Sunday, April 19, 2015
The Legacy of Lumumba
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 05 February 2009
Almost a decade ago, in February of the year of the Space Odyssey, 2001, I wrote a review for the movie Lumumba after being asked to do so. Patrice Lumumba was the first post-colonial Prime Minister ... read more >>
The Mayor and the Curious Case of Missing Councilmembers
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 05 February 2009
Last week the Rampart Station of the Los Angeles Police Department, our Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, L.A.P.D. Chief William Bratton, and friends (ATF, ICE, DEA, FBI, etc.) held a press conference to ... read more >>
Increasing Violence and Crippling Independence
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 05 February 2009
Violence respects neither race nor class and has become the horrific norm in neighborhoods throughout the city and county. (Contrary to main stream media hype, however, it is by no means confined to ... read more >>
Revs. Lowery, Wright, and the Black Church
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 29 January 2009
It was about 3:00 in the morning, and I was somewhere between browsing the Internet and dozing into never-never land when I read the following post from one of my more conservative White friends regarding ... read more >>
Don't Do It!
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 29 January 2009
Hello world, I really can't posse a question this week because the energy that surrounds my topic demands your attention in regards to prevention. The prevention of our friends, family and love ... read more >>
SEIU--Betraying Brothers and Sisters
Written by Jameelah A Shukri 29 January 2009
Very few can live connected lives and never fail those who depend upon them. But betrayal is different from failure. It involves intentionally wounding those who have trusted you. Betrayal by a member ... read more >>
Keeping It Real: Black HIV Awareness Day
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton 29 January 2009
Twenty Seven years into the HIV/AIDS pandemic and still today in the United States, HIV/AIDS is a health crisis in Black America. Every responsible person, politician, pastor, parishioner and Black ... read more >>
Recovery and Hope in Haiti
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 29 January 2009
In the midst of our joyous and rightful celebration of the inauguration of President Barack Obama, I turned to thoughts about Haiti. not only because this is the month of Haitian Independence (January ... read more >>
The Bridge-The Notorious Conspiracy Theory
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 29 January 2009
It seems that everywhere I go, someone is talking about Notorious, the new movie about the life of the Notorious B.I.G, aka Biggie Smalls. I hear the excitement, but I can't feel it. I guess ... read more >>
Water the Roots
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 29 January 2009
The debate on how we get out of this mess has begun in earnest. The $825 billion plan introduced in the House is a good beginning. It makes a down payment on investments vital to our future--in new ... read more >>
Wasted Minds 'Left Behind'
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 29 January 2009
Throughout history highly educated people have done some very bad things. For instance, in two time periods of the past century-the early 1900s and during World War II-highly educated colonial German doctors ... read more >>
The Exorbitant Price of Continuing Disunity
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 29 January 2009
Barack Obama's presidency, an occasion for unbridled rejoicing, arguably will have little effect on the storied disunity of America's Blacks. Despite notable progress, Blacks' attitudes ... read more >>
Change is upon us
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 22 January 2009
President Barack Obama's presidency is significantly memorable because it represents a lifetimes worth of work and effort. More importantly it represents a lifetimes worth of work and effort paying ... read more >>
Bush Cannot be Allowed to Get Away with What He's Done to America
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 22 January 2009
Bush Cannot be Allowed to Get Away With What He's Done to America I'm in total agreement with Obama's sentiment that it's time for America to heal itself and move forward, but I certainly ... read more >>
The Power of a Kiss
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 22 January 2009
Hello World, if you don't mind I'd like to share a secret with you all. Well, I should not call it a secret because the majority of us know that ones emotions can be felt within every form ... read more >>
Keeping It Real: America Has a Black President
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton 22 January 2009
For the first time in my life, America will have a President from my race and generation. Aside from race and age my hopes and expectations for his presidency are also intertwined with the hopes and ... read more >>
Praise Song for a People
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 22 January 2009
Blessed are those who work and struggle for good in the world, who rise in resistance against oppression everywhere and in all its forms. Blessed are those whose long struggle, sacrifice and suffering ... read more >>
Imitation of White
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 22 January 2009
I read a disturbing thread on an email listserv the other day. There was an alleged Black man apologizing to Whites who enslaved Blacks in this nation. His apology was to Whites for the behavior of ... read more >>
Dr. King's Dream
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 22 January 2009
The tears flow down the faces of people of good will across the country today, as Barack Obama is sworn in as president of the United States. The dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, whose birthday we ... read more >>
Who're They Fooling With This Schooling?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 22 January 2009
On September 17, 1954, I was born in a house on West 37th Street in a quiet, predominantly White neighborhood near downtown Los Angeles, and am a product of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). ... read more >>
King-Drew: Retrospective on Systemic Negligence
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 22 January 2009
The following Urban Perspective (9/29/06) offers some insight on the shoddy leadership and lack of accountability that led to MLK hospital's demise. Its service area, the poorest in LA county, ... read more >>
Dr. King and Sports in the 21st Century
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 15 January 2009
Most may not know this but Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. does have a connection with sports. In his younger days, he played baseball, basketball and wrestling and apparently he enjoyed watching football ... read more >>
Change: Obama's Birthday Gift to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Written by Senator Roderick D. Wright 15 January 2009
The Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama, an African American, to the highest office of the United States of America, is a most significant historic event for a country that was built upon exploiting ... read more >>
Do You Really Want Peace in the Middle East?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 15 January 2009
Well, "God's chosen people" are raising unholy hell in the Middle East again. And please don't buy into the nonsense that it's about Israel being attacked, or the defense of democracy, ... read more >>
Praise to the Working Man!
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 15 January 2009
Hello world, hope all is well with you and yours, as always I hope these words find you in peace. What I would like to offer you this week is a bit of recognition. Ladies please do not feel left ... read more >>

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