Let’s Talk About Race ‘til We’re Blue in the Face
Written by Larry Buford 25 July 2013
Let’s have the conversation – not so much about the George Zimmerman trial – but a real conversation about race in America. I know it’s hard for many to swallow the ‘not guilty’ verdict. ... read more >>
Most Wanted
Written by David G. Brown 25 July 2013
Zimmerman Verdict and Civil Rights, Still Much To Do
Written by Areva Martin, Esq. 25 July 2013
Like many around the world, I am extremely disappointed with the jury verdict in George Zimmerman's case. As an attorney and officer of the court, I applaud the jurors for their service and I respect ... read more >>
Raising Up in Resistance: Crafting a Strategy for Continuing Struggle
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 25 July 2013
We are engaged today all over this country in a righteous and relentless struggle against conditions of injustice and oppression that socially sanction and legally allow police and vigilante violence ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry l.aubry@att.net 25 July 2013
De ja vu.  Dr. Bill Cosby’s comments on Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman’s acquittal are a variation of his myopic theme that race no longer matters much in America.  He knows the historical, ... read more >>
Don't Name Your Boy 'Sue'
Written by Larry Buford 20 July 2013
Nothing wrong with being tough – it’s a mean old world, but the definition of manhood is much more than brawn and sex. Joe was a hard man – a brazen, no nonsense stern man. He was a man shaped ... read more >>
Investigate the racial context behind Martin’s death
Written by JESSE JACKSON 20 July 2013
If Trayvon Martin were not a young black male, he would be alive today. Despite the verdict, it’s clear that George Zimmerman would never have confronted a young white man wearing a hoodie. He would, ... read more >>
Looking Beyond George Zimmerman
Written by Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist 20 July 2013
Trayvon Martin might not be dead except for the fact that George Zimmerman carried a gun and acted as a wanna-be policeman.  Rev. Al Sharpton and others deserve props for rallying people and insisting ... read more >>
Honoring Trayvon, Saving our Sons: Recommitment to Community and Struggle
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 20 July 2013
So, there we were once again at this painfully uncomfortable, but familiar place, waiting and wondering, waiting for simple justice in the case of the killing of Trayvon Martin, hoping for the best and ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 20 July 2013
It is past time that Blacks’ behavior reflects their prolonged suffering from racism and the criminal justice system.  George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict was only the latest of countless officially ... read more >>
California Department of Education Wrecks Inglewood Schools
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 20 July 2013
It has been over four and a half months since the California Department of Education undertook the highly questionable action of taking over the total operation of the Inglewood Unified School District. ... read more >>
Ghosts of Revolutions Past
Written by Eric Kyle Henry Lee Sentinel Contributing Writer generalinfo@lasentinel.net 19 July 2013
   A woman walks past a makeshift memorial for Trayvon Martin Thursday April 12, 2012, on the sidewalk outside the complex where he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla. (AP PHOTO/CHRIS ... read more >>
Was Trayvon Martin Rear-Ended by Zimmerman?
Written by Larry Buford 12 July 2013
On Monday (7/8) the defense attorneys in the George Zimmerman trial brought forth testimony from a parade of witnesses who vouched that the screams for help on the 911 tapes were those of Zimmerman and ... read more >>
Obama should Lead Fight to Revive Voting Rights Act
Written by Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. NNPA Columnist 12 July 2013
President Barack Obama should lead a forceful drive to revive the Voting Rights Act, which was effectively disemboweled by the Supreme Court’s recent decision. All celebrate the 1965 Act as the most ... read more >>
Commission To Study Child Welfare Agency Is Step In Right Direction
Written by Congresswoman Karen Bass 12 July 2013
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors deserves a great deal of credit for establishing a citizen’s blue ribbon commission to study the county’s child welfare agency.  The commission will be ... read more >>
Immigration Reform
Written by David G. Brown 12 July 2013
Written by Larry Aubry l.aubry@att.net 12 July 2013
Last week’s column focused on the need for sustainable, righteous outrage among Black people.  This week deals with Blacks’ lack of unity, an underlying cause of such outrage .Black leaders especially, ... read more >>
The Legacies of Mary M. Bethune: Knowledge, Sacrifice, Service and Struggle
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 12 July 2013
We cannot pass the month of July without paying homage to our foremother, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, born July 10, 1875, laying down in peace and rising up in radiance May 18, 1955.  Let us pour libation ... read more >>
Even Though It’s Legal, I Still Can’t Marry My Girlfriend
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick 11 July 2013
  [Recently] the Supreme Court of the United States of America cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in the state of California.  Unfortunately, for my girlfriend and I, we still can’t ... read more >>
Written by Larry Buford 11 July 2013
The arrest of former NBA Wizards team member Gilbert Arenas for possession of illegal fireworks brings to mind the threat we face this time each year. In 2002, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission ... read more >>
Can Congress Redeem Itself?
Written by William E. Spriggs 11 July 2013
In the latest polls for May and June, Congress' approval rating is a mere 14 percent. This reflects a clear dissatisfaction with Congress not doing something meaningful to help American households. Highjacked ... read more >>
We Must Build Our Greatest Strength: Diversity
Written by Benjamin Todd Jealous 11 July 2013
"For a country regarded as the paramount leader in a multicultural world, the United States has yet to embrace its own diversity; continuing failure to do so will have profound consequences for governance." That ... read more >>
Voting Rights Act
Written by David G Brown 11 July 2013
Written by Larry Aubry 11 July 2013
Black leaders, Black media and the Black community’s outrage over the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision gutting the Voting Rights Act is thoroughly justified. However, the question is, will this ... read more >>
Frederick Douglass and the 4th of July: Still Searching for Affirmative Answers
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 11 July 2013
As we prepare for the July 4th celebrations and contemplate the real racial meaning of the post-racial message of the Supreme Court’s recent retrograde decisions on affirmative action and the Voting ... read more >>