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"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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Public Forced to Spectate as Commission Fumbles Coliseum Away
Written by Councilman Bernard C. Parks - 8th District 27 January 2012
The public should be protected and kept informed as negotiations on a modified lease continue between the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and the University of Southern California.Concerns over the preservation, ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 27 January 2012
OUTSIDERS BUT PART OF THE PROBLEMLabor unions are an inedible thread in the fabric of American society. It is not hard to imagine what this country would be like without the worker incentives and safeguards ... read more >>
The Substance of a Speech, the Hope of a Dream
Written by Larry Buford 27 January 2012
The words of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963, infused hope and inspiration to the mixed masses in a most profound way. Now almost 50 years later the profundity ... read more >>
A Crisis Delayed
Written by Rep. Karen Bass--D-33 27 January 2012
Days before Christmas, the American people made their outrage heard loud and clear when Republicans in the House of Representatives refused to agree to a temporary extension of vital benefits for working ... read more >>
A Manual Of Forgiveness
Written by Jeorald Pitts 27 January 2012
 Jeorald PittsAll of us has or has had, a personal relationship with hurt, resentment or anger. Now its time to consider building a relationship with forgiveness. (If you don't already have one) As simple ... read more >>
"That" Kind of Man
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 27 January 2012
 As an educated man who is clearly a thinking person, I confuse a great number of people.To some, a thinking man should also be an extremely tolerant man.To others, a thinking man who writes critical ... read more >>
South Carolina shows how far we have to go
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 27 January 2012
The Republican presidential primary in South Carolina captures the news, but too little attention has been paid to the state itself. South Carolina reflects the triumph of Dr. Martin Luther King and the ... read more >>
A Joyful Noise for Modern Matthew
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 27 January 2012
College EditionIn past weeks I've quoted or otherwise called attention to my new book, Modern Matthew: Good News for Today--College Edition. And I can assure you that releasing the college edition of the ... read more >>
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 06 January 2012
 I woke to the rhythm of my conscience thumping against my temples.I desire so desperately to succeed yet achievement is not simple.Tomorrow will not guarantee progress or the satisfaction that rest between ... read more >>
Indulgence with a Cause
Written by L. C. \"Chris\" Strudwick-Turner 06 January 2012
Everyone has their favorite Starbucks drink. Triple grande, whole milk, extra caramel, macchiatto. Double tall cappuccino, extra dry; grande, soy mocha with caramel, on top of whip.A guilty pleasure; our ... read more >>

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