Sunday, March 29, 2015
The Need for a Budget that Accurately Reflects Our Priorities and Values
Written by Assemblyman Mike Davis 25 June 2009
California’s budget crisis is going to require us to make some tough, but necessary choices. In doing so, we must look carefully at education, health and corrections funding. These areas will directly ... read more >>
Budget Crisis Can't Mean End to Safety Net, Schools
Written by Assembly Speaker Karen Bass 25 June 2009
The national recession has put California into fiscal jeopardy. As we work to get the state back on track, my Democratic colleagues and I are committed to protecting the state's safety net and preventing ... read more >>
Identity Politics Basis for Black Empowerment
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 25 June 2009
Conservatives' claim that identity politics is damaging to the "American Way" is patently false-it is the American way! (Identity politics is solidarity within racial, ethnic or other special interest ... read more >>
Crenshaw High Seniors Must March
Written by Patricia Clarke (President & CFO, Brotherhood Business Development) 18 June 2009
The front page of last week's Sentinel showed nine students from Crenshaw High who are awaiting the results of the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) that they took in May of this year. The article ... read more >>
First Lady or First ‘Gorilla’?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 18 June 2009
Rusty DePass, a prominent long-time South Carolina Republican, has shown his true colors. He recently posted the following comment about an escaped gorilla in Columbia: “I'm sure it's just one of ... read more >>
It Takes All Kinds
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 18 June 2009
In 1995, Oakland, California, a young man helping a fellow church friend found himself the father of a 4 month old. This happened when the mother, who at the time had three small children, simply couldn't ... read more >>
Blacks Complicit in Anti-Immigrant Movement
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 18 June 2009
"Mexicans ("illegal immigrants") are taking our jobs." This specious claim is made by a considerable number of Blacks in Los Angeles, especially in poorer neighborhoods. Although the evidence does not ... read more >>
An Indictment against the Mainstream Media
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 11 June 2009
On September 15, 2002-six months and four days prior to the Iraqi invasion--I published an article entitled "Would Bush's Saber Rattle as Loudly Against China?" in the Portland Independent Media Center ... read more >>
You are Beautiful!
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 11 June 2009
Most of us have heard the phrase, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder". But have you ever read the works of "Theocritus"? He wrote the following, "For in the eyes of Love that which is not beautiful ... read more >>
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton 11 June 2009
During the early hours of May 2, a South Side Chicago family discovered the beaten, abused and burned body of their 15-year-old son who ultimately died from a gunshot wound to the head. A child with no ... read more >>
Foundations for Black Fatherhood
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 11 June 2009
As we move this month towards Father's Day, let us pause and pay due hommage to those fathers who have kept their commitment, honored their obligations, and sacrificed and struggled to take care of their ... read more >>
Just Us
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 11 June 2009
Lisa is a single mother. She chose to have a child at 38, when 40 loomed too near and marriage seemed ever elusive. She knew that Kaileena's father had no intentions of marrying her and would not make ... read more >>
Sotomayor Critics Just Race-Baiting
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 11 June 2009
Who would have expected the ugly reaction to the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court? Newt Gingrich, de facto leader of the Republican Party, calls this first Hispanic nominee to the ... read more >>
“Christian” Medicine and the Cast & Crew at King-Drew
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 11 June 2009
Can ancient prescription trump modern medicine? The faculty and staff at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science would do well to adopt the prohibition on blood transference from one of God’s ... read more >>
Beyond Speeches and Tears
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 11 June 2009
The latest killing by Inglewood Police spawned predictable outrage. But like too many others, 27-year-old Marcus Smith's death is shrouded with troubling questions and contentiousness. Contributing systemic ... read more >>
The Moral Strangulation of America
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 04 June 2009
In my last article I pointed out that the character of America is being fundamentally changed. In less than two generations we've gone from citizens who were politically engaged and socially aware, to ... read more >>
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 04 June 2009
Hello world, I have a question for you all this week. I do not find my question to be complex, just difficult for me to answer. "When does a person stop maturing"? I am speaking from the mental perspective ... read more >>
Keeping it Real: The American Dream
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton 04 June 2009
The American dream.  Throughout the decades, people have parted ways with family and friends to reach the shores of the United States with the hopes and aspirations of attaining better jobs, improved ... read more >>
Pioneering Black Radio Station Owner Passes
Written by Richard A. \"Rick\" Roberts 04 June 2009
Part TwoIt was there at Willis Broadcasting that I learned the rudimentary skills of radio sales and marketing. Beginning with the lost art of developing leads through cold calling (approaching businesses ... read more >>
Stepping into the World
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 04 June 2009
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 specific music ... read more >>
The Blame Game
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 04 June 2009
"Being a Negro in America means trying to smile when you want to cry. It means trying to hold on to physical life amid psychological death. It means having your legs cut off, and then being condemned for ... read more >>
Wall Street is giddy as Main Street suffers
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 04 June 2009
Signs of "recovery" are in the air, the business pages say. We can see "green shoots" in the economy, says Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. The banks are "starting to heal," says Treasury Secretary ... read more >>
Why it is Ciritcal that the African American Community Unite Behind Sonia Sotomayor
Written by Kamala D. Harris (San Francisco District Attorney) 04 June 2009
As I watched the announcement of Judge Sonia Sotomayor's appointment to the United States Supreme Court, I, like many Americans, was struck by the historic picture on my television screen. The nation's ... read more >>
King-Drew & African Medicine
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 04 June 2009
(Part 1 of 2) Ancient Egyptian medicine could have had a positive impact on the service record at Martin Luther King, Jr./Charles Drew Medical Center. Medical protocols penned by the African Moses thousands ... read more >>
What Blacks Can Learn From Gays
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 04 June 2009
Before you open that bottle of champagne, can of beer, or bottle of Hennessy in celebration of last week's decision by the California Supreme Court upholding Proposition 8 and the ban on gay marriage, ... read more >>

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