Public Forced to Spectate as Commission Fumbles Coliseum Away
Written by Councilman Bernard C. Parks - 8th District 27 January 2012
The public should be protected and kept informed as negotiations on a modified lease continue between the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and the University of Southern California.Concerns over the preservation, ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 27 January 2012
OUTSIDERS BUT PART OF THE PROBLEMLabor unions are an inedible thread in the fabric of American society. It is not hard to imagine what this country would be like without the worker incentives and safeguards ... read more >>
The Substance of a Speech, the Hope of a Dream
Written by Larry Buford 27 January 2012
The words of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963, infused hope and inspiration to the mixed masses in a most profound way. Now almost 50 years later the profundity ... read more >>
A Crisis Delayed
Written by Rep. Karen Bass--D-33 27 January 2012
Days before Christmas, the American people made their outrage heard loud and clear when Republicans in the House of Representatives refused to agree to a temporary extension of vital benefits for working ... read more >>
A Manual Of Forgiveness
Written by Jeorald Pitts 27 January 2012
 Jeorald PittsAll of us has or has had, a personal relationship with hurt, resentment or anger. Now its time to consider building a relationship with forgiveness. (If you don't already have one) As simple ... read more >>
"That" Kind of Man
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 27 January 2012
 As an educated man who is clearly a thinking person, I confuse a great number of people.To some, a thinking man should also be an extremely tolerant man.To others, a thinking man who writes critical ... read more >>
South Carolina shows how far we have to go
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 27 January 2012
The Republican presidential primary in South Carolina captures the news, but too little attention has been paid to the state itself. South Carolina reflects the triumph of Dr. Martin Luther King and the ... read more >>
A Joyful Noise for Modern Matthew
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 27 January 2012
College EditionIn past weeks I've quoted or otherwise called attention to my new book, Modern Matthew: Good News for Today--College Edition. And I can assure you that releasing the college edition of the ... read more >>
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 06 January 2012
 I woke to the rhythm of my conscience thumping against my temples.I desire so desperately to succeed yet achievement is not simple.Tomorrow will not guarantee progress or the satisfaction that rest between ... read more >>
Indulgence with a Cause
Written by L. C. \"Chris\" Strudwick-Turner 06 January 2012
Everyone has their favorite Starbucks drink. Triple grande, whole milk, extra caramel, macchiatto. Double tall cappuccino, extra dry; grande, soy mocha with caramel, on top of whip.A guilty pleasure; our ... read more >>
Righteous Reflection on Being African:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 06 January 2012
A Kwanzaa MeditationDuring this Kwanzaa, as always and as our ancestors centuries before us, we gather together again to celebrate and share the good we've gained and garnered; to remember in reverence ... read more >>
A Lasting Season
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 06 January 2012
Christmas Day has come and gone.While Christians want to bitch and moan that Jesus is allegedly being taken out of the celebration of Christmas, it is my contention that the representational sentiment ... read more >>
Electorate suffers from a PAC attack
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 06 January 2012
'Newt Gingrich has more baggage than the airlines." Romney is akin to "big spending liberals." Beware of "smooth talking politicians." In Iowa, after a breather for Christmas, voters are once more being ... read more >>
All the Buzz About the Bible
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 06 January 2012
The fame of God's NameYou've been victimized by a religious conspiracy that's 400 years old this year! I kid you not. This conspiracy makes Dan Brown's bestselling books the Da Vinci Code and Angels & ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 06 January 2012
Today's column is Escalating Downward: The Collapse of Public Schooling in the United States of America, by Floyd D. Hayes III, Ph. D., Senior Political Science Lecturer and Coordinator of Africana Studies, ... read more >>
Written by Rev. Eric P. Lee 06 January 2012
Quality Education has ALWAYS been the great equalizer to the social, political, economic injustices that Black people have faced in America. People of African descent, were forbidden from reading and writing...and ... read more >>
An Open Letter to President Obama
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 22 December 2011
PART 1 12-8-11Mr. President:I've been one of your biggest supporters every since you arrived on the political scene. But I must admit, my support of you has become far from unwavering and much less enthusiastic ... read more >>
I said it before, and I'm saying it again...
Written by Tony R. Wafford 22 December 2011
..."Post Racial Society My A**"I once hear that the greatest sickness in the world today, is to believe something just because you wish it to be so. And for all of you Negroes that believe we are living ... read more >>
Dreaming With a Broken Heart
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 22 December 2011
She wore a zebra print, form fitting, long skirt.Her complexion is the color of warm sands that sooths the soles of ones toes.Her smile is stained within the presents of my thoughts. One day she would ... read more >>
An iHoliday, anyone?
Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil 22 December 2011
 Cheryl Pearson-McNeilWhen parents read the holiday classic, The Night before Christmas to their children, assuming of course this is a tradition that is still being followed, are they doing it from a ... read more >>
Symbols and Insights of Kwanzaa:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 22 December 2011
Deep Meanings and Expansive MessageKwanzaa was conceived as a special time and space for meditating on the rich and varied ways of being and becoming African in the world. One focus for such culturally-grounded ... read more >>
The Roots of Christmas & Jesus, Part 2
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 22 December 2011
Religion and/or spirituality are personal choices and lifestyles that should be unifying forces, not divisive elements.I notice that whenever a person runs from divergent beliefs it is because they are ... read more >>
To gain workers' votes, Gingrich slanders poor
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 22 December 2011
Republican front-runner Newt Gingrich appeals to working Americans by slandering the poor. Gingrich recently denounced child labor laws as "truly stupid," suggesting that schools should fire janitors and ... read more >>
"Merry Tricksmas"
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 22 December 2011
The hijacking of a holiday?If you're like millions of folks around the world, you're preparing to do something that-according to the Bible-Jesus and his family never did: Celebrate Christmas. Wait. It ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 22 December 2011
In 2008, Inglewood Police Officers killed several unarmed men. And despite pledging transparency, the Inglewood City Council has yet to comment on the status of any of the four investigations of these ... read more >>