We Must All Work Together
Written by Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte 10 September 2009
We Must All Work TogetherBy Marguerite Poindexter LaMotteNearly 20 years ago, my predecessors on the Board of Education, with laser like focus, decided to prove to the public that children and families ... read more >>
Us at 44
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 10 September 2009
Us at 44Remembrance, Reflections and ReaffirmationThe year 1965 was for Us, even before our founding, a momentous year defined both by ultimate sacrifice and intensified struggle-the assassination and ... read more >>
Just Like Compton
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 10 September 2009
It was the early 1990's and I was trying hard to become accustomed to life in South Central Los Angeles. My house was right on Normandie, several blocks from what would become the flashpoint for the 1992 ... read more >>
Obama's Speech Offers Inspiration, Not Indoctrination
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 10 September 2009
Obama's Speech Offers Inspiration, Not IndoctrinationBizarre headline of the year: "Obama's Plan for School Talk Ignites a Revolt." President Obama will speak today to public students across the country, ... read more >>
President Obama Needs to Continue to be a “Ray of Sunshine Symbol of Hope’
Written by Charisse Carney-Nunes 10 September 2009
President Obama Needs to Continue to be a 'Ray of Sunshine, Symbol of Hope' for Children Across the CountryBy Charisse Carney-NunesThere is a lot of noise in the media today about whether it is appropriate ... read more >>
A White Gay's Guide on Dealing with the Black Community for Dummies
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 10 September 2009
A White Gay's Guide on Dealing with the Black Community for DummiesWhy Are You So Paranoid?The following op-ed is Chapter 10 in Jasmyne Cannick's online series, A White Gay's Guide on Dealing with the ... read more >>
The Obama (and Blacks) Conundrum
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 10 September 2009
President Barack Obama is catching hell from all sides-some deserved, some not. It is clear, however that white conservatives are viciously working to destroy his credability and that increasingly, erstwhile ... read more >>
My Promise
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 03 September 2009
My PromiseThis promise I made to me Before I truly understood how significant my life could be. I vowed not to sell drugs So a dope salesman I could never be. I've witnessed lives wasted in disbelief Wondering ... read more >>
Keeping It Real: My Thoughts On Race
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton (Columnist) 03 September 2009
There exists a word in the American English language that on its own incites such a reaction that it may as well be taboo. It isn't a curse word nor a derogatory term, but rather a simple four-letter concept ... read more >>
SCLC's Rev. Lee and Mayor Villaraigosa Strike Agreement
Written by Reverend Eric Lee 03 September 2009
SCLC's Rev. Lee and Mayor Villaraigosa Strike AgreementFrom the beginning, the LAUSD Resolution co-authored by Board President Monica Garcia and Board Members Yolie-Flores-Aguilar and Dr. Richard Vladovic, ... read more >>
The Ethics of Healthcare
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 03 September 2009
The Ethics of Healthcare: Essential Kawaida ConsiderationsThe issue of healthcare emerges as a central ethical issue of our time, as a matter of life and death, revealing the presence or absence of evidence ... read more >>
House or Field?
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 03 September 2009
House or Field?Once upon a time in slavery days, Blacks were separated into two main groups-those who worked in the Field and those who worked in the House. Typically, the slaves in the big House drew ... read more >>
Kennedy’s Legacy Worth Fighting For
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 03 September 2009
Kennedy’s Legacy Worth Fighting For As the final, somber sounds of the bugle playing taps echoed over the hills, we put Edward Kennedy to his final rest. The question now is whether we will fulfill ... read more >>
Michael Jackson Murdered?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 03 September 2009
Michael Jackson Murdered?Why friends, fans, and family think soA growing number of people, a good number of Michael Jackson fans among them, are beginning to think the unthinkable-that the King of Pop ... read more >>
Too Many Blacks Feel Silence is an Option; It Isn’t
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 03 September 2009
Too Many Blacks Feel Silence is an Option; It Isn’t Silence of the lambs..... Blacks, in general, and Black leadership in particular, are often silent on issues of grave concern. The reasons for ... read more >>
Black Leadership!!!
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 27 August 2009
Black Leadership!!! Current problems ranging from the economic depression to major local issues that disproportionately impact Blacks such as proposed education reform in Los Angeles that excludes Black ... read more >>
Lofty Ideals are Meaningless Without the Backbone to Defend Them
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 27 August 2009
Lofty Ideals are Meaningless Without the Backbone to Defend ThemIs it just me, or is anyone else curious about how the Republicans managed to suspend the United States Constitution, thrust us headlong ... read more >>
A Prayer, for the Married Couple
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 27 August 2009
A Prayer, for the Married CoupleDear Heavenly FatherThank you for this occasion Thank you for allowing this couple to commit themselves as Husband and WifeOn this day Lord, you have given this couple the ... read more >>
One Wallet= Not Guilty=46 2 Life
Written by Malik Spellman 27 August 2009
One wallet= not guilty=46 2 life.Can you believe that a local merchant with a history of mental illness and petty crimes is facing a sentence so ridiculous? Even if you are found not guilty in the case ... read more >>
Keeping It Real: What Would MLK Say About The Health Care Crisis?
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton (Columnist) 27 August 2009
What Would MLK Say About The Health Care Crisis?In April of 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. intellectually and emphatically asserted that 'freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must ... read more >>
Re-reading and Reflecting on James Baldwin
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 27 August 2009
The last time I saw James Baldwin was at a memorial colloquium on Hoyt Fuller at Cornell University in 1984, talking as always about the problematic reality and responsibility of race and writing, about ... read more >>
The Obama Conundrum
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 27 August 2009
The Obama ConundrumI said it during the presidential campaign and I said it when Barack Obama was elected. His election will be used to polarize a nation, rather than unite it.Although more of us are smarter ... read more >>
Time for Limits on Packing in Public
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 27 August 2009
Time for Limits on Packing in PublicIn New Hampshire and Arizona, men openly packing guns came to an event where the president was speaking. In Arizona, one man brandished an assault rifle, a rifle designed ... read more >>
The Drug-Induced Death of Michael Jackson
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 27 August 2009
The Drug-Induced Death of Michael Jackson Demise at the hands of another man That Michael Jackson died at the hands of another man can be ascertained from the Search Warrant and Affidavit released to the ... read more >>
The Republican
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 13 August 2009
Oh,Sweet patriot, square of jaw,And demeanor of great command,You fearlessly stand in defense of America,And the savior of all God's chosen men.Anointed by God as his personal envoyTo all men, corrupt ... read more >>

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