Sunday, May 24, 2015
Race Matters Absolutely in Politics and All Else
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 24 July 2008
Race matters. Even when not explicit, it is an inextricable ingredient of social, political and economic reality in America and throughout the world. The running debate, notwithstanding, the primacy ... read more >>
Obama Shifting: Principled or Just Expedient?
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 17 July 2008
Barak Obama has changed positions on several issues during the course of the campaign. Although a staunch Obama supporter, I believe whether his shifting (“flexibility”) is principled or ... read more >>
Reopen MLK Hospital with Patients Top Priority
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 10 July 2008
Reopening Martin Luther King Hospital (MLK) must be predicated on providing quality health care for the poorest population in Los Angeles County. Reportedly, the University of California (UC) is set ... read more >>
Frederick Douglass’ 4th of July Message Resonates
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 03 July 2008
Excerpts from Frederick Douglass’s Independence Day address, 1852, in Rochester, New York, embody his continued relevance and provide sobering balance to Blacks’ understandable euphoria over ... read more >>
Blacks and Latinos: Lessons from Mississippi
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 26 June 2008
California’s Black and Latino leaders should take a hard look at David Bacon’s essay, “Black and Brown Together,” (American Prospect, March 2008). It’s about a successful ... read more >>
Killing Spree Underscores Dire Need for Change
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 19 June 2008
Just two weeks ago, this column was about stopping the killing in Los Angeles. Since then, there were fourteen killings in Los Angeles County in one weekend—most in the city of Los Angeles’ ... read more >>
Barack Obama: Audacious and Accomodating
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 12 June 2008
Euphoria abounds and is well deserved. But people must keep in mind that Barack Obama’s presidential priorities and commitments really won’t be known unless and until he becomes President. ... read more >>
Stop the Killing: Complacency or Engagement
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 04 June 2008
Last month, nineteen-year-old Michael Byoune was shot and killed by two Inglewood police officers. According to Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks, they believed that gunshots were coming from the car ... read more >>
Malcolm X’s Prophetic Challenges Unmet
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 29 May 2008
Prologue: “Here at this final hour, we come to bid farewell to one of our brightest hopes. This gallant young champion lies before us, unconquered still...Did you talk to Brother Malcolm? Did ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Escalating Downward: The Collapse of Urban Public Schooling
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 01 May 2008
Today’s column, “Escalating Downward: The Collapse of Public Schooling in the United States of America,” is an exception to academia’s accustomed disconnect with “real ... read more >>
Cosby’s Current Specialty: Defaming Ghetto Youth
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 24 April 2008
Dr. Bill Cosby castigates poor and working-class Black inner-city youth. He says, “Black children are running around not knowing how to read or write and going nowhere.” To unemployed Black ... read more >>
Black on Black Violence: A Hideous Conundrum
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 17 April 2008
Part 2 of 2 Black on Black violence diminishes human life but increasingly, is more likely to occur in inner-city neighborhoods. Pervasive violence exists with muted outcry from both the victims ... read more >>
Black on Black Violence: A Horrible Testimonial
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 10 April 2008
Part 1 of 2 Black on Black violence is the ultimate decadent manifestation of self-hate, spawned and nurtured by a racist society. Inner-city Black communities express outrage over exceptionally brutal ... read more >>
Labor Reform Misses Rank and File Blacks
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 03 April 2008
For Black unionists, labor reforms like those in public education, law enforcement and politics are paper pronouncements, not a reality. They also know that “reform” emanates from privileged ... read more >>
Is Black Leadership Equal to the Task?
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 27 March 2008
Black leadership heads the list of relentless challenges bombarding Black Americans. Unless leaders become more effective, however, responses to these growing challenges will remain fragmented, i.e., ... read more >>
Providing Quality Education a Moral Imperative
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 20 March 2008
Excellence in education is the real goal even though the “achievement gap” for Black students gets the press. Apparently, neither is a moral nor educational imperative for Black adults or ... read more >>
Festering Black-Latino Relations A NON-Priority
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 13 March 2008
Festering Black-Latino Relations A NON-Priority Intense anger, fear and distrust generally characterize the feelings of Blacks (and Latinos) over the recent spate of senseless violence and killings ... read more >>
Protecting Endangered Crystal Stairs
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 06 March 2008
This column tends to focus on issues such as Black leadership, education and police malpractice. This week, it highlights, in some detail, the negative impact of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ... read more >>
LAPD Up Close: Culture and Politics Intact
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 28 February 2008
A discerning look at the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) reveals an unchanged underbelly, ostensibly impervious to all but rhetorical reform. A federal consent decree, notwithstanding, the department ... read more >>
Black Leadership Redux, Redux
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 21 February 2008
Fading civil rights gains, huge demographic changes, crisis in educating Black children and diminishing political clout are among current challenges that demand effective Black leadership. Of course, ... read more >>
Obama and Blacks: Change or Masked Tradition?
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 14 February 2008
It’s too early to know whether Barack Obama is a genuine change agent vis a vis Blacks’ concerns or just an enticing mirage. The question of where he stands is vital, whether or not he wins ... read more >>
Education is a Civil Right
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 07 February 2008
A Black Educational Civil Rights Agenda was formed a year ago to address historic, documented educational under achievement of African Americans in public schools throughout the nation. The following ... read more >>

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