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 >>
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 >>