attention to Larry Aubry's excellent article, "Black on Black Violence: Part Pained Indifference," that appeared in the Dec. 4 edition ... read more >>
Am I Shallow for Wanting My Own Biological Children?
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 18 December 2008
Hello world, I'm not at odds with my desire of wanting to have biological children of my own some day, I just wonder if that is a selfish and shallow decision. I ask this question because I've ... read more >>
The Days of Darkness: Pelican Bay
Written by Malik Spellman 18 December 2008
Well as I travel through the thoughts of my mind I ask the man upstairs if there was anything in particular that he wanted me to say to the people concerning the conditions we are faced with being ... read more >>
Justice and Dignity For All of Us
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 18 December 2008
As the world marks and meditates on the meaning of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights issued December 10, 1948, it is especially important for us as an African people ... read more >>
At a Crossroad on the Economy
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 18 December 2008
When Republicans blocked the bridge loan sought by the auto companies last week, they opened up basic questions about what kind of America will emerge from the current crisis. The severity of the downturn ... read more >>
Why Blacks Get AIDS
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 18 December 2008
From South Central to sub-Saharan Africa, African-Americans and Africans are being shuffled into Hades as if the Underworld was one colossal 21st-century slave ship! As some believe is the case with ... read more >>
Intellectually Challenged Black Bible Thumping Homophobes
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 18 December 2008
You know that feeling you get in the bottom of stomach when you're watching the news and there's a particularly horrible story about some gruesome crime and all you can think is, "I hope ... read more >>
Brewer's Heralded Hiring Also Sealed His Fate
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 18 December 2008
David L. Brewer III's brief stint as superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) represented high hope and expectations gone awry. Convinced that he had the requisite leadership, ... read more >>



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