State of Emergency For Black Youth and Education?
Written by Rep.Karen Bass 12 March 2013
State of Emergency For Black Youth and Education? By Rep.Karen Bass Special to the Sentinel   We need to declare a state of emergency regarding African American education in Los Angeles if a recent ... read more >>
Ending Violence Against Women
Written by Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist 07 March 2013
Bill Fletcher March is the official month to “discuss” women and it could not arrive too soon.  What is sad about both Black History Month (February) and International Women’s Month (March) ... read more >>
Turning the Clock Back on Voting Rights
Written by Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist 28 February 2013
  Shelby County, Ala. is suing the Justice Department because they think that Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (and its reauthorization in 1982 and 2006) is unfair.  The facts: The small ... read more >>
CHILD WATCH: What Killed President Kennedy and Trayvon Martin?
Written by Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist 28 February 2013
Tuesday, February 26 marked one year since 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was killed by a gun wielded by self-appointed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman after he saw Trayvon walking home from a 7-Eleven ... read more >>
The GOP’s Game: Political Chaos
Written by Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist 28 February 2013
It’s déjà vu all over again. If this is America in the age of the Obama presidency, here we are at another point of political brinkmanship between the president and the Republicans in Congress. This ... read more >>
Lessons from Mark Essex and Christopher Dorner
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Columnist 28 February 2013
Over a 43-year career in journalism, I have been blessed with some memorable experiences: I have covered presidential and vice presidential campaigns, I have flown on Air Force One, I have gone to ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry Larry Aubry 28 February 2013
Immigration is again on the front burner for President Barack Obama and Congress.  A bi-partisan group of eight senators crafted an immigration bill and plan to meet with business and labor leaders, ... read more >>
Creating and Killing Christopher DornerPart II: An American Saga and Sign
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 28 February 2013
It comes as no surprise that even though most people do not condone or defend all that Dorner did, they still feel he had strong grounds for his grievances. For Black people and other communities of ... read more >>
The Bridge: African History in America
Written by Darryl James 28 February 2013
At the close of another Black History Month, will you wait until next year to study or to share history of Africans in America, or will you continue the study and dissemination all year long? And ... read more >>
Written by David G. Brown 28 February 2013
Cherishing and Choosing Life: Black Ethics, Culture and HIV/AIDS
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 25 February 2013
This time of marking National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, February 7, finds us as a people again as ever, on the battlefield for a better way forward; for social and racial justice; for equal consideration, ... read more >>
The Bridge: Black History—Oscar Micheaux
Written by Darryl James 25 February 2013
  The controversy over the images in “Django Unchained,” a white man’s film continues to brew in America. Whether you love or hate the film, the most important message was that Blacks have done ... read more >>
Creating and Killing Christopher Dorner: An American Saga and Sign
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 25 February 2013
Part I. Seldom can a society seriously question itself; even less often can it honestly criticize itself and almost never can it openly and self-consciously condemn itself, either for the evil and horrible ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 02/14/13 25 February 2013
African Americans’ interests are not well-served by partisan politics yet most are diehard Democratic Party loyalists. It doesn’t help that Black politicians also tend to be more loyal to the Party ... read more >>
The Bridge: Educate Yourselves
Written by Darryl James 25 February 2013
It’s Black History Month. Whether that means very little or a lot, you should still make the effort to learn about your past, which goes beyond slavery. And speaking of slavery, you should refuse ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 02/21/13 25 February 2013
Prelude: An awkward silence intruded on an otherwise lively and informative panel last weekend on the implications of today’s critical challenges for Africa Americans. Silence followed questions ... read more >>
Lil Wayne Insults the Memory of Emmett Till
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Columnist 22 February 2013
The murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955 was a watershed moment, marking the beginning of the modern Civil Rights Movement. While visiting relatives near Money, Miss., the Chicago native was murdered ... read more >>
Whitney M. Young, Jr.: The Powerbroker of the Civil Rights Movement
Written by Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist 22 February 2013
He was one of the great civil rights leaders of his time—so influential that he graced the cover of an issue of  Time magazine.  He was on easy social terms with some of America’s leading corporate ... read more >>
State of the Union on Point
Written by Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist 22 February 2013
I was among the 33.5 million people who sat riveted to their televisions, parsing every second of the State of the Union address.  I was stunned to learn, through a Washington Post article by Lisa ... read more >>
Blackonomics: Putting Economics Before Politics
Written by James Clingman NNPA Columnist 22 February 2013
It has always been intriguing to me that we have elected thousands of Black politicians since Reconstruction, especially since 1970, while the number of Black economic advocates pales in comparison.  ... read more >>
CHILD WATCH: The Courage and Vision of Medgar Evers
Written by Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist 15 February 2013
“One hundred fifty years after the Emancipation Proclamation and 50 years after the March on Washington, we celebrate the spirit of our ancestors, which has allowed us to move from a nation of unborn ... read more >>
Whole Foods and Whole Fools
Written by Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist 15 February 2013
There is a Whole Foods store about three blocks from my home, and around the corner from my gym.  I am enamored by the displays of produce, the red peppers contrasting the yellow ones, the kale, chard, ... read more >>
What We Can Do to Reclaim Black Children
Written by Susan L. Taylor NNPA Special Contributor 15 February 2013
Six years after I first heard them, the statistics still haunt me: Eighty-six percent of Black children in the fourth grade read and do math below their grade level. Black girls between the ages of ... read more >>
Killing Black Teens – Literally
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Columnist 15 February 2013
The death of Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old honor student at King College Prep High School on Chicago’s South Side is finally receiving the national attention that it deserves. An honor student ... read more >>
Chris Dorner: Same Story Different Script
Written by Eric Kyle Henry Lee, LAWT Contributing Writer 15 February 2013
Man strikes against society, murders police officers, then disappears promising to do it again. Manhunt three states wide, suspect still at large, seen in multiple locations ranging from San Diego to ... read more >>