Written by Dr. Rosie Milligan 29 August 2013
The best thing you can do for your children is to lead them to God and teach them the Word of God. The second-best thing is to teach them how to read. The third thing is to teach them to think for themselves ... read more >>
Be an Advance Guard for Jobs
Written by William Spriggs 29 August 2013
( - In August 1963, as was the case 100 years earlier when the cemetery for the heroes of Gettysburg was dedicated, many speeches were delivered; but one stood out as a galvanizing ... read more >>
Is the Civil Rights Movement Over?
Written by Amanda Susskind and Nolan Rollins 29 August 2013
Ask any schoolchild when the Civil Rights Movement took place, and she will likely tell you it was in the 1960s.  Recent events have made us wonder what we can do to recreate a similar sense of urgency ... read more >>
'We Have Come So Far; Still So Much Has Stayed the Same'
Written by Benjamin Todd Jealous 29 August 2013
This past weekend I joined over 150,000 people at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. It was a powerful moment that showed us how Dr. King's dream is still alive, yet reminded us how far ... read more >>
Written by Leon Jenkins, President Los Angeles NAACP 29 August 2013
I was very young during the initial march on Washington in 1963, living in the deep south. Even though I did not attend the march, over the years seeing footage of the march, and Dr. King, John Lewis, ... read more >>
Making the March Meaningful: Re-Reading and Reaffirming Our History
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 29 August 2013
    It is a strange but constantly occurring thing, the tendency to appropriate our history and culture as simply another expression of the self-congratulatory narrative the American established ... read more >>
March on Washington 50th Anniversary
Written by David G. Brown 22 August 2013
Who Cares about Inglewood’s Public Schools?
Written by Joe Bowers 22 August 2013
Lately, when we read reports about the Inglewood Unified School District, we have to wonder if any one cares. Inglewood Unified once considered the jewel of the South Bay, now is unfairly thought of as ... read more >>
King’s Unfinished Symphony of Freedom
Written by Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. NNPA Columnist 22 August 2013
This weekend, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, best known for Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Dream.” Fifty years later, the dream challenges us ... read more >>
Why We’re Still Marching
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Columnist 22 August 2013
For a while, it looked like the 50th anniversary observance of the March on Washington would expose a sharp split in the Civil Rights Movement. Al Sharpton jumped ahead of his colleagues by cornering ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 22 August 2013
Gang injunctions are again in the spotlight: Echo Park in Los Angeles and the city of Inglewood are both in court this week regarding gang injunctions-and even the Los Angeles Times is questioning their ... read more >>
Re-Reading and Reflecting on James Baldwin: Rethinking Race and America
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 22 August 2013
The last time I saw James Baldwin was at a memorial colloquium on Hoyt Fuller at Cornell University in 1984 at which we were both presenting. He was talking, as always, about the problematic reality ... read more >>
Book Review: Ain't Nothing Like Freedom
Written by Kam Williams Sentinel Contributing Writer 09 August 2013
“Elected six times to the House from the state of Georgia, Cynthia McKinney cut a trail through Congressional deceit like a hot ember through ash. She discovered legislators who passed laws without ... read more >>
Urban League Launches New Civil Rights Movement
Written by Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist 08 August 2013
“Based on the evidence of intentional racial discrimination…as well as the history of pervasive voting-related discrimination against racial minorities…we believe that the State of Texas should ... read more >>
What White America Needs to Know About Lil Wayne, Rev. Sharpton, and Race
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick 08 August 2013
    And What Bill O’Reilly forgot about when he attempted to school Black America   Civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton has come under fire from Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly for his distribution ... read more >>
American's discussion on Race
Written by David G. Brown 08 August 2013
Commemorating the Watts Revolt: Rightful Remembrance and Renewed Resistance
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 08 August 2013
The Watts Revolt of 1965 August 11 still stands as a historical moment and marker of a turning point in the Black Freedom Struggle, signaling the historical exhaustion and end of the Civil Rights phase ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 08 August 2013
Black-Latino relations in Los Angeles have always languished on the political back-burner. Actually, neither Los Angeles City nor County has ever adopted sustainable policy designed to improve race relations, ... read more >>
Labor Unions at another Crossroad
Written by Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist 08 August 2013
Next month, the AFL-CIO, the largest federation of labor unions in the U.S., will hold its convention in Los Angeles.  Breaking with tradition, the AFL-CIO will be opening its doors to community-based ... read more >>
Royal Baby
Written by David G. Brown 01 August 2013
Written by Larry Aubry 01 August 2013
A comprehensive immigration reform bill has been passed by the U.S. Senate but it will likely die in the Republican controlled House of Representatives. However, the Senate bill itself is weak and not ... read more >>
Relationships and Resistance: Deep Thinking about Life and Struggle
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 01 August 2013
Each summer since 1977, the Kawaida Institute of Pan-African Studies (Us) has held a Seminar in Social Theory and Practice bringing together activist-intellectuals, educators, lay people, professionals ... read more >>
Viewing trends from coast to coast
Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil 01 August 2013
Have I told you how much I love being part of the cutting edge research of the latest and greatest in technology and how consumer trends and behaviors impact that technology; or how much I especially ... read more >>
What Blacks Can Learn from South Africa
Written by Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist 26 July 2013
Nelson Mandela turned 95 years old on Thursday, July 18.  He has been hospitalized for more than a month, and the world holds its breath as we witness the decline of the lion that roared for freedom ... read more >>
From conversation to action: After Trayvon
Written by Jesse Jackson NNPA Columnist 26 July 2013
President Barack Obama eloquently described the agony experienced among African-Americans from the slaying of Trayvon Martin. He called for a more thoughtful “conversation” on race, convened not ... read more >>