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 >>
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 >>
How Loyal is the Loyal Opposition
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 26 March 2009
From this point on I pledge to stop using the terms "conservative" and "Republican" interchangeably. I'm beginning to realize there's a big difference between the two. ... read more >>
An Unmarried Woman
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 26 March 2009
Hello world, another week has passed and again I have the pleasure to be seated in my favorite leopard upholstered chair writing to all of you. Thank you for giving yourself a moment to share my thoughts ... read more >>
A.I.G. Bonuses: Don’t Hate the Player, Hate the Game
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 26 March 2009
I watched this week as the nation’s furor turned towards employees of insurance giant American International Group (A.I.G.) and the $165 million in retention bonus payments recently doled out to ... read more >>
The GOP: A 'Rush' to Obscurity
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 19 March 2009
Those of us who pointed out that Michael Steele was elevated to Chairman of the Republican National Committee as both a token, and as attack-dog-in-chief against President Obama should feel completely ... read more >>
Stop Hiding!
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 19 March 2009
Hello world, in most cases the title to this article tells the whole picture. I'll explain using myself as an example; I woke up last Wednesday with only my left eye open thinking to myself, if ... read more >>
Rather than Wall Street, Why Not Bail Out a Generation?
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 19 March 2009
AIG, the world's largest insurance company of which we--US taxpayers--now own 80%, has consumed nearly $170 billion in our dollars to bail out bad bets it made selling credit insurance to banks ... read more >>
Keeping It Real: Pettus Bridge March Anniversary
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton 19 March 2009
On Sunday March 8th, 2009, thousands gathered in Selma, Alabama to commemorate the 44th Anniversary of the March across the Edmund Pettus Bridge that resulted in the beatings of civil rights demonstrators ... read more >>
"Building Righteous Relationships: Ending Unrighteous Dealings"
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 19 March 2009
In this month of March in which so much of our interest and attention is rightfully turned toward the ways, wonder and well-being of women, it is important, even imperative, that a serious conversation ... read more >>
What You Represent
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 19 March 2009
The only people who know what really happened between them are those two people, yet, the entire nation is spinning a multitude of tales and using each of them to represent whatever story they want ... read more >>
A Man with a Vision
Written by Malik Spellman 19 March 2009
Who is this man with a vision and why should he care for us at the bottom of the barrel when it comes to eradicating Gang Violence from the many different Community’s that have suffered from ... read more >>
"Chinafrica": Quietly Conquering a Continent
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 19 March 2009
Critics say China’s staggering financial assistance to African countries is proving to be much more powerful and far-reaching than the Arab sword or the European gun, and by establishing official ... read more >>