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 >>
That's Cool
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 24 June 2011
Hello World, It has been several months since I opened one of my articles with those words. I truly miss writing to all of you using that opening! I would like to discuss an issue that I observed recently ... read more >>
Soweto, Simba and African Youth:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 24 June 2011
Young Lions in Life and StruggleThe observation of African Youth Day this month throughout the world African community to mark the Soweto Uprising, 1976 June 16, again provides us with a focused opportunity ... read more >>
Devaluing Men
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 24 June 2011
Black Man Face by Dr CaseClose to 40% of Americans grow up without a father. This explains why so many people are bitter, angry and sometimes even hostile towards men. It explains it, with the caveat ... read more >>
Food deserts not the only wastelands
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 24 June 2011
On June 15, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel fulfilled a campaign pledge by holding a "Food Desert Summit" with representatives of Chicago's major grocery chains. The mayor provided a detailed analysis of potential ... read more >>
Was Michael Jackson "Spirit-Directed"?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 24 June 2011
Struggling with Scripture(Part 1 of 4) As angelically beautiful as Michael Joseph Jackson was in doing all he did in behalf people of all races everywhere, he would've been the first tell you he wasn't ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 24 June 2011
It's been quite a while since Black groups in Los Angeles forged long-term collaborative efforts on major political, education and economic issues. However, the African American Redistricting Collaborative ... read more >>
The Death of Tracy Morgan's career
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 16 June 2011
--or at least how I see itComedian and actor, Tracy MorganI believe in free speech, with that said if you choose to take that freedom and stick your foot in your mouth-well then that's on you.Funnyman ... read more >>
Your Community, Your Voice
Written by Congresswoman Karen Bass 16 June 2011
Two weeks ago Saturday marked the launch of the 33rd Congressional Council, and a standing room only crowd of over 400 people showed up to Wilton Place Elementary to take part in this moment. All leaders ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 16 June 2011
Last weekend family members and supporters of Oscar Grant III met at the Southern California Library in South Central Los Angeles to protest the release of his killer, ex-Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) ... read more >>
Does the West/Obama Controversy Constitute Blacks Airing Dirty Laundry?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 10 June 2011
There are some in the Black community who feel that the controversy ignited after Dr. Cornel West slandered President Obama is counterproductive. Dr. West of Princeton University accused President Obama ... read more >>
Is Los Angeles County Director of Public Health Playing Politics
Written by Tony Wafford 10 June 2011
...While People are Dying Last week in the LA Times, I read that Los Angeles County was shaking up its sexually transmitted diseases program. What the story didn't say was that the Director of the County ... read more >>
Life Virtually Virtual:
Written by Christine Brooks Martin 10 June 2011
But Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing I am processing major transition right now. A couple of weeks ago my beloved pastor passed away and I miss him. I know he is resting in the bosom of the Lord joining ... read more >>
Criticizing Obama and the Established Order:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 10 June 2011
Complexity, Compromise and ConsequencesIf there is one lesson to be lifted and learned from the storm of enraged and relentless attacks on the motive, commitment and character of Professor Cornel West, ... read more >>
"For every college girl"
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 09 June 2011
 Dear Ms. Jackson StateHello college girl, I enjoyed watching the expressions of your mother and father, cherishing a once in a life time moment. I saw the corners of their lips point to the ceiling (they ... read more >>
The Oprah Effect: Do You Have It Within You Too?
Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil 09 June 2011
Oprah has left the building--at least the one where The Oprah Winfrey Show was taped. And we're all aware she's moved on to bigger (and knowing Oprah probably mo' better) things. As a matter of fact I ... read more >>
Dating & Generosity
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 09 June 2011
Dating is all about reading the signs and signals.It's like breaking a code these days because there is so much propaganda about dating, relationships and men's behavior.The biggest portion of the code ... read more >>
It's time to end dismally failed 'war on drugs'
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 09 June 2011
How do you end America's longest war that is an abject failure? No, not Afghanistan. This month marks the 40th anniversary of the day Richard Nixon launched the "War on Drugs." And now, four decades later, ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 09 June 2011
The Black press has, and should, play a significant role in the Black community. And, Blacks being disproportionately affected by the economic meltdown makes the Black press all the more important. The ... read more >>
A Hopeful Visit to Iraq, Return to Reality in Congress
Written by U.S. Rep. Karen Bass 03 June 2011
Washington, DC – It was a powerful, moving journey to Iraq that I took last week. As a new member of Congress I felt it was critical to see the country and our involvement there firsthand. But it was ... read more >>
History Hostages
Written by Julianne Malveaux, NNPA Columnist 03 June 2011
History belongs to she who holds the pen.  When the lion is writing, he ate.  When the prey is writing (but she didn’t survive) she was eaten but also offered a valiant fight.  We celebrate our holidays ... read more >>
The Supervisor Speaks...
Written by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas 03 June 2011
Supervisor Mark Ridley-ThomasOne week ago today, the Metro Board threw the Crenshaw community a curveball. After quickly deciding it could not afford to put the future Crenshaw-to-LAX light rail line underground ... read more >>
Your Take: Threat to Blacks in the Public Sector
Written by Lee Saunders 03 June 2011
 Lee Saunders Radical conservative politicians want to slash city, county and state jobs -- and undercut the economic security of African-American families, says this union official.When I was growing ... read more >>
We Look Like Idiots Sometimes....
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 26 May 2011
Wellington's RoadGonna make this simple and's time to dress like we got some sense! Fellas, stop with the pants around your knees, showing all your bidness to e'rybody. I don't want to see yo ... read more >>
Love Letter #3
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 26 May 2011
 (For every woman who needs confidence)Hello Future Love,Earlier today while I was running errands, I passed you at the local mall. I was so engrossed in getting to my destination that I did not notice ... read more >>



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