Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Repairing and Remaking the World: An Environmental Vision of Justice
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 05 April 2013
As Earth Day (April 22) approaches this year, it provides an important opportunity to focus on critical environmental issues in a post-Katrina era of devastating storms and flooding; increasingly disastrous ... read more >>
Gay Marriage
Written by David G. Brown 05 April 2013
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45 years after King, struggle goes on
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson NNPA Columnist 05 April 2013
April 4 marked the 45th year since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. Dr. King, 39, at the time, has now been gone from us longer than he was with us. A monument ... read more >>
CHILD WATCH The NRA is Afraid of the Truth
Written by Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist 04 April 2013
Why is the National Rifle Association so afraid of the truth? There are many misconceptions about guns and gun violence swirling around in Americans’ minds—and in many cases, this misinformation ... read more >>
Medical Condescension Can be Deadly
Written by Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist 04 April 2013
Anna Brown, a St. Louis-based homeless woman, needed treatment for a sprained ankle. She went to three emergency rooms seeking treatment. In the third hospital, St. Mary’s Health Center, Brown was ... read more >>
The 1963 March on Washington, Black Labor and Today
Written by Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist 04 April 2013
August 2013 represents the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington. Publicly associated with Dr. King’s famous “I have a Dream” speech, this march brought more than 250,000 people ... read more >>
Zero and Counting
Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil NNPA Columnist 04 April 2013
Are you a Zero-TV household? No, I don’t mean restricting the kids’ TV viewing to the weekends or until after they’ve completed homework. I mean – do you watch TV the traditional way or on ... read more >>
To Be Equal Voting is a Fundamental Right, not an ‘Entitlement’
Written by Marc Morial NNPA Columnist 04 April 2013
“No voting qualification or prerequisite to voting, or standard, practice or procedure shall be imposed or applied by any State or political subdivision to deny or abridge the right of any citizen ... read more >>
A Year Later, Trayvon Martin Tragedy Still Stings
Written by Benjamin Todd Jealous Special to the Sentinel generalinfo@lasentinel.net 04 April 2013
One year later, the Trayvon Martin tragedy still stings - and some people are still throwing salt on the open wound. Last week George Zimmerman's brother, Robert Zimmerman, posted a tweet comparing ... read more >>
Guided by Bradley’s Legacy, Investing in South L.A.
Written by Wendy Greuel Special to the Sentinel 04 April 2013
Two decades ago I started my career in public service, working with Mayor Tom Bradley. This man was a towering figure in my life who inspired me and taught me to put people first and find practical ... read more >>
LAPD SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY POLICIES ARE FLAWED
Written by Larry Aubry 28 March 2013
Anyone shooting a video, using binoculars, taking notes, drawing diagrams, taking a picture and even looking up at a building, can be considered a potential terrorist and placed on a Suspicious Activity ... read more >>
Considering King’s Martyrdom and Message: Losing Illusions and Gaining Truth
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 28 March 2013
The 45th anniversary of the martyrdom of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. calls for us not only to pause to pay rightful hommage to him and the great gift of life he gave us, but it also calls for us to ... read more >>
The Bridge: Angry Or Empowered?
Written by Darryl James 28 March 2013
Sometimes it’s hard to talk to or about Black women without catching heat and inevitably hearing the now empty catchphrase: “You hate Black women!” It seems that for some Black women, any disagreement ... read more >>
GOP latest attempt to rebrand themselves
Written by David G. Brown 28 March 2013
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DOES W.E.B. DU BOIS’ VOTING PLAN FIT TODAY’S POLITICS?
Written by Larry Aubry 21 March 2013
On October 20, 1956 W.E.B. DU Bois delivered an eloquent indictment of U.S. politics while explaining to The Nation magazine readers why he would not vote in the upcoming presidential election.  He ... read more >>
CHILD WATCH: Missing Leadership and Core Values
Written by Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist 21 March 2013
“It will not be sufficient for Morehouse College, for any college, for that matter, to produce clever graduates, men fluent in speech and able to argue their way through; but rather honest men, men ... read more >>
To Be Equal -Trayvon Martin: One Year Later
Written by Marc Morial NNPA Columnist 21 March 2013
  “We’re here to let the community, and particularly teenagers, know that they have a right to walk in peace without being followed, without being harmed and without being killed.”- Sybrina Fulton, ... read more >>
U.S. and Europe, not the Catholic Church, Blowing Smoke
Written by Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist 21 March 2013
The selection of Argentinian cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the next leader of the Catholic Church was, in some ways, inevitable.  Latin America is home to the largest Catholic population in the ... read more >>
A Southern Governor Breaks with the Past
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Columnist 21 March 2013
There are some painful things from my childhood in segregated Tuscaloosa, Ala., that I will never forget. At the top of the list is Gov. George C. Wallace’s June 11, 1963 “Stand in the School House ... read more >>
Ten Stupid Things To Say
Written by Darryl James 21 March 2013
      1     My dog won’t bite. First, he’s your dog and second, you don’t know where I stand. I might be afraid or allergic or just don’t want your dog to be on me. And, you don’t ... read more >>
Women are Wired Differently
Written by Women are Wired Differently 21 March 2013
      As I write, Chaka Khan’s empowering “I’m Every Woman” loops in my head – like a soundtrack. (By the way, have you seen her lately? All slim, trim and more fabulous than ever).  ... read more >>
"March Madness"
Written by David G.Brown 21 March 2013
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Black Unemployment has not Improved
Written by Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist 14 March 2013
When unemployment numbers were released on Friday, commentators reacted joyfully.  Alan Krueger, who heads the White House Council of Economic Advisors, described the creation of 247,000 jobs as a ... read more >>
CHILD WATCH: An All-American Crisis
Written by Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist 14 March 2013
“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   Dr. Martin ... read more >>
Keep Voting Rights Act Section 5
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 14 March 2013
“I risked my life defending that right. If we are ever to actualize the true meaning of equality, effective measures such as the Voting Rights Act are still a necessary requirement of democracy.” ... read more >>

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