Conflicted Cops of Color
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 25 September 2008
With the spat of White officers killing Black males, both young and old, you have to ask yourself, “What do Black officers on the force think about the rash of shootings?” After all, these ... read more >>
Confessions of a Former Teenage Tramp
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 25 September 2008
Part of coming of age means not just growing older but taking an honest look at the life you've led and the decisions that you've made along the way--both the good and the bad. For me, this ... read more >>
New Black Leadership Key to Strategic Unity
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 25 September 2008
Challenges and barriers constantly collide, impeding Black's progress. Their seemingly endless struggle for justice might have proved fatal long ago but for storied resilience. Resilience is not ... read more >>
Hello World; Do you believe in "Love at First Sight"?
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 18 September 2008
When I was seven years old, my biological father had a girl friend by the name of Margo. Margo was a mother to me between the ages of four to eight (I know she provided me with the motherly energy that ... read more >>
Sarah: Through the Humble Eyes of a Clueless Hood-Rat
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 18 September 2008
When you're raised in the ghetto and you're either unaware or deprived of the many resources that society has to offer, you learn to make due with what you have. In that regard, I was fortunate ... read more >>
The Tourism Truth About Off-Shore Drilling
Written by Linda Love 18 September 2008
  Americans are still hurting because of the high cost of gas. In California, we're still paying almost a dollar more per gallon than we were one year ago today. In response, people are driving ... read more >>
Death and Devastation in Haiti:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 18 September 2008
The devastation is almost unimaginable, but in some ways reminiscent of Katrina, and yet so different from the damage done by Ike in Galveston. This is so not only because of the human casualties and ... read more >>
We Vote For Change
Written by Abraham J. Jankans 18 September 2008
This year's election on November 4th will be one of the most important in American history. As all of us are aware, it is important not only because of the difficult times facing our nation and ... read more >>
(More) Top Ten Random Questions
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 18 September 2008
As we approach the fourth quarter of 2008 and a presidential election that threatens to create change which could move the nation forward, there are a few things that are roiling in the back of my ... read more >>
A Question About Our Future
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 18 September 2008
Bear Sterns, Lehman Brothers, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac--the financial crisis keeps deepening. The stock market is taking a hit. But keep your eye on the real economy--where people go to work and earn ... read more >>
A View from the South
Written by Professor B. Flanagan 18 September 2008
Since Senator Barack Obama became a serious candidate for the American Presidency, I have traveled to Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, the Czech Republic, Trinidad, and Brazil, staying ... read more >>
Inglewood's Killings: City Council Doesn't Get It
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 18 September 2008
The Inglewood City Council recently called a special meeting on recent officer-involved shootings (OIS)-Inglewood police have shot and killed four men in the last four months. The meeting was at 2:30 ... read more >>
Straight Talk and Truthiness About Country First
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 11 September 2008
Maybe if I didn't know the history of how this country came to be. Maybe if I wasn't keenly aware of how we came to be here in this country to begin with. Maybe if the first ship arriving with ... read more >>
Race & Gender Now in the Blender
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 11 September 2008
For the first time in American history, they're all together in the mixed: race, gender, and even age. Critics tread lightly lest you be accused of racism, sexism, or ageism! Barack Obama made ... read more >>
Sense & Sensibilities
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 11 September 2008
As an intellectual, I am always thinking and rethinking my positions on things that are important to me. I am constantly evaluating my own behavior and my reactions to people, places and things. ... read more >>
Guarding Against the Guardians: Seeking Sanctuary from Civil Servants
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 11 September 2008
The fourth police killing in four months in Inglewood brings to mind a series of sobering thoughts about the state of things concerning what is strangely, yet commonly, called "police/community ... read more >>
Forgiven Yet Not forgotten
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 11 September 2008
  Hello world, the situation I will discuss with you all this week is a major debate for me. Should I pursue a relationship with my biological father, "Thomas"? Just a few months ago I ... read more >>
In Solemn Tribute to The 2008 Republican Snake Oil Festival
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 11 September 2008
After enduring the obligatory task of suffering through The 2008 Republican Snake Oil Festival, I've come away with a virtual case of whiplash from having vacillated between somnambulistic boredom ... read more >>
Reflections on September 11
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 11 September 2008
September 11th, seven years later. It is an anniversary that we should mark with prayer, with lowered voices and sober reflection. September 11th was the most serious attack on America since Pearl Harbor. ... read more >>
Voices On: The Democratic National Convention
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 28 August 2008
Question: With the start of the National Democratic Convention in Denver this week, what is your feeling about Barack Obama? ... read more >>
My Addiction
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 28 August 2008
Hello world, I have many thoughts I’d like to share with all of you this week. Hopefully, you will read this article with an open mind, as oppose to shielding yourselves from reality. The real ... read more >>
Adolf Hitler: An American Institution
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 28 August 2008
Corporate America’s Nazi-inspired Glass Ceiling There is a fascinating book that’s been out for some time now that one of my university history students told me about some years ago. Lies ... read more >>
How America Killed Us
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 28 August 2008
As a people, we have been dying since we came to this land and built it on our backs for free. Slavery gutted Africa, taking its most vibrant and vigorous men and women in childbearing years. It took ... read more >>
Is John McCain Really a Hero?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 28 August 2008
One of the primary reasons that this nation finds itself in the dire condition that we currently face, is that we’re extremely sloppy and less than precise in our political rhetoric. One example ... read more >>
Michelle Obama: Fighting for the World As It Should Be
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 28 August 2008
Only a hater, moon-howler or holdout from another time, could honestly deny the awesome beauty and meaning of Michelle Obama’s Democratic Convention speech with her consummate self-presentation, ... read more >>