A Message to the Hood
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 22 March 2012
(Knowledge is the Key)Some people take umbrage with my defining myself as a hood rat. They say that by doing so, I'm not only demeaning myself, but I'm also demeaning other Black people in the process. ... read more >>
The Complaint
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 22 March 2012
Ever so freely, my voice discomforting to all who listen.While standing in line, a pace of two steps per minute, when my coffee is finally served the whipped cream will dissipate, thus the beginning of ... read more >>
HOW CONNECTED ARE YOU?
Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil 22 March 2012
Cheryl Pearson-McNeilThe rapid-fire, head-spinning way in which technology continues to evolve never ceases to amaze me. Nielsen recently released its Nielsen and NM Incite's U.S. Digital Consumer Report, ... read more >>
Black Women, HIV/AIDS and Health:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 22 March 2012
Towards An Undisputed DignityThe critical juncture in history at which we stand now, confronting the devastating scourge we call HIV/AIDS is an unprecedented and precarious situation, aggravated and made ... read more >>
Dismissing Black Mythology
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 22 March 2012
If you haven't read the works of Chancellor Williams of George James, you may still be amongst the thinking Blacks who realize that misinformation about the standing of Africans and African Americans has ... read more >>
We have to choose what kind of a people we are
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 15 March 2012
Even while we see jobs coming back, the tsunami created by the Great Recession is hitting cities and counties with full force. Suffolk County, one of the largest New York counties, has declared a financial ... read more >>
Apolitical Politicians?
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 15 March 2012
Non-participating participants?How can one be a budding politician and simultaneously be apolitical? How can you maintain a hands-off approach when it comes to the political process, while at the same ... read more >>
Once A Month
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 15 March 2012
Wellington's RoadOn a Friday, I took my mother and sister out to eat in town. It was my turn to choose the restaurant and I was fitting the bill.We went to a restaurant in West Hollywood. I ordered the ... read more >>
Waxing Cold
Written by Larry Buford 15 March 2012
Seems like everywhere we go these days--whether to the super market, to the corner store, to the gas station and other public places--someone has their hand out asking for spare change. I used to give ... read more >>
SILENCE PREVAILS AS SCHOOLS FAIL BLACK STUDENTS
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 15 March 2012
Public schools fail to educate Black students and a prolonged silence of the total community, parents and Black leadership especially, contributes to the problem. Inequities and near criminal negligence ... read more >>
"Reality TV" Decays The Brain
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 29 February 2012
Wellinton's RoadBrian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff WriterWives, Shores, Girls and Celebrity Couples...these television shows are all the rage today. It seems that there is a new one every month. We follow ... read more >>
Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, and Boyce Watkins:
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 29 February 2012
  The Treacherous TrioDuring these dire times it is incumbent upon the Black community to recognize, assess, and correct the historic flaws in our mores that represent the self-hating and destructive ... read more >>
Luck
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 29 February 2012
In life, you can create a successful path, achievement is not based on chance.Monetary gain is not produced by hope!There is no such occurrence which yields free spending of a currency note.If you wait ... read more >>
Human Tragedy and Triumph = Ratings Magic
Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil 29 February 2012
 Cheryl Pearson-McNeilI am always fascinated by the impact of human emotions on our consumer behavior--whether those emotions are inspired by tragedy or triumph. Two television broadcasts made ratings ... read more >>
Black History, Red Tails & Tuskegee:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 29 February 2012
Critical Conversations 'Bout OurselvesNo matter what we think, say or write about the movie Red Tails, about its message, meaning, worthiness or weight, the discussion is ultimately and unavoidably about ... read more >>
Black History: The Beginning Determines The Ending
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 29 February 2012
It's Black History Month and wherever you are, you should be either studying Black History, or planning to create Black History.Instead of discussing some great achievements by Black men or Black women, ... read more >>
Faith & the Family Unit
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 29 February 2012
Witnesses receive praise(Part 4 of 4) In this final installment, I'll address further criticisms leveled against Jehovah's Witnesses by lady preacher Charlo Crossley Fortier of the Bread of Life Foursquare ... read more >>
L.A. Radio Show's Whitney 'Crack Ho' comment...
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 29 February 2012
...should be wake up call to Black AmericaBlacks who condemn John and Ken Show for the offensive Whitney Houston comment, should equally and forcefully condemn some of the rap lyrics that espouse the same ... read more >>
The Subtraction of Division
Written by Blair Hamilton Taylor 29 February 2012
Blair Hamilton Taylor"One ever feels his twoness--an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from ... read more >>
REFLECTIONS ON A HOMEWARD JOURNEY
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 29 February 2012
Today's column, written in 1987, is purely personal. I share it again because it reflects a reaffirmation of family, culture and early years that help to hone my values and the direction of my life's struggle.Feelings ... read more >>
The Endangered Middle Class is on Life Support..
Written by Terry Angel Mason 27 January 2012
and the Republicans are Poised to Pull the Plug! Part 1: Don't Blame the President! Don't Blame the Congress!Blame yourselves!It is January 2012, and the insanity of the 2012 presidential election has ... read more >>
RE: Jay's Jazz Journeys:
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 27 January 2012
Before You Point Your Finger at Fellow Musicians, You Should Smell it FirstI found Jay Jackson's L.A. Jazz.Com review of the open-mic and jam session held at the Industry Café in Culver City, Ca both ... read more >>
Remembering What King Really Said,
Written by Tony R. Wafford 27 January 2012
 Not Just What Makes Us ComfortableAs we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birth, it is my hope that we reflect on King's life and what he was really all about. If you read King and study his life ... read more >>
Dreams and Doubts
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 27 January 2012
Hello World! I'll start this article with a question, "Are your dreams consumed by your Doubts?"I ask you to read this article with an open and clear understanding of your personal worries, fears, qualms, ... read more >>
Reclaiming King:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 27 January 2012
Matters of Race, Reflection and PracticeIf the celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is to be more than a corporate and foundation-funded program of safe, de-Africanized and ... read more >>

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