On Saving Pennies (Rainy Day Blues)
Written by Larry Buford 20 April 2012
The other day I decided to coin-roll all the pocket-change coins I'd been saving. It took about four hours and I ended up with five rolls of nickels, one and two-thirds rolls of quarters, seven rolls of ... read more >>
Notes from the Battlefield:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 20 April 2012
Trayvon, Strategy and StruggleIn thinking deep and determined about the strategy and struggle for justice for Trayvon Martin and all the other Black boys and men, and persons and peoples of color similarly ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 20 April 2012
Unfortunately, the odds are Trayvon Martin's tragic death will be just another wasted moment, not a spark that ignites a movement. When the spotlight of media coverage is gone and the strident outcry over ... read more >>
American Riots:
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 20 April 2012
The Red Summer The so-called "Liberal Democracy" that America has been enjoying may be nearing its end.Two important signs that the current economic and political system may be breaking down are overproduction ... read more >>
a hoodie
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 20 April 2012
When my eyes opened I could see myself in a place illuminated with memories of my life. I feel a surreal sense of peace, euphoric the opposite of strife.Was it my time, the answer I cannot speak, yet I ... read more >>
Renew the movement to fight for civil rights
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 20 April 2012
We mourn Trayvon Martin, the young African American who, armed only with candy and a soft drink, was shot dead for the offense of "walking while black."George Zimmerman, the vigilante who shot him, has ... read more >>
Racist Dogs On Notice:
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 20 April 2012
You Can Not Have Another Trayvon!I am Trayvon Martin.My son is Trayvon Martin.As such, I am placing venomous, racist dogs on notice that if any Trayvon I love is given the treatment that the piece of crap ... read more >>
CBCF Statement on the Tragedy of Trayvon Martin
Written by Congressional Black Caucus Foundation 20 April 2012
 The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) wishes to express its condolences to the family of Trayvon Martin. We are dismayed that such a terrible tragedy occurred, and are in full support of the ... read more >>
Racist Christians?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 20 April 2012
Discrimination in the Congregation?Some say "Christian" America's Bible Belt lassoed Trayvon Martin and hung him high. Easter is fast approaching, and Christendom's elated. But many lament that Sunday ... read more >>
Name That Presidential Candidate!
Written by Larry Buford 20 April 2012
Names like Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and even Barack Obama were all recognized "brand" names when the nominees took office as president. To date, there are many who still ... read more >>
For Trayvon and Our People:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 20 April 2012
Radical Racial and Social JusticeThe savage and senseless murder of Trayvon Martin drives another nail in the coffin of "post-racial" confusion and double-talk about the devastating racial and racist reality ... read more >>
Remnants of Slave Justice:
Written by Dr. Brenda Wall 20 April 2012
Emmitt Till to Trayvon Martin The brutal murder of innocent Emmitt Till in Money, Mississippi a generation ago was so horrific that it galvanized national and international media attention and became pivotal ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 20 April 2012
Legislation and resources, though inadequate, tend to focus on the barriers confronting adults returning to society after being incarcerated. Although just as serious, problems facing juveniles returning ... read more >>
Trayvon Martin's Parents Re-live a 'Nightmare'
Written by George E. Curry, NNPA Special Contributor 20 April 2012
WASHINGTON (NNPA)--On the night of Feb. 26, Tracy Martin and his girlfriend had gone out to dinner in Sanford, Fla., leaving his 17-year-old son, Trayvon, behind at the townhouse with plans to watch the ... read more >>
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass Statement on Passage of Senate Transportation Bill
Written by U.S. Rep. Karen Bass 22 March 2012
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Karen Bass issued the following statement on the passage of the Senate's two-year, $109 billion transportation bill by a vote of 74 to 22:"I applaud the Senate ... read more >>
Institutionalizing the Afrocentric Initiative:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 22 March 2012
Securing a Centered Way ForwardOn Saturday, 2011 March 17 in Philadelphia, Dr. Molefi Asante, his wife and co-worker, Ana Yenenga Asante, and his colleague, Dr. Ama Mazama, opened the Molefi Kete Asante ... read more >>
The Party of Lincoln?
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 22 March 2012
Conservative: (noun) one who adheres to traditional methods or views.(verb) marked by or relating to traditional norms.I am something of a unicorn. I was raised as a Democrat, and taught in school that ... read more >>
Digital Shoppers R Us
Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil 22 March 2012
Cheryl Pearson-McNeilRemember back in the day when Yellow Pages encouraged everyone to: "Let Your Fingers do the Walking," to quickly and efficiently thumb through its pages to locate any business or service ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 22 March 2012
Effective January 2, 2012 Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) Special Order 11, (SO 11) was superseded by Special Order 1 (SO 1). Despite the addition of non-discriminatory language and a separate procedure ... read more >>
Visible Black Children
Written by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., NNPA Columnist 22 March 2012
Whether it is in the southern United States of America or in northern Uganda in Africa, Black children are not "invisible." Black children throughout the world should be given the same respect and sense ... read more >>
A Message to the Hood
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 22 March 2012
(Knowledge is the Key)Some people take umbrage with my defining myself as a hood rat. They say that by doing so, I'm not only demeaning myself, but I'm also demeaning other Black people in the process. ... read more >>
The Complaint
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 22 March 2012
Ever so freely, my voice discomforting to all who listen.While standing in line, a pace of two steps per minute, when my coffee is finally served the whipped cream will dissipate, thus the beginning of ... read more >>
Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil 22 March 2012
Cheryl Pearson-McNeilThe rapid-fire, head-spinning way in which technology continues to evolve never ceases to amaze me. Nielsen recently released its Nielsen and NM Incite's U.S. Digital Consumer Report, ... read more >>
Black Women, HIV/AIDS and Health:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 22 March 2012
Towards An Undisputed DignityThe critical juncture in history at which we stand now, confronting the devastating scourge we call HIV/AIDS is an unprecedented and precarious situation, aggravated and made ... read more >>
Dismissing Black Mythology
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 22 March 2012
If you haven't read the works of Chancellor Williams of George James, you may still be amongst the thinking Blacks who realize that misinformation about the standing of Africans and African Americans has ... read more >>