Monday, March 2, 2015
Honoring the Watts Revolt
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 06 August 2009
The Watts Revolt of 1965 August 11 still stands as a historical moment and marker of a turning point in the Black Freedom Struggle, signaling the historical exhaustion and end of the Civil Rights phase ... read more >>
Governor’s Illegal Cuts Disproportionately Impact African American Communities
Written by Assembly Speaker Karen Bass 06 August 2009
The community needs to be aware of some recent actions by Governor Schwarzenegger that are both illegal and that disproportionately impact African American communities in California.In July, the legislature ... read more >>
Retrospective Warriors
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 06 August 2009
Some Negroes are just silly. Yes, I said it. Negroes, knee-grows-not fit to be called African or American-just plain ignorant losers. Negroes are stuck in time with their thinking and actions. Stuck in ... read more >>
President's beer summit falls flat
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 06 August 2009
What the press labeled the beer summit came and went with barely a burp. Professor Gates suggests that he and Officer Crowley are now virtually drinking buddies, ready to go to a ballgame together."I offered ... read more >>
Michael Jackson & Prescription Medication
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 06 August 2009
The name "Michael Jackson" and the word "addict" don't seem like they belong in the same sentence, do they? That's precisely why I've written this article, namely, to help keep his "addiction" to prescription ... read more >>
SCLC Fight Against Gay Marriage A No Win Situation
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 06 August 2009
Fact. On any given day I can open up any one of most read daily newspapers and never once read anything about a Black civil rights group, that is until one of those groups does something perceived has ... read more >>
The Hypocrisy of a Post Racial Society
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 06 August 2009
The amazing thing about Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates' ordeal was he was amazed at being arrested.The mainstream media and nameless others are spreading the notion that America has become a post-racial ... read more >>
How to Protect Yourself When You Suspect Racial Profiling
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 30 July 2009
Well, racial profiling is in the news again. Prominent Black scholar and Harvard professor Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. Was recently arrested after a forced entry into his own home. Dr. Gates alleges that ... read more >>
If I had a Daughter
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 30 July 2009
Hello world, my last two articles have covered topics that have allowed me to invest thought in some truly unselfish areas. This third article ends the series; yet, for me I believe it to be the most important. ... read more >>
Stinson Brown Jr. Remembered in Emotional Ceremony
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 30 July 2009
As his brown open casket lay at the brink of the stage at the City of Refuge Church in Gardena on July 24, the lingering pain of the tragic death of Stinson Brown Jr. was felt by several hundred who attended ... read more >>
Keeping It Real: Professor Henry Louis Gates
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton (Columnist) 30 July 2009
We often teach our children that if you study, go to school, work hard and remain focused, you will be able to transcend the many racial and social boundaries that permeate in society. That if you stay ... read more >>
Imprisoned By Our Own Apathy
Written by Rev. Eric Lee 30 July 2009
The issue of same sex marriage has sparked a heated controversy within the African American community, and particularly among African American clergy, where a tremendous amount of passion, energy and commitment ... read more >>
Race, Rights, Police and President
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 30 July 2009
We do not have to be weathermen or women to know that the winds of transformation and struggle don't always blow the way we want, do not always rush and roar, but often go slow, die down, become breezes, ... read more >>
More Top Ten Random Thoughts
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 30 July 2009
There's a lot going on in the news lately. Death, childbirth, rumors and criminal charges. Some of it has my head spinning and some of it has my stomach churning. But all of it is being talked about, so ... read more >>
After the Brews, Let's Start Teaching
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 30 July 2009
President Obama has stated that the arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis "Skip" Gates in his home provides a "teachable moment" about racial profiling, and the "relations between police officers and ... read more >>
Diversity Police Expert
Written by Brenda Wall, Ph.D 30 July 2009
Diversity Police Expert plus African American Scholar Equals Psychopathology of RacismBy Brenda Wall, Ph.DHow could it be that a highly regarded Cambridge police sergeant, who effectively trains colleagues ... read more >>
Consent Decree Lifted Despite Racial Profiling
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 30 July 2009
Smart money says the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) consent decree would not have been terminated if most of those alleging racial profiling were white. And if Chief William Bratton really believes ... read more >>
I Had a Dream
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 23 July 2009
I dreamed that I opened my eyes one morning and all of America was wide awake. I dreamed that I could hear the echoes of the Bush/Cheney consortium desperately proclaiming their innocence from deep within ... read more >>
If I had a Son
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 23 July 2009
Hello world, last week I shared with you all my feelings and opinions regarding marriage and if I were a husband. Well, I want to continue those thoughts and discuss my aspirations of raising a son. Oddly ... read more >>
Keeping It Real: Shem Walker
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton (Columnist) 23 July 2009
It was a quiet Saturday evening in Brooklyn when Shem Walker visited his mother's home in Clinton Hill. The 49-year-old father of two routinely checked on her, enjoyed the company of his tight-knit family ... read more >>
"Obama, Us and Others: The Problematic of Being President"
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 23 July 2009
The presidency of Barack Obama poses a particular problematic for us as African people, not only because we see it as a historic victory against all odds and one we helped shape and proudly share, but ... read more >>
Gay Racism Must End
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 23 July 2009
The gay community has gone too damned far.I tried to be cool. Even through their "Gay is the new Black" slogan, which offended me deeply.After all, I think it's silly for oppressed groups to compare oppression.But ... read more >>
Economy Can't Run On Empty Pockets
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 23 July 2009
The banks "are healing," says Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. And the soaring profits reported by Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan suggest that at least some of the big banks are planning a return to the days ... read more >>
Michael Jackson & Jehovah's Witnesses
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 23 July 2009
Curious fans of Michael Jackson want to know what faith he embraced during the years just prior to his death. They're intrigued with what sparked the Gloved One's spiritual fire in the waning moments of ... read more >>
One Parent's Never-Ending Nightmare with Dorsey High School
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 23 July 2009
Imagine that you've just completed getting your teenage African-American son through four of the most important years of his life, grades 9 through 12 in a public inner-city high school in the Los Angeles ... read more >>

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