Hillary’s Racism & Misandry Won’t Be Missed
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 12 June 2008
Now that Barack Obama is the Democratic Presidential Nominee and all the dust is starting to settle in the Democratic Party, people will be taking some deep breaths and refocusing the race. Some people ... read more >>
Routine Resolution in Rome:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 12 June 2008
The recent World Food Summit in Rome closed without dealing with the real causes of the food crisis in the world, opting instead to promise, as predicted, to provide more emergency and dependency-creating ... read more >>
Barack Obama: Audacious and Accomodating
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 12 June 2008
Euphoria abounds and is well deserved. But people must keep in mind that Barack Obama’s presidential priorities and commitments really won’t be known unless and until he becomes President. ... read more >>
The Challenge
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 12 June 2008
With Hillary Clinton’s stirring endorsement, Barack Obama now turns to the general election. John McCain is already taking potshots at Obama. The pundits are speculating on what states are in play, ... read more >>
Anti-Black Attitudes, Alleged Democrats, Black Political Deference and Why I’m Still a Democrat
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 04 June 2008
The short and sweet of it is that the Democratic National Committee’s rules and bylaws committee decided to seat all of Florida and Michigan’s delegates at the convention in August. The ... read more >>
The Freezer: The Coldest Spot in Town
Written by Malik Spellman 04 June 2008
“What is the freezer,” is the question we ask while reading this article. Well here it is in a nutshell. I, as an intervention and prevention specialist over at UNITY 2 have had to endure ... read more >>
Arco Armies & Texaco Terrorists?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 04 June 2008
America Gets Payback On Wednesday, May 21, 2008, an event happened that’s becoming a commonplace, routine “procedure.” Equally predictable is the outcome, which is summed up by a well ... read more >>
What Obama Represents to White People
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 04 June 2008
By now, it is clear to most thinking people in America that Barack Obama is more than just a “Black” candidate. He is a candidate of importance to a very broad audience. Thinking people also ... read more >>
The Right to Food and the Future: Hunger with a Human Face
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 04 June 2008
The recent revelation that there is a food crisis due to higher prices hides the human suffering in the crisis and its fundamental source in the savage impositions and effects of globalization and its ... read more >>
Stop the Killing: Complacency or Engagement
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 04 June 2008
Last month, nineteen-year-old Michael Byoune was shot and killed by two Inglewood police officers. According to Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks, they believed that gunshots were coming from the car ... read more >>
An Open Letter to Representatives Diane Watson and Maxine Waters
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 04 June 2008
It has been pointed out within these pages on many occasions that you’ve both been excellent Black leaders. I agree with only part of that contention. You have indeed represented the community ... read more >>
Same Song, Different Lyrics
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 04 June 2008
Throughout the years, there have been many commissions, reports, reviews and blue ribbon panels. Their results and findings have usually been the same and they usually have been shelved; yet, there seems ... read more >>
Stepping into the World:Grasping for the Good
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 29 May 2008
This is a repeated and slightly modified message in pride, praise and honor of this year’s graduating Black students and the Black graduation ceremony itself. It’s not just the culturally ... read more >>
Divided Soul
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 29 May 2008
Part of our Soul as a people can be found in what we can create when we come together. But with marriage on the decline and the genders nearly at war with public propaganda, our proverbial Soul is now ... read more >>
Malcolm X’s Prophetic Challenges Unmet
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 29 May 2008
Prologue: “Here at this final hour, we come to bid farewell to one of our brightest hopes. This gallant young champion lies before us, unconquered still...Did you talk to Brother Malcolm? Did ... read more >>
Martin, Magic, Mark, & Parks
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 29 May 2008
The ‘No-Holds Barred’ Battle for the Board While shunning the politics of his day, the apostle Paul nonetheless acknowledged astute politicians who were his contemporaries. As an attorney ... read more >>
Why I’ll Take $4 a Gallon Over the ‘T&A Tax’ Any Day
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 29 May 2008
Even if I were willing to overlook and brave the multitudes of stray dogs that roam the streets of Los Angeles day and night, added to the growing number of “cracked and coked out” zombies ... read more >>
Is Hillary Engaged in Subliminal Messaging?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 29 May 2008
Beneath the spin has never been more meaningful than it has become during this political season, because it’s beginning to look like Hillary Clinton has taken it’s meaning to a new and very ... read more >>
Have They No Shame?
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 29 May 2008
Republicans apparently have decided that Barack Obama’s wife, Michelle, is fair game for their slurs. They’ve turned a quote from a speech where she expresses her pride in America for the ... read more >>
NAACP in Disarray?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 22 May 2008
New President: Old Problems Jesus Christ said that “Every kingdom divided against itself comes to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.” (Matthew 12:25) ... read more >>
Comentary: Shoot First and Ask Questions Last!
Written by Malik Spellman 22 May 2008
That is the meaning of to serve and protect! Lately we have seen a rash of shootings by police officers all over the country and we have not seen one situation where the police has been bought up on ... read more >>
Another Sign that Nothing is Sacred Anymore... White Male Earns Title of Morehouse Valedictorian
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 22 May 2008
22-year-old Joshua Packwood of Kansas City, Mo., graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA and a degree in economics...from Morehouse College. He is also the class valedictorian. Joshua is following in the ... read more >>
African American Souls for Sale
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 22 May 2008
At the center of every people is something that is, for them, innately funky. And when they fail to hold on to that something, then they fail to protect their Soul. America is such a careless and cold ... read more >>
Reaffirming African Liberation Day: Dealing With Its Deeper Meaning
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 22 May 2008
The concept and celebration of African liberation, like the earlier and ongoing struggles to achieve it, have had a complex and complicated history, full of twists and turns, interruptions, redefinitions ... read more >>
LAUSD’s Egregious Neglect of its Black Students
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 22 May 2008
“The territorial imperative is threatening to rip apart Locke High School...It recently became the latest battleground for Black and Latino students fighting for turf and respect throughout Los ... read more >>