Saturday, April 18, 2015
Inglewood's Killings: City Council Doesn't Get It
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 18 September 2008
The Inglewood City Council recently called a special meeting on recent officer-involved shootings (OIS)-Inglewood police have shot and killed four men in the last four months. The meeting was at 2:30 ... read more >>
Straight Talk and Truthiness About Country First
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 11 September 2008
Maybe if I didn't know the history of how this country came to be. Maybe if I wasn't keenly aware of how we came to be here in this country to begin with. Maybe if the first ship arriving with ... read more >>
Race & Gender Now in the Blender
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 11 September 2008
For the first time in American history, they're all together in the mixed: race, gender, and even age. Critics tread lightly lest you be accused of racism, sexism, or ageism! Barack Obama made ... read more >>
Sense & Sensibilities
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 11 September 2008
As an intellectual, I am always thinking and rethinking my positions on things that are important to me. I am constantly evaluating my own behavior and my reactions to people, places and things. ... read more >>
Guarding Against the Guardians: Seeking Sanctuary from Civil Servants
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 11 September 2008
The fourth police killing in four months in Inglewood brings to mind a series of sobering thoughts about the state of things concerning what is strangely, yet commonly, called "police/community ... read more >>
Forgiven Yet Not forgotten
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 11 September 2008
  Hello world, the situation I will discuss with you all this week is a major debate for me. Should I pursue a relationship with my biological father, "Thomas"? Just a few months ago I ... read more >>
In Solemn Tribute to The 2008 Republican Snake Oil Festival
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 11 September 2008
After enduring the obligatory task of suffering through The 2008 Republican Snake Oil Festival, I've come away with a virtual case of whiplash from having vacillated between somnambulistic boredom ... read more >>
Reflections on September 11
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 11 September 2008
September 11th, seven years later. It is an anniversary that we should mark with prayer, with lowered voices and sober reflection. September 11th was the most serious attack on America since Pearl Harbor. ... read more >>
Voices On: The Democratic National Convention
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 28 August 2008
Question: With the start of the National Democratic Convention in Denver this week, what is your feeling about Barack Obama? ... read more >>
My Addiction
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 28 August 2008
Hello world, I have many thoughts I’d like to share with all of you this week. Hopefully, you will read this article with an open mind, as oppose to shielding yourselves from reality. The real ... read more >>
Adolf Hitler: An American Institution
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 28 August 2008
Corporate America’s Nazi-inspired Glass Ceiling There is a fascinating book that’s been out for some time now that one of my university history students told me about some years ago. Lies ... read more >>
How America Killed Us
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 28 August 2008
As a people, we have been dying since we came to this land and built it on our backs for free. Slavery gutted Africa, taking its most vibrant and vigorous men and women in childbearing years. It took ... read more >>
Is John McCain Really a Hero?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 28 August 2008
One of the primary reasons that this nation finds itself in the dire condition that we currently face, is that we’re extremely sloppy and less than precise in our political rhetoric. One example ... read more >>
Michelle Obama: Fighting for the World As It Should Be
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 28 August 2008
Only a hater, moon-howler or holdout from another time, could honestly deny the awesome beauty and meaning of Michelle Obama’s Democratic Convention speech with her consummate self-presentation, ... read more >>
Bill Cosby’s Continuing Denigration of Blacks
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 28 August 2008
Dr. Bill Cosby demeans Blacks, especially young inner-city Black males. Although fully aware of the antecedents to Black America’s plight, Cosby, ignoring both history and systemic factors, puts ... read more >>
The Obama Movement
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 28 August 2008
On Thursday night, 45 years to the day from the historic March on Washington, Barack Obama will receive the Democratic nomination for the presidency. “Judge me by the content of my character, ... read more >>
Emulating Marcus and Amy Garvey: Lessons in Love and Struggle
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 20 August 2008
Each August, the month of Marcus Garvey's birth, we focus on lessons he has left us, and in these times of stress, strain and troubled togetherness for so many Black men and women, lessons gleaned ... read more >>
The Gentle Giant
Written by Malik Spellman 20 August 2008
Who is this gentle giant? What is it that he does? Well the gentle giant who stands over six feet and prays to god for his mercy is none other than Big U one of the most interesting people that I have ... read more >>
The Blasting Legacy of Negative Political Ads
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 20 August 2008
Congressman Harold Ford Jr. is one of many who has been targeted by the party of LincolnControversial ads, cartoons and depictions have always seemed to pop up throughout the country during the voting ... read more >>
Did I get "played"?
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 20 August 2008
Hello world, hope all is well with you and your families, truly. In this day and age most of us get caught up with our own personal goals and activities, that we don't stop and enjoy what in my opinion, ... read more >>
Curse Words & Kemetic Culture
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 20 August 2008
Who's behind profanity in rap & hip hop?What's the connection between the profanity rappers use in their songs and early African culture? There isn't one. As far as experts can tell, there ... read more >>
EXPO Line Dangerous And Discriminatory
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 20 August 2008
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) puts the burden of the proposed Expo Light Rail Line street level trains on South Los Angeles. The following commentary by Damien Goodman, Chair of the Citizens ... read more >>
The Crabs Are on The Move
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 20 August 2008
Well, they're at it again, y'all. A small minority of Black people are hard at work doing everything they can to undermine the Black community. This time it's in the guise of trying to drag ... read more >>
When Them That's Got Are Black
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 20 August 2008
Last week, I drew a picture of the fall of America's so-called "Liberal Democracy," which includes riots, specifically between the "haves" and the "have-nots."In this ... read more >>
Buffoonery: Get Some at a Theater Near You
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 14 August 2008
Newsflash! Beyonce’s whiter-er I mean, lighter. The Queen’s gone platinum. And as if that wasn’t enough, Hollywood has finally found a way to get around hiring Black actors to portray ... read more >>

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