As the rich thrive, more fall in cracks
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 22 July 2011
When I checked in late at night at a hotel in Indiana last week, I was greeted by the night desk manager, a young woman with a noticeable limp. She said she had stepped in a hole, ripped up her leg, had ... read more >>
The King of Pop & "Carmageddon"
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 22 July 2011
Is mankind being driven to "the end"?In case you haven't heard, before the name "Carmageddon" was associated with Los Angeles' infamous "4-or-5-hour freeway"--officially known as the 405 freeway--it Carmageddon ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 22 July 2011
Immigration reform is an intractable, highly contentious issue in Congress and cities with large numbers of immigrants. However, the debate around immigrant rights has excluded Black immigrants, which ... read more >>
I'm Standing on Principle
Written by Tony R. Wafford 15 July 2011
 I'm always writing about how I feel about issues without fear of popular opinion, I just try and said what I think is right. So I want to share a personal issue I have been dealing with for the past ... read more >>
My Brotherhood
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 15 July 2011
Hello World, if I may, please allow me to capture your attention for a few brief moments as I would like to discuss with you my opinions of brotherhood.This past week I had the pleasure of attending my ... read more >>
The Liberation Psychology of Frantz Fanon:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 15 July 2011
Struggle as Normative and Necessary To have read Frantz Fanon (1925-1961) in the original French or the translated English, especially The Wretched of the Earth, and to grasp and embrace his understanding ... read more >>
He Who Laughs..., Part 2
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 15 July 2011
 Who's Culture?Critical thinking and independent thought are rare in a world of social seeding and engineered popular culture.Yes, popular culture, which once developed organically from Black culture, ... read more >>
Spending cuts add to jobs crisis
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 15 July 2011
We have a brutal - and worsening - jobs crisis in this country. The human casualties are mounting. But Washington doesn't get it. The focus there is on cutting spending, not on creating jobs. We witness ... read more >>
Written by Jackie Dupont-Walker 15 July 2011
TO STOP GUTTING OUR POLITICAL REPRESENTATIONPresident, Ward Economic Development Corporation and Chair, Social Action, 5th District AME ChurchAfrican Americans who are watching the recent maneuverings ... read more >>
MJ & the "faithful slave" (Part 4 of 4)
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 15 July 2011
When slaves become kingsAs stated in Part 1, "The Governing Body represents a small group of Witnesses slated for heaven who, along with the Body, comprises the composite 'faithful and discreet slave' ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 15 July 2011
Those with an iota of sophistication understand that race matters and that America is anything but a post-racial society. Unfortunately, that hoax, likely concocted by white-wing extremists, is embraced ... read more >>
He Who Laughs...
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 07 July 2011
It has been said that he who laughs last, laughs best.When it comes to laughing at African Americans and ignorant Black comedy, we have to seriously ask ourselves: "Who's laughing last? Who's laughing ... read more >>
Rep. Bass Speaks on Medicare
Written by CONGRESSWOMAN KAREN BASS 07 July 2011
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass Statement on the 45th Anniversary of Medicare's ImplementationWashington, DC--U.S. Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement today marking the 45th anniversary of Medicare's ... read more >>
Give military vets real job-hunt help
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 07 July 2011
ReutersAmericans celebrate those who serve their country when they are in uniform. We honor those who answer their nation's call and risk their lives in conflicts abroad. But what happens when they return ... read more >>
Parents Struggle to Get Their Children into Charters
Written by Micah Grant 07 July 2011
Nationwide, minority parents are beginning to realize the negative impact public employee unions are having on their children, especially in the inner city. Whether public employee unions realize it or ... read more >>
The Gloved One Gives a Grade (Part 3 of 4)
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 07 July 2011
What did he think of the Governing Body?Michael Joseph Jackson was not shy about saying how he felt about leaders among Jehovah's Witnesses. All one has to do is read the chapter, "Jehovah's Witnesses ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 07 July 2011
Aided by a collective community silence, violence among inner-city Blacks remains high. Blacks denounce violence, but in some inner-city neighborhoods still kill each other with near epidemic frequency. ... read more >>
I Heard You
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 01 July 2011
"I heard you" You spoke your opinion, which I respect. I heard the tone in your voice, it was that of regret. You choose to save face, so integrity you replaced. I heard you And instantly, I saw life's ... read more >>
What's in it for us in 2012?
Written by Tony R. Wafford 01 July 2011
Like most Black people, I must admit, I felt for a moment (just a moment) after the election of Barak Obama as President of the United States, I felt just maybe Black people stood somewhat of a better ... read more >>
Jaramogi, Social Justice and Church:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 01 July 2011
 Black Liberation Theology and StruggleIn an age of established-order funding of faith, the shameless transformation of social gospel teaching into preaching and praying for wealth, and an increased self-silencing ... read more >>
LAUSD "Reform" for Inner City
Written by Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, LAUSD Board of Education 01 July 2011
Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, LAUSD Board of EducationInsults School ProgressFor some time, I have watched in horror as the Los Angeles Board of Education, of which I am a member, has chipped away at ... read more >>
Blacks & The Fourth of July
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 30 June 2011
On July 4, 1776, when the United States of America gained its independence from Great Britain, Africans in America were still in slavery. The nation talked about independence, but there was none for the ... read more >>
Michigan's governor tramples democracy
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 30 June 2011
Abraham Lincoln mourned the sacrifice of those who had given the last measure of devotion to insure that a "government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth." Now, ... read more >>
Was the Gloved One Inspired of God? (Part 2 of 4)
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 30 June 2011
Did he think the Governing Body was?Was Michael Joseph Jackson inspired by God? If by "inspired" you mean like Bible writers, absolutely not. He'd tell you that himself if he were here. Was he inspired ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 30 June 2011
The continuing controversy among some high-profile Blacks over whether President Barack Obama should have a Black agenda is largely wrongheaded. He will not explicitly embrace a "Black Agenda" as such, ... read more >>