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The Most Famous Rap Song Ever--in the Bible?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 16 July 2009
Okay, what's the most famous rap song of all time? Would it be one performed by Christopher Wallace, aka "Notorious B.I.G." aka "Biggie Smalls"? What about rap songs by Tupac Shakur? Hello, was that Curtis ... read more >>
U.S. Supreme Court Both Downplays and Affirms Race
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 16 July 2009
The United States Supreme Court in Ricci v. DeStefano continued its erosion of civil rights protections by further narrowing the definition of affirmative action. In a 5-4 decision, the Court held that ... read more >>
Thank You (7-9-09)
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 09 July 2009
Hello world, I have some personal news to share with you all! So please give yourself a moment to read my words as many of you are the reason for my good fortune. On July 2, 2008, I submitted my first ... read more >>
An Open Response to Halliburton Ms. Gabriel
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 09 July 2009
I'm writing in response to your June 23rd request for an immediate correction to a statement made regarding the Halliburton Corp. In my June 20th article, Healthcare: Why Can't We Get the Congressional ... read more >>
Rollercoasting with Michael Jackson
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 09 July 2009
The recent flood and flurry of activities and conversations around Michael Jackson's earlier rise and fall and now his resurrection as a central subject of national and global focus represents an E-ride ... read more >>
When Darkness Comes To Light
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 09 July 2009
Sometimes, when humans are subjected to intense pain, their defense mechanisms force them to shut down. And during the shutdown time, there can be darkness.As an adult, I found the healing required for ... read more >>
Washington Fiddles While U.S. Burns
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 09 July 2009
It is time to wake up. This country continues to hemorrhage jobs. The pain is spreading across the country, with young men and minorities taking the biggest hits. Unemployment, now at nearly 10 percent, ... read more >>
Abandoning Black Babies
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 09 July 2009
Mothers of all races abandon their babies. And if social trends from incarceration to medical care are any indication insofar as African Americans are concerned, of the ones abandoned by their mothers, ... read more >>
Blacks and Racial Disparities in Foster Care
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 09 July 2009
In Los Angeles and across the nation, there are large disparities in foster care and Black children are faring far worse than their White counterparts. California Assembly Speaker Karen Bass considers ... read more >>
Michael Jackson and America's Superstardom
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 02 July 2009
I greatly admired Michael Jackson. I admire anyone who's the very best at what they do, and Michael Jackson was definitely that. I remember when I first heard him. He was doing a tune called "Who's Lovin' ... read more >>
Thriller
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 02 July 2009
"I wake up from dreams and go "Wow, put this down on paper." The whole thing is strange. You hear the words, everything is right there in front of your face, (Michael Jackson)".Hello world, the title, ... read more >>
Frederick Douglass and the 4th of July
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 02 July 2009
As we prepare for the July 4th celebrations and contemplate the racial meaning of the post-racial message of the Supreme Court's recent decision on affirmative action in favor of Whites, and as President ... read more >>
The Death of a Legend
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 02 July 2009
"I hear people say that he was miserable and that he didn't have a childhood, but we didn't know anything about that, because he was happy. He was vibrant. He was a kid who was always playing jokes and ... read more >>
High court ignores the greater good
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 02 July 2009
New Haven, Conn., is a city in which African Americans and Hispanics account for nearly 60 percent of the population; yet, by order of the U.S. Supreme Court, the city must be served --"as it was in the ... read more >>
The Selling of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Written by Assemblyman Mike Davis 02 July 2009
Our state is currently facing enormous economic challenges, so the pressure to avoid cuts and explore new ideas to generate revenue is at the top of the legislature's priority list. Some ideas are certainly ... read more >>
Where is Michael Jackson Now?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 02 July 2009
After all the allegations of prescription drug abuse; of child molestation and parental payoffs; of rumors of failing health; of rumors of a deteriorating face; of rumors of bleached skin; of financial ... read more >>
U.S. Boycotts Global Conference On Racism Why?
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 02 July 2009
Last April, over 100 countries at the United Nations Global Anti-Racism Conference in Geneva, Switzerland agreed on a declaration to combat racism and related forms of intolerance worldwide. The United ... read more >>
Michael’s Shortcomings in No Way Equaled His Strengths
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton (Columnist) 02 July 2009
In Recent Years, Sharpton and Jackson marched to Sony and fought for Jackson’s rights to his music catalogue.Teen Michael Jackson and Al Sharpton both loved and admired James Brown, the Godfather ... read more >>
This Country Was Built on the Backs of Slaves
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton 25 June 2009
We often hear the phrase, 'this country was built on the backs of slaves'. Men and women who were stripped of all rights and liberties, and forcibly made to execute the hardest labor around, are undeniably ... read more >>
Healthcare: Why Can't We Get the Congressional Option?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 25 June 2009
There's at least one thing that Republicans do much better than Democrats, and that's marketing their initiatives. It doesn't matter how regressive the idea, Republicans manage to frame it in a way that ... read more >>
Theft
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 25 June 2009
Hello world, I offer you all my thoughts as they pertain to those who steal from you the most precious gifts that shape and cultivate your personality. The theft of these gifts can alter your opinions ... read more >>
Free Da Poor
Written by Malik Spellman 25 June 2009
So they say that we are running out of cash here in California. Well, I have a simple solution to such a complex problem. And that is to free the poor people that are in prison serving time for crimes ... read more >>
Libation for Limbiko Tembo
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 25 June 2009
This is a libation, sacred words and water, spoken and poured in remembrance and honor, in ever-growing gratitude, ever-enduring love and everlasting appreciation of you, Limbiko Tembo, our sister, special, ... read more >>
My Father's Day Gift
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 25 June 2009
This year's Father's Day was indeed a great day for me.In addition to enjoying the love of my son, I reflected on the love I received as a child from my own Father.My stepfather married my mother and her ... read more >>
Guns and hate are on rise in America
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 25 June 2009
Last Wednesday in Washington, D.C., James W. von Brunn, an 88-year-old anti-Semite and white supremacist, allegedly took a .22-caliber rifle into the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and shot and ... read more >>


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