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An Unwinnable War With Whites? (Pt 3)
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 17 April 2008
Barack Obama and Introspective Politics Part 3 of 3 Barack Obama has overwhelming support among Blacks in his bid to be President of the United States. He could easily be conceived as that ‘Black ... read more >>
Obama, Elections and the Movement: Problematics and Challenges of Change
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 17 April 2008
This election, like those before it, generates its own special illusions, born of both unbridled hope and unrestrained hype, constantly nurtured as another needed “hook” to insure success ... read more >>
Black on Black Violence: A Hideous Conundrum
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 17 April 2008
Part 2 of 2 Black on Black violence diminishes human life but increasingly, is more likely to occur in inner-city neighborhoods. Pervasive violence exists with muted outcry from both the victims ... read more >>
An Open Letter to the Super Delegates
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 17 April 2008
I realize that many of you feel that you owe the Clintons your loyalty, and others are waiting to ensure that you act in the Democratic Party’s best interest, but when is enough enough? Even the ... read more >>
Whores & Wives: Part Three of a Three Part Series
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 10 April 2008
Part 3 At 24, life was good for Pam. She was close to her family and an active part of her church and community. She had worked hard to get through nursing school and was glad to be back home. Pam attended ... read more >>
Hillary’s Lies Threaten to Unravel Clinton Legacy
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 10 April 2008
Hillary Clinton’s ravenous ambition and sense of entitlement has clearly blinded her to reality. If she wasn’t so blinded by the arrogance of believing that America owes her the presidency, ... read more >>
Repairing and Remaking the World: An Environmental Vision of Justice
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 10 April 2008
As Earth Day approaches this year, it an important provides an opportunity to focus on critical environmental issues in a post-Katrina era of devastating storms and flooding, increasingly disastrous ... read more >>
Black on Black Violence: A Horrible Testimonial
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 10 April 2008
Part 1 of 2 Black on Black violence is the ultimate decadent manifestation of self-hate, spawned and nurtured by a racist society. Inner-city Black communities express outrage over exceptionally brutal ... read more >>
Hillary’s Remarks on the 40th Anniversary of Dr. King’s Death in Memphis, Tennessee
Written by Senator Hillary Clinton 10 April 2008
Thank you all. I am deeply honored to be here today on this very important commemoration and for this significant gathering. I want to thank Bishop Blake for his leadership here at home and around the ... read more >>
An Unwinnable War With Whites? (Pt 2)
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 03 April 2008
“I met some white Muslims from Britain,” wrote Moazzam Begg in his book Enemy Combatant: My Imprisonment at Guantánamo, Bagram, and Kandahar. His people contacted me to see if I’d ... read more >>
Whores & Wives: Part Two of a Three Part Series
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 03 April 2008
Part 2 Eden was about to turn 30 on Monday. She dreaded the birthday and for the longest, she ignored it, pretending that by ignoring the event, it wouldn’t really occur. But occur it did. It ... read more >>
Why Black Americans Should Vote Their Race... For Once
Written by DR.?M. TYRONE CUSHMAN 03 April 2008
Reprint from Pasadena Journal I never cease to be amazed at the race-sensitive conscience of Black Americans. Why are we the only race in the world embarrassed to choose itself? Why do we as Blacks ... read more >>
Considering King’s Martyrdom and Message: Losing Illusions and Gaining Truth
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 03 April 2008
Dr. Maulana Karenga The 40th anniversary of the martyrdom of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. calls for us not only to pause to pay rightful hommage to him and the great gift of life he gave us, but it also ... read more >>
Labor Reform Misses Rank and File Blacks
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 03 April 2008
For Black unionists, labor reforms like those in public education, law enforcement and politics are paper pronouncements, not a reality. They also know that “reform” emanates from privileged ... read more >>
If We Allow Our Best to be Dragged Through the Mud the Average American Doesn’t Have a Chance
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 03 April 2008
Along with the ability to inspire, a president should have the intelligence to see the big picture, the maturity to handle power, and the class to ensure that his or her own personal needs remain secondary ... read more >>
Dr. King’s Trumpet
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 03 April 2008
April 4 marks the 40th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination. Forty years later, his dream has been remembered and commemorated. But in many ways, his mission has not yet been realized. ... read more >>
An Unwinnable War with Whites? (Pt 1)
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 27 March 2008
(A Presidential Fight in Black and White) Part 1 of 3 “The white race is a wicked race,” said one prominent national leader. Provocative words indeed. Who’s the author? Malcolm X? ... read more >>
A Response to Pat Buchanan’s ‘A Brief for Whitey’...
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 27 March 2008
Leave it up to Whitey to rewrite history in such a way that favors himself as Blacks greatest savior. And I quote: First, America has been the best country on earth for Black folks. It was here that ... read more >>
Healing and Hope with Obama: Negotiating Race, Racism and Reconciliation
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 27 March 2008
Some of us are sufficiently satisfied just to share space and special moments with them, to have them turn and tell us something nice, to smile at us without racial arrogance, paternalism, maternalism ... read more >>
Jeremiah and America’s Blind Spot
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 27 March 2008
The American media has become absolutely fixated on Rev. Jeremiah Wright. How could he say what he did about America? Why didn’t Senator Obama storm out of the church in protest? And how can Barack ... read more >>
Whores & Wives: Part One of a Three Part Series
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 27 March 2008
Part 1 At 38, Ron had been with enough women to fill twelve issues of Essence. He had loved a few, but mostly, he had either hurt them or had been hurt by them. At this stage in his life, he wanted something ... read more >>
4000 and $3 Trillion
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 27 March 2008
The US military announced Monday that the death toll of US soldiers in the five year Iraq conflict reached 4,000, after four soldiers were killed in a Baghdad bombing. According to icasualties.org, ... read more >>
Is Black Leadership Equal to the Task?
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 27 March 2008
Black leadership heads the list of relentless challenges bombarding Black Americans. Unless leaders become more effective, however, responses to these growing challenges will remain fragmented, i.e., ... read more >>
Jeremiah, Jesus and Doing Justice: Obama’s Church, Challenge and Campaign
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 20 March 2008
Has it actually come to this, Black people, that White folks now dare to choose our church, approve and disapprove our pastor and dictate the spiritual and social content of our sermons without blinking, ... read more >>
The Problem with Hillary
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 20 March 2008
The problem with Hillary is that she seems to think she’s smarter than the rest of us. The next time you hear her speaking at a political rally, listen to her closely, then ask yourself, does she ... read more >>

 

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