Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The Bridge: Black History—Oscar Micheaux
Written by Darryl James 25 February 2013
  The controversy over the images in “Django Unchained,” a white man’s film continues to brew in America. Whether you love or hate the film, the most important message was that Blacks have done ... read more >>
Creating and Killing Christopher Dorner: An American Saga and Sign
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 25 February 2013
Part I. Seldom can a society seriously question itself; even less often can it honestly criticize itself and almost never can it openly and self-consciously condemn itself, either for the evil and horrible ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 02/14/13 25 February 2013
African Americans’ interests are not well-served by partisan politics yet most are diehard Democratic Party loyalists. It doesn’t help that Black politicians also tend to be more loyal to the Party ... read more >>
The Bridge: Educate Yourselves
Written by Darryl James 25 February 2013
It’s Black History Month. Whether that means very little or a lot, you should still make the effort to learn about your past, which goes beyond slavery. And speaking of slavery, you should refuse ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 02/21/13 25 February 2013
Prelude: An awkward silence intruded on an otherwise lively and informative panel last weekend on the implications of today’s critical challenges for Africa Americans. Silence followed questions ... read more >>
Lil Wayne Insults the Memory of Emmett Till
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Columnist 22 February 2013
The murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955 was a watershed moment, marking the beginning of the modern Civil Rights Movement. While visiting relatives near Money, Miss., the Chicago native was murdered ... read more >>
Whitney M. Young, Jr.: The Powerbroker of the Civil Rights Movement
Written by Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist 22 February 2013
He was one of the great civil rights leaders of his time—so influential that he graced the cover of an issue of  Time magazine.  He was on easy social terms with some of America’s leading corporate ... read more >>
State of the Union on Point
Written by Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist 22 February 2013
I was among the 33.5 million people who sat riveted to their televisions, parsing every second of the State of the Union address.  I was stunned to learn, through a Washington Post article by Lisa ... read more >>
Blackonomics: Putting Economics Before Politics
Written by James Clingman NNPA Columnist 22 February 2013
It has always been intriguing to me that we have elected thousands of Black politicians since Reconstruction, especially since 1970, while the number of Black economic advocates pales in comparison.  ... read more >>
CHILD WATCH: The Courage and Vision of Medgar Evers
Written by Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist 15 February 2013
“One hundred fifty years after the Emancipation Proclamation and 50 years after the March on Washington, we celebrate the spirit of our ancestors, which has allowed us to move from a nation of unborn ... read more >>
Whole Foods and Whole Fools
Written by Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist 15 February 2013
There is a Whole Foods store about three blocks from my home, and around the corner from my gym.  I am enamored by the displays of produce, the red peppers contrasting the yellow ones, the kale, chard, ... read more >>
What We Can Do to Reclaim Black Children
Written by Susan L. Taylor NNPA Special Contributor 15 February 2013
Six years after I first heard them, the statistics still haunt me: Eighty-six percent of Black children in the fourth grade read and do math below their grade level. Black girls between the ages of ... read more >>
Killing Black Teens – Literally
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Columnist 15 February 2013
The death of Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old honor student at King College Prep High School on Chicago’s South Side is finally receiving the national attention that it deserves. An honor student ... read more >>
Chris Dorner: Same Story Different Script
Written by Eric Kyle Henry Lee, LAWT Contributing Writer 15 February 2013
Man strikes against society, murders police officers, then disappears promising to do it again. Manhunt three states wide, suspect still at large, seen in multiple locations ranging from San Diego to ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 11 February 2013
The Alain Leroy Locke High Alumni Foundation has endeavored to convince the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to remove Locke High from Green Dot Public Charter Schools and return it to the ... read more >>
Written by Alfonzo Tucker 01 February 2013
Knowledge is the key to success in all aspects of ones life. Fear not judgment or life exercise read and write! To live with out strife, one must have education to direct a positive path through life. Whether ... read more >>
Conversations with Dr. Carver: The Languages and Lessons of Nature
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 01 February 2013
George Washington Carver (January 10(?), 1864-1943) was a remarkable and multidimensional man, one of the great scientific minds of the 20th century, whose impressive intellectual range is reflected ... read more >>
The Bridge: Move On?
Written by Darryl James 01 February 2013
Many of us deny it, but we have American mindsets. Why wouldn’t there be an American mindset for us? Very few of us are actually free thinking and enlightened, otherwise there would be no ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 01/31/13 01 February 2013
The 21st century is well underway but President Barack Obama’s re-election, notwithstanding, the problems facing Blacks today are as daunting as ever.  The 2nd Inaugural Address is widely described ... read more >>
Bilingual Job Qualifications: Are Blacks Being Left Out?
Written by Eric K. Lee Contributing Writer 01 February 2013
Forming from a culture of clashes, race relations throughout American history have hardly ever been ideal. A nation built on continuous immigration, each demographic of the present day population have ... read more >>
Written by Assemblymember Chris Holden 18 January 2013
Chris Holden Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  was killed 44 years ago by an assassin’s bullet, but his legacy lives on in his words and actions. Now more than ever, Dr. King’s message of nonviolence ... read more >>
CHILD WATCH New Year’s Resolutions
Written by Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist 12 January 2013
As New Year’s Eve countdowns wound down, many people turned to the familiar ritual of taking stock of where they are now to make resolutions for what they can do better in the new year. We all measure ... read more >>
Boehner: Intemperate, Ignorant and Out of Control
Written by Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist 12 January 2013
Congressman John Boehner was re-elected speaker of the House of Representatives with a narrow vote.  Needing 218 votes, he barely clinched it with 220.  His narrow vote reflects the fact that no ... read more >>
HOROSCOPES: January 9 – 15 ,2013
Written by Staff Report 11 January 2013
HOROSCOPES: January 9 – 15 ,2013   ARIES   An unexpected piece of excellent advice comes from an old friend. Heed well what is said. Follow your intuition concerning matters at work. Your gut ... read more >>
Wilmington Ten Pardons: Black Press at its Best
Written by George E. Curry, NNPA Columnist 11 January 2013
  “I wish to congratulate Mary Alice Thatch, publisher of the Wilimington Journal who led the way and propelled the effort to enlist myself and my colleague Dorothy Leavell, publisher of the Chicago ... read more >>

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