Friday, August 22, 2014
If He Will Not Fight, Then We Had Better
Written by Bill Fletcher, Jr., NNPA Columnist 18 August 2011
 The fight over the increase in the debt ceiling should have taught us a few lessons. These include that there is a wing of the Republican Party--the Tea Party faction--that is quite prepared to fly their ... read more >>
England Struggles to Understand Causes of Riots
Written by George E. Curry, NNPA Columnist 18 August 2011
England's attempt to fully understand rioting touched off by a policeman's fatal shooting of Mark Duggan, a 29-year old Black man, in many ways mirror the debate that followed the urban unrest that the ... read more >>
Is Michael Really Dead?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 18 August 2011
Would he purposefully deceive?There are a number of sincerely devoted fans of Michael Joseph Jackson who believes the Moonwalker is still walking around on earth. They believe the King of Pop is going ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 18 August 2011
Silence is golden but can also be problematic, even crippling. Unfortunately, the latter pertains to Blacks' silence generally as well as Black leadership and tends to reinforce rather than alleviate an ... read more >>
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 11 August 2011
While mesmerized by your splendor, I told myself, "If her personality is as attractive as her appearance, she may honor me by accepting my last name."My confidence carried the weight of change, though ... read more >>
Joe College
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 11 August 2011
Hello world, I sincerely desire this article to reach every person who reads it, "in good health!" Several weeks ago, I wrote an article titled, "Ms. Jackson State." After speaking with many people regarding ... read more >>
Remembering the Watts Revolt:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 11 August 2011
 Living the Legacy of ResistanceWe are a long ways from those first solemn and joyous commemorations of the Watts Revolt in which we paid rightful hommage to the martyrs, gave due deference to the injured, ... read more >>
"Garvey's Lessons of Life and Work:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 11 August 2011
Being the Best of Ourselves"The month of August easily brings to mind the Honorable Marcus Garvey who stands as a model and monument in this sacred narrative we name and know as African history. Certainly, ... read more >>
Ready For Love
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 11 August 2011
At any given moment, when we are single, many of us will proclaim that we are ready for love. But we never stop to ask ourselves if we truly have the preparation and knowledge base required for love.We ... read more >>
Death of Reason
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 11 August 2011
Today I grieve.I grieve not for the passing of humanity into the ether, as defined divergently by many. I grieve not for those I have loved or those who have loved me who are now a part of the great beyond.I ... read more >>
Fix is in against working Americans
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 11 August 2011
Don't fall for the con. The fix is in. Working Americans are about to get fleeced--unless someone stands up for them.Standard & Poor's, the rating company, contributed directly to the mess we are in ... read more >>
A bold step--in wrong direction
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 11 August 2011
To paraphrase conservative icon Barry Goldwater, "extremism in defense of injustice is no virtue." The deal that went down in Washington on the debt ceiling proves that. It is a bold step in the wrong ... read more >>
The Wealth Gap and the Souls of Angry White Folk
Written by Bill Fletcher, Jr., NNPA Columnist 11 August 2011
The report recently released by the Pew Research Center that showed that the wealth gap between white families on the one hand, and African American and Latino families on the other was greater than at ... read more >>
Happy 50th Birthday, Mr. President
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 11 August 2011
Happy Birthday, Mr. President,But I've got to be honest, you have me about as hot as fish grease right now I just can't figure out what's going on in your head You go out and give these rousing, voice-quivering ... read more >>
Will The Real President Obama Please, Please Stand up?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 11 August 2011
I've been a steadfast Obama supporter every since the very first day he arrived on the political scene, but I must admit, it hasn't always been easy. First, even as a candidate, he reversed his position ... read more >>
The Gloved One & White Gangs?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 11 August 2011
Putting the Crips & Bloods to Shame!In his Bad video (1987) Michael Joseph Jackson featured rival street gangs. And having lived in Los Angeles, he was quite familiar with the Crips and Bloods--two ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 11 August 2011
Senate Bill 9 changes California law that requires youth under the age of 18 to be sentenced to spend the rest of their lives in prison. The law is absolute; regardless of an inmate's positive growth there ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 11 August 2011
Wal-Mart exploits Black workers and others of color throughout the world, yet labor unions and Black civil rights groups are on meeting with Wal-Mart regarding expanding its operation in South Central ... read more >>
Say Yes
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 29 July 2011
At thought with a controlled rhythm of sound, Metronome.A cerebral high hidden behind my smile, invisible.I am nourished by your word, "hello."Your bountiful impressions always coat my frown, incomparable.I ... read more >>
"How I Spent (Am Spending) My Summer"
Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil 29 July 2011
Cheryl Pearson-McNeilRemember back in the day when we had to chronicle our "How I Spent My Summer" adventures at the start of every fresh new school year? Well, this week's column is kind of a version ... read more >>
Conversations with Dr. Carver:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 29 July 2011
The Languages and Lessons of NatureGeorge Washington Carver (July 12, 1884-1943) was a remarkable and multidimensional man, one of the great scientific minds of the 20th century, whose impressive intellectual ... read more >>
Fake crisis on debt hides real problems
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 29 July 2011
Something is terribly amiss in America. In Washington, we witness around-the-clock meetings on a fake crisis ginned up by politicians over how to raise the debt ceiling. Yet no attention is devoted to ... read more >>
Issue of My Heart
Written by Timothy B. Jones 29 July 2011
On May 24, 2010 I underwent one of the most serious of all operations, a heart transplant. This is my story and I hope that many black men and women will read this and do whatever is necessary to LIVE.I ... read more >>
Gangbanging is Over-rated!
Written by Biko N. Poindexter-Hodge, Sentinel Intern 29 July 2011
Gangbanging is so overrated, and being a gang member or part of a gang isn't cool. A gang is a group of people, through the organization, formation and establishment of an assemblage that share a common ... read more >>
Wattree's Pearls of Limited Wisdom
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 29 July 2011
*The greatest lesson in wisdom, intelligence, and class is the understanding that one doesn't corner the market on any of them*When you choose to live in a fantasy, you're forced to view reality as a myth ... read more >>



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