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The Tragedies Surrounding the Zebra Case
Written by Na\'im Shah 13 August 2009
It has been nearly 27 years since San Francisco was paralyzed by a series of homicides that later would be known as the Zebra Murders. First and foremost, my sympathies go out to the victims and their ... read more >>
Keeping It Real: The Prison System
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton (Columnist) 13 August 2009
As the battle lines for health care reform are being drawn--and redrawn--a silent segment of the population is strategically left out of the conversation. A group of individuals who have been deemed enemies ... read more >>
Africa United, Renewed and Resurgent
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 13 August 2009
African Renaissance, as an urgent project and promise, has, from the beginning, always envisioned and involved four fundamental interrelated aspects: liberation, unity, development and Africa's self-conscious ... read more >>
Top Ten Reasons Americans Are Insane
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 13 August 2009
Top Ten Reasons Americans Are Insane in·san·i·ty (n) 1 : a deranged state of the mind usually occurring as a specific disorder (as schizophrenia) 2 : such unsoundness of mind ... read more >>
Fear Failure, Not Health Care Reform
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 13 August 2009
The terrorizing has reached fever pitch. "Obama's health-care reforms will kill your grandmother," they scream. Beware government "death panels," warns Sarah Palin. There will be a "government takeover" ... read more >>
Demystifying Michael
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 13 August 2009
Demystifying MichaelUnderstanding the most popular person in music history The mystery that was Michael Jackson was finally laid to rest this past weekend. But we got cheated. We did not see all that he ... read more >>
So Bratton is Leaving
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 13 August 2009
Police Chief William J. Bratton abruptly resigned recently and not too many Blacks are shedding tears. They are relieved because Bratton, who is deified by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and much of the city, ... read more >>
African Americans: Education and Visions
Written by Herbert L. Carter 13 August 2009
African Americans: Education and VisionsAs I was thinking about writing this article, the thoughts of two visionary African American leaders came to mind. Malcolm X wrote "Education is our passport to ... read more >>
Why is President Obama Losing Momentum in the Polls?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 06 August 2009
 President Obama is beginning to lose the politically essential enthusiasm of many independent voters. The primary reason for that is that he seems to be deviating from the message that got their support ... read more >>
Compromise
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 06 August 2009
Hello world, I trust you are having the type of day that leads you up an ambitious path. If not, please try moving in a positive direction by allowing yourself a moment to read this article; as I aim to ... read more >>
Keeping It Real: Attacks on Obama
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton (Columnist) 06 August 2009
It's been just over six months since the first African American President assumed the reigns of leader of the free world, and thus became arguably the most powerful man on earth. Following slavery, centuries ... read more >>
Honoring the Watts Revolt
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 06 August 2009
The Watts Revolt of 1965 August 11 still stands as a historical moment and marker of a turning point in the Black Freedom Struggle, signaling the historical exhaustion and end of the Civil Rights phase ... read more >>
Governor’s Illegal Cuts Disproportionately Impact African American Communities
Written by Assembly Speaker Karen Bass 06 August 2009
The community needs to be aware of some recent actions by Governor Schwarzenegger that are both illegal and that disproportionately impact African American communities in California.In July, the legislature ... read more >>
Retrospective Warriors
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 06 August 2009
Some Negroes are just silly. Yes, I said it. Negroes, knee-grows-not fit to be called African or American-just plain ignorant losers. Negroes are stuck in time with their thinking and actions. Stuck in ... read more >>
President's beer summit falls flat
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 06 August 2009
What the press labeled the beer summit came and went with barely a burp. Professor Gates suggests that he and Officer Crowley are now virtually drinking buddies, ready to go to a ballgame together."I offered ... read more >>
Michael Jackson & Prescription Medication
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 06 August 2009
The name "Michael Jackson" and the word "addict" don't seem like they belong in the same sentence, do they? That's precisely why I've written this article, namely, to help keep his "addiction" to prescription ... read more >>
SCLC Fight Against Gay Marriage A No Win Situation
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 06 August 2009
Fact. On any given day I can open up any one of most read daily newspapers and never once read anything about a Black civil rights group, that is until one of those groups does something perceived has ... read more >>
The Hypocrisy of a Post Racial Society
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 06 August 2009
The amazing thing about Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates' ordeal was he was amazed at being arrested.The mainstream media and nameless others are spreading the notion that America has become a post-racial ... read more >>
How to Protect Yourself When You Suspect Racial Profiling
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 30 July 2009
Well, racial profiling is in the news again. Prominent Black scholar and Harvard professor Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. Was recently arrested after a forced entry into his own home. Dr. Gates alleges that ... read more >>
If I had a Daughter
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 30 July 2009
Hello world, my last two articles have covered topics that have allowed me to invest thought in some truly unselfish areas. This third article ends the series; yet, for me I believe it to be the most important. ... read more >>
Stinson Brown Jr. Remembered in Emotional Ceremony
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 30 July 2009
As his brown open casket lay at the brink of the stage at the City of Refuge Church in Gardena on July 24, the lingering pain of the tragic death of Stinson Brown Jr. was felt by several hundred who attended ... read more >>
Keeping It Real: Professor Henry Louis Gates
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton (Columnist) 30 July 2009
We often teach our children that if you study, go to school, work hard and remain focused, you will be able to transcend the many racial and social boundaries that permeate in society. That if you stay ... read more >>
Imprisoned By Our Own Apathy
Written by Rev. Eric Lee 30 July 2009
The issue of same sex marriage has sparked a heated controversy within the African American community, and particularly among African American clergy, where a tremendous amount of passion, energy and commitment ... read more >>
Race, Rights, Police and President
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 30 July 2009
We do not have to be weathermen or women to know that the winds of transformation and struggle don't always blow the way we want, do not always rush and roar, but often go slow, die down, become breezes, ... read more >>
More Top Ten Random Thoughts
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 30 July 2009
There's a lot going on in the news lately. Death, childbirth, rumors and criminal charges. Some of it has my head spinning and some of it has my stomach churning. But all of it is being talked about, so ... read more >>




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