Societal Sin: Prisoner Revenge
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 14 May 2009
(Part 2 of 3)The title of this piece provokes several questions: What sin—a word with obvious theological implications—has society committed? Why would prisoners seek revenge for societal ... read more >>
When the Budget's in Doubt, Threaten to Let Em' All Out
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 14 May 2009
The whole world knows that California is as broke as its residents are. Yet, it never ceases to amaze me when it comes to local and State politics how low some politicians will go to get their way. Case ... read more >>
Bad Teachers Cripple Students But Are Rarely Fired
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 14 May 2009
Teacher incompetence and misconduct are far more pervasive than most people realize. The LA Times recently ran stories on the arduous process of firing incompetent teachers in California. (Black students, ... read more >>
Bishop Joe Simon Sings the Blues Over Rappers and Ministry
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 07 May 2009
I call this column "Beneath the Spin" because it's dedicated to an honest search for truth, an attempt to stimulate thought, and an earnest effort to clear up the trough of pure BS served up to us on a ... read more >>
Necessity versus Desire
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 07 May 2009
Hello world, I have a question for you all this week. Please be honest with your self when answering this question as your truth is where the answer dwells. Understand the emphasis on "Your Truth", as ... read more >>
Remembering the Miracle of Our Mother
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 07 May 2009
This is a special Mother's Day homage to our mother, who with our father, brought us into being, who bathed and baptized us, even in the womb, in the sacred waters of her love, who nurtured us, who knew ... read more >>
New Top Ten Random Thoughts
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 07 May 2009
There's a lot going on in the news today. Typically, the average person reads or listens to the news and just accepts whatever they hear. But since I am opinionated, I always form my own thoughts instead ... read more >>
Homeowners Learn Resistance Can Work
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 07 May 2009
'The banks . . . are still the most powerful lobby on Capitol Hill. And they frankly own the place." So Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) expressed his disgust as the Senate gutted his effort ... read more >>
I Got It From Yo' Mama
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 07 May 2009
A couple of week's ago I was honored to received the 2009 PLUS Award from Forgiving for Living, Inc. The organization focuses on resolving issues of hate, anger, bitterness and the inability to forgive ... read more >>
A Somali-American Responds to Somalia’s Plight
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 07 May 2009
 Kayse Jama attended the initial meeting to form a "Black Immigration Network" two weeks ago in Baltimore, Maryland. (Urban Perspective 4/30/09) Kayse is a forceful, articulate advocate for human rights ... read more >>
Prison Notoriety: Terror of Society
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 07 May 2009
(Part 1 of 3)Your first thought may be that you’ve done nothing to cause any ex-con to hate you. Well, ironically, that’s exactly why they hate you: you’ve done nothing. You may be ... read more >>
Accountability
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 30 April 2009
Eight years of Republican "leadership" has left America both economically devastated, and globally humiliated. Yet, far from apologizing for the damage that they've done to the stability and image of this ... read more >>
You are today what your choices were yesterday
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 30 April 2009
Hello world, good or bad, happy or sad, many of us dwell within the decisions of our past. Whether they are as a parent, a spouse, a friend, a leader: those decisions be them spontaneous or well thought ... read more >>
The Gift
Written by Malik Spellman 30 April 2009
Peace to my folks behind the wall who support my every move through prayer and sacrifice. I love you all unconditionally especially my brothers who are lifers and the ones that are on Death Row. Watts ... read more >>
Honoring August Wilson
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 30 April 2009
In the month of remembering, reading and raising up the work and life of August Wilson (April 27, 1945-October 2, 2005), arguably the most successful and celebrated playwright in U.S. history, one is unavoidably ... read more >>
Feminism & Violent Women
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 30 April 2009
"Women are lauded for encompassing unladylike traits such as violence and assertiveness; especially when they use those traits against men. It is why a lot of young men have developed a stance of indifference ... read more >>
Obama's 100-day grade: Incomplete
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 30 April 2009
The only real grade Barack Obama can be given for his first 100 days is an "incomplete." He has been remarkably fast out of the blocks--arguably getting off to the best start of any president since Franklin ... read more >>
Foundation Grants III
Written by Super User 30 April 2009
 In the last two weeks we have brought you information about the Foundation Coalition grants, or to put it in blunt language, the lack of foundation grants. We are not alone in our concern about foundations.Recently ... read more >>
7 Years Later, Little Change in South LA
Written by Marqueece Harris-Dawson 30 April 2009
April 29th marked the 17th Anniversary of the 1992 civil unrest. While this anniversary went unnoticed by the majority of the City, it is not easy to forget for those of us who lived in the line of fire.What ... read more >>
The Bible & Black Female Sexuality
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 30 April 2009
The mystery, sexuality, and sensuousness of Black women have captivated the imagination of the world from time immemorial. For a certainty, long before European women donned corsets to mimic the hourglass ... read more >>
Addressing Black Immigrants’ Overlooked Rights
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 30 April 2009
Black immigrants from Africa, the Caribbean, Haiti, et.al, are barely footnotes in the immigration reform conversation. A recent meeting of the fledging Black Immigration Network (BIN) in Baltimore, addressed ... read more >>
Meet Caesar: The New, Greatest Singer in the World
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 23 April 2009
It was about 3 a.m. In the morning, and I found myself, as I am prone to do at that secluded hour, strollin' down the laid back and funky avenues of The Jazz Network.http://thejazznetwork.ning.com. I love ... read more >>
My Brother, Does This Article Describe You?
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 23 April 2009
Hello world, I've discovered something about myself! Well, I think it is better to say that I have finally admitted this to myself. I am truly selfish, self-centered in the fashion of sharing my heart ... read more >>
Year Up and Microsoft, a Most Elegant Partnership
Written by Super User 23 April 2009
Working together to create opportunities and strengthen communitiesAn elegant equation is the simplest path to a solution. Microsoft plus Year Up equals unlimited opportunities. Microsoft and Year Up have ... read more >>
Message to the Oppressed
Written by Malik Spellman 23 April 2009
Did they have prison on the plantation? Well the answer is no because there was a level of respect for the slave who the slave master knew could not possibly be responsible for the crimes he or she committed ... read more >>

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