Emulating Marcus and Amy Garvey: Lessons in Love and Struggle
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 20 August 2008
Each August, the month of Marcus Garvey's birth, we focus on lessons he has left us, and in these times of stress, strain and troubled togetherness for so many Black men and women, lessons gleaned ... read more >>
The Gentle Giant
Written by Malik Spellman 20 August 2008
Who is this gentle giant? What is it that he does? Well the gentle giant who stands over six feet and prays to god for his mercy is none other than Big U one of the most interesting people that I have ... read more >>
The Blasting Legacy of Negative Political Ads
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 20 August 2008
Congressman Harold Ford Jr. is one of many who has been targeted by the party of LincolnControversial ads, cartoons and depictions have always seemed to pop up throughout the country during the voting ... read more >>
Did I get "played"?
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 20 August 2008
Hello world, hope all is well with you and your families, truly. In this day and age most of us get caught up with our own personal goals and activities, that we don't stop and enjoy what in my opinion, ... read more >>
Curse Words & Kemetic Culture
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 20 August 2008
Who's behind profanity in rap & hip hop?What's the connection between the profanity rappers use in their songs and early African culture? There isn't one. As far as experts can tell, there ... read more >>
EXPO Line Dangerous And Discriminatory
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 20 August 2008
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) puts the burden of the proposed Expo Light Rail Line street level trains on South Los Angeles. The following commentary by Damien Goodman, Chair of the Citizens ... read more >>
The Crabs Are on The Move
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 20 August 2008
Well, they're at it again, y'all. A small minority of Black people are hard at work doing everything they can to undermine the Black community. This time it's in the guise of trying to drag ... read more >>
When Them That's Got Are Black
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 20 August 2008
Last week, I drew a picture of the fall of America's so-called "Liberal Democracy," which includes riots, specifically between the "haves" and the "have-nots."In this ... read more >>
Buffoonery: Get Some at a Theater Near You
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 14 August 2008
Newsflash! Beyonce’s whiter-er I mean, lighter. The Queen’s gone platinum. And as if that wasn’t enough, Hollywood has finally found a way to get around hiring Black actors to portray ... read more >>
Black Cop? ...Shoot Not!
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 14 August 2008
Any Black-on-White officer-involved shootings? When was the last time you heard outrage over the fact that a Black police officer, deputy sheriff, highway patrolman, or any other Black law-enforcement ... read more >>
Dana, I Love You
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 14 August 2008
Hello World, welcome to another day! If you’re optimistic about life, these next few minutes you’ll spend with my words may offer you a wonderful moment and new found light. Just contemplating ... read more >>
Figures Don’t Lie, People Lie on Figures
Written by CHARISSE BREMOND-WEAVER 14 August 2008
In reading the article entitled “Leader’s Kin get Union Business,” I became quite incensed. However, the provocation of my irritation was not that which the author intended. Instead, ... read more >>
COMMENTARY: HIV Cases Underestimaed
Written by BROOKE MINTERS 14 August 2008
Last week it was revealed that HIV cases have been underestimated by 40 percent for a decade. This new study was recently presented at the 27th International AIDS Conference in Mexico City. Researchers ... read more >>
A Hot Summer War
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 14 August 2008
The so-called “Liberal Democracy” that America has been enjoying may be nearing its end. Two important signs that the current economic and political system may be breaking down are overproduction ... read more >>
Post-Black and Continuous White: Misreading the Meaning of Obama
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 14 August 2008
Wishing away Blackness while perpetuating the privileging of Whiteness is not the most effective or ensuring way to begin putting in place a new politics, nor is offering ongoing arguments, articles ... read more >>
Given Half a Chance, Black Males Succeed
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 14 August 2008
Public education’s criminal neglect of Black students, especially Black males, is a recurrent subject of this column. Locally, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), among others, continues ... read more >>
Who’s Really Playing the Race Card?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 14 August 2008
I’ve never been one to go around looking for racial aspersions. While I know people who have made searching out transgressions a way of life, I’ve always been so thoroughly in love with being ... read more >>
Bearing Witness
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 14 August 2008
The Russian Bear has shown its teeth. The armed invasion of Georgia is a direct challenge to international law and the international community. The invasion came in response to a provocative Georgian ... read more >>
Voices on: The sudden deaths of Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 14 August 2008
Question: What is your reaction to the sudden deaths of Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes? AL JOHNSON -  Isaac ... read more >>
They’re Back!
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 07 August 2008
Hello world, if you recall in week two of my column with the Sentinel newspaper, I wrote about two young preteen boys that my dog Muse and I met at a park near my home. I’ve been disappointed because ... read more >>
America’s African Apology
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 07 August 2008
U.S. says ‘sorry for slavery’; a rare Obama misstep On Tuesday, July 29, 2008, the United States House of Representatives passed an official resolution apologizing to African Americans ... read more >>
Why Bill Handel Can Kiss My Fat Black A?? Two Times
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 07 August 2008
[URL to audio of Bill Handel’s Comments Regarding Black Women - http://www.playlist.com/node/43063752 ] The image of Black women has been under attack since the first African female slave stepped ... read more >>
Where is the Outrage?
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 07 August 2008
The collapse of housing prices continues. Defaults on mortgages continue to rise; foreclosures are now occurring at the rate of 3 million homes a year and rising. Housing experts suggest that US home prices ... read more >>
Self-Hatred Running Rampant Among Black People
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 07 August 2008
As a Black man who is old enough to remember the courageously focused and determined lives of both Malcolm and Martin Luther King, and their gruesome and untimely deaths, and educated enough to be cognizant ... read more >>
Reparations, Resistance and Re-Reading History: Lessons in Politics and Struggle
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 07 August 2008
The insightful assertion of our forefather, Frederick Douglass, that “if there is no struggle there is no progress” and that “power concedes nothing without demand. It never did and never ... read more >>