Saturday, November 1, 2014
Case Closed
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 18 November 2011
Murray vs. MichaelAlthough it is billed as the People of the State of California versus Conrad Murray, M.D., it could be characterized in a more vulgar or pedestrian way: a strong, towering, well-built, ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 18 November 2011
Derrick Bell was a compassionate scholar and intellectual force. He was a champion of civil rights for African Americans, but with unwavering commitment, pursued racial and social justice for all Americans. ... read more >>
Botswana: A Well Kept Secret
Written by Harry C. Alford 18 November 2011
Beyond the RhetoricThere are 54 nations comprising the continent of Africa. We look at these nations, too often, as all the same - third world striving to enter the second world. South Africa is an exception ... read more >>
President Obama: Respect workers' Rights-
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 18 November 2011
-Emancipate United States Postal WorkersPART IIAs pointed out in Part I of this series, on August 13, 2011, after Carrier Sylvester Burton inadvertently left part of his mail in the station, he alleges ... read more >>
Youth Group
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 31 October 2011
Hello World, the other day I was given the opportunity to speak to a youth group at a Church in Vallejo CA, (Tabernacle of David). The reason why I believe this event is worthy of note is because, of the ... read more >>
This is my purpose
Written by Jeorald Pitts 31 October 2011
 Jeorald PittsSince the development of the cognitive part of our brains, man has been plague with the thought and desire to find their purpose in life. Although we'd like to believe its our intellect ... read more >>
Power Watching
Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil 31 October 2011
Cheryl Pearson-McNeilDon't you just love this time of year? The crispness of the air. Trees showing off their gorgeous fall colors. Our kids settling (hope springs eternal) into the still kinda' new school ... read more >>
Written by M. Elliott Aubry 31 October 2011
Danny Bakewell really did it this time. Not that he hasn't done it real big before, but the 6th Annual Taste of Soul food and music festival last Saturday on Crenshaw was an experience to behold. Just ... read more >>
An Inconvenient Genocide:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 31 October 2011
Ethnic Cleansing and Racial Lynching in LibyaIt is, perhaps, part of our self-focused consciousness and convenient forgetfulness as a country and not wanting to know or acknowledge the real suffering of ... read more >>
President Obama:
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 31 October 2011
Respect workers' Rights - Emancipate United States Postal WorkersPART IIn a June 9, 2009 speech in Cairo, President Obama told the people of Egypt, " But I do have an unyielding belief that all people ... read more >>
To rescue our economy, bail out the homeowners
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 31 October 2011
When I was growing up in South Carolina among hard-pressed families, food would often be short. Mothers with two lamb chops and five children wouldn't give the lamb chops to the biggest child and cut off ... read more >>
Written by Rep. Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) 28 October 2011
Democrats and Republicans chant in unison jobs, jobs, jobs. President Obama offers an American Jobs plan, but Republicans use the filibuster in the Senate to kill it and a Republican majority will not ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 28 October 2011
Blacks are in a quandary. Increasingly, they are acknowledging that President Obama is mortal, makes mistakes and should be held accountable for his decisions. However, they will not be party to the far ... read more >>
Get Off My Back
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 28 October 2011
The old song goes: "He ain't heavy, he's my brother." And it's a beautiful sentiment.Such a sentiment can apply to siblings, but to other family members and even to close friends.But when it comes to the ... read more >>
"August the 18th"
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 13 October 2011
Cream tone skin with common brown eyes I noticed your mannerisms and was truthfully surprised Balance within thought is what carries your stride Your hips have an unusual sway, they speak from intellect ... read more >>
The West Athens/Westmont Community Task Force
Written by Jeorald Pitts/Lil Tone 13 October 2011
Everywhere you turn all you hear people talking about is the recession that has been strangling our economy. Now there is talk of a possible double dip recession Conversely we hear little about the recession ... read more >>
The current economic recession
Written by Professor Charles Ogletree 13 October 2011
The current economic recession has hurt almost everyone in the country who doesn't work on Wall Street. But it probably won't surprise many to learn that the harshest effects are being felt in communities ... read more >>
Written by JULIANNE MALVEAUX , NNPA Columnist 13 October 2011
The fall of the Roman Empire is best captured in the phrase that "Nero fiddled while Rome burned". Set on pursuing his own pleasures and indulgences, Nero could not see the walls crumbling around him. ... read more >>
Written by Eric Lee 13 October 2011
Not long ago, Kaiser Permanente held a special significance in both the Los Angeles and the national economy. As one of the largest and most profitable corporations in America, it was also one of the most ... read more >>
Choosing to Be African:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 13 October 2011
Struggling and Striving Ever UpwardIn the 60's when we first collectively declared that we are an African people, we did not do so simply to reaffirm our historical source of origin and reclaim a history ... read more >>
The Stupid Top Ten
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 13 October 2011
Man, freedom of speech is wasted on many Americans who speak freely, but say some of the stupidest things. Sometimes, when I repeat some of the stupid things I have heard from people, my intelligent friends ... read more >>
We ignore poverty, but it is on the rise
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 13 October 2011
Poor people are invisible in our nation's capital. Republicans defend the affluent, calling them "job creators," Democrats champion the middle class and those boldest stand with "working families." The ... read more >>
Mesereau Mulls Murray
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 13 October 2011
But what about Sony & AEG?(Part 4 of 4) By way of reminder, the following is a portion of an exclusive interview I conducted with Thomas A. Mesereau, Jr.--the lead attorney who successfully represented ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 13 October 2011
Over the past several years, anti-poor, economic, and anti-immigrant pressures have reached an alarming high in Los Angeles. Through the criminalization of poverty, homelessness and migration, those at ... read more >>
This Labor Day Must Be More Than a Holiday
Written by Dr. John E. Warren 02 September 2011
Appropriately 126 years ago, the first Labor Day holiday was established to honor American workers and their place and importance in our society. It was set aside as a time for parades and celebrations. ... read more >>

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