What Do You Say: Are Racism's Tentacles Indelible?
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 20 November 2008
The problem is not defining racism, but doing something about it is; its pernicious tentacles still infect all of our lives. And even though contemporary advocate scholars like Michael Eric Dyson and ... read more >>
Howling Winds
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 13 November 2008
As I watched my son, dapper as they come, walk down Our walkway and into manhood, what I remember most is The rushing wind. I'd seen such winds before, but Never like this--my old foe was ... read more >>
Amazing Grace: How Sweet it Sounds
Written by Willis Edwards 13 November 2008
How sweet it sounds to now refer to Senator Barack Obama as President-elect Obama! This election means so much! It means that economics trumped race. He was judged on the quality of his intellect, ... read more >>
Sense of Pride!
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 13 November 2008
Hello World, if you all don't know, I will allow you the reader a view of my inner self in its truest form. Or I should say my conscious attempt at presenting my truest self. "Right or Wrong", ... read more >>
Reimagining the Future With Obama
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 13 November 2008
It is not difficult to recognize or respect the remarkable moment in the history of this country that the election of Barack Obama represents, nor the profound and particular meaning it has for us ... read more >>
What Barack Represents to All Americans
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 13 November 2008
It was truly a powerful feeling to watch history in the making. Some said it could never occur, but it did. A Black man was elected president of the United States, a place where racism is as entrenched ... read more >>
Make No Small Plans
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 13 November 2008
The beltway poison began almost before the dancing stopped early Wednesday morning. Obama has to be "cautious." This is still a "center-right nation," wrote Bill Kristol. "The ... read more >>
Skin Folk and Kin Folk
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 13 November 2008
By now, I am sure that you are aware of the fallout over the Nov. 4 election results that passed Proposition 8, an amendment to the state constitution to make marriage legal only between one man and ... read more >>
What Now, Deja Vu or Strategic Alternatives?
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 13 November 2008
Waves of euphoria greeted the news that Barack Obama had become president of the United States. However, reaction ranged all the way from joy and grudging acceptance, to disappointment and disgust--all ... read more >>
Barack McCain & John Obama?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 13 November 2008
Yin and yang just got a new twist. The ebb and flow of reality just crossed over into a parallel universe. Talk about mixed race and mixed ancestry! If ever the saying was true that you can’t ... read more >>
Are You Voting for Obama Because He is Black?
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 06 November 2008
My Co-worker asked me this question, "Are you going to vote for Obama because he is black?" I was offended by the question! Part of me felt like answering him back sarcastically, "Are ... read more >>
Mr. Paulson, Tear Down That Wall!
Written by Blair H. Taylor 06 November 2008
With the enormous bailouts that the federal government provided over the past several months to myriad sectors of our economy, here's a new twist: How about some relief for the nation's not ... read more >>
The Cream Always Rises to the Top
Written by Malik Spellman 06 November 2008
Well brothers and sisters I think our prayers have been answered in the form of my vote making a difference for the sake of my great-great-grandmother who couldn't vote and my brothers around the ... read more >>
From Ancient Egypt to Barack Obama:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 06 November 2008
We are, by almost everyone's assessment, on the threshold of a new historical opening, marked first by the sure and certain coming occupation of the office of president and the White House by a ... read more >>
Cultural Awareness
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 06 November 2008
I wrote about the need for African Americans to promote a Cultural Revolution, outlining the reasons why we need it and making recommendations on what it should look like. This week, as I write ... read more >>
Pimps Up, Hughley Down?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 06 November 2008
Comedian, D.L. Hughley is being severely criticized in the Black community over his new CNN show, D.L. Hughley Breaking the News. I first heard the opening salvo in an email sent to me from Dr. Boyce ... read more >>
The First and the Last 100 Days
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 06 November 2008
The air crackles with anticipation. Fingers are crossed. It gets hard to breathe. Hope, for so long locked in a closet, begins pounding on the door. And throwing fortune to the wind, many are already ... read more >>
Presidential Power Parlays to Police?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 06 November 2008
Black community set to support revitalized OJB  “As [Black officers] try to make policing fairer for residents of black communities, their fellow white officers often view them as ‘radicals,’ ... read more >>
The Campaign and Beyond Deconstructing Obama
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 06 November 2008
"I'm not voting for a Black man." This refrain, prevalent among white union members in NW St. Louis, mirrors continuing racism that was still the biggest obstacle to Barack Obama's ... read more >>
Drama, My Mama, & Barack Obama
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 30 October 2008
No one could have predicted that paths grown cold would cross, or that one degree of separation would make for an odd connection. About a week ago, Hofstra University in Hempstead , New York , was ... read more >>
Joe the Plumber: A Prime Symbol of Republican
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 30 October 2008
John McCain accused Barack Obama of being an elitist. He then trotted out "Joe the Plumber" to symbolize that he, unlike Obama, stood in solidarity with the American middle class. That made ... read more >>
Live Single or Married?
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 30 October 2008
Hello world, the question this week isn't simple yet it is truly difficult to answer, depending on your personal opinions concerning "Love". So, would you rather live single or married? ... read more >>
Here Comes the Judge!
Written by Malik Spellman 30 October 2008
Well readers, as you all may know this about me, this is the first time that I have ever voted for change in my life! Not only is this my first encounter with this big task called voting, but the whole ... read more >>
Ready, Set, Vote
Written by Dean C. Logan 30 October 2008
Activity associated with this election has surpassed that of any election in recent history with voter registration reaching an all time high including many first-time and younger voters. This is a ... read more >>
On Death Row with Troy Davis:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 30 October 2008
Say what you want or will, there is something ethically savage and socially unseemly about engaging in official killing as an object lesson, preventive measure or pretension of doing it in the name ... read more >>