Monday, May 25, 2015
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NEW LEADERSHIP MODEL ESSENTIAL FOR BLACK UNITY
Written by Larry Aubry -opinon 19 March 2015
    These days Blacks are wondering whether things will get any worse, because arguably, we are still the worse off on any measure of social, economic or political status. Will things get worse?  ... read more >>
Post-Racial Rough Riding at OU: Millennial Myths and American Reality
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 19 March 2015
  Whatever we think, say or assume about the racist rant and chant of the young White men of the SAE fraternity and their female companions at the University of Oklahoma, it is  neither new nor unexpected, ... read more >>
RAISE THE WAGE: REDUCE POVERTY AND IMPROVE CITY’S HEALTH
Written by Larry Aubry l.aubry@att.net 12 March 2015
Despite the fact that African Americans overwhelmingly support raising the minimum wage in Los Angeles, getting this done is an uphill fight.  The Raise the Wage is a coalition of community organizations, ... read more >>
Against Airbrushing History at Selma Bridge: Reaffirming Black Identity and Dignity
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 12 March 2015
    There is no justice-yielding present or dignity-affirming future for a people that concedes its rightful place as primary subject in its own history and willingly becomes at best secondary in ... read more >>
Mr. Charlie, Miss Ann and Uncle Oscar: White Folks’ Big Night Out
Written by DR. Maulana Karenga 05 March 2015
It was clearly a White thing, not a Black thang, or a multicultural mixer of equals, and all of us could easily understand it. It was White folks’ big night out, the night of “Mr. Charlie”, “Miss ... read more >>
A PLEA FOR RECONCILIATION AND HEALING
Written by Larry Aubry l.aubry@att.net 05 March 2015
   (Today’s column, A Plea for Reconciliation and Healing of The Nation, by Mildred Pitts Walter, contends that without reconciliation, America will not close the racial divide.) Recent killings ... read more >>
RIGHTEOUS OUTRAGE MUST BE SUSTAINED
Written by larry Aubry l.aubry@att.net 26 February 2015
                                                                                                                          Last ... read more >>
Building Unity, Seeking Justice: The March, Movement and Struggle
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 26 February 2015
Last Saturday we came together from many backgrounds and beliefs to hold a march and rally with the essential, overarching and interrelated purpose of building unity and seeking justice in the midst ... read more >>
Malcolm and the Ethics of Martyrdom: Witness, Service, Struggle and Sacrifice
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 19 February 2015
This is the month that marks the 50th anniversary of the martyrdom of El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, Min. Malcolm X, who was assassinated and martyred in the 39th year of his life, February 21, 1965, and ... read more >>
OBAMA’S WAVERING BLURS HIS PRIORITIES
Written by Larry Aubry l.aubry@att.net 19 February 2015
      Islamic State atrocities are just among the latest thorny issues confronting President Barack Obama.  We know there are several other extremely tough hot button issues, domestic and foreign, ... read more >>
We Do Mind - R&B singer Usher & rap icon Juicy J release disturbing message
Written by By Pastor Mark E. Whitlock, Jr. and Derrick Lyles 12 February 2015
      In a recent song, “I Don’t Mind,” composed by R&B singer, Usher Raymond, and rap icon, Juicy J, we as a community have heard a disturbing message. The iconic duo, voiced their beliefs ... read more >>
ORIGINS AND PERSISTENCE OF BLACK RAGE
Written by Larry Aubry l.aubry@att.net 12 February 2015
For the most part, Black rage exists submerged, but for poor Blacks, rage is barely below the surface, ready to explode with minimal provocation.  Blacks, in varying degrees, tend to submerge feelings ... read more >>
HIV/AIDS, A Family Affair: Being Sources of Service, Support and Sanctuary
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 12 February 2015
This year 6255 (2015) finds us once again observing National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, which occurring on February 7th, takes place also in the context of Black History Month I, a time of deep and ... read more >>
Sustaining Ferguson and Moving Forward: The Anatomy and Obligation of Resistance
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 06 February 2015
Part II.  In the midst of this rising tide of resistance, it is important to situate it and understand it in the context of our history of struggle and the culture of struggle that has been built on ... read more >>
RACIAL INEQUITY EMBEDDED IN AMERICA’S SCHOOLS
Written by larry Aubry l.aubry@att.net 06 February 2015
                                                                                        In California, the talk among K-12 public school parents and concerned ... read more >>
DEMANDS TO STOP POLICE ABUSE ARE NOT NEW
Written by Larry Aubry l.aubry@att.net 29 January 2015
      Demands to stop police abuse in the Black community have been voiced for as long as anyone can remember.  However, the recent rash of police killing and murdering young Black men, especially, ... read more >>
Child Watch Honor Dr. King By Serving
Written by By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist 23 January 2015
“If you want to be important—wonderful. If you want to be recognized—wonderful. If you want to be great—wonderful. But recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. That’s ... read more >>
World is Indifferent to Missing Nigerian Girls
Written by By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist 23 January 2015
One could not help but be impressed by the millions that turned out in Paris to stand against the Islamist terrorists who killed workers at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and four others ... read more >>
Is Obama Trying to Kill Black Colleges? (Part II)
Written by By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist 23 January 2015
Few things irk me more than hearing someone say or imply that now that we have a Black president, perhaps the time has come to abolish Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). I have zero ... read more >>
Common and John Legend are Glorious in ‘Selma’
Written by BENJAMIN F. CHAVIS JR. 23 January 2015
One day, when the glory comes  It will be ours, it will be ours  Oh, one day, when the war is won  We will be sure, we will be here sure  Oh, glory, glory  Oh, glory, glory   Music, songs, ... read more >>
MINIMIZING RACE REINFORCES WHITE PRIVILEGE
Written by Larry Aubry l.aubry@att.net 23 January 2015
  The bogus claim that America is a post-racial society is fueled not only by conservatives, but liberals as well.  (A post-racial America was one of Barack Obama’s campaign themes.)  This hybrid ... read more >>
Rebuilding A Culture of Struggle: Breaking Chains Instead of Hugging Them
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 23 January 2015
To refresh our memories of ourselves at our best, to recommit ourselves to principles and practices that demand and draw from us the excellent, uplifting and enduring, and to rebuild our Liberation ... read more >>
Is Obama Trying to Kill Black Colleges?
Written by By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist 15 January 2015
  Is Barack Obama, the nation’s first African American president, trying to kill Historically Black Colleges and Universities?  If he’s not, he’s going to have a difficult time convincing HBCU ... read more >>
CBC Elects a Talented New Chairman
Written by By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist 15 January 2015
        Since 1971, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has had many strong leaders. As the new 114th Congress of the United States begins, the CBC elected my fellow North Carolina native, Congressman ... read more >>
Maximizing the Dream
Written by By Laphonza Butler and Rusty Hicks 15 January 2015
    One week ago the movie Selma chronicling the 1965 march for voting rights in Alabama opened in broad release. In theaters throughout the world, multi-cultural, multi-generational audiences have ... read more >>


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