Jesse Jackson Makes a Difference
Written by BENJAMIN F. CHAVIS JR. 24 October 2014
      I know about Black American leadership from both a personal and a professional perspective that spans more than five decades of observation and involvement. After recently the participating ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 23 October 2014
                                                                                               10/16/14               Last ...
Written by Larry Aubry 23 October 2014
          It’s been two months and protests over the killing of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Mo. cop have continued. But will Blacks ‘outrage and action be sustained?  ... read more >>
Black Consumers Still Left Behind in Recovering Mortgage Market
Written by By Charlene Crowell 16 October 2014
  When it comes to assessing the nation’s housing industry, one key measure that all housing industry stakeholders take note of is the annual Home Mortgage Disclosure Act report, commonly referred ... read more >>
LGBT’s ‘Urge to Marry’ Merge
Written by By Larry Buford Contributing Writer 16 October 2014
  The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on October 6 not to hear any of the seven same-sex marriage cases cleared the way for same-sex couples to wed in more added states across the country. Hooray ... read more >>
We All Deserve A Fresh Start and Leadership with Integrity at the Helm of our Sheriff's Department
Written by By Rev. Cecil “Chip” Murray 16 October 2014
    By Rev. Cecil “Chip” Murray   Just over two years ago, I had the privilege of serving as the Vice Chair of the Citizens’ Commission on Jail Violence (CCJV). This blue ribbon panel was ... read more >>
Remembering the Million Man March: Reflections on Memory and Mission
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 16 October 2014
There is so much damage done to memory and mission in our lives and to our sense of self by large and small concessions to the constant call to let go and move on regardless of what is lost or left ... read more >>
The Foreclosure Crisis Economic Violence Shatters the 'Dream' for Millions
Written by Martin Luther King III 09 October 2014
  Martin Luther King III    Last year, my family and I were honored to join millions around the world in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the landmark "March on Washington." Beyond the powerful ... read more >>
A Champion for Equal Justice for All - Attorney General Eric Holder Bids Farewell
Written by Marc Morial - President & CEO, National Urban League 09 October 2014
  Recently, as I stood with a group of civil rights leaders and grieving family members at a press conference in Washington, DC to demand a full federal investigation of the police killings of two ... read more >>
Jordan Davis’ Killer to be Jailed for Life
Written by Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. 09 October 2014
  Dr. Benjamin Chavis      Justice for 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was murdered by Michael Dunn in Jacksonville, Fla. on Nov. 23, 2012 in a dispute over loud music has not come without a struggle.  ... read more >>
Environmental Education
Written by Monique McGhee, Special to the Sentinel 09 October 2014
  By Monique McGhee University of Southern California- Master’s Program   Every parent wants the best for their child. Unfortunately, our education system is failing to prepare ... read more >>
Ebola: Fight the Disease, not the Victims
Written by Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. NNPA Columnist 09 October 2014
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.  The spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa is a global health emergency. Countries around the world must join together to mobilize the resources, build the isolation ... read more >>
Kawaida, Cultural Nationalism and Struggle: Setting the Revolutionary Record Straight Part II
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 09 October 2014
    Part II. Clearly, Us saw and defined itself as a revolutionary vanguard organization and second to none in its ideology, intention and practice directed toward radical transformation of self, society ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 09 October 2014
Larry Aubry               A compelling question is how Blacks will navigate increasingly hostile political and economic challenges. Many of us are more adept at perpetuating rather than ... read more >>
Violence Against Women and Children is Wrong - No Tolerance, No Excuses
Written by Marc H. Morial 03 October 2014
  "I also understand after meeting with a psychologist that there are other alternative ways of disciplining a child that may be more appropriate." Adrian Peterson    The NFL may have inadvertently ... read more >>
Health Centers Key To Student Success
Written by Mark Ridley-Thomas 03 October 2014
    When former Los Angeles Lakers star Metta World Peace (formerly known as Ron Artest) visited a local high school in my district, he brought more than 900 students to their feet, cheering and clapping ... read more >>
We Need to Talk About Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Written by By Dr. Elaine Batchlor, CEO The New Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital 03 October 2014
Every October, people lace up their sneakers and walk to support efforts to find a cure for breast cancer. In a sea of pink, there are heart wrenching stories of survival, homemade signs in memory of loved ... read more >>
Decriminalizing School Discipline
Written by Marian Wright Edelman 03 October 2014
      The purpose of public schools is to educate not exclude children, and to help identify and meet child needs, not make children serve adult convenience, self-interest, and systems. So huge reforms ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 03 October 2014
              Black Americans for Just Immigration (BAJI) issued a media release, August 25, 2014), titled, “Black immigrants and Black Americans Demand End to Police Brutality and Criminalization ... read more >>
Kawaida, Cultural Nationalism and Struggle: Setting the Revolutionary Record Straight
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 03 October 2014
      Part I. As September, the month of celebrating Us’ 49th anniversary draws to an end and there is much talk about developing a national strategy of struggle, it is of no small importance to ... read more >>
The High Cost of Child Poverty in America
Written by By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist 25 September 2014
   Just released U.S. Census Bureau data reveal 45.3 million people were poor in America in 2013. One in three of those who are poor is a child. Children remain our poorest age group and children of ... read more >>
Silicon Valley Must Embrace Diversity
Written by By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist 25 September 2014
    While the number of African American, Latino and women consumers of Internet and broadband products and services is rising, their numbers at the major Silicon Valley companies continue to lag way ... read more >>
The CBC – Then and Now
Written by By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist 25 September 2014
    By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist   Too often people who have experienced and endured long term oppression and suffering take for granted some of the socioeconomic and political indicators ... read more >>
The Boomerang Generation
Written by Angela Howard 25 September 2014
            One of the most interesting findings of the data recently released by the Census Bureau is that so many recent college graduates live with their parents. Described as “boomerang” ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 25 September 2014
    Outrage over his death emerged throughout the country, people felt unarmed, 18-year-old Michael Brown was unjustly killed by a Ferguson cop; many believe he was murdered. Despite differing versions, ... read more >>