Thursday, November 27, 2014
Trayvon Martin's Parents Re-live a 'Nightmare'
Written by George E. Curry, NNPA Special Contributor 20 April 2012
WASHINGTON (NNPA)--On the night of Feb. 26, Tracy Martin and his girlfriend had gone out to dinner in Sanford, Fla., leaving his 17-year-old son, Trayvon, behind at the townhouse with plans to watch the ... read more >>
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass Statement on Passage of Senate Transportation Bill
Written by U.S. Rep. Karen Bass 22 March 2012
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Karen Bass issued the following statement on the passage of the Senate's two-year, $109 billion transportation bill by a vote of 74 to 22:"I applaud the Senate ... read more >>
Institutionalizing the Afrocentric Initiative:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 22 March 2012
Securing a Centered Way ForwardOn Saturday, 2011 March 17 in Philadelphia, Dr. Molefi Asante, his wife and co-worker, Ana Yenenga Asante, and his colleague, Dr. Ama Mazama, opened the Molefi Kete Asante ... read more >>
The Party of Lincoln?
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 22 March 2012
Conservative: (noun) one who adheres to traditional methods or views.(verb) marked by or relating to traditional norms.I am something of a unicorn. I was raised as a Democrat, and taught in school that ... read more >>
Digital Shoppers R Us
Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil 22 March 2012
Cheryl Pearson-McNeilRemember back in the day when Yellow Pages encouraged everyone to: "Let Your Fingers do the Walking," to quickly and efficiently thumb through its pages to locate any business or service ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 22 March 2012
Effective January 2, 2012 Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) Special Order 11, (SO 11) was superseded by Special Order 1 (SO 1). Despite the addition of non-discriminatory language and a separate procedure ... read more >>
Visible Black Children
Written by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., NNPA Columnist 22 March 2012
Whether it is in the southern United States of America or in northern Uganda in Africa, Black children are not "invisible." Black children throughout the world should be given the same respect and sense ... read more >>
A Message to the Hood
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 22 March 2012
(Knowledge is the Key)Some people take umbrage with my defining myself as a hood rat. They say that by doing so, I'm not only demeaning myself, but I'm also demeaning other Black people in the process. ... read more >>
The Complaint
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 22 March 2012
Ever so freely, my voice discomforting to all who listen.While standing in line, a pace of two steps per minute, when my coffee is finally served the whipped cream will dissipate, thus the beginning of ... read more >>
Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil 22 March 2012
Cheryl Pearson-McNeilThe rapid-fire, head-spinning way in which technology continues to evolve never ceases to amaze me. Nielsen recently released its Nielsen and NM Incite's U.S. Digital Consumer Report, ... read more >>
Black Women, HIV/AIDS and Health:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 22 March 2012
Towards An Undisputed DignityThe critical juncture in history at which we stand now, confronting the devastating scourge we call HIV/AIDS is an unprecedented and precarious situation, aggravated and made ... read more >>
Dismissing Black Mythology
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 22 March 2012
If you haven't read the works of Chancellor Williams of George James, you may still be amongst the thinking Blacks who realize that misinformation about the standing of Africans and African Americans has ... read more >>
We have to choose what kind of a people we are
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 15 March 2012
Even while we see jobs coming back, the tsunami created by the Great Recession is hitting cities and counties with full force. Suffolk County, one of the largest New York counties, has declared a financial ... read more >>
Apolitical Politicians?
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 15 March 2012
Non-participating participants?How can one be a budding politician and simultaneously be apolitical? How can you maintain a hands-off approach when it comes to the political process, while at the same ... read more >>
Once A Month
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 15 March 2012
Wellington's RoadOn a Friday, I took my mother and sister out to eat in town. It was my turn to choose the restaurant and I was fitting the bill.We went to a restaurant in West Hollywood. I ordered the ... read more >>
Waxing Cold
Written by Larry Buford 15 March 2012
Seems like everywhere we go these days--whether to the super market, to the corner store, to the gas station and other public places--someone has their hand out asking for spare change. I used to give ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 15 March 2012
Public schools fail to educate Black students and a prolonged silence of the total community, parents and Black leadership especially, contributes to the problem. Inequities and near criminal negligence ... read more >>
"Reality TV" Decays The Brain
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 29 February 2012
Wellinton's RoadBrian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff WriterWives, Shores, Girls and Celebrity Couples...these television shows are all the rage today. It seems that there is a new one every month. We follow ... read more >>
Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, and Boyce Watkins:
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 29 February 2012
  The Treacherous TrioDuring these dire times it is incumbent upon the Black community to recognize, assess, and correct the historic flaws in our mores that represent the self-hating and destructive ... read more >>
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 29 February 2012
In life, you can create a successful path, achievement is not based on chance.Monetary gain is not produced by hope!There is no such occurrence which yields free spending of a currency note.If you wait ... read more >>
Human Tragedy and Triumph = Ratings Magic
Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil 29 February 2012
 Cheryl Pearson-McNeilI am always fascinated by the impact of human emotions on our consumer behavior--whether those emotions are inspired by tragedy or triumph. Two television broadcasts made ratings ... read more >>
Black History, Red Tails & Tuskegee:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 29 February 2012
Critical Conversations 'Bout OurselvesNo matter what we think, say or write about the movie Red Tails, about its message, meaning, worthiness or weight, the discussion is ultimately and unavoidably about ... read more >>
Black History: The Beginning Determines The Ending
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 29 February 2012
It's Black History Month and wherever you are, you should be either studying Black History, or planning to create Black History.Instead of discussing some great achievements by Black men or Black women, ... read more >>
Faith & the Family Unit
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 29 February 2012
Witnesses receive praise(Part 4 of 4) In this final installment, I'll address further criticisms leveled against Jehovah's Witnesses by lady preacher Charlo Crossley Fortier of the Bread of Life Foursquare ... read more >>
L.A. Radio Show's Whitney 'Crack Ho' comment...
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 29 February 2012
...should be wake up call to Black AmericaBlacks who condemn John and Ken Show for the offensive Whitney Houston comment, should equally and forcefully condemn some of the rap lyrics that espouse the same ... read more >>

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