Progressive Leadership for the 2nd District
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 30 October 2008
The county's 2nd Supervisorial District deserves visionary, progressive leadership and State Senator Mark- Ridley Thomas fits the bill. His integrity, intelligence and audacious courage in the ... read more >>
John McCain: Portrait of a Demagogue
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 23 October 2008
Demagogue: "A leader who obtains power by means of impassioned appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populace." The American Heritage Dictionary Demagogues are vampires who prey ... read more >>
Living Locally, Thinking Globally: A Call to Conference and Collaboration
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 23 October 2008
One of the greatest challenges facing us as a community in the context of a crisis-ridden, constantly changing national and global economy is to be continuously aware of things in process, to be able ... read more >>
A Cultural Revolution
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 23 October 2008
Right about now, two of the most influential Black men in America have embraced a unified goal based on what is best for the nation, which also happens to be very good for the Black race. While some ... read more >>
Sea Change Challenge
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 23 October 2008
Campaigns are--as everyone knows--not the time for a high blown policy debate. The increasingly dishonorable McCain campaign is classic in this regard--with much of its advertising devoted to diversionary ... read more >>
Bank Notes & Scripture Quotes
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 23 October 2008
If someone were to ask where you’d find the words, “this note is legal tender for all debts, public and private,” what would you say? If your answer is, “On the front of paper ... read more >>
Proposition This!
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 23 October 2008
During Saturday's Taste of Soul Festival hosted by the Los Angeles Sentinel, I had the opportunity to sit on a panel entitled "The State of Urban Politics" alongside some phenomenal panelists ... read more >>
When the "Labor Candidate" Isn't Really the Best Candidate for Union Members, Members of Labor Should Check the Union Label Before Voting for Mark Ridley-Thomas, a.k.a. Wal-"Mark"
Written by Joe Bowers 23 October 2008
In the race for the Second District Seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the theme of business versus labor-- or more specifically-- L.A. City Councilmember Bernard C. Parks versus ... read more >>
Prevention Key to Reducing Violence in Schools
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 23 October 2008
Schools echo America's history and continuing propensity for violence; school violence is a subset of broader youth and urban violence spawned by poverty, racism and systemic neglect clearly ... read more >>
John McCain: A Footnote to Posterity
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 16 October 2008
As I watched the second presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain, my mind drifted off to when I once watched the landing of the Space Shuttle. All the drama of the mission was over, ... read more >>
Dissociation, Guilt or Grief?
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 16 October 2008
Hello World, Do the ancestors of persons who benefited from "Slavery" suffer the most from "Dissociation," "Guilt" and or "Grief"? I pose this question after ... read more >>
Fostering Fear and Selling Insanity: Bullpittin and Spittin with Palin/McCain
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 16 October 2008
So, it has already started-that which we hoped wouldn't happen, but knew in our hearts it certainly would-the public hissing and howling of racial hatred at Sen. Barack Obama at rallies and radio ... read more >>
The Argument for Settling
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 16 October 2008
While conducting a relationship seminar recently, I became amused by two thirty-something women who were insisting that being with a man who didn't fit every single criterion on their checklists ... read more >>
A Stark Choice on Health Care
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 16 October 2008
John McCain will tax your health care. Sounds perverse, doesn't it? He's calling for treating employer-based health care as part of income--a tax increase of $2,000 to $3,000 per family. Of ... read more >>
Black Cops vs. the Black Community?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 16 October 2008
Although John Singleton’s hit movie Boyz in the Hood as a whole is art imitating life, one scene in particular has been replayed time and again in America’s Black Communities (The “ABCs”), ... read more >>
Straight Outta Compton With My Hood Votes
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 16 October 2008
Over the course of the presidential and vice-presidential candidate's debates, it's become crystal clear that both Democrats and Republicans are focused on one segment of the American population, ... read more >>
Redistricting: Those Who Draw the Lines Prevail
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 16 October 2008
It's both unnerving and reprehensible that Los Angeles Black leadership, elected officials especially, have said virtually nothing about the redistricting initiative on the November ballot-no community ... read more >>
The Vice Presidential Debate: Joe Biden Vs. Betty Boop
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 09 October 2008
The writers can take the day off at Saturday Night Live this weekend, because comic relief won't be necessary. Mark Twain himself couldn't have provided better satire than the reality of last ... read more >>
Are You Alive or Just Living
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 09 October 2008
Hello World, I pose this question because I am truly confused about the motives of people today. I still believe the nature of man is positive and the initial energy given from people is positive. ... read more >>
Fannie Lou Hamer Walking Off the Plantation: Questioning and Transforming America
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 09 October 2008
Fannie Lou Hamer was born 1917 October 6 in Mississippi in the midst of the racial madness and social mayhem called White supremacy in which walls of brutal separation were built in life and law to ... read more >>
America, Elections & Stupidity
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 09 October 2008
George Bush did not steal the last election. He simply duped America. He duped America into believing that he is a man of God and that all men and women of God should follow him. George Bush made ... read more >>
The Grip of Bad Ideas
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 09 October 2008
The collapse of leading Wall Street firms. $1 trillion lost in the stock market in one day. $2 trillion lost in housing values. Congress hands the Treasury Secretary $700 billion in a panicked vote ... read more >>
Do the Deal
Written by Dr. M Tryone Cushman 09 October 2008
The following is a letter from Dr. M. Tyrone Cushman to Joe Hopkins, President of West Coast Black Publishers Association With uncharacteristic non-partisan resolve, we can solve this problem. ... read more >>
Obama and the Bailout of Biblical Proportions: Is he fixin' to fight the Fed?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 09 October 2008
 “I sincerely believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies…The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people ... read more >>
The Big Payback: O.J. Simpson
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 09 October 2008
When boxer Mike Tyson was convicted of raping Miss Black Rhode Island, Desiree Washington, in an Indianapolis hotel room, for which he served three years in prison, we threw him a parade upon his release. ... read more >>