Friday, May 29, 2015
Written by Larry Aubry 10 July 2014
  The 50th anniversary of the passage of the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 was celebrated throughout the nation with high profile television and print media coverage. It supposedly changed the face ... read more >>
Frederick Douglass and the 4th of July: Searching for Affirmative Answers
Written by Maulana Karenga 03 July 2014
  As we celebrate July 4th and contemplate its particular meaning for us as a people and as President Obama calls us to Americanization without racial distinction while leaving distinctions of wealth, ... read more >>
4th of July
Written by Wendy Gladney Dean 03 July 2014
  The Fourth of July is when we commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence declaring our freedom from the Kingdom of Britain and celebrating the history, government and traditions ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 03 July 2014
  Cross-racial/ethnic collaboration in recent decades has been spotty, at best, and more often than not, illusory.  For Blacks, such collaboration is increasingly necessary but arguably, more difficult ... read more >>
How got it wrong on Slavery, Reparations, and the Cost to Build a Nation
Written by Antonio Moore 01 July 2014
In a piece recently written on entitled "If There Should Be Reparations For American Slavery The Amount Should Be Around About Nothing" author Tim Worstall took on the task of assessing ... read more >>
Kwame Ture in Remembrance and Reflection: Pan-Africanism, Revolution and Culture
Written by Maulana Karenga 26 June 2014
    In the month of June we pay special homage to Kwame Ture (June 29, 1941—November 15, 1998), tall and unwavering tree in the revered forest of Pan-Africanist freedom fighters; tireless unifying ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 26 June 2014
      Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu’s ruling that California tenure and other teacher job security laws are unconstitutional is far too sweeping.  It benefits neither teachers ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 19 June 2014
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu recently ruled that California teacher tenure laws are unconstitutional. His opinion is far too sweeping and will likely do little, if anything, to improve ... read more >>
Campaigning With Dr. McKenna: Forging A Future For Our Children (Part 2)
Written by Maulana Karenga 19 June 2014
  Part 2. In addition to the people’s rejection of an imposition and their reaffirmation of self-determination; the excellence of Dr. George McKenna as a candidate; and the dedication, determination ... read more >>
Campaigning With Dr. McKenna: Forging a Future for Our Children
Written by Maulana Karenga 12 June 2014
  Part I. Certainly, we realize it is a first step in a longer and larger struggle, but the election results last week for LAUSD District 1 in which Dr. George McKenna, the community’s choice, won ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 12 June 2014
  Last April, the National Urban League issued its annual State of Black America report titled “One Nation Underemployed: Jobs Rebuild America.”  It found the income gap between Blacks and whites ... read more >>
Wendy's Window on Maya Angelou
Written by Wendy Gladney Dean 05 June 2014
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, they will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”  The words of Dr. Maya Angelou are many, but when I think ... read more >>
Wendy's Window
Written by Wendy Gladney Dean 29 May 2014
There’s a saying, “a body in motion stays in motion.”  I live a life that stays in motion.  I truly love what I do and I am grateful it has purpose.  Over the years I’ve learned the necessity ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 29 May 2014
    I’ve changed the title of this column from “Urban Perspective” to “A Black Perspective”,   which the column has always been about.  “Urban Perspective” was overly broad and reflected ... read more >>
Celebrating African Liberation Day: Empowering the People; Strengthening the Struggle
Written by Maulana Karenga 29 May 2014
  On this the 51st anniversary of the founding of African Liberation Day, we join Africans on the continent and in the diaspora, as well as other peoples around the world, to remember and pay rightful ... read more >>
Message From Malcolm: Anchoring Insights in Unsettling Times
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 22 May 2014
Each year since 1966, we of the organization Us have publicly celebrated the birth and commemorated the martyrdom of Min. Malcolm X, El Hajj Malik El Shabazz. Indeed, in the midst of much fear and silence ... read more >>
Charter School Segregation and Civil Rights
Written by Larry Aubry 22 May 2014
The Civil Rights Project (UCLA) annual report, Choice Without Equity: Charter School Segregation and the Need for Civil Rights Standards calls the charter school movement a major political success but ... read more >>
Lunch with Limbiko: A Mother's Day Message
Written by Maulana Karenga 14 May 2014
  Again and for the fifth year, we celebrated this month your birth and life, your work and the way you walked in dignity and grace as an African woman in the world. And as always and ever, we did ... read more >>
Additional Necessary Notes on Racism: Take Aways Without Being Taken
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 08 May 2014
  Those who seek and are satisfied with simply the minimum get just that and often less. These are those who “negotiate” or rather petition from positions without power and often depend in undignified ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 07 May 2014
    The special election for LAUSD School Board District 1 to fill the vacancy left by the death of Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte is less than a month away.  However, the battle lines  for choosing ... read more >>
Mothers Just Want Their Daughters Back
Written by Wendy Gladney Dean 06 May 2014
Many of us will be celebrating Mother’s Day this coming Sunday with the joy of our children and loved ones, but there are mothers crying in pain as they try to figure out how to get their daughters ... read more >>
Superficial Anger at Racism:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 01 May 2014
  There is a wealth of lessons to be learned from this latest eruption and exposure of racist rage and ranting by Don (Tokowitz) Sterling, declaring his deeply felt hatred and hostility toward Black ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 01 May 2014
  The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition is an alliance of organizations and individuals that collaborate and take collective action.   The Coalition rejects all forms of police oppression and any policy ... read more >>
Black Leadership: Why the Downward Slide?
Written by Larry Aubry 24 April 2014
Recently, there’s been an alarming increase in the number of Black leaders, elected officials especially, convicted, charged with criminal violations or allegedly behaved unethically.   The growing ... read more >>
Reconsidering Racial Justice: Some Necessary Notes
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 24 April 2014
The history of Black people in this country is a complex, engaging and thought-compelling history, a history of Holocaust and enduring hope; of savage enslavement and yet an unsupressable desire and ... read more >>

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Events Calendar

Sat May 30 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat May 30 11:30AM -
Black Mother: Standing in the Gap
Sun May 31 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat Jun 6 11:00AM - 5:00PM
21st Annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show
Tue Jul 14 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Taste of Farmers Market
Sun Aug 2 12:00PM - 3:00PM
L.A. Parent 35th Birthday Bash