Inglewood: What Happens When Outrage Fades?
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 31 July 2008
Last week’s Inglewood City Council meeting was packed, even the overflow room overflowed. The large crowd, rare except after a crisis, consisted of Inglewood residents, concerned others, and grieving ... read more >>
Fearful Aspirations
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 31 July 2008
Hello World, I’ve got some surreal news to share with you all. I’m sitting in my leopard- upholstered chair with a spiral wooden armrest feeling good about the days to come. Truthfully, ... read more >>
Rev. Jesse Jackson and Black America’s Ghetto Pass Conundrum
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 31 July 2008
Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr., emphasis on the Sr., is obviously displaying the early signs of senility. How else do you explain his blatant use of the N-word during that now infamous whispered conversation ... read more >>
Boot Bush Before He’s Pushed?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 31 July 2008
Is Impeachment Imminent? In several months, President George W. Bush will be forced to leave office after serving two four-year terms. He, like his predecessor William Jefferson Clinton, must adhere ... read more >>
Why a Lack of Court Etiquette and the L.A.P.D. is Going to Send Me to the Westside
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 24 July 2008
Point of reference. The net in the middle of the rectangle outlined in White on concrete, is not a soccer field. It’s called a tennis court. The City of Los Angeles has spent a lot of taxpayer ... read more >>
Is God Mad as Gays Wed?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 24 July 2008
Is He too through with “I do?" The issue of gay marriage has captivated the nation as the world watches in astonishment. While the high court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts was the ... read more >>
Top Ten Groups of Stupid People
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 24 July 2008
In America, propaganda and media mythology allow people to believe things that make absolutely no sense. If one person says something, the media delivers it and enough people repeat it, the thing being ... read more >>
Peddling Pathology in the Media: Selling Dream, Drama and Dread
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 24 July 2008
Whatever benefits one believes will result from the extended dissection and discussion of Black pathology in the TV “docu-drama”, “Black in America” and whatever its producers ... read more >>
Race Matters Absolutely in Politics and All Else
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 24 July 2008
Race matters. Even when not explicit, it is an inextricable ingredient of social, political and economic reality in America and throughout the world. The running debate, notwithstanding, the primacy ... read more >>
Woman, Hope is Not Lost!
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 24 July 2008
Hello World, I just got off the phone with a woman I dated in undergrad; while, there are years and several miles separating us now, we attempted to rekindle the passion once held between us. But, there ... read more >>
Your Brother is the One Who Thinks Like You
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 24 July 2008
The raging controversy over Barack Obama addressing the issue of irresponsible fathers in the Black community, clearly demonstrates that many of the old-school thinkers in the community are living in ... read more >>
Words of Wisdom From the Pen of a Child
Written by Kiyomi Calloway, Special to the Sentinel 17 July 2008
A long time ago African Americans and women did not have the right to vote. People fought and some lost their lives for us to gain the right to vote. For many years the minority voice was not heard and ... read more >>
Jesse Jackson’s Not Exactly “Nuts” About Barack Obama
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 17 July 2008
Last week, fellow Sentinel columnist Jesse Jackson intimated that, although having little or no experience as a surgeon, it was his firm desire to perform a gonadectomy on Senator Barack Obama. Were ... read more >>
Don’t Eat Your Dead Brothers
Written by MALIK SPELLMAN 17 July 2008
In the name of God we as Black men need to stop eating our dead brothers’ flesh. That term comes out of the holy book. It is about the good people of the earth that talk about our brothers behind ... read more >>
The Hole in My End of Our Boat
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 17 July 2008
We can say that the Black woman has carried a great deal throughout our time in America. Because the Black family has been under siege for that entire time, much was required of the Black woman. Quite ... read more >>
Self-Reflection v. Genuflection: Obama, Jesse and Generation Talk
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 17 July 2008
Even if we maintain our iron-clad embrace of Obama and give him our whole heart, mind and soul, and our total say-what-you-want support, it is not wrong or irrational to save at least a little consideration ... read more >>
Obama Shifting: Principled or Just Expedient?
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 17 July 2008
Barak Obama has changed positions on several issues during the course of the campaign. Although a staunch Obama supporter, I believe whether his shifting (“flexibility”) is principled or ... read more >>
Obama Has My Support: As Long as He Remembers Who’s the Boss
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 17 July 2008
I’m both a progressive and Obama supporter, so it goes without saying that I’m deeply disappointed with his reversal on the FISA issue. But the mere fact that Sen. Obama felt it both safe, ... read more >>
My Life Goal
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 17 July 2008
My life goal is to inspire every person on earth in a positive fashion. I can do it. Hello world, I hope all of you who read my work allow your own noetic thoughts to guide you through a clear path. ... read more >>
A “Barack Attack” Over Iraq
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 10 July 2008
The McCain Camp Complaints of “Inconsistency”   Senator John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee for President, attacked his democratic rival over alleged inconsistencies in ... read more >>
Black Women Hate Black Men
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 10 July 2008
I think that it is sad indeed that R Kelly’s case is being compared to the Mike Tyson rape conviction. In that case, I still maintain that Tyson was also a victim, not just the woman who allowed ... read more >>
Affirmative Action and Racial Justice: Requiem, Reaffirmation and Struggle
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 10 July 2008
It is clearly no accident or unintentional oversight that there has been no major marking or significant discussion, and in most cases not even minor mention, of the 30th anniversary of the Supreme Court ... read more >>
Reopen MLK Hospital with Patients Top Priority
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 10 July 2008
Reopening Martin Luther King Hospital (MLK) must be predicated on providing quality health care for the poorest population in Los Angeles County. Reportedly, the University of California (UC) is set ... read more >>
A Sense of Pride is a Terrible Thing to Lose
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 10 July 2008
When I look back on the sixties it seems like it took place on another planet. There was so much to be proud of during that period. We didn’t have much in terms of material things, but we had pride, ... read more >>
COMMENTARY: Question, Should I Have Taken Her Virtue?
Written by ALFONZO TUCKER 10 July 2008
Hello World! My name is Alfonzo Tucker. If you recall the historical decision of Roe versus Wade, well, that is the year I was born. So you the reader have a better understanding of me. I’m a bit ... read more >>