Thursday, December 18, 2014
Pelosi Briefed on Torture in 2002? No Wonder Impeachment is Off the Table
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 13 December 2007
On Sunday, December 9, 2007, the Washington Post reported that in September 2002 four members of congress were briefed on “enhanced interrogation techniques” by the CIA—sweet talk for ... read more >>
A Workers' Revival?
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 13 December 2007
Can the new global economy be made to work for working people? Only if working people can come together, across national, ethnic, religious boundaries, and enforce the right to organize and bargain ... read more >>
'The World's Greatest' Alleged Pedophile: Robert Sylvester Kelly
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 13 December 2007
Work with me here. Suppose you had a teenage daughter and one day you heard from someone that she had sex, willing or otherwise, with a grown man. A man that you have known in the past to have had relationships ... read more >>
Social Remedies for Scientific Racism?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 06 December 2007
Black Health Care or Black Health Scare? (Part 5 of 5) “One of the most pressing needs of the African-American patient is for culturally-sensitive care delivery. Despite major American medical ... read more >>
Tis' the Season: Buy a Book
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 06 December 2007
On Black Friday while the rest of America was camped outside of Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, and their local mall, many in freezing temperatures, I had the good fortune to be first in line at my local ... read more >>
Engaging the Issue of HIV/AIDS: No Room or Reason for Illusions
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 06 December 2007
For a long and loss-laden time now, a terrible and terrifying entity has been stalking members of the Black community, day and night, across class, gender, age, sexuality and religious lines. It has ... read more >>
Debunk Distorted Research But Not Truth
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 06 December 2007
Research on Blacks, including surveys and polls, has always been tainted, tending to reflect the author’s bias. Results routinely fail to depict Black life and times. However, some research on ... read more >>
A New Norm is Being Set in this Country - A Norm that Says the Average Citizen is Unimportant
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 06 December 2007
During the Reagan administration the American people made the mistake of becoming more enamored with an individual than they were the laws of this land. As a result, America failed to act decisively ... read more >>
When Champions Die
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 06 December 2007
Sean Taylor, the remarkable all-pro defensive back for the Washington Redskins, was only 24 when he was shot to death at his home last week. He was in his prime, a new father, a man according to his ... read more >>
Black to the Future
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 06 December 2007
In America, Black people imagine that they have made progress. The truth is that in many ways, we have gone backwards. Our problem is that we are going in circles seemingly without direction, in desperate ... read more >>
Maybe We Should All Walk Outside a Bit More Often
Written by Mshujaa Komoyo 29 November 2007
A Perspective on the American Homeless Dilemma I guess I don’t get out much anymore, not on foot anyway. But early this morning, a mishap with a container of super glue led to a sudden shopping ... read more >>
Retarded Black Men
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 29 November 2007
retarded (adj): relatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development. When I lecture and/or do seminars and talk about how American men in general and Black men in particular are emotionally ... read more >>
What They're Trying to Feed Us Now:?The Latest Pew Poll on Blacks
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 29 November 2007
Two weeks ago a poll by the “nonpartisan” Pew Research Center claimed that African Americans saw a widening gulf between the values of middle class and poor Blacks, and that nearly four-in-ten ... read more >>
Measuring the Success of the Summit: Transmitting and Modeling Leadership
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 29 November 2007
Speaking on the need and nature of education, W.E.B. DuBois reminded us that real and relevant education means sharing knowledge not only about how to make a living, but also how to make a life, i.e., ... read more >>
Knowledge is Prelude to Transforming Black Disunity
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 29 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 >>
America is Fading Fast... and it’s Not Just the Other Guy's Fault
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 29 November 2007
Have you ever noticed how much easier it is for some people to see the faults of other’s than it is to see their own? I was listening to one of my neighbors talking to my wife one day. She was ... read more >>
Bow Down, Black Man!
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 22 November 2007
It is a thing of immeasurable ugliness that the Black male image is besieged to great proportions, yet we are supposed to join in and rage against ourselves, ostensibly, in support of the Black woman’s ... read more >>
Young Black Males: Prison or 'Penicillin'? (Part 4 of 5)
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 22 November 2007
What prominent Blacks in the health profession have weighed in on disparities in Black health care? U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher has been very vocal in criticizing the trend of poor health care ... read more >>
Beyond Polls and Pathological Discourse: Transforming Ourselves and the World
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 22 November 2007
The recent release of a poll by the Pew Research Center on Black people’s attitudes has the dubious distinction of being about a community it suggests no longer exists or at least it makes no sense ... read more >>
Will the Superintendent Still Get a Standing Ovation?
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 22 November 2007
A year ago, David L. Brewer III took the helm of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) but there is growing doubt about his ability to tame that monstrosity. Many seem poised to see him leave, ... read more >>
America, Please! How Can We Have So Many Scholars, and Not Recognize a Fool When We See One?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 22 November 2007
It’s amazing that the American people can’t see what’s going on right under their noses. We were smart enough to put a man on the Moon, yet we’re too dumb to realize that we’re ... read more >>
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 >>

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