Schools Fail Black Students, So Why Are We Silent?
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 27 November 2008
Public schools fail to educate Black students. However, a prolonged silence of parents, educators and others helps to perpetuate such failure. Abject negligence by urban school districts like the Los ... read more >>
Crunch Time
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 27 November 2008
In tight basketball games, there comes a point towards the end of the game when all is decided. A decisive play, confidence soars on one team and wanes on the other, momentum swings. In crunch time, ... read more >>
The Making of a President
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 20 November 2008
Certain things in life are just meant to be, and the election of Barack Obama as president of the United States was one of those things. What were the chances that at the lowest point in this nation's ... read more >>
The Truth
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 20 November 2008
Hello world, I hope this week's article finds you in better heath, both mentally and physically. I've titled our conversation, "The Truth", because it seems as if, many of us have ... read more >>
Bush Loses Property! Black Family Takes Over!
Written by Malik Spellman 20 November 2008
Well we have finally painted the White House Black and the presidential plane Air Force one is officially Soul Plane.... And it is a family affair for us to attend as clean and sober people representing ... read more >>
The Immorality of Proposition 8
Written by Eric Lee 20 November 2008
The passage of Proposition 8 denies one group of people the same rights that another group of people has, and it is therefore discriminatory. Proposition 8 amends the California Constitution to take ... read more >>
Blaming Blacks For White Behavior
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 20 November 2008
To themselves, the country and the world, many Whites are in the midst of some serious self-congratulatory posturing and projection, claiming a change not yet achieved, a move from racism in no ways ... read more >>
Ten Groups for Obama to Ignore
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 20 November 2008
Since the election of the first Black president, many people have begun to amass great expectations. Some of those expectations are realistic and practical and will probably be met by the new Commander-in-Chief. ... read more >>
Obama to Make No Small Plans
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 20 November 2008
The beltway poison began almost before the dancing stopped early Wednesday morning. Obama has to be "cautious." This is still a "center-right nation," wrote Bill Kristol. "The ... read more >>
Is it "Barack the 'Beast'" or "Obama the 'Antichrist'"?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 20 November 2008
Dare I broach the subject? While the mere thought of such notions is sacrilege in the minds of countless Obamaites, some are calling him the antichrist before he can even put his right hand on the ... read more >>
What Do You Say: Are Racism's Tentacles Indelible?
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 20 November 2008
The problem is not defining racism, but doing something about it is; its pernicious tentacles still infect all of our lives. And even though contemporary advocate scholars like Michael Eric Dyson and ... read more >>
Howling Winds
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 13 November 2008
As I watched my son, dapper as they come, walk down Our walkway and into manhood, what I remember most is The rushing wind. I'd seen such winds before, but Never like this--my old foe was ... read more >>
Amazing Grace: How Sweet it Sounds
Written by Willis Edwards 13 November 2008
How sweet it sounds to now refer to Senator Barack Obama as President-elect Obama! This election means so much! It means that economics trumped race. He was judged on the quality of his intellect, ... read more >>
Sense of Pride!
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 13 November 2008
Hello World, if you all don't know, I will allow you the reader a view of my inner self in its truest form. Or I should say my conscious attempt at presenting my truest self. "Right or Wrong", ... read more >>
Reimagining the Future With Obama
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 13 November 2008
It is not difficult to recognize or respect the remarkable moment in the history of this country that the election of Barack Obama represents, nor the profound and particular meaning it has for us ... read more >>
What Barack Represents to All Americans
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 13 November 2008
It was truly a powerful feeling to watch history in the making. Some said it could never occur, but it did. A Black man was elected president of the United States, a place where racism is as entrenched ... read more >>
Make No Small Plans
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 13 November 2008
The beltway poison began almost before the dancing stopped early Wednesday morning. Obama has to be "cautious." This is still a "center-right nation," wrote Bill Kristol. "The ... read more >>
Skin Folk and Kin Folk
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 13 November 2008
By now, I am sure that you are aware of the fallout over the Nov. 4 election results that passed Proposition 8, an amendment to the state constitution to make marriage legal only between one man and ... read more >>
What Now, Deja Vu or Strategic Alternatives?
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 13 November 2008
Waves of euphoria greeted the news that Barack Obama had become president of the United States. However, reaction ranged all the way from joy and grudging acceptance, to disappointment and disgust--all ... read more >>
Barack McCain & John Obama?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 13 November 2008
Yin and yang just got a new twist. The ebb and flow of reality just crossed over into a parallel universe. Talk about mixed race and mixed ancestry! If ever the saying was true that you can’t ... read more >>
Are You Voting for Obama Because He is Black?
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 06 November 2008
My Co-worker asked me this question, "Are you going to vote for Obama because he is black?" I was offended by the question! Part of me felt like answering him back sarcastically, "Are ... read more >>
Mr. Paulson, Tear Down That Wall!
Written by Blair H. Taylor 06 November 2008
With the enormous bailouts that the federal government provided over the past several months to myriad sectors of our economy, here's a new twist: How about some relief for the nation's not ... read more >>
The Cream Always Rises to the Top
Written by Malik Spellman 06 November 2008
Well brothers and sisters I think our prayers have been answered in the form of my vote making a difference for the sake of my great-great-grandmother who couldn't vote and my brothers around the ... read more >>
From Ancient Egypt to Barack Obama:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 06 November 2008
We are, by almost everyone's assessment, on the threshold of a new historical opening, marked first by the sure and certain coming occupation of the office of president and the White House by a ... read more >>
Cultural Awareness
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 06 November 2008
I wrote about the need for African Americans to promote a Cultural Revolution, outlining the reasons why we need it and making recommendations on what it should look like. This week, as I write ... read more >>