Comentary: Shoot First and Ask Questions Last!
Written by Malik Spellman 22 May 2008
That is the meaning of to serve and protect! Lately we have seen a rash of shootings by police officers all over the country and we have not seen one situation where the police has been bought up on ... read more >>
Another Sign that Nothing is Sacred Anymore... White Male Earns Title of Morehouse Valedictorian
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 22 May 2008
22-year-old Joshua Packwood of Kansas City, Mo., graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA and a degree in economics...from Morehouse College. He is also the class valedictorian. Joshua is following in the ... read more >>
African American Souls for Sale
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 22 May 2008
At the center of every people is something that is, for them, innately funky. And when they fail to hold on to that something, then they fail to protect their Soul. America is such a careless and cold ... read more >>
Reaffirming African Liberation Day: Dealing With Its Deeper Meaning
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 22 May 2008
The concept and celebration of African liberation, like the earlier and ongoing struggles to achieve it, have had a complex and complicated history, full of twists and turns, interruptions, redefinitions ... read more >>
LAUSD’s Egregious Neglect of its Black Students
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 22 May 2008
“The territorial imperative is threatening to rip apart Locke High School...It recently became the latest battleground for Black and Latino students fighting for turf and respect throughout Los ... read more >>
Sacrifice and Hope
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 22 May 2008
Barack Obama’s impending victory reflects not simply the triumph of hope, or the desire for change. It reveals an America that keeps growing, keeps renewing itself, keeps getting better. Senator ... read more >>
Hillary, What's the Point?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 22 May 2008
After Tuesday’s primary results I had hoped that I had written the name Hillary Clinton for the last time during this election. But in spite of the fact that there is virtually no legitimate path ... read more >>
Who Stole the Soul
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 15 May 2008
Part 1 James Brown was affectionately referred to as “Soul Brother Number One,” not just because he was one of the leaders of Soul Music, but because he was the physical embodiment of all ... read more >>
On Hillary "And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going, I’m Stayin’ and You’re Gonna Love Me" Clinton
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 15 May 2008
“I am staying in this race until there is a nominee. I believe I’m the strongest candidate against John McCain and believe I will be the best president among the three of us running,”-Sen. ... read more >>
China’s Connections to the Continent
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 15 May 2008
Complex Colonialism? A 7.9-magnitude earthquake rocked China a few days ago. At press time, the official number dead exceeded 12,000. And with many more thousands still trapped beneath debris, that number ... read more >>
"Malcolm, Liberation, Jihad and Justice: Righteous Warrior and Witness to the World"
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 15 May 2008
The day of birth and welcome into the world of Al Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, Min. Malcolm X, May 19, remains a special and sacred day of remembrance, marking and meditation for the advocates of our organization ... read more >>
Black Unity Requires Disavowing Self Deprecation
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 15 May 2008
“We can’t seem to work together...Blacks are always putting each other down.” These kinds of self-effacing aphorisms underscore the continuing significance of the Willie Lynch syndrome. ... read more >>
An Open Letter to the DNC: Party Loyalty Goes Both Ways
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 14 May 2008
Nervous over the growing fracture in the Democratic Party, the DNC is vigorously reminding Democratic voters of the importance of backing the Democratic nominee in order to win the November election. ... read more >>
Looking for Daddy
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 08 May 2008
In America, far too many people have “Daddy” issues. There are myriad reasons, even though some people have no idea what their own are. Some of the nation’s men grow up without knowing ... read more >>
"In Reconciliation and Repair: Obama, Wright and the Rest of Us"
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 08 May 2008
We are again as always standing with our foremother, Harriet Tubman, at a crossroad and critical juncture of history and heavy responsibility: ominous howling and barking in the background; the hounds ... read more >>
Clinton Credibility: A Contradiction in Terms
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 08 May 2008
Why are Democrats tolerating Hillary Clinton’s selfish juggernaut to destroy the Democratic Party? You’re sitting around allowing your nomination process to be corrupted, then asking, “Why ... read more >>
The Harvest is Great and the Workers are Few
Written by MALIK SPELLMAN 08 May 2008
They say that pressure makes the best diamond so that it can shed light in all directions. So I have a great amount of respect for Janice Hahn who was recently on Fox defending the efforts of gang intervention ... read more >>
Cops, Complaints & A Consent Decree
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 08 May 2008
Bratton Boasts Perfection As far as racial profiling is concerned, Los Angeles’ Perfect Department (also known as the “Los Angeles Police Department”) is now in its approximately seventh ... read more >>
America: A Moral Leader?
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 08 May 2008
The world food crisis—the “silent tsunami”—now threatens some 100 million people across the world. Food riots in Haiti, Egypt and Ethiopia have brought it to international attention. ... read more >>
Special Order 40 vs Divisive Racial Opportunism
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 08 May 2008
Jamiel Shaw’s parents’ fervent plea that their son’s death not be used as a tool for encouraging anti-Latino sentiment fell on deaf ears. The Los Angeles Police Department’s Special ... read more >>
Repeating History: They Wanted King to Shut Up Too
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 05 May 2008
I refuse to live my life tip toeing around as to avoid making people feel uncomfortable when it comes to race, class, and America’s memory problem when it comes to Blacks. As I said before, ... read more >>
Let it Go
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 01 May 2008
Most Americans subscribe to a religion—Christian, Muslim, Jew, Hindu, etc. With those subscriptions come admonishments to forgive, but how many actually can do what is required to actually forgive? ... read more >>
What Would You Do If...
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 01 May 2008
One day you got a call from your 87-year-old Grandma, a grandma who is the least political person you know, who is a Jehovah’s Witness, and is just about—no make that, THE nicest and sweetest ... read more >>
Centuries-Old Segregation in the Congregation
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 01 May 2008
Was Wright Wronged? Well over a year ago a writer for Jeremiah Wright’s church magazine contacted me saying she wanted to review my book, Germany’s Black Holocaust: 1890-1945. In an email ... read more >>
Dear ‘Mr. Liquor Store’
Written by MALIK SPELLMAN 01 May 2008
As you may know, you are the first person we as humans turn to when we are feeling down. If our children are born we celebrate the birth of a child with you in mind. You seem to be in all of our thoughts ... read more >>