Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Voices on: What Are We Thankful For?
Written by Francis Taylor 22 November 2007
Mary Armstrong, Office Manager, Los Angeles, CA - I am thankful that I was able to be at my daughter’s side following a life-threatening ... read more >>
Dual Legacies: American Gangster and American Prophet
Written by Brenda Wall 15 November 2007
In the heartbeat of the turbulent sixties, two great legacies were being molded into their culminating impact. Frank Lucas, a relatively obscure name until the current film, American Gangster introduced ... read more >>
Disease, Doctors, and Discrimination (3 of 5)
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 15 November 2007
Modern Black Health Care or Black Health Scare? (Part 3 of 5) Although I received a “Certificate of Participation” at The Human Genome Awareness Information Conference where the theme was ... read more >>
Sisters: Date the Man, Not the Myth
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 15 November 2007
The young lady was cute and I could see from the other side of the room that she was checking me out. I was working the crowd at the business mixer and was already headed her way. As I approached the ... read more >>
Rereading and Retrieving Douglass:Leadership Born of Earnest Struggle
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 15 November 2007
There is no more noble or needed leadership than that which is “born of earnest struggle”, that which comes into being on the battlefield for freedom, justice and good in the world, and which ... read more >>
Knowledge is Prelude to Transformng Black Disunity
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 15 November 2007
An “African American Knowledge Transfer Summit” is being held this week in Los Angeles to discuss the future of Black advocacy and leadership. Topics range from leadership succession to ... read more >>
Democrats Fight Off Republican Vote to Impeach Cheney
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 15 November 2007
If there’s anyone left who doesn’t realize that the people of this country have become totally irrelevant to our alleged “representatives”, the recent Democratic maneuver in congress ... read more >>
Too Many to Fail
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 15 November 2007
It is time to act. Join us on December 10 on Wall Street and in cities across the country. Stand up to stop the wave of home loan defaults that threaten to foreclose not just on their homes but on our ... read more >>
A Question of Color Rears Its Ugly Head Again
Written by Zenitha Prince 08 November 2007
NNPA - Some thought color discrimination among African-Americans had pretty much blown away with the Black cultural revolution of the 1960s and 1970s. But according to sociologists, academics and other ... read more >>
Cultivating Quality Leadership: Reaffirming and Transmitting the Tradition
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 08 November 2007
In the context of our time, the urgent and ongoing need for quality leadership in our community, as well as in society and the world, cannot be seriously contested or safely denied. The severity and ... read more >>
Paparazzi Don't Hurt our Princess Halle Berry
Written by MALIK SPELLMAN 08 November 2007
Once again the media ignores our princess actress Halle Berry’s cry for the very aggressive Paparazzi to stop endangering her safety and the safety of her unborn child after running them off the ... read more >>
Historic Medicine and the 'Mud People' (2 of 5)
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 08 November 2007
Modern Black Health Care or Black Health Scare? (Part 2 of 5 part series)“Scientific Racism” has been described by one encyclopedia as “a term that describes scientific theories that ... read more >>
Love Haters
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 08 November 2007
Some people are lovers. Some people are haters. Some lovers are so beautiful that they can conquer hate. And, some haters are so evil that they hate love and desire to kill love. There are a number of ... read more >>
Restoring MLK Absent the Loyal Opposition
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 08 November 2007
Where is the anger, outrage, and resolve to keep Martin Luther King (MLK) a full-service hospital? Were expressions genuine or simply utterances of people so disillusioned that thin bravado is all they ... read more >>
Which Way Will We Turn-Towards Martin's Dream or Into a Nightmare?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 08 November 2007
I just have to scratch my head when I see how we’re squandering away the rights that people fought so hard to provide us. Some of us are floatin’ around here acting like Martin’s dream ... read more >>
A Guy Named Bob
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 08 November 2007
Our children are at risk. Some of the Halloween buckets that children put their candy in were found to have levels of lead that massively exceed legal limits. So do the elongated vampire teeth that children ... read more >>
You Must Learn!
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 01 November 2007
The law requires a certain amount of education for all of us. Some of us choose to stop the education process at a certain age, while others of us choose to attain higher levels of knowledge and understanding. ... read more >>
COMMENTARY: In Defense of Reverend Leonard Jackson
Written by Reverend Dr. Cecil “Chip” Murray 01 November 2007
It is our custom to examine seriously the creative works of Anthony Samad, having observed over the years that he is a person of acute intelligence, tested morality, and dedicated community concern. ... read more >>
So Yet Another Dummy is Calling Black People Ignorant
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 01 November 2007
But anger isn’t the key– the key is asking why If there was ever a need for proof of how elusive the concept of intelligence can be, one need go no farther than the renowned geneticist ... read more >>
Black Health Care or Black Health Scare? (1 of 5)
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 01 November 2007
(Part 1 of a 5 Part Series) White supremacists refer to those of non-European extraction as “mud people.” The closer the skin color is to black mud, the worse off the person. Taxonomically, ... read more >>
Relearning Lessons of Fire and Flood:Prophecies of Things to Come
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 01 November 2007
When James Baldwin chose the title of his book, The Fire Next Time, from a prophecy in one of our sacred songs that says “God gave Noah the rainbow sign, no more water the fire next time,” ... read more >>
Rampant On-Going Violence But No Jena Six Outrage
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 01 November 2007
Violence is a perennial topic. However, notwithstanding distorted media accounts and research reports ad nauseum, violence has increased horribly among Blacks in Los Angeles and throughout the nation. ... read more >>
COMMENTARY: Why Help?
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 01 November 2007
“When I took an adjustable rate mortgage, I knew the rate would be adjusted. No surprise, it is now being adjusted. It doesn’t take an advanced education to understand this.” The ... read more >>
Are Muslims Really the Bad Guys?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 25 October 2007
Pure, objective, and unadulterated truth is not nearly as complicated, or elusive, as we try to make it seem in this country. But since truth doesn’t lend itself to being Black, White, Jew, or ... read more >>
On Lynching, Representing, and What Not to Wear on the Red Carpet
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick 25 October 2007
I am a reasonable person. I can laugh when it’s funny and cry when it’s not. I’m not extra sensitive about every little thing and I can take a joke.However, after mulling over the photo ... read more >>

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