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 >>
Remembering Rosa Parks: For Her, Our People and Our Struggle
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 11 January 2013
The marking of the passing of Ms. Rosa Parks, 12 years ago last month, immediately brings to mind the long, hard and heroic struggle waged by African people to expand the realm of freedom and justice ... read more >>
How Social Are You?
Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil 27 December 2012
  How Social Are You? Cheryl Pearson-McNeil   Channel surfing over the weekend, I stopped on a favorite old romantic comedy that was centered on a relationship that blossomed over emails.  The ... read more >>
Written by Alfonzo Tucker 20 December 2012
She offered herself to me within a lustful plea My mind became sublime, daydreaming about past times    A text message, with so much heat, I can hardly touch it to read I respond with physical stimulation ... read more >>
The Bridge: The Roots Of Christmas & Jesus, Part 2
Written by Darryl James 20 December 2012
As for the actual Christmas tree, the Germans used the Evergreen tree to worship the Yule God. Sound familiar? Of course-Yuletide greetings...Yule logs..."Yuletide carols being sung by the choir..." ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 12/20/12 20 December 2012
John Deasy, Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), summarily proposed, and will likely receive school board approval to reconstruct or "transform" Crenshaw High, one of only ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 13 December 2012
Racial/ethnic collaboration, for Blacks, is increasingly necessary but arguably, more difficult than ever. It requires agendas built on unity and mutual respect which Black leadership (and the Black ... read more >>
Love Letter, the second
Written by Alfonzo Tucker 13 December 2012
I recall being afraid to accept myself caring so deeply for a woman that I would not allow myself to actually love her, beyond a moment of lust. This became so easy for me that I created a persona around ... read more >>
Founder's Annual Kwanzaa Message "Kwanzaa, Us and the Well-being of the World: A Courageous Questioning"
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 13 December 2012
The celebration and season of Kwanzaa is a deeply meaningful and special time of remembrance, reflection and recommitment for us as a people throughout the world African community. It is a time of appreciative ... read more >>
The Bridge: The Roots Of Christmas & Jesus, Part 1
Written by Darryl James 13 December 2012
For most of the Free World, Christmas is a holiday season celebrated more for its shopping, overeating and gift giving than the actual religious significance it once contained. The season is represented ... read more >>
Christmas Love
Written by Alfonzo Tucker 06 December 2012
Mistletoe kisses with seasonal hugs The cheer in your voice helps everyone feel loved Family gatherings with suggestion of jovial décor  Long shopping lines and gifts to the poor Christmas Love Occurred ... read more >>
Self-Cultivation and Struggle: Sacred Insights from the Ancestors
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 06 December 2012
In a world in which we are compelled to wage relentless struggle against social forces of oppression, evil and injustice, it is good, indeed necessary, to pause and meditate on the internal struggle ... read more >>
The Bridge: The Death of Marriage
Written by Darryl James 06 December 2012
I recently pulled out of a relationship panel discussion in which I was supposed to be the moderator. I watched it morph from a panel of Black men speaking into something else when two women were added ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 12/06/12 06 December 2012
    Blacks are staunch union loyalists but remain outsiders in organized labor. This persistent irony must be addressed if Blacks are to receive proper benefits from their respective unions--and ... read more >>
A battle in Michigan for the American Dream
Written by JESSE JACKSON jjackson@rainbowpush.org December 10, 2012 29 November 2012
Tuesday, thousands will demonstrate at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing to protest a frontal assault on working people. Republican majorities in the state House and Senate have vowed to jam through ... read more >>
Brother/Sister Mentor
Written by Alfonzo Tucker 29 November 2012
Hello World, the topic of discussion this week relates to guidance! I recently found myself communicating with a group of young African American students (in Richmond CA). These particular groups of ... read more >>
Victory on Measure J: Still Struggling on Crenshaw
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 29 November 2012
While an emerging new coalition worked hard for the re-election of Pres. Obama on a national level against the big-money funded madness of the Right, another coalition was waging and winning an important ... read more >>
The Bridge: A Black Holiday Season
Written by Darryl James 29 November 2012
There was a time when the Christmas holiday season didn't get cracking until right after Thanksgiving. But as time has past and as the nation has become more commercial, the Christmas promotions have ... read more >>
'Fiscal cliff' scare just a fake crisis
Written by BY JESSE JACKSON jjackson@rainbowpush.org Last Modified: Nov 20, 2012 29 November 2012
Why do imaginary phantoms terrify, while real-life horrors seem normal? Why do our elected representatives act in ways that trample the values of those who elected them? Consider the current debate ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 29 November 2012
  The Urban Perspective column that follows ran a week after Barack Obama became president. Arguably, his top accomplishments during the first term were passage of the Affordable Healthcare Act and ... read more >>
Happy Thanks Giving! (2012)
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 23 November 2012
Happy Thanks Giving! Wake to the aroma of Greens and Black-eyed Peas! You wont be able to sleep in, as your home is overcome with family.Laughter from children and discussion from the elderly; blessed ... read more >>