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“Empire” Shows that Black Dollars Matter
Written by Ron Busby, Sr., NNPA Columnist 27 March 2015
  Ron Busby  According to a Nielsen consumer report, African Americans are voracious consumers of media, watching 37 percent more television than any other slice of American demography. While that’s ... read more >>
March Madness: Race, Sports and Money
Written by Everett L. Glenn, NNPA Columnist 27 March 2015
The NCAA men’s basketball tournament, better known as “March Madness” is back. A total of 68 teams compete in a single-elimination game format highlighted by the “Sweet 16,” the “Elite ... read more >>
U.S. Criminal Justice System Needs Urgent Reform
Written by Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. 27 March 2015
Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. I know from firsthand experience that the “criminal justice system” today in the United States is in serious and urgent need of reform, repair and restructuring. Millions ... read more >>
I Had a Heart Attack
Written by George E. Curry, NNPA Columnist 27 March 2015
George Curry  Nothing was more startling than when a cardiologist looked me directly in the eyes and said matter-of-factly: “It looks like you had a heart attack.” I was dumbfounded. When? Where? ... read more >>
Low-Income Children to get Shafted by Congress
Written by Marian Wright Edelman, NNPA Columnist 27 March 2015
Marian Wright Edelman Congress is about to strike a deal that takes care of seniors and doctors but leaves low-income and “at-risk” children short. Congress’ annual struggle to avoid cuts in ... read more >>
BLACK EMPOWERMENT REQUIRES SUSTAINABLE UNIT
Written by Larry Aubry -opinon 26 March 2015
It is not uncommon for Black people ask each other questions such as, “Why do Blacks seem to have more trouble than other groups agreeing on efforts to improve their quality of life, pooling their ... read more >>
Meditating on Woman in the World: Sacred Sources from Ancient Afric
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 26 March 2015
As March, Black History Month II—Women Focus, comes to an end, and with it, all the special speeches, learned lectures, plays, poems and various other programs and performances to celebrate and honor ... read more >>
The Chicago Reckoning
Written by By Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., NNPA Columnist 20 March 2015
Why is Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a neck and neck run-off for re-election? He enjoys national press attention, advertises the endorsement of hometown favorite, President Obama, brandishes a $30 ... read more >>
Inequity in Education Funding Shortchanges America's Future
Written by Marc Morial, President & CEO, National Urban League 20 March 2015
 Marc Morial - President & CEO, National Urban League    "That all citizens will be given an equal start through a sound education is one of the most basic, promised rights of our democracy.  ... read more >>
NEW LEADERSHIP MODEL ESSENTIAL FOR BLACK UNITY
Written by Larry Aubry -opinon 19 March 2015
    These days Blacks are wondering whether things will get any worse, because arguably, we are still the worse off on any measure of social, economic or political status. Will things get worse?  ... read more >>
Post-Racial Rough Riding at OU: Millennial Myths and American Reality
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 19 March 2015
  Whatever we think, say or assume about the racist rant and chant of the young White men of the SAE fraternity and their female companions at the University of Oklahoma, it is  neither new nor unexpected, ... read more >>
RAISE THE WAGE: REDUCE POVERTY AND IMPROVE CITY’S HEALTH
Written by Larry Aubry l.aubry@att.net 12 March 2015
Despite the fact that African Americans overwhelmingly support raising the minimum wage in Los Angeles, getting this done is an uphill fight.  The Raise the Wage is a coalition of community organizations, ... read more >>
Against Airbrushing History at Selma Bridge: Reaffirming Black Identity and Dignity
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 12 March 2015
    There is no justice-yielding present or dignity-affirming future for a people that concedes its rightful place as primary subject in its own history and willingly becomes at best secondary in ... read more >>
Mr. Charlie, Miss Ann and Uncle Oscar: White Folks’ Big Night Out
Written by DR. Maulana Karenga 05 March 2015
It was clearly a White thing, not a Black thang, or a multicultural mixer of equals, and all of us could easily understand it. It was White folks’ big night out, the night of “Mr. Charlie”, “Miss ... read more >>
A PLEA FOR RECONCILIATION AND HEALING
Written by Larry Aubry l.aubry@att.net 05 March 2015
   (Today’s column, A Plea for Reconciliation and Healing of The Nation, by Mildred Pitts Walter, contends that without reconciliation, America will not close the racial divide.) Recent killings ... read more >>
As America’s Attention Wanes, Democracy Growing in Africa
Written by Khalil Abdullah 04 March 2015
Lately, the United States has moved to aggressively to bolster pro-western forces in the Ukraine and promote democracy in the Middle East and Asia. But once again, the U.S. and other western powers are ... read more >>
RIGHTEOUS OUTRAGE MUST BE SUSTAINED
Written by larry Aubry l.aubry@att.net 26 February 2015
                                                                                                                          Last ... read more >>
Building Unity, Seeking Justice: The March, Movement and Struggle
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 26 February 2015
Last Saturday we came together from many backgrounds and beliefs to hold a march and rally with the essential, overarching and interrelated purpose of building unity and seeking justice in the midst ... read more >>
Malcolm and the Ethics of Martyrdom: Witness, Service, Struggle and Sacrifice
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 19 February 2015
This is the month that marks the 50th anniversary of the martyrdom of El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, Min. Malcolm X, who was assassinated and martyred in the 39th year of his life, February 21, 1965, and ... read more >>
OBAMA’S WAVERING BLURS HIS PRIORITIES
Written by Larry Aubry l.aubry@att.net 19 February 2015
      Islamic State atrocities are just among the latest thorny issues confronting President Barack Obama.  We know there are several other extremely tough hot button issues, domestic and foreign, ... read more >>
We Do Mind - R&B singer Usher & rap icon Juicy J release disturbing message
Written by By Pastor Mark E. Whitlock, Jr. and Derrick Lyles 12 February 2015
      In a recent song, “I Don’t Mind,” composed by R&B singer, Usher Raymond, and rap icon, Juicy J, we as a community have heard a disturbing message. The iconic duo, voiced their beliefs ... read more >>
ORIGINS AND PERSISTENCE OF BLACK RAGE
Written by Larry Aubry l.aubry@att.net 12 February 2015
For the most part, Black rage exists submerged, but for poor Blacks, rage is barely below the surface, ready to explode with minimal provocation.  Blacks, in varying degrees, tend to submerge feelings ... read more >>
HIV/AIDS, A Family Affair: Being Sources of Service, Support and Sanctuary
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 12 February 2015
This year 6255 (2015) finds us once again observing National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, which occurring on February 7th, takes place also in the context of Black History Month I, a time of deep and ... read more >>
Sustaining Ferguson and Moving Forward: The Anatomy and Obligation of Resistance
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 06 February 2015
Part II.  In the midst of this rising tide of resistance, it is important to situate it and understand it in the context of our history of struggle and the culture of struggle that has been built on ... read more >>
RACIAL INEQUITY EMBEDDED IN AMERICA’S SCHOOLS
Written by larry Aubry l.aubry@att.net 06 February 2015
                                                                                        In California, the talk among K-12 public school parents and concerned ... read more >>


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