Remembering Rosa Parks: For Her, Our People and Our Struggle
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 11 January 2013
The marking of the passing of Ms. Rosa Parks, 12 years ago last month, immediately brings to mind the long, hard and heroic struggle waged by African people to expand the realm of freedom and justice ... read more >>
How Social Are You?
Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil 27 December 2012
  How Social Are You? Cheryl Pearson-McNeil   Channel surfing over the weekend, I stopped on a favorite old romantic comedy that was centered on a relationship that blossomed over emails.  The ... read more >>
Written by Alfonzo Tucker 20 December 2012
She offered herself to me within a lustful plea My mind became sublime, daydreaming about past times    A text message, with so much heat, I can hardly touch it to read I respond with physical stimulation ... read more >>
The Bridge: The Roots Of Christmas & Jesus, Part 2
Written by Darryl James 20 December 2012
As for the actual Christmas tree, the Germans used the Evergreen tree to worship the Yule God. Sound familiar? Of course-Yuletide greetings...Yule logs..."Yuletide carols being sung by the choir..." ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 12/20/12 20 December 2012
John Deasy, Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), summarily proposed, and will likely receive school board approval to reconstruct or "transform" Crenshaw High, one of only ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 13 December 2012
Racial/ethnic collaboration, for Blacks, is increasingly necessary but arguably, more difficult than ever. It requires agendas built on unity and mutual respect which Black leadership (and the Black ... read more >>
Love Letter, the second
Written by Alfonzo Tucker 13 December 2012
I recall being afraid to accept myself caring so deeply for a woman that I would not allow myself to actually love her, beyond a moment of lust. This became so easy for me that I created a persona around ... read more >>
Founder's Annual Kwanzaa Message "Kwanzaa, Us and the Well-being of the World: A Courageous Questioning"
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 13 December 2012
The celebration and season of Kwanzaa is a deeply meaningful and special time of remembrance, reflection and recommitment for us as a people throughout the world African community. It is a time of appreciative ... read more >>
The Bridge: The Roots Of Christmas & Jesus, Part 1
Written by Darryl James 13 December 2012
For most of the Free World, Christmas is a holiday season celebrated more for its shopping, overeating and gift giving than the actual religious significance it once contained. The season is represented ... read more >>
Christmas Love
Written by Alfonzo Tucker 06 December 2012
Mistletoe kisses with seasonal hugs The cheer in your voice helps everyone feel loved Family gatherings with suggestion of jovial décor  Long shopping lines and gifts to the poor Christmas Love Occurred ... read more >>
Self-Cultivation and Struggle: Sacred Insights from the Ancestors
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 06 December 2012
In a world in which we are compelled to wage relentless struggle against social forces of oppression, evil and injustice, it is good, indeed necessary, to pause and meditate on the internal struggle ... read more >>
The Bridge: The Death of Marriage
Written by Darryl James 06 December 2012
I recently pulled out of a relationship panel discussion in which I was supposed to be the moderator. I watched it morph from a panel of Black men speaking into something else when two women were added ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 12/06/12 06 December 2012
    Blacks are staunch union loyalists but remain outsiders in organized labor. This persistent irony must be addressed if Blacks are to receive proper benefits from their respective unions--and ... read more >>
A battle in Michigan for the American Dream
Written by JESSE JACKSON December 10, 2012 29 November 2012
Tuesday, thousands will demonstrate at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing to protest a frontal assault on working people. Republican majorities in the state House and Senate have vowed to jam through ... read more >>
Brother/Sister Mentor
Written by Alfonzo Tucker 29 November 2012
Hello World, the topic of discussion this week relates to guidance! I recently found myself communicating with a group of young African American students (in Richmond CA). These particular groups of ... read more >>
Victory on Measure J: Still Struggling on Crenshaw
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 29 November 2012
While an emerging new coalition worked hard for the re-election of Pres. Obama on a national level against the big-money funded madness of the Right, another coalition was waging and winning an important ... read more >>
The Bridge: A Black Holiday Season
Written by Darryl James 29 November 2012
There was a time when the Christmas holiday season didn't get cracking until right after Thanksgiving. But as time has past and as the nation has become more commercial, the Christmas promotions have ... read more >>
'Fiscal cliff' scare just a fake crisis
Written by BY JESSE JACKSON Last Modified: Nov 20, 2012 29 November 2012
Why do imaginary phantoms terrify, while real-life horrors seem normal? Why do our elected representatives act in ways that trample the values of those who elected them? Consider the current debate ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 29 November 2012
  The Urban Perspective column that follows ran a week after Barack Obama became president. Arguably, his top accomplishments during the first term were passage of the Affordable Healthcare Act and ... read more >>
Happy Thanks Giving! (2012)
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 23 November 2012
Happy Thanks Giving! Wake to the aroma of Greens and Black-eyed Peas! You wont be able to sleep in, as your home is overcome with family.Laughter from children and discussion from the elderly; blessed ... read more >>
Voting Rights Violations Still Widespread
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 23 November 2012
Anti-Black attitudes are increasing. Fifty-one percent of all Americans, an increase of 3% over four years, now express such attitudes, according to a recent Associated Press poll. So why has the U.S. ... read more >>
Give Thanks, Pray For Peace at Home…and Around the World
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 21 November 2012
  Wellington’s Road As we gather for the holidays—wars wage in our families, outside our homes and in other countries. The Israel and Palestinian conflict have many all over the world bothered ... read more >>
The Potluck Party
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 20 November 2012
  Wellington's Road Hey! You are cordially invited to join decline an exclusive club that’s always in style, politically correct and sure to make the most of any situation.  No this isn’t the ... read more >>
Bain sends Illinois jobs to China
Written by BY JESSE JACKSON (Columnist) 11 October 2012
  Rev. Jesse Jackson Mrs. Dot Turner has worked at what is now Sensata Technologies in Downstate Freeport for 43 years. The company does sophisticated work creating sensors for automobiles. It enjoyed ... read more >>
Whatever You Choose To Do...Make Sure It's YOUR Choice
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 11 October 2012
  Wellington's Road Vote! Vote! Vote! It's the word of the day ringing in everybody's ear. The emphasis is that there is so much more at stake this time around than any other time. I have no doubt ... read more >>