Monday, December 29, 2014
The Giving of Thanks
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 08 December 2011
"We didn't land on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock landed on us.' -Malcolm XThe above quote from Malcolm X is in reference to the celebration of the Pilgrims landing on Plymouth Rock in what they would call ... read more >>
Lesson of White House strafing: Limit guns now
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 02 December 2011
Protest has returned to Egypt's Tahrir Square; the Bears won their fifth in a row; a man stands accused of strafing the White House; China warns of a long recession.Wait a minute. Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez ... read more >>
Occupy Paradise
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 02 December 2011
Rich Man, Poor Man(Part 2 of 2)I wrote the following about the wealthiest one percent before they were popularly known as such in the October 23, 2008, Sentinel issue of this column:"'Into the streets ... read more >>
When Giving Is the Thanks
Written by By Larry Buford 02 December 2011
The American Thanksgiving holiday is sandwiched between our two highest-grossing commercial holidays--Halloween being second, and Christmas first. This year in America alone Halloween spending was expected ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 02 December 2011
"Mexicans ("illegal immigrants") are taking our jobs." This is the clarion claim of countless Blacks', especially those in poor neighborhoods. Although supporting evidence is inconclusive, the claim is ... read more >>
Democratic Blackness vs. Republican Blackness
Written by by Ezrah Aharone 02 December 2011
Ever since Republican Herman Cain, a self-described "Black conservative," remarked that two-thirds of Black Democrats are "brainwashed," the question of his "Blackness" has been contrasted with that of ... read more >>
Ms. Rita Edmond: A Second Glance at Destiny
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 02 December 2011
I'm about to throw you a curve here. I'm sure it's going to strike you as beyond curious that during these dire political times that I would be writing about music. But mark my words, I'm discussing much ... read more >>
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 18 November 2011
Hello World, I write to you all today within a positive and true state of mind, difficult, yet only because I must remain true and honest within self. Allow me to explain! The title, "Time," is in reference ... read more >>
Rehabilitation Versus Incapacitation
Written by Jeorald Pitts 18 November 2011
Jeorald PittsWith 2011 Marking the 221st birth year of the first U.S Penitentiary. It's unfortunate that the Philosophical Course that our prison systems should be operating under is still being debated. ... read more >>
Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil 18 November 2011
Cheryl Pearson-McNeilI've got some great news for you. And it flies in the face of the steady stream of negative stories and statistics you're consistently bombarded with about African-Americans. But here ... read more >>
Weather Warning-Storm Rising:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 18 November 2011
Unoccupying and Decolonizing the WorldOur entry into the current conversation about the emerging Occupy Wall Street movement (OWS) is informed by a critical understanding and appreciation of our people's ... read more >>
The Sadness of The Man In The Mirror
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 18 November 2011
Dr. Conrad Murray has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson.I wonder if those who ignored Michael Jackson's drug addiction will give it any attention.I wonder, because ... read more >>
U.S. can't stand by while racism ravages Libya
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 18 November 2011
Before leaving the G-20 meetings in Cannes, France, President Obama joined with French President Sarkozy to pay tribute to the two countries' alliance and celebrate the successful intervention in Libya ... read more >>
The new face of employment discrimination:
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 18 November 2011
Spanish speakers preferredUnemployed African-Americans have more than just “ethnic” sounding names, criminal records, and their educational background working against them now, when trying to pass ... read more >>
Conrad Incarcerated
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 18 November 2011
Mesereau Remembers MichaelOn Monday, November 7, 2011, Dr. Conrad Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of Michael Joseph Jackson. Though formal sentencing is ... read more >>
Nurturing Our Future
Written by Rep. Karen Bass (CA-33) 18 November 2011
 There is no greater measure to the global success of our society than the health and happiness of our children. Every child around the world deserves the basic right to a family in a safe and loving ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 18 November 2011
(The following paper was presented last April at a UC Santa Barbara conference: California Dreamin': Social Vision and The Crisis of California's African American Communities)First of two parts Things ... read more >>
Something to Live For.
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 18 November 2011
The swirl within your stomach as morning lifts your eyelids to another breeze. The chance to formulate positive thought, then transfer that energy to your offspring. Something to live for, After a polite ... read more >>
The Sacred Narrative of Africans:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 18 November 2011
A Chosen and Challenged PeopleEach day and beyond the set-aside celebration and commemoration of our history, it is essential that we reaffirm who we are and our obligation to honor this identity and the ... read more >>
Africans in America--A Bloody Fight
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 18 November 2011
In America, many of the most ignorant citizens pretend that African Americans came here as slaves and never contributed anything to the nation.Even as slaves, Africans contributed by literally building ... read more >>
As Obama finally acts, he exposes GOP strategy
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 18 November 2011
 'We can't wait." Finally, President Obama has had enough of what he rightly calls an "increasingly dysfunctional Congress." Over the past week, he has begun to use his own authority to issue executive ... read more >>
Case Closed
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 18 November 2011
Murray vs. MichaelAlthough it is billed as the People of the State of California versus Conrad Murray, M.D., it could be characterized in a more vulgar or pedestrian way: a strong, towering, well-built, ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 18 November 2011
Derrick Bell was a compassionate scholar and intellectual force. He was a champion of civil rights for African Americans, but with unwavering commitment, pursued racial and social justice for all Americans. ... read more >>
Botswana: A Well Kept Secret
Written by Harry C. Alford 18 November 2011
Beyond the RhetoricThere are 54 nations comprising the continent of Africa. We look at these nations, too often, as all the same - third world striving to enter the second world. South Africa is an exception ... read more >>
President Obama: Respect workers' Rights-
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 18 November 2011
-Emancipate United States Postal WorkersPART IIAs pointed out in Part I of this series, on August 13, 2011, after Carrier Sylvester Burton inadvertently left part of his mail in the station, he alleges ... read more >>

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