MACY’S Model of Fairness
Written by By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist 30 October 2014
      I am always on the alert to make sure that Black Americans are treated fairly and justly. No, I do not go around searching all the time for what is wrong with society and with the world in ... read more >>
Closer to the Finish Line
Written by By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist 30 October 2014
        With opportunity gaps widening for poor children and children of color, new guidance from the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education offers new hope and protection ... read more >>
FERGUSON: FROM A MOMENT TO A MOVEMENT
Written by larry Aubry l.aubry@att.net 30 October 2014
                The following commentary, Ferguson October: From a Moment to a Movement is by Tia Oso, National Coordinator for the Black Immigration Network (BIN) and Black Americans ... read more >>
The Rise and Fall of Voter ID Laws
Written by Marc Morial NNPA Columnist 24 October 2014
  “The Court holds that SB 14 creates an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote, has an impermissible discriminatory effect against Hispanics and African-Americans, and was imposed with an unconstitutional ... read more >>
For-Profit Colleges Targets People of Color
Written by Charlene Crowell 24 October 2014
  Weeks before the U.S. Department of Education (DoE) announces a new rule governing career education programs, the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) has released research that finds high-cost, for-profit ... read more >>
Remaking History With Mrs. Hamer: Raising Questions, Empowering Our People
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 24 October 2014
This is the month of remembering and raising up Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977), honored giant in a generation of great leaders. Let us raise and praise her sacred names, life-giving work and liberating ... read more >>
Jesse Jackson Makes a Difference
Written by BENJAMIN F. CHAVIS JR. 24 October 2014
      I know about Black American leadership from both a personal and a professional perspective that spans more than five decades of observation and involvement. After recently the participating ... read more >>
BLACK STUDENTS HOME LANGUAGE MUST BE HONORED
Written by Larry Aubry 23 October 2014
                                                                                               10/16/14               Last ... read more >>
WE MUST SUSTAIN RIGHTEOUS OUTRAGE AND ACTION
Written by Larry Aubry 23 October 2014
          It’s been two months and protests over the killing of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Mo. cop have continued. But will Blacks ‘outrage and action be sustained?  ... read more >>
Black Consumers Still Left Behind in Recovering Mortgage Market
Written by By Charlene Crowell 16 October 2014
  When it comes to assessing the nation’s housing industry, one key measure that all housing industry stakeholders take note of is the annual Home Mortgage Disclosure Act report, commonly referred ... read more >>
LGBT’s ‘Urge to Marry’ Merge
Written by By Larry Buford Contributing Writer 16 October 2014
  The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on October 6 not to hear any of the seven same-sex marriage cases cleared the way for same-sex couples to wed in more added states across the country. Hooray ... read more >>
We All Deserve A Fresh Start and Leadership with Integrity at the Helm of our Sheriff's Department
Written by By Rev. Cecil “Chip” Murray 16 October 2014
    By Rev. Cecil “Chip” Murray   Just over two years ago, I had the privilege of serving as the Vice Chair of the Citizens’ Commission on Jail Violence (CCJV). This blue ribbon panel was ... read more >>
Remembering the Million Man March: Reflections on Memory and Mission
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 16 October 2014
There is so much damage done to memory and mission in our lives and to our sense of self by large and small concessions to the constant call to let go and move on regardless of what is lost or left ... read more >>
The Foreclosure Crisis Economic Violence Shatters the 'Dream' for Millions
Written by Martin Luther King III 09 October 2014
  Martin Luther King III    Last year, my family and I were honored to join millions around the world in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the landmark "March on Washington." Beyond the powerful ... read more >>
A Champion for Equal Justice for All - Attorney General Eric Holder Bids Farewell
Written by Marc Morial - President & CEO, National Urban League 09 October 2014
  Recently, as I stood with a group of civil rights leaders and grieving family members at a press conference in Washington, DC to demand a full federal investigation of the police killings of two ... read more >>
Jordan Davis’ Killer to be Jailed for Life
Written by Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. 09 October 2014
  Dr. Benjamin Chavis      Justice for 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was murdered by Michael Dunn in Jacksonville, Fla. on Nov. 23, 2012 in a dispute over loud music has not come without a struggle.  ... read more >>
Environmental Education
Written by Monique McGhee, Special to the Sentinel 09 October 2014
  By Monique McGhee University of Southern California- Master’s Program m.monique18@gmail.com   Every parent wants the best for their child. Unfortunately, our education system is failing to prepare ... read more >>
Ebola: Fight the Disease, not the Victims
Written by Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. NNPA Columnist 09 October 2014
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.  The spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa is a global health emergency. Countries around the world must join together to mobilize the resources, build the isolation ... read more >>
Kawaida, Cultural Nationalism and Struggle: Setting the Revolutionary Record Straight Part II
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 09 October 2014
    Part II. Clearly, Us saw and defined itself as a revolutionary vanguard organization and second to none in its ideology, intention and practice directed toward radical transformation of self, society ... read more >>
NAVIGATING 21st CENTURY CHALLENGES
Written by Larry Aubry 09 October 2014
Larry Aubry               A compelling question is how Blacks will navigate increasingly hostile political and economic challenges. Many of us are more adept at perpetuating rather than ... read more >>
Violence Against Women and Children is Wrong - No Tolerance, No Excuses
Written by Marc H. Morial 03 October 2014
  "I also understand after meeting with a psychologist that there are other alternative ways of disciplining a child that may be more appropriate." Adrian Peterson    The NFL may have inadvertently ... read more >>
Health Centers Key To Student Success
Written by Mark Ridley-Thomas 03 October 2014
    When former Los Angeles Lakers star Metta World Peace (formerly known as Ron Artest) visited a local high school in my district, he brought more than 900 students to their feet, cheering and clapping ... read more >>
We Need to Talk About Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Written by By Dr. Elaine Batchlor, CEO The New Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital 03 October 2014
Every October, people lace up their sneakers and walk to support efforts to find a cure for breast cancer. In a sea of pink, there are heart wrenching stories of survival, homemade signs in memory of loved ... read more >>
Decriminalizing School Discipline
Written by Marian Wright Edelman 03 October 2014
      The purpose of public schools is to educate not exclude children, and to help identify and meet child needs, not make children serve adult convenience, self-interest, and systems. So huge reforms ... read more >>
BLACK IMMIGRANTS, BLACK AMERICANS AND POLICE ABUSE
Written by Larry Aubry l.aubry@att.net 03 October 2014
              Black Americans for Just Immigration (BAJI) issued a media release, August 25, 2014), titled, “Black immigrants and Black Americans Demand End to Police Brutality and Criminalization ... read more >>