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Keeping it Real: Violence Must End
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton (Columnist) 08 October 2009
Keeping it Real: Violence Must EndRev. Al SharptonEvery time a soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan is killed, it makes headlines. Whenever a police officer or firefighter dies, we hear about it. If there's ... read more >>
Essential Teachings of Messenger Muhammad
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 08 October 2009
Essential Teachings of Messenger Muhammad: A Careful Kawaida ReadingDr. Maulana KarengaThis is a careful Kawaida reading of some of the essential teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in rightful ... read more >>
Love & the Black Professional
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 08 October 2009
Love & the Black Professional Part 2Finding someone with which to establish a meaningful relationship is hard while launching a career, but it can be done. In fact, people are doing it every day. ... read more >>
Exoneration by Autopsy
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 08 October 2009
Strong heart. Good health. Not an addict. As if reaching beyond the grave in a last ditch effort to defend himself against the false charge that he was a drug addict, Michael Jackson can rest easy now ... read more >>
Fixing Sacramento: Don't Hate the Player, Change the Game
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 08 October 2009
Fixing Sacramento: Don't Hate the Player, Change the GameBy Jasmyne A. CannickDisclaimer: This ain't politically correct. This might offend my political connects.State budget problems, high taxes, prison ... read more >>
Accountability is Only a Rhetorical Imperative
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 08 October 2009
Accountability is Only a Rhetorical Imperative  Talk's growing among Blacks about presidential accountability. However, such banter skirts an equally important long-standing issue: Lack of accountability ... read more >>
The Religious Right
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 24 September 2009
When I became of age, one of the first things I did was to reassess all of my previous beliefs and attitudes. Thereafter, I discarded as invalid anything that didn't stand up to logical and objective scrutiny, ... read more >>
Keeping It Real: Obama, Carter and Race
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton (Columnist) 24 September 2009
Obama, Carter and RaceIt's hard to imagine that less than a century ago, police sergeants and sheriffs were overseeing the burning of crosses and ensuring the safety of Ku Klux Klansmen in places like ... read more >>
23 years later!
Written by Malik Spellamn 24 September 2009
23 years later!I was released from slavery twenty-three years ago as of September 4, 2009. Never in my elementary school years did I say to myself that I wanted to go to prison and be a slave. In 1986 ... read more >>
Celebrating Nkrumah's Centenary
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 24 September 2009
Celebrating Nkrumah's Centenary: Reflections on His Unfolding LegacyThere is no end to the lessons we can learn from careful and continuous study of the lives of the great men and women who distinguish ... read more >>
The Lie of a Post Racial America
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 24 September 2009
The Lie of A Post Racial AmericaPresident Barack Obama did not speak it first nor proclaim it to be in place. There has been talk of a "Post-Racial" society, but simply put, it is not yet here.And it can ... read more >>
G-20 Leaders Still Have Work Cut Out
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 24 September 2009
G-20 Leaders Still Have Work Cut OutThis week, the leaders of the G-20, representing about four-fifths of the world's economy, gather in Pittsburgh, for their annual talkfest. As they come together, experts ... read more >>
Michael's Murky Murder Mystery?
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 24 September 2009
Michael's Murky Murder Mystery?"They're trying to kill me"Though the media hype has died down around the controversial and mysterious death of Michael Jackson, millions of fans from around the world are ... read more >>
The Disappearance of Mitrice Richardson
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 24 September 2009
The Disappearance of Mitrice RichardsonThe story of the disappearance of Mitrice Richardson, after the Agoura Hills Los Angeles County Sheriff's released her into the middle of the night ceased to be breaking ... read more >>
Obama’s Agenda and Rights' Attacks Interconnected
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 24 September 2009
Obama’s Agenda and Rights Attacks Interconnected Conservative extremists are attempting to annihilate President Obama who at times, gives them additional ammunition. He is being hit from several ... read more >>
Bravo, Mr. President! (9-18-09 Edition)
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 17 September 2009
As I sat back last night and watched president Obama speak before the joint session of congress, I was delighted to be able to say to myself, now that's the man I voted for. He spoke with eloquence, he ... read more >>
Improving Children's Health is In All Our Hands
Written by Isadore Hall, III 17 September 2009
Improving Children's Health is In All Our HandsGrowing up in Compton, California has had a big impact on my life. My neighbors were raised around gang violence, drug abuse and limited access to food that ... read more >>
Reclaiming Our Universities
Written by The Alliance for Equal Opportunity in Education 17 September 2009
Reclaiming Our Universities The NumbersWe are living in a city with one of the largest and most prestigious public universities (UCLA) without an equitable presence of Black people. Our tax dollars ... read more >>
Tired
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 17 September 2009
Tired  I am tired, truly, no jokeEven though my tone is soft and my words lift heat through soil.I am tired with lifeSuccess has not a home that nourishes protectionNor does love have shelter that harbors ... read more >>
Keeping It Real: Obama’s Health Care Speech
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton (Columnist) 17 September 2009
Keeping It Real: Obama’s Health Care SpeechFor the past several weeks, all we have been inundated with is negativity; a decline in President Obama's approval ratings, scare tactics, weakening support ... read more >>
Caring for Caster Semenya
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 17 September 2009
Caring for Caster Semenya: Defending Her Sense of SelfThe international public pillorying of the world champion runner, Ms. Caster Semenya, raises a series of red flags of rightful concerns, but none more ... read more >>
Caught In The Act
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 17 September 2009
Caught In The Act When teenagers discover sex, the entire world can change and change rapidly.Such was the case for myself and my high school love, Gina.Once we began going steady, we began to live ... read more >>
Fed-run Health Care a Proven Success
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 17 September 2009
Fed-run Health Care a Proven SuccessThe health care debate seems upside down and inside out. The legislators who claim to be worried about costs are railing against the measures that would help get costs ... read more >>
Michael Jackson & Religious 'Holidaze'
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 17 September 2009
Michael Jackson & Religious 'Holidaze'Birthdays, Babies, and the BibleWhen Michael Jackson was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in good standing with the organization he neither celebrated the anniversary ... read more >>
Don't Be Afraid of the Black Girl: Serena Williams
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 17 September 2009
Don't Be Afraid of the Black Girl: Serena WilliamsWhat happened Saturday during the women's semifinal at the United States Open between Serena Williams and Kim Clijsters is just another example of how ... read more >>

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