Black Health Care or Black Health Scare? (1 of 5)
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 01 November 2007
(Part 1 of a 5 Part Series) White supremacists refer to those of non-European extraction as “mud people.” The closer the skin color is to black mud, the worse off the person. Taxonomically, ... read more >>
Relearning Lessons of Fire and Flood:Prophecies of Things to Come
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 01 November 2007
When James Baldwin chose the title of his book, The Fire Next Time, from a prophecy in one of our sacred songs that says “God gave Noah the rainbow sign, no more water the fire next time,” ... read more >>
Rampant On-Going Violence But No Jena Six Outrage
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 01 November 2007
Violence is a perennial topic. However, notwithstanding distorted media accounts and research reports ad nauseum, violence has increased horribly among Blacks in Los Angeles and throughout the nation. ... read more >>
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 01 November 2007
“When I took an adjustable rate mortgage, I knew the rate would be adjusted. No surprise, it is now being adjusted. It doesn’t take an advanced education to understand this.” The ... read more >>
Are Muslims Really the Bad Guys?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 25 October 2007
Pure, objective, and unadulterated truth is not nearly as complicated, or elusive, as we try to make it seem in this country. But since truth doesn’t lend itself to being Black, White, Jew, or ... read more >>
On Lynching, Representing, and What Not to Wear on the Red Carpet
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick 25 October 2007
I am a reasonable person. I can laugh when it’s funny and cry when it’s not. I’m not extra sensitive about every little thing and I can take a joke.However, after mulling over the photo ... read more >>
The Bible and Black Male Sexuality
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 25 October 2007
(Does Size Really Matter?) It has been rumored from time immemorial that when it comes to genitalia, Black men are generally more endowed than are men of other races. The behavior (or more accurately, ... read more >>
Being About the Good: Life Lessons of Muhammad Nasserdeen
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 25 October 2007
His name was Muslim; his faith was Christian; and the way he walked in the world was upliftingly African, doing honor to his family, justice to his faith and enduring good for his people and the world. ... read more >>
Demand Education Reform That Benefits Black Students
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 25 October 2007
Two weeks ago in this column, I urged Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to focus specifically on Black students in his education reforms for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). His ... read more >>
Commentary: An Endorsement of John Edwards:
Written by TYRONE FREEMAN & ARRANDA FIGUEROA 25 October 2007
On Tuesday, October 16, the California State Council of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), representing more than 656,000 workers statewide, announced its support for the candidacy of ... read more >>
COMMENTARY: The Housing Tsunami
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 25 October 2007
We are facing the worst housing crisis since the Great Depression. Over a million Americans are at risk of losing their homes. Many more families will see their life savings disappear as housing values ... read more >>
Not Just in Jena: Resurgent Racism Everywhere
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 18 October 2007
It is a shocking surprise to some, a painful revisiting of a racial nightmare to others, and still to others the sudden horror of a racist Halloween show turned real; one for which they have neither ... read more >>
Bush in the Bible?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 18 October 2007
No, this isn’t a piece about President George W. Bush being the Anti-Christ. The idea of a Republican president being such died with Ronald Wilson Reagan who’s first, middle, and last names ... read more >>
Jiggaboo's and Wannabe's Revisited: Light-Skinned Only
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick 18 October 2007
The “Light Skin Libra Birthday Bash” which was to take place at Detroit’s Club APT on Woodward Avenue was the brainchild of a Detroit DJ and party promoter. The party was intended ... read more >>
The Content of Who's Character?
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 18 October 2007
Shelby Steele is a Black college English professor. His book, The Content of Our Character, published sixteen-years ago, was highly praised, especially by conservatives. No matter that these days, liberal, ... read more >>
Lt. General Recordo S. Sanchez on U.S. Political Leaders:
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 18 October 2007
When retired Lt. General Recordo S. Sanchez came to address the Military Reporters and Editors Luncheon in Washington D.C., he came with a purpose. He came to speak on behalf of the eight hundred troops ... read more >>
OPINION: The House is On Fire and the Wind is Blowing
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 18 October 2007
What do you do when your neighbor’s house catches on fire? You can blame your neighbor; perhaps he drinks and smokes late at night, and his high risk life style finally caught up with him. But ... read more >>
COMMENTARY: Hollywood Don't Know Me Like That
Written by MALIK SPELLMAN 04 October 2007
Dear beloved readers, I would like to say that I had a recent encounter with a respected comedian/actor by the name of Mike Epps concerning another side of him. It shows that Hollywood don’t know ... read more >>
Jena Six: Redirecting Outrage to Continuing Injustice
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 04 October 2007
The crowd in Leimert Park was impressive. Los Angeles’ ode to the Jena Six brought out the youth and older folks who stood shoulder to shoulder—a rare sight. Young adults planned the demonstration ... read more >>
The Politics of Republican Rhetoric
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 04 October 2007
The vast majority of American people base their concept of reality on what they hear, rather than logical examination. Conservative Republicans have long since recognized that fact, and have repeatedly ... read more >>
Voices on: Considerations for Barack Obama
Written by Francis Taylor 04 October 2007
  Carrie McClain, Photo-grapher/Student, Los Angeles, CA—Of course Blacks should support Obama. He is not only Black, he is also honest, ... read more >>
Voices on: African American Fire Chief
Written by Francis Taylor 27 September 2007
  Dr. Amen Rahh, Rahh Consulting Group, Compton, CA—We are making progress in those areas however; our real progress should be measured ... read more >>
Debunking King Hospital's Premature Post-Mortem
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 20 September 2007
Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital is not dead. There’s plenty of life and resolve left in its supporters to resurrect the beleaguered institution. Local residents and the cadre of long-time loyalists ... read more >>
Our Children are Dying While Old Men Are Lying
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 20 September 2007
An old English teacher of mine use to trash everything I wrote. No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t do anything right in her eyes. I could write out the alphabet and turn it in, then when ... read more >>
Voices on: Jena 6
Written by Francis Taylor 20 September 2007
  Shana Kern, Chaffney USD, Campus Security Officer, Rancho Cuca-monga, CA— The school officials should have taken action ... read more >>