Brewer's Heralded Hiring Also Sealed His Fate
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 18 December 2008
David L. Brewer III's brief stint as superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) represented high hope and expectations gone awry. Convinced that he had the requisite leadership, ... read more >>
The Art of Global Politics (in B Flat)
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 11 December 2008
The problem with many on the left who are already criticizing Barack Obama's cabinet appointments is that they're neither as smart nor as creative as he is. As Barack so deftly pointed out ... read more >>
New Found Respect!
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 11 December 2008
In my opinion true growth is obtained when a person understands their faults and consciously attempts to recognize behaviors that promote ill conduct; thus, changing their habits and becoming a healthier ... read more >>
Concerning Kwanzaa, Race and Religion: Particular, Universal and Common Ground
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 11 December 2008
Each year the coming of Kwanzaa brings a sense of joyful satisfaction of having created something unique, beautiful and beneficial for our people. It also reminds me of the extensive and enjoyable ... read more >>
Congress on the Auto Companies: A Class Act
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 11 December 2008
General Motors and Chrysler verge on bankruptcy. Literally millions of jobs across America - auto workers, parts makers, dealers, suppliers - are at risk. Bankruptcy would be a body blow to an economy ... read more >>
Gays in the "Last Days"
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 11 December 2008
Virtually everyone believes that the Bible speaks of an apocalyptic time period where the earth is destroyed in a colossal conflagration of some kind. "In Noah's Day the Lord used water," ... read more >>
The Big Three and the Fourth Wheel!
Written by Larry Buford 11 December 2008
I once proudly worked for Chrysler Corporation as did many of my family and friends back in Detroit. I remember all the pitfalls--the UAW demands; safety issues; predominant everyday grievances, etc. ... read more >>
The Statue of Liberty Wears Shackles
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 04 December 2008
For over a hundred and twenty years the Statue of Liberty has greeted immigrants to these shores with open arms and the promise of the kind of freedom that they had never known. As a result, that towering, ... read more >>
Dictator - Leader, Do You Know the Difference?
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 04 December 2008
Hello world, I trust that your holidays are being enjoyed to the fullest. Last week I was involved in a verbal altercation with my supervisor. This was the first time in my life that I matched tone ... read more >>
Choosing Life in an Era of HIV/AIDS
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 04 December 2008
Clearly, HIV/AIDS is one of the defining issues of our era, a raging and relentless epidemic which places us at a precarious crossroads and crisis, and which challenges us to choose life and to reject ... read more >>
The Opening of Doors
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 04 December 2008
2008 was a year of firsts. Among the many "firsts" was the election of a Black President. President-elect Barack Obama has blazed a path that has never been walked by a person of color. ... read more >>
The Least of These
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 04 December 2008
We got trouble. Unemployment is rising. Factories are closing. Construction is shutting down. Stores are laying off folks at the height of the holiday season. Food kitchens are overwhelmed. No one ... read more >>
God Pays Gays With AIDS?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 04 December 2008
Let me start by saying that if you don't want to hear Godly truth in all its "gory" detail, you might want to read some other material. I won't think any less of you, I promise. Now, ... read more >>
If You Can't Beat Em 'Join Em'
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 04 December 2008
After the passage of Proposition 8, which amended California's state constitution to ban same-sex marriage, it's clear that Californian's support the idea of protecting marriage and restoring ... read more >>
Black on Black Violence: Part Pained Indifference
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 04 December 2008
Blacks universally denounce Black-on-Black violence but in many neighborhoods kill each other with near epidemic frequency. Relatively few are involved, directly or indirectly, in efforts to eliminate ... read more >>
Taking Struggle Seriously
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 27 November 2008
The conference was called for focused reflection, essential and engaging discussion and an uplifting look into the strengths and possibilities inherent in us as a people. And it included addressing ... read more >>
Is Same Sex Marriage Really Against the Will of God?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 27 November 2008
I just read an editorial entitled Don't Shake Your Fist at God, by Larry Bufford. In the editorial he comes out against same sex marriage based on the Bible, and his view that it is not a civil ... read more >>
Does Age Matter?
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 27 November 2008
Hello world, hope all is well with you and yours. I would like to ask all of you a seemingly simple question; yet, complex in relation to ones personal needs and wants. When it comes to the age difference ... read more >>
Thanks for Being Black
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 27 November 2008
Another Thanksgiving. I love the food and the fabricated reason for a gathering of loved ones. I love the time away from work and away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life even though I don't ... read more >>
Ending AIDS in Black America: 'Yes We Can'
Written by C. Virginia Fields 27 November 2008
Barack Obama's victory was a defining moment in our nation's history, one in which we all can rejoice, particularly African Americans. But the election was just the beginning. Now, it's ... read more >>
Why Blacks Don't Like Gays
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 27 November 2008
The reasons why the vast majority of Blacks don't like gays are not only multifaceted, but transcend contemporary issues and arguments surrounding the recently passed Proposition 8 that bans gay ... read more >>
Schools Fail Black Students, So Why Are We Silent?
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 27 November 2008
Public schools fail to educate Black students. However, a prolonged silence of parents, educators and others helps to perpetuate such failure. Abject negligence by urban school districts like the Los ... read more >>
Crunch Time
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 27 November 2008
In tight basketball games, there comes a point towards the end of the game when all is decided. A decisive play, confidence soars on one team and wanes on the other, momentum swings. In crunch time, ... read more >>
The Making of a President
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 20 November 2008
Certain things in life are just meant to be, and the election of Barack Obama as president of the United States was one of those things. What were the chances that at the lowest point in this nation's ... read more >>
The Truth
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 20 November 2008
Hello world, I hope this week's article finds you in better heath, both mentally and physically. I've titled our conversation, "The Truth", because it seems as if, many of us have ... read more >>