Saturday, April 18, 2015
Michael’s Shortcomings in No Way Equaled His Strengths
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton (Columnist) 02 July 2009
In Recent Years, Sharpton and Jackson marched to Sony and fought for Jackson’s rights to his music catalogue.Teen Michael Jackson and Al Sharpton both loved and admired James Brown, the Godfather ... read more >>
This Country Was Built on the Backs of Slaves
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton 25 June 2009
We often hear the phrase, 'this country was built on the backs of slaves'. Men and women who were stripped of all rights and liberties, and forcibly made to execute the hardest labor around, are undeniably ... read more >>
Healthcare: Why Can't We Get the Congressional Option?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 25 June 2009
There's at least one thing that Republicans do much better than Democrats, and that's marketing their initiatives. It doesn't matter how regressive the idea, Republicans manage to frame it in a way that ... read more >>
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 25 June 2009
Hello world, I offer you all my thoughts as they pertain to those who steal from you the most precious gifts that shape and cultivate your personality. The theft of these gifts can alter your opinions ... read more >>
Free Da Poor
Written by Malik Spellman 25 June 2009
So they say that we are running out of cash here in California. Well, I have a simple solution to such a complex problem. And that is to free the poor people that are in prison serving time for crimes ... read more >>
Libation for Limbiko Tembo
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 25 June 2009
This is a libation, sacred words and water, spoken and poured in remembrance and honor, in ever-growing gratitude, ever-enduring love and everlasting appreciation of you, Limbiko Tembo, our sister, special, ... read more >>
My Father's Day Gift
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 25 June 2009
This year's Father's Day was indeed a great day for me.In addition to enjoying the love of my son, I reflected on the love I received as a child from my own Father.My stepfather married my mother and her ... read more >>
Guns and hate are on rise in America
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 25 June 2009
Last Wednesday in Washington, D.C., James W. von Brunn, an 88-year-old anti-Semite and white supremacist, allegedly took a .22-caliber rifle into the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and shot and ... read more >>
Every Black Man’s a Criminal
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 25 June 2009
When the Devil accused Job of serving God for selfish reasons he effectively accused everyone-not just Job-of having ulterior motives for praising the Lord. 'If allowed to experience hard times,' Satan ... read more >>
Wrong Cuts at the Wrong Time in Our Communities
Written by Assemblyman Warren Furutani 25 June 2009
California earns money in three ways: income tax, sales tax and property tax. All three of those things have been heavily hit during this economic crisis. California has the highest unemployment rate in ... read more >>
The Need for a Budget that Accurately Reflects Our Priorities and Values
Written by Assemblyman Mike Davis 25 June 2009
California’s budget crisis is going to require us to make some tough, but necessary choices. In doing so, we must look carefully at education, health and corrections funding. These areas will directly ... read more >>
Budget Crisis Can't Mean End to Safety Net, Schools
Written by Assembly Speaker Karen Bass 25 June 2009
The national recession has put California into fiscal jeopardy. As we work to get the state back on track, my Democratic colleagues and I are committed to protecting the state's safety net and preventing ... read more >>
Identity Politics Basis for Black Empowerment
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 25 June 2009
Conservatives' claim that identity politics is damaging to the "American Way" is patently false-it is the American way! (Identity politics is solidarity within racial, ethnic or other special interest ... read more >>
Crenshaw High Seniors Must March
Written by Patricia Clarke (President & CFO, Brotherhood Business Development) 18 June 2009
The front page of last week's Sentinel showed nine students from Crenshaw High who are awaiting the results of the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) that they took in May of this year. The article ... read more >>
First Lady or First ‘Gorilla’?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 18 June 2009
Rusty DePass, a prominent long-time South Carolina Republican, has shown his true colors. He recently posted the following comment about an escaped gorilla in Columbia: “I'm sure it's just one of ... read more >>
It Takes All Kinds
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 18 June 2009
In 1995, Oakland, California, a young man helping a fellow church friend found himself the father of a 4 month old. This happened when the mother, who at the time had three small children, simply couldn't ... read more >>
Blacks Complicit in Anti-Immigrant Movement
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 18 June 2009
"Mexicans ("illegal immigrants") are taking our jobs." This specious claim is made by a considerable number of Blacks in Los Angeles, especially in poorer neighborhoods. Although the evidence does not ... read more >>
An Indictment against the Mainstream Media
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 11 June 2009
On September 15, 2002-six months and four days prior to the Iraqi invasion--I published an article entitled "Would Bush's Saber Rattle as Loudly Against China?" in the Portland Independent Media Center ... read more >>
You are Beautiful!
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 11 June 2009
Most of us have heard the phrase, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder". But have you ever read the works of "Theocritus"? He wrote the following, "For in the eyes of Love that which is not beautiful ... read more >>
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton 11 June 2009
During the early hours of May 2, a South Side Chicago family discovered the beaten, abused and burned body of their 15-year-old son who ultimately died from a gunshot wound to the head. A child with no ... read more >>
Foundations for Black Fatherhood
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 11 June 2009
As we move this month towards Father's Day, let us pause and pay due hommage to those fathers who have kept their commitment, honored their obligations, and sacrificed and struggled to take care of their ... read more >>
Just Us
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 11 June 2009
Lisa is a single mother. She chose to have a child at 38, when 40 loomed too near and marriage seemed ever elusive. She knew that Kaileena's father had no intentions of marrying her and would not make ... read more >>
Sotomayor Critics Just Race-Baiting
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 11 June 2009
Who would have expected the ugly reaction to the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court? Newt Gingrich, de facto leader of the Republican Party, calls this first Hispanic nominee to the ... read more >>
“Christian” Medicine and the Cast & Crew at King-Drew
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 11 June 2009
Can ancient prescription trump modern medicine? The faculty and staff at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science would do well to adopt the prohibition on blood transference from one of God’s ... read more >>
Beyond Speeches and Tears
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 11 June 2009
The latest killing by Inglewood Police spawned predictable outrage. But like too many others, 27-year-old Marcus Smith's death is shrouded with troubling questions and contentiousness. Contributing systemic ... read more >>

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