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The Audacity of Hope
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 05 March 2009
Right now, some people are feeling that the end is near. The economy is the worst that it has been in decades and many people are losing everything. Some people are losing homes, jobs, cars and at ... read more >>
Expansion or Contraction
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 05 March 2009
We are facing the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, and Republicans have chosen political posturing over cooperation. Republicans gave Obama's recovery plan exactly zero votes in ... read more >>
Global Gloom to World Doom?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 05 March 2009
  This piece could have easily been entitled, "One Pastor's Precise Prediction." Why? Because Pastor Charles Taze Russell, the second president of the Zion's Watch Tower Tract ... read more >>
The Station I Hate to Love: KFI 640AM
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 05 March 2009
I hate Los Angeles talk show radio station KFI 640 AM. Really I do. I once wrote an article about how their morning show host Bill Handel, who I think is as a racist as they come, "could kiss ... read more >>
Wal-Mart Continues to Exploit Workers Worldwide
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 05 March 2009
Wal-Mart periodically announces policy changes that turn out to be nothing more than camouflage to deflect criticism of its discriminatory employment practices. But its transgressions don't often ... read more >>
The Republican Leadership-They Just Don't Get It
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 26 February 2009
It is completely unconscionable how far the Republican leadership has strayed from anything resembling responsible governance. While they thrive on their claim of patriotism, their petulant obstructionism ... read more >>
State of Foster Care
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 26 February 2009
Hello World, hope all is well with you and yours. This past 17th of February I was fortunate to participate as a panelist during an open discussion regarding children who age out of foster care. The ... read more >>
I Need Help!
Written by Malik Spellman 26 February 2009
Dear beloved homies behind the wall I really need your help with stopping the killing of our youth out here in these streets. I would like to use all the juice that I have to help stop the killing ... read more >>
Keeping It Real: There's Nothing Funny in the New York Post
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton 26 February 2009
Last week the New York Post published a cartoon that was troubling at best, given the racist attacks throughout history that have made African-Americans synonymous with monkeys. Upon seeing it, one ... read more >>
The Sacrifice And Chosen Status Of Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright
Written by Mshujaa Komoyo 26 February 2009
(Part I) I recently had a chance to hear a sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright at Bethel AME Church in Los Angeles. His selection was titled "Looks Can Be Deceiving", and just as ... read more >>
Yes On Los Angeles City Measure B
Written by Rev. Eric Lee & Forescee Hogan-Rowles 26 February 2009
On Tuesday, March 3, South LA Voters finally have an opportunity to vote on a measure which will create jobs, develop clean energy and improve the air we breathe. We strongly urge support for Measure ... read more >>
Revisiting the Radical Evil Racism
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 26 February 2009
If we want to critically understand American or any society, we cannot simply accept or mindlessly mouth its self-congratulatory narratives-neither those masquerading as curriculums in colleges and ... read more >>
Abolishing Black History Month - An Incomplete Argument
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 26 February 2009
We are now at the end of another Black History Month. We have some Black History in the making, especially with the new Black President. However, some of us are also in the middle of silly arguments ... read more >>
Murdoch’s Monkey Business
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 26 February 2009
Last week the New York Post, owned by multi-billionaire Australian-born Rupert Murdoch, carried a highly inflammable cartoon that shows two White cops just after they shot and killed a chimpanzee that ... read more >>
The Elected Obama
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 26 February 2009
Barack Obama's election is mega change from George W. Bush's calamitous imperialism. However, those who believe he is a flawless icon will be sorely disappointed. Not only is Obama mortal, ... read more >>
God's plans for our lives
Written by Pamela Mason (Special to Sentinel) 19 February 2009
Many of us relish those special scriptures that encourage us from time to time, especially when we are being challenged in certain areas of our lives. One of my personal favorites is Jeremiah 29:11, ... read more >>
Obama's Stimulus Package Is Just What The Doctor Ordered
Written by Angela J. Reddock (Trustee, L.A. Community College Board of Trustees) 19 February 2009
For Community College Students Seeking New Careers in Health  If all goes as planned, the stimulus signed by President Barack Obama this week will result in an unprecedented, multibillion-dollar ... read more >>
The Republican Rape of America
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 19 February 2009
The Republican leadership and their corporate cronies have systematically brutalized and raped America. Now they're insisting that we give them a bonus instead of treating our wounds. Those are ... read more >>
Honoring Black History
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 19 February 2009
Hello world, with this article I would like to pay homage to our forefathers who suffered so as to allow all people of color the right to live as free individuals and claim honorable achievement in ... read more >>
Dialoging with DuBois on History
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 19 February 2009
The relevance of Black History Month is not determined by our debatable changed or changing position in American society, nor by unfounded assumptions that diversity is divisive, and that in the interest ... read more >>
Black History - Cops Gone Wild
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 19 February 2009
It has been more than fifteen years since the now infamous riots that ripped the City of Angels apart over a serious incident that revealed problems with police and the people that were felt across ... read more >>
The No Nothings
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 19 February 2009
Today President Obama will sign the historic recovery bill--pumping $787 Billion into the economy in an effort to create 3.5 million jobs. With unemployment spreading, home foreclosures rising, poverty ... read more >>
Remember When Presidents Were White Men?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 19 February 2009
For the first time in the history of the United States of America President's Day, celebrated this past Monday, February 16, 2009, was celebrated with a Black man in the White House. And, as you ... read more >>
I Cram to Understand: Where's All of the Hoopla for the Local Elections?
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 19 February 2009
I didn't think it possible, but I have definitely become more cynical, especially when it relates to local politics. Add to that, I have begun to develop a few of my own conspiracy theories as it relates ... read more >>
Gang Injunctions: Political Exercises in Futility?
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 19 February 2009
The proliferation of gang injunctions is as problematic it is enticing. The injunctions are not sufficiently linked to broader, long term implications; many consider them politically driven, shortsighted ... read more >>


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