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African Pirates vs. European Pimps?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 23 April 2009
In 1991 the government of Somalia collapsed. Since then its nine million people have been wavering on the brink of starvation. Like vultures circling a potential carcass, the World--particularly the Western ... read more >>
ACCOUNTABILITY
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 23 April 2009
There is growing talk among Blacks about the need for presidential accountability. Fine, but such banter usually sidesteps an equally important concern, i.e., lack of accountability by Black elected and ... read more >>
We May Not Be Able to Stop Them from Moving In
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 16 April 2009
Long before I saw her walking her dog that morning or the guy who was jogging, or that couple move in down the street, I concluded, that one way or another, my neighborhood was going to change. I just ... read more >>
Are You What, Who, You Think You Are?
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 16 April 2009
I am not what you thinkBut exactly what you seeHowever what you see May not be mentally conceived Therefore allowing your vision A deprived reality.My physique has allowed me joyIn the physical manifestation ... read more >>
Art, Struggle and African Renaissance: FESMAN III
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 16 April 2009
The theme and constant thrust of African Renaissance, the self-regeneration and victorious rise and reassertion of African people on the stage of human history has been an ongoing quest and project for ... read more >>
A More Focused State of Black America
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 16 April 2009
Marc H. Morial's remarks about the National Urban League's State of Black America 2009: Message to the President are as noteworthy as the report itself. In strong, unambiguous terms, the League's President/CEO, ... read more >>
Keeping it Real with Rev. Al Sharpton
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton 16 April 2009
In the case of Brown vs. the Board of Education on May 17th 1954, the Supreme Court decided that the Constitution of the United States must guarantee equal education for all American citizens. In this ... read more >>
Why Blacks Suffer
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 16 April 2009
Hinduism calls it karma. Christianity proclaims: "You reap what you sow." (Gal 6:7) Secularism touts the familiar expression, "what goes around comes around." Comeuppance: "A punishment or retribution ... read more >>
GOP Underestimates Conservative America
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 16 April 2009
While President Obama is going about his valiant and statesman-like attempt to rescue America and restore our image at home and abroad, the GOP's politics as usual, diehard operatives are acting like spoiled ... read more >>
Grads' Life Choices Foreclosed by Debt
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 16 April 2009
Samantha is a remarkably responsible young woman. She studied hard and gained admission to a good college. She earned her degree, graduated and got a good job in communications. Unlike many in her generation, ... read more >>
Christians Double-Cross Christ
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 09 April 2009
The lynching of the Lord?The cover title of the April 13, 2009, issue of Newsweek reads: “The Decline and Fall of Christian America.” One reason for this is that “Christians” have ... read more >>
Play Me an Essay, Son
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 09 April 2009
I'm going be a little personal this week. I was in the process of responding to a written interview that I was invited to take this week when a White friend and fellow journalist told me that I should ... read more >>
Is Love a Social Construct?
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 09 April 2009
I pose this question for those of us who have issues defining the conditions of our relationships associated with Love. In the weeks to come I will attempt to address this as it pertains to parental love, ... read more >>
In Remembrance and Recommitment
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 09 April 2009
April 4th marks the martyrdom and assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and thus a time of paying homage to him and his ultimate sacrifice as a martyr, and of actively reaffirming that his legacy ... read more >>
Father's Top Ten List
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 09 April 2009
There's enough negativity surrounding fatherhood-particularly Black Fatherhood-that more needs to be spoken either in positive or at least for pragmatic purposes.The assumption made by ignorant, hateful ... read more >>
Private Leaders Take Students to Cleaners
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 09 April 2009
"As through this world I've wandered, I've seen lots of funny men; some will rob you with a six-gun. And some with a fountain pen."Alan Collinge, and thousands of other college graduates have discovered ... read more >>
Foundation Grants
Written by Super User 09 April 2009
Faced with Tri Caucus sponsored legislation that would require disclosure of their diversity in grant making and governance, ten of California's largest foundations announced last year a multi-million ... read more >>
Obama’s Stimulus Package: A Critical Analysis
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 09 April 2009
Critics of President Obama's stimulus package (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) include many of his ardent supporters. There is growing concern that the package is inadequate to reverse the current ... read more >>
Remembering Freedom’s Journal
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 26 March 2009
In the midst of the mournful discourse concerning the steady disintegration of big-city and regional dailies and the continuing collapse of journalism as a professional, principled and promising practice, ... read more >>
The Dream Busters
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 26 March 2009
As billions are poured out of the Treasury Department, the Federal Reserve, the FDIC and elsewhere to bail out Wall Street, students are wondering why they have been left to the mercy of banks that ... read more >>
Independence Day
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 26 March 2009
They say the times are changing, but that doesn’t mean that people have to change as well. I mean, it’s not as though new technology dictates that we alter the ways in which we think about ... read more >>
Kenneth Garner’s Leadership Praised Not Emulated
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 26 March 2009
Kenneth O. Garner died unexpectedly earlier this month.  He was a deputy chief, third in LAPD’s chain of command and chief of South Bureau.  When he did not show up at a Town Hall ... read more >>
In Support of Congresswoman Maxine Waters
Written by Earl \'Skip\' Cooper, II 26 March 2009
Why are the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal attacking an African American member of Congress who has devoted herself to issues of stabilizing the economy of the African American community ... read more >>
“COME ‘ROUND HERE”
Written by Larry Buford 26 March 2009
How fitting is this? In January 2008 a Fresh & Easy market opened on Sycamore Street and Hollywood Boulevard. On March 20, 2009 a “fresh & easy” group called the Miracles was honored ... read more >>
“Chinafrica”: Enter the Dragon
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 26 March 2009
According to a CNN report, “Five Chinese vessels shadowed the Impeccable, with two of them closing to within 25 feet while their crews waved Chinese flags and stripped down to their underwear ... read more >>

 

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