Death of Reason
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 11 August 2011
Today I grieve.I grieve not for the passing of humanity into the ether, as defined divergently by many. I grieve not for those I have loved or those who have loved me who are now a part of the great beyond.I ... read more >>
Fix is in against working Americans
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 11 August 2011
Don't fall for the con. The fix is in. Working Americans are about to get fleeced--unless someone stands up for them.Standard & Poor's, the rating company, contributed directly to the mess we are in ... read more >>
A bold step--in wrong direction
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 11 August 2011
To paraphrase conservative icon Barry Goldwater, "extremism in defense of injustice is no virtue." The deal that went down in Washington on the debt ceiling proves that. It is a bold step in the wrong ... read more >>
The Wealth Gap and the Souls of Angry White Folk
Written by Bill Fletcher, Jr., NNPA Columnist 11 August 2011
The report recently released by the Pew Research Center that showed that the wealth gap between white families on the one hand, and African American and Latino families on the other was greater than at ... read more >>
Happy 50th Birthday, Mr. President
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 11 August 2011
Happy Birthday, Mr. President,But I've got to be honest, you have me about as hot as fish grease right now I just can't figure out what's going on in your head You go out and give these rousing, voice-quivering ... read more >>
Will The Real President Obama Please, Please Stand up?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 11 August 2011
I've been a steadfast Obama supporter every since the very first day he arrived on the political scene, but I must admit, it hasn't always been easy. First, even as a candidate, he reversed his position ... read more >>
The Gloved One & White Gangs?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 11 August 2011
Putting the Crips & Bloods to Shame!In his Bad video (1987) Michael Joseph Jackson featured rival street gangs. And having lived in Los Angeles, he was quite familiar with the Crips and Bloods--two ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 11 August 2011
Senate Bill 9 changes California law that requires youth under the age of 18 to be sentenced to spend the rest of their lives in prison. The law is absolute; regardless of an inmate's positive growth there ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 11 August 2011
Wal-Mart exploits Black workers and others of color throughout the world, yet labor unions and Black civil rights groups are on meeting with Wal-Mart regarding expanding its operation in South Central ... read more >>
Say Yes
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 29 July 2011
At thought with a controlled rhythm of sound, Metronome.A cerebral high hidden behind my smile, invisible.I am nourished by your word, "hello."Your bountiful impressions always coat my frown, incomparable.I ... read more >>
"How I Spent (Am Spending) My Summer"
Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil 29 July 2011
Cheryl Pearson-McNeilRemember back in the day when we had to chronicle our "How I Spent My Summer" adventures at the start of every fresh new school year? Well, this week's column is kind of a version ... read more >>
Conversations with Dr. Carver:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 29 July 2011
The Languages and Lessons of NatureGeorge Washington Carver (July 12, 1884-1943) was a remarkable and multidimensional man, one of the great scientific minds of the 20th century, whose impressive intellectual ... read more >>
Fake crisis on debt hides real problems
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 29 July 2011
Something is terribly amiss in America. In Washington, we witness around-the-clock meetings on a fake crisis ginned up by politicians over how to raise the debt ceiling. Yet no attention is devoted to ... read more >>
Issue of My Heart
Written by Timothy B. Jones 29 July 2011
On May 24, 2010 I underwent one of the most serious of all operations, a heart transplant. This is my story and I hope that many black men and women will read this and do whatever is necessary to LIVE.I ... read more >>
Gangbanging is Over-rated!
Written by Biko N. Poindexter-Hodge, Sentinel Intern 29 July 2011
Gangbanging is so overrated, and being a gang member or part of a gang isn't cool. A gang is a group of people, through the organization, formation and establishment of an assemblage that share a common ... read more >>
Wattree's Pearls of Limited Wisdom
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 29 July 2011
*The greatest lesson in wisdom, intelligence, and class is the understanding that one doesn't corner the market on any of them*When you choose to live in a fantasy, you're forced to view reality as a myth ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 29 July 2011
It is clear that right wing extremists (overwhelmingly white) are intent on destroying President Barack Obama's credibility. Increasingly however, erstwhile staunch supporters, including Blacks, are complaining ... read more >>
The Jackson Journal
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 29 July 2011
The most popular everNo, Michael Joseph Jackson hasn't left a secret tell-all journal with me. True, he told me some secrets; but he didn't leave a journal (at least not with me!) He did, however, have ... read more >>
It's Ok
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 22 July 2011
Wellington's RoadIf you need to be angry. Be angry. Let the scream run until it’s tired. Release the embers. Let it burn. Let the tears waterfall. Extinguish the wild flame. A well overflowing inside. ... read more >>
We are our Brothers and Sisters' Keepers
Written by Pastor Robert Smith 22 July 2011
  On Thursday June 30, 2011 on its front page, one of the headline captions in the Los Angeles Sentinel read as follows: "Local family wins Verizon Wireless Sweepstakes!" This article reported that the ... read more >>
Lady Beast
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 22 July 2011
 You want to mean everything to me. Yet you lie to yourself and me.You want me to care more for you than I do myself, yet your love is hidden, out of reach within a high guarded shelf.You labeled yourself ... read more >>
Racing Toward The Bottom
Written by Julianne Malveaux, NNPA Columnist 22 July 2011
While a Department of Education program embraces "a race to the top", our nation's current stance toward our 14 million officially unemployed people represents nothing less than a race to the bottom. We ... read more >>
Christian Conservative Group Lauds Slavery
Written by Rev. Eric P. Lee, President/CEO Southern Christian Leadership Conference-CA 22 July 2011
The institution of slavery was a better environment to raise Black children in than the current environment with laws against discrimination in housing, education and employment. (My interpretation of ... read more >>
Kawaida, Reaffirmation and Resistance:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 22 July 2011
Cultivating A Culture of StruggleThis 33rd Annual Seminar in Social Theory and Practice to be held July 24-30, 2011 at the Kawaida Institute of Pan-African Studies (Us) here in Los Angeles, like all our ... read more >>
The Confusion of Feminism
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 22 July 2011
Many of today's women who label themselves "Feminists" believe that any man who doesn't fully buy into the propaganda is a misogynist.It's actually deeper than that.A man can fully support the rights of ... read more >>