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 >>
As the rich thrive, more fall in cracks
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 22 July 2011
When I checked in late at night at a hotel in Indiana last week, I was greeted by the night desk manager, a young woman with a noticeable limp. She said she had stepped in a hole, ripped up her leg, had ... read more >>
The King of Pop & "Carmageddon"
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 22 July 2011
Is mankind being driven to "the end"?In case you haven't heard, before the name "Carmageddon" was associated with Los Angeles' infamous "4-or-5-hour freeway"--officially known as the 405 freeway--it Carmageddon ... read more >>
SECURING JUSTICE FOR BLACK IMMIGRANTS
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 22 July 2011
Immigration reform is an intractable, highly contentious issue in Congress and cities with large numbers of immigrants. However, the debate around immigrant rights has excluded Black immigrants, which ... read more >>
I'm Standing on Principle
Written by Tony R. Wafford 15 July 2011
 I'm always writing about how I feel about issues without fear of popular opinion, I just try and said what I think is right. So I want to share a personal issue I have been dealing with for the past ... read more >>
My Brotherhood
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 15 July 2011
Hello World, if I may, please allow me to capture your attention for a few brief moments as I would like to discuss with you my opinions of brotherhood.This past week I had the pleasure of attending my ... read more >>
The Liberation Psychology of Frantz Fanon:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 15 July 2011
Struggle as Normative and Necessary To have read Frantz Fanon (1925-1961) in the original French or the translated English, especially The Wretched of the Earth, and to grasp and embrace his understanding ... read more >>
He Who Laughs..., Part 2
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 15 July 2011
 Who's Culture?Critical thinking and independent thought are rare in a world of social seeding and engineered popular culture.Yes, popular culture, which once developed organically from Black culture, ... read more >>
Spending cuts add to jobs crisis
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 15 July 2011
We have a brutal - and worsening - jobs crisis in this country. The human casualties are mounting. But Washington doesn't get it. The focus there is on cutting spending, not on creating jobs. We witness ... read more >>
BLACK COMMUNITY LEADERS URGE REDISTRICTING COMMISSION...
Written by Jackie Dupont-Walker 15 July 2011
TO STOP GUTTING OUR POLITICAL REPRESENTATIONPresident, Ward Economic Development Corporation and Chair, Social Action, 5th District AME ChurchAfrican Americans who are watching the recent maneuverings ... read more >>
MJ & the "faithful slave" (Part 4 of 4)
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 15 July 2011
When slaves become kingsAs stated in Part 1, "The Governing Body represents a small group of Witnesses slated for heaven who, along with the Body, comprises the composite 'faithful and discreet slave' ... read more >>
RACE MATTERS: POST-RACIAL SOCIETY A HOAX
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 15 July 2011
Those with an iota of sophistication understand that race matters and that America is anything but a post-racial society. Unfortunately, that hoax, likely concocted by white-wing extremists, is embraced ... read more >>
He Who Laughs...
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 07 July 2011
It has been said that he who laughs last, laughs best.When it comes to laughing at African Americans and ignorant Black comedy, we have to seriously ask ourselves: "Who's laughing last? Who's laughing ... read more >>
Rep. Bass Speaks on Medicare
Written by CONGRESSWOMAN KAREN BASS 07 July 2011
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass Statement on the 45th Anniversary of Medicare's ImplementationWashington, DC--U.S. Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement today marking the 45th anniversary of Medicare's ... read more >>
Give military vets real job-hunt help
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 07 July 2011
ReutersAmericans celebrate those who serve their country when they are in uniform. We honor those who answer their nation's call and risk their lives in conflicts abroad. But what happens when they return ... read more >>
Parents Struggle to Get Their Children into Charters
Written by Micah Grant 07 July 2011
Nationwide, minority parents are beginning to realize the negative impact public employee unions are having on their children, especially in the inner city. Whether public employee unions realize it or ... read more >>
The Gloved One Gives a Grade (Part 3 of 4)
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 07 July 2011
What did he think of the Governing Body?Michael Joseph Jackson was not shy about saying how he felt about leaders among Jehovah's Witnesses. All one has to do is read the chapter, "Jehovah's Witnesses ... read more >>
COMMUNITY'S TACIT TOLERANCE AIDS BLACK VIOLENCE
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 07 July 2011
Aided by a collective community silence, violence among inner-city Blacks remains high. Blacks denounce violence, but in some inner-city neighborhoods still kill each other with near epidemic frequency. ... read more >>
I Heard You
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 01 July 2011
"I heard you" You spoke your opinion, which I respect. I heard the tone in your voice, it was that of regret. You choose to save face, so integrity you replaced. I heard you And instantly, I saw life's ... read more >>
What's in it for us in 2012?
Written by Tony R. Wafford 01 July 2011
Like most Black people, I must admit, I felt for a moment (just a moment) after the election of Barak Obama as President of the United States, I felt just maybe Black people stood somewhat of a better ... read more >>
Jaramogi, Social Justice and Church:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 01 July 2011
 Black Liberation Theology and StruggleIn an age of established-order funding of faith, the shameless transformation of social gospel teaching into preaching and praying for wealth, and an increased self-silencing ... read more >>

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