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 >>
Can We Call Americans Racist and Still Expect to Get Their Vote?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 19 June 2008
Michelle Obama made a simple statement—“For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of this country”—and one would have thought she declared a jihad on America. ... read more >>
The Housing Mess
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 19 June 2008
We witness a staggering failure of leadership. Housing foreclosures in May were up 48 percent over last year, and rising. One in six homes is worth less than its mortgage. Homeowners have lost, according ... read more >>
“Abortion Anyone?”
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 12 June 2008
Two weekends ago saw the release of two box office hits in the classic “battle of the sexes” genre. It was the much anticipated ‘chick flick’ Sex and the City versus the ultimate ... read more >>
A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 12 June 2008
Inevitably, Sen. Barack Obama’s ascencion as the Democratic nominee for President brought up the not-so-small issue of his “Whiteness.” Up until now Obama, has been characterized for ... read more >>
Hillary’s Racism & Misandry Won’t Be Missed
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 12 June 2008
Now that Barack Obama is the Democratic Presidential Nominee and all the dust is starting to settle in the Democratic Party, people will be taking some deep breaths and refocusing the race. Some people ... read more >>
Routine Resolution in Rome:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 12 June 2008
The recent World Food Summit in Rome closed without dealing with the real causes of the food crisis in the world, opting instead to promise, as predicted, to provide more emergency and dependency-creating ... 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 >>
The Challenge
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 12 June 2008
With Hillary Clinton’s stirring endorsement, Barack Obama now turns to the general election. John McCain is already taking potshots at Obama. The pundits are speculating on what states are in play, ... read more >>
Anti-Black Attitudes, Alleged Democrats, Black Political Deference and Why I’m Still a Democrat
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 04 June 2008
The short and sweet of it is that the Democratic National Committee’s rules and bylaws committee decided to seat all of Florida and Michigan’s delegates at the convention in August. The ... read more >>
The Freezer: The Coldest Spot in Town
Written by Malik Spellman 04 June 2008
“What is the freezer,” is the question we ask while reading this article. Well here it is in a nutshell. I, as an intervention and prevention specialist over at UNITY 2 have had to endure ... read more >>
Arco Armies & Texaco Terrorists?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 04 June 2008
America Gets Payback On Wednesday, May 21, 2008, an event happened that’s becoming a commonplace, routine “procedure.” Equally predictable is the outcome, which is summed up by a well ... read more >>
What Obama Represents to White People
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 04 June 2008
By now, it is clear to most thinking people in America that Barack Obama is more than just a “Black” candidate. He is a candidate of importance to a very broad audience. Thinking people also ... read more >>
The Right to Food and the Future: Hunger with a Human Face
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 04 June 2008
The recent revelation that there is a food crisis due to higher prices hides the human suffering in the crisis and its fundamental source in the savage impositions and effects of globalization and its ... 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 >>
An Open Letter to Representatives Diane Watson and Maxine Waters
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 04 June 2008
It has been pointed out within these pages on many occasions that you’ve both been excellent Black leaders. I agree with only part of that contention. You have indeed represented the community ... read more >>
Same Song, Different Lyrics
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 04 June 2008
Throughout the years, there have been many commissions, reports, reviews and blue ribbon panels. Their results and findings have usually been the same and they usually have been shelved; yet, there seems ... read more >>
Stepping into the World:Grasping for the Good
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 29 May 2008
This is a repeated and slightly modified message in pride, praise and honor of this year’s graduating Black students and the Black graduation ceremony itself. It’s not just the culturally ... read more >>
Divided Soul
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 29 May 2008
Part of our Soul as a people can be found in what we can create when we come together. But with marriage on the decline and the genders nearly at war with public propaganda, our proverbial Soul is now ... 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 >>
Martin, Magic, Mark, & Parks
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 29 May 2008
The ‘No-Holds Barred’ Battle for the Board While shunning the politics of his day, the apostle Paul nonetheless acknowledged astute politicians who were his contemporaries. As an attorney ... read more >>
Why I’ll Take $4 a Gallon Over the ‘T&A Tax’ Any Day
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 29 May 2008
Even if I were willing to overlook and brave the multitudes of stray dogs that roam the streets of Los Angeles day and night, added to the growing number of “cracked and coked out” zombies ... read more >>
Is Hillary Engaged in Subliminal Messaging?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 29 May 2008
Beneath the spin has never been more meaningful than it has become during this political season, because it’s beginning to look like Hillary Clinton has taken it’s meaning to a new and very ... read more >>
Have They No Shame?
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 29 May 2008
Republicans apparently have decided that Barack Obama’s wife, Michelle, is fair game for their slurs. They’ve turned a quote from a speech where she expresses her pride in America for the ... read more >>
NAACP in Disarray?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 22 May 2008
New President: Old Problems Jesus Christ said that “Every kingdom divided against itself comes to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.” (Matthew 12:25) ... read more >>