State of the Union on Point
Written by Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist 22 February 2013
I was among the 33.5 million people who sat riveted to their televisions, parsing every second of the State of the Union address.  I was stunned to learn, through a Washington Post article by Lisa ... read more >>
Blackonomics: Putting Economics Before Politics
Written by James Clingman NNPA Columnist 22 February 2013
It has always been intriguing to me that we have elected thousands of Black politicians since Reconstruction, especially since 1970, while the number of Black economic advocates pales in comparison.  ... read more >>
CHILD WATCH: The Courage and Vision of Medgar Evers
Written by Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist 15 February 2013
“One hundred fifty years after the Emancipation Proclamation and 50 years after the March on Washington, we celebrate the spirit of our ancestors, which has allowed us to move from a nation of unborn ... read more >>
Whole Foods and Whole Fools
Written by Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist 15 February 2013
There is a Whole Foods store about three blocks from my home, and around the corner from my gym.  I am enamored by the displays of produce, the red peppers contrasting the yellow ones, the kale, chard, ... read more >>
What We Can Do to Reclaim Black Children
Written by Susan L. Taylor NNPA Special Contributor 15 February 2013
Six years after I first heard them, the statistics still haunt me: Eighty-six percent of Black children in the fourth grade read and do math below their grade level. Black girls between the ages of ... read more >>
Killing Black Teens – Literally
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Columnist 15 February 2013
The death of Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old honor student at King College Prep High School on Chicago’s South Side is finally receiving the national attention that it deserves. An honor student ... read more >>
Chris Dorner: Same Story Different Script
Written by Eric Kyle Henry Lee, LAWT Contributing Writer 15 February 2013
Man strikes against society, murders police officers, then disappears promising to do it again. Manhunt three states wide, suspect still at large, seen in multiple locations ranging from San Diego to ... read more >>
LOCKE HIGH: RETURNING TO ITS COMMUNITY ROOTS
Written by Larry Aubry 11 February 2013
The Alain Leroy Locke High Alumni Foundation has endeavored to convince the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to remove Locke High from Green Dot Public Charter Schools and return it to the ... read more >>
Education
Written by Alfonzo Tucker 01 February 2013
Knowledge is the key to success in all aspects of ones life. Fear not judgment or life exercise read and write! To live with out strife, one must have education to direct a positive path through life. Whether ... read more >>
Conversations with Dr. Carver: The Languages and Lessons of Nature
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 01 February 2013
George Washington Carver (January 10(?), 1864-1943) was a remarkable and multidimensional man, one of the great scientific minds of the 20th century, whose impressive intellectual range is reflected ... read more >>
The Bridge: Move On?
Written by Darryl James 01 February 2013
Many of us deny it, but we have American mindsets. Why wouldn’t there be an American mindset for us? Very few of us are actually free thinking and enlightened, otherwise there would be no ... read more >>
STRONG BLACK LEADERSHIP KEY TO SUSTAINED UNITY
Written by Larry Aubry 01/31/13 01 February 2013
The 21st century is well underway but President Barack Obama’s re-election, notwithstanding, the problems facing Blacks today are as daunting as ever.  The 2nd Inaugural Address is widely described ... read more >>
Bilingual Job Qualifications: Are Blacks Being Left Out?
Written by Eric K. Lee Contributing Writer 01 February 2013
Forming from a culture of clashes, race relations throughout American history have hardly ever been ideal. A nation built on continuous immigration, each demographic of the present day population have ... read more >>
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR: NO PLACE FOR VIOLENCE
Written by Assemblymember Chris Holden 18 January 2013
Chris Holden Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  was killed 44 years ago by an assassin’s bullet, but his legacy lives on in his words and actions. Now more than ever, Dr. King’s message of nonviolence ... read more >>
CHILD WATCH New Year’s Resolutions
Written by Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist 12 January 2013
As New Year’s Eve countdowns wound down, many people turned to the familiar ritual of taking stock of where they are now to make resolutions for what they can do better in the new year. We all measure ... read more >>
Boehner: Intemperate, Ignorant and Out of Control
Written by Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist 12 January 2013
Congressman John Boehner was re-elected speaker of the House of Representatives with a narrow vote.  Needing 218 votes, he barely clinched it with 220.  His narrow vote reflects the fact that no ... read more >>
HOROSCOPES: January 9 – 15 ,2013
Written by Staff Report 11 January 2013
HOROSCOPES: January 9 – 15 ,2013   ARIES   An unexpected piece of excellent advice comes from an old friend. Heed well what is said. Follow your intuition concerning matters at work. Your gut ... read more >>
Wilmington Ten Pardons: Black Press at its Best
Written by George E. Curry, NNPA Columnist 11 January 2013
  “I wish to congratulate Mary Alice Thatch, publisher of the Wilimington Journal who led the way and propelled the effort to enlist myself and my colleague Dorothy Leavell, publisher of the Chicago ... read more >>
Remembering Rosa Parks: For Her, Our People and Our Struggle
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 11 January 2013
The marking of the passing of Ms. Rosa Parks, 12 years ago last month, immediately brings to mind the long, hard and heroic struggle waged by African people to expand the realm of freedom and justice ... read more >>
How Social Are You?
Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil 27 December 2012
  How Social Are You? Cheryl Pearson-McNeil   Channel surfing over the weekend, I stopped on a favorite old romantic comedy that was centered on a relationship that blossomed over emails.  The ... read more >>
Truly
Written by Alfonzo Tucker 20 December 2012
She offered herself to me within a lustful plea My mind became sublime, daydreaming about past times    A text message, with so much heat, I can hardly touch it to read I respond with physical stimulation ... read more >>
The Bridge: The Roots Of Christmas & Jesus, Part 2
Written by Darryl James 20 December 2012
As for the actual Christmas tree, the Germans used the Evergreen tree to worship the Yule God. Sound familiar? Of course-Yuletide greetings...Yule logs..."Yuletide carols being sung by the choir..." ... read more >>
LAUSD NEGLEGENCE AND CRISIS AT CRENSHAW HIGH
Written by Larry Aubry 12/20/12 20 December 2012
John Deasy, Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), summarily proposed, and will likely receive school board approval to reconstruct or "transform" Crenshaw High, one of only ... read more >>
RACIAL COLLABORATION TRICKY BUT NECESSARY
Written by Larry Aubry 13 December 2012
Racial/ethnic collaboration, for Blacks, is increasingly necessary but arguably, more difficult than ever. It requires agendas built on unity and mutual respect which Black leadership (and the Black ... read more >>
Love Letter, the second
Written by Alfonzo Tucker 13 December 2012
I recall being afraid to accept myself caring so deeply for a woman that I would not allow myself to actually love her, beyond a moment of lust. This became so easy for me that I created a persona around ... read more >>

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