Black Cops vs. the Black Community?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 16 October 2008
Although John Singleton’s hit movie Boyz in the Hood as a whole is art imitating life, one scene in particular has been replayed time and again in America’s Black Communities (The “ABCs”), ... read more >>
Straight Outta Compton With My Hood Votes
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 16 October 2008
Over the course of the presidential and vice-presidential candidate's debates, it's become crystal clear that both Democrats and Republicans are focused on one segment of the American population, ... read more >>
Redistricting: Those Who Draw the Lines Prevail
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 16 October 2008
It's both unnerving and reprehensible that Los Angeles Black leadership, elected officials especially, have said virtually nothing about the redistricting initiative on the November ballot-no community ... read more >>
The Vice Presidential Debate: Joe Biden Vs. Betty Boop
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 09 October 2008
The writers can take the day off at Saturday Night Live this weekend, because comic relief won't be necessary. Mark Twain himself couldn't have provided better satire than the reality of last ... read more >>
Are You Alive or Just Living
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 09 October 2008
Hello World, I pose this question because I am truly confused about the motives of people today. I still believe the nature of man is positive and the initial energy given from people is positive. ... read more >>
Fannie Lou Hamer Walking Off the Plantation: Questioning and Transforming America
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 09 October 2008
Fannie Lou Hamer was born 1917 October 6 in Mississippi in the midst of the racial madness and social mayhem called White supremacy in which walls of brutal separation were built in life and law to ... read more >>
America, Elections & Stupidity
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 09 October 2008
George Bush did not steal the last election. He simply duped America. He duped America into believing that he is a man of God and that all men and women of God should follow him. George Bush made ... read more >>
The Grip of Bad Ideas
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 09 October 2008
The collapse of leading Wall Street firms. $1 trillion lost in the stock market in one day. $2 trillion lost in housing values. Congress hands the Treasury Secretary $700 billion in a panicked vote ... read more >>
Do the Deal
Written by Dr. M Tryone Cushman 09 October 2008
The following is a letter from Dr. M. Tyrone Cushman to Joe Hopkins, President of West Coast Black Publishers Association With uncharacteristic non-partisan resolve, we can solve this problem. ... read more >>
Obama and the Bailout of Biblical Proportions: Is he fixin' to fight the Fed?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 09 October 2008
 “I sincerely believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies…The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people ... read more >>
The Big Payback: O.J. Simpson
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 09 October 2008
When boxer Mike Tyson was convicted of raping Miss Black Rhode Island, Desiree Washington, in an Indianapolis hotel room, for which he served three years in prison, we threw him a parade upon his release. ... read more >>
Racial Pride: A Lost But Found Imperative
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 09 October 2008
In a momentous demonstration of ethnic pride, thousands of Jews celebrated the Star of David flag-raising at the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles. What's wrong with that? Nothing, but similar expressions ... read more >>
A Red Flag Flies Over Financial Bailout
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 02 October 2008
I'm writing this article a full week before it's due to appear in the paper. Considering all that's going on in the election, I know that's early, but unless someone drops out of the ... read more >>
How Do We Eradicate GANGS?
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 02 October 2008
Hello world, hope all is well with you and your families, truly. On September 26th 2008, I had an extremely eventful day with two speaking events in the Bay Area, Alameda County. The first was a "Gang ... read more >>
Debating Downward:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 02 October 2008
They came to debate in the midst of the country's and economy's descent into depression or something precariously similar, a slow or quick road to ruin rooted in the chickens-coming-home-to-roost ... read more >>
The Center of Self
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 02 October 2008
"The improper handling of Emotion does not allow us to grow beyond Self." - The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan The intrinsic problem with many people in this land of plenty is selfishness. ... read more >>
The Roosevelt Moment
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 02 October 2008
AIG, Lehman, Washington Mutual, Bear Sterns, Merrill Lynch, Wachovia - it keeps getting worse. Stocks tank as Congress struggles to pass the $700 billion bailout for Wall Street. But whether it passes ... read more >>
Did Initial Debate Fear Make Him John Mc"Coward"?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 02 October 2008
No, I am not calling Senator John McCain a coward. I was raised better than that. I respect both the former POW and his choice of running mate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Besides, 60 percent of those ... read more >>
Have You Registered Your Local Parking Lot King or Queen, Crack Head, Gang Banger, Prostitute, or Homeless Person to Vote Today?
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 02 October 2008
When I drive around "da hood" I see the parking lot kings and queens reigning supreme, malt liquor in hand hollering "nigga this" and "nigga that." I see us pushing carts ... read more >>
Denying Race Matters Perpetuates White Priviege
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 02 October 2008
America continues its tap dance around the reality of race. Sadly, Blacks participate in the charade, albeit for vastly different, though equally fallacious reasons. Whites downplay the primacy of ... read more >>
It's Time for Americans to Become Social Capitalists
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 25 September 2008
So here they come--all the corporate fascists, hat-in-hand, wanting the American taxpayer to bail them out. These, the very same arrogant, and compassionless social terrorists who demonized as "socialist" ... read more >>
Is Society Failing Our African-American Youth?
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 25 September 2008
Hello world, just a few days ago I received a phone call from the man I respect and refer to as my father. For those of you who don't know, I grew up within the California State Forster Care system. ... read more >>
Us, The Movement and Memory: In the Winds and Scales of History
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 25 September 2008
It is, indeed, no easy thing or feather-light thought to raise up one day and dare enter, stand firm and hold fast in the harsh and heavy winds of history that rise and whirl around and within the ... read more >>
Top Ten A** Kickings
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 25 September 2008
In today's world, many people pretend to be polite and perhaps fancy themselves as nice, but are far from that to other people. Others fancy themselves as sophisticated and enlightened, but are ... read more >>
Bail Out on this Bailout
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 25 September 2008
Are we witnessing the death of the republic? Sound hysterical? Look at how Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson proposes to govern the $700 billion--some $2,000 for every man, woman and child in America--that ... read more >>