Saturday, April 18, 2015
Written by Larry Aubry 19 April 2013
This column ran last year and received the New America Media Award for print journalism.  However, although affirming Black students’ home language is critical for developing their full potential, ... read more >>
There’s Power in the Purse
Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil NNPA Columnist 19 April 2013
Depending on the day, what you’re reading or who you’re listening to, the economy is either still in the tank, in recovery, getting worse or is on the upswing.  Whatever the fluctuating state ... read more >>
Reparations in order for 1963 bombing
Written by JESSE JACKSON 19 April 2013
It was terror that shook the nation. On Sunday, Sept. 15, 1963, a bomb exploded in the basement of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. Four little girls, all dressed in white ... read more >>
Time to Get Smart on Crime
Written by Benjamin Todd Jealous 19 April 2013
The United States has five percent of the world's people but twenty-five percent of the world's prisoners. For the sake of our families and future we must do better.  Our nation leads the world in ... read more >>
'Building Righteous Relationships: Ending Unrighteous Dealings'
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 11 April 2013
  Having just past the month of March in which so much of our interest and attention was rightfully turned toward the ways, wonder and well-being of women, it is important, even imperative, that a ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 11 April 2013
Those who claim America is a post-racial society are also more likely to accept an offer to climb snow-capped mountains in Florida.  Any measure, of public education, the criminal injustice system, ... read more >>
The Burden of Unemployment
Written by Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist 11 April 2013
Unemployment rates were “little changed” in March 2013 – they were either holding steady or dropping by a tenth of a percentage point or so.  The unemployment rate dropped from 7.7 to 7.6 percent ... read more >>
The State of Equality and Justice in America: 'No One Can Change the Change'
Written by Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq. 11 April 2013
The state of equality and justice in America is shameful-especially since the election of President Barack Obama. Unlike many of my friends who think America is going to hell in a hand basket, and have ... read more >>
The Bridge: The Blame Game
Written by Darryl James 11 April 2013
Any given single Black woman over the age of thirty-five is likely to list a host of problems with Black men as the reason for her inability to find love and marriage. And, any give single Black mother ... read more >>
Written by David G. Brown 11 April 2013
Unemployment Numbers
Written by Benjamin Todd Jealous 11 April 2013
Coming the day after the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the new unemployment numbers show that unemployment is still high - and remains much higher for African ... read more >>
Commentary: White Student Unions; Same Story Different Script
Written by Eric Kyle Henry Lee Contributing Writer 11 April 2013
A few students on multiple campuses have formed white student unions in efforts to establish "a confederacy of like minds united in pursuit of common political, cultural, educational, and social interests ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 05 April 2013
For Black unionists, labor reforms, like those in education, law enforcement and politics, are mostly rhetoric, not reality.  They must understand that reform emanates from privileged conversations ... read more >>
Repairing and Remaking the World: An Environmental Vision of Justice
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 05 April 2013
As Earth Day (April 22) approaches this year, it provides an important opportunity to focus on critical environmental issues in a post-Katrina era of devastating storms and flooding; increasingly disastrous ... read more >>
Gay Marriage
Written by David G. Brown 05 April 2013
45 years after King, struggle goes on
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson NNPA Columnist 05 April 2013
April 4 marked the 45th year since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. Dr. King, 39, at the time, has now been gone from us longer than he was with us. A monument ... read more >>
CHILD WATCH The NRA is Afraid of the Truth
Written by Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist 04 April 2013
Why is the National Rifle Association so afraid of the truth? There are many misconceptions about guns and gun violence swirling around in Americans’ minds—and in many cases, this misinformation ... read more >>
Medical Condescension Can be Deadly
Written by Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist 04 April 2013
Anna Brown, a St. Louis-based homeless woman, needed treatment for a sprained ankle. She went to three emergency rooms seeking treatment. In the third hospital, St. Mary’s Health Center, Brown was ... read more >>
The 1963 March on Washington, Black Labor and Today
Written by Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist 04 April 2013
August 2013 represents the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington. Publicly associated with Dr. King’s famous “I have a Dream” speech, this march brought more than 250,000 people ... read more >>
Zero and Counting
Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil NNPA Columnist 04 April 2013
Are you a Zero-TV household? No, I don’t mean restricting the kids’ TV viewing to the weekends or until after they’ve completed homework. I mean – do you watch TV the traditional way or on ... read more >>
To Be Equal Voting is a Fundamental Right, not an ‘Entitlement’
Written by Marc Morial NNPA Columnist 04 April 2013
“No voting qualification or prerequisite to voting, or standard, practice or procedure shall be imposed or applied by any State or political subdivision to deny or abridge the right of any citizen ... read more >>
A Year Later, Trayvon Martin Tragedy Still Stings
Written by Benjamin Todd Jealous Special to the Sentinel 04 April 2013
One year later, the Trayvon Martin tragedy still stings - and some people are still throwing salt on the open wound. Last week George Zimmerman's brother, Robert Zimmerman, posted a tweet comparing ... read more >>
Guided by Bradley’s Legacy, Investing in South L.A.
Written by Wendy Greuel Special to the Sentinel 04 April 2013
Two decades ago I started my career in public service, working with Mayor Tom Bradley. This man was a towering figure in my life who inspired me and taught me to put people first and find practical ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 28 March 2013
Anyone shooting a video, using binoculars, taking notes, drawing diagrams, taking a picture and even looking up at a building, can be considered a potential terrorist and placed on a Suspicious Activity ... read more >>
Considering King’s Martyrdom and Message: Losing Illusions and Gaining Truth
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 28 March 2013
The 45th anniversary of the martyrdom of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. calls for us not only to pause to pay rightful hommage to him and the great gift of life he gave us, but it also calls for us to ... read more >>

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