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Keeping It Real: What Would MLK Say About The Health Care Crisis?
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton (Columnist) 27 August 2009
What Would MLK Say About The Health Care Crisis?In April of 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. intellectually and emphatically asserted that 'freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must ... read more >>
Re-reading and Reflecting on James Baldwin
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 27 August 2009
The last time I saw James Baldwin was at a memorial colloquium on Hoyt Fuller at Cornell University in 1984, talking as always about the problematic reality and responsibility of race and writing, about ... read more >>
The Obama Conundrum
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 27 August 2009
The Obama ConundrumI said it during the presidential campaign and I said it when Barack Obama was elected. His election will be used to polarize a nation, rather than unite it.Although more of us are smarter ... read more >>
Time for Limits on Packing in Public
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 27 August 2009
Time for Limits on Packing in PublicIn New Hampshire and Arizona, men openly packing guns came to an event where the president was speaking. In Arizona, one man brandished an assault rifle, a rifle designed ... read more >>
The Drug-Induced Death of Michael Jackson
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 27 August 2009
The Drug-Induced Death of Michael Jackson Demise at the hands of another man That Michael Jackson died at the hands of another man can be ascertained from the Search Warrant and Affidavit released to the ... read more >>
The Republican
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 13 August 2009
Oh,Sweet patriot, square of jaw,And demeanor of great command,You fearlessly stand in defense of America,And the savior of all God's chosen men.Anointed by God as his personal envoyTo all men, corrupt ... read more >>
Do you remember his Dream?
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 13 August 2009
Hello world, on August 28th 1963 our belated mentor Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famed, "I Have a Dream Speech" on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, in Washington D.C. In my opinion, that anniversary ... read more >>
Gang Bangin Has Grown Up
Written by Malik Spellman 13 August 2009
I has been over twenty plus years since colors and thirty years since the warriors came out. Today we still have brothers bangin and standing like they are so hard on the yard. I saw a brother walking ... read more >>
The Tragedies Surrounding the Zebra Case
Written by Na\'im Shah 13 August 2009
It has been nearly 27 years since San Francisco was paralyzed by a series of homicides that later would be known as the Zebra Murders. First and foremost, my sympathies go out to the victims and their ... read more >>
Keeping It Real: The Prison System
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton (Columnist) 13 August 2009
As the battle lines for health care reform are being drawn--and redrawn--a silent segment of the population is strategically left out of the conversation. A group of individuals who have been deemed enemies ... read more >>
Africa United, Renewed and Resurgent
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 13 August 2009
African Renaissance, as an urgent project and promise, has, from the beginning, always envisioned and involved four fundamental interrelated aspects: liberation, unity, development and Africa's self-conscious ... read more >>
Top Ten Reasons Americans Are Insane
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 13 August 2009
Top Ten Reasons Americans Are Insane in·san·i·ty (n) 1 : a deranged state of the mind usually occurring as a specific disorder (as schizophrenia) 2 : such unsoundness of mind ... read more >>
Fear Failure, Not Health Care Reform
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 13 August 2009
The terrorizing has reached fever pitch. "Obama's health-care reforms will kill your grandmother," they scream. Beware government "death panels," warns Sarah Palin. There will be a "government takeover" ... read more >>
Demystifying Michael
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 13 August 2009
Demystifying MichaelUnderstanding the most popular person in music history The mystery that was Michael Jackson was finally laid to rest this past weekend. But we got cheated. We did not see all that he ... read more >>
So Bratton is Leaving
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 13 August 2009
Police Chief William J. Bratton abruptly resigned recently and not too many Blacks are shedding tears. They are relieved because Bratton, who is deified by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and much of the city, ... read more >>
African Americans: Education and Visions
Written by Herbert L. Carter 13 August 2009
African Americans: Education and VisionsAs I was thinking about writing this article, the thoughts of two visionary African American leaders came to mind. Malcolm X wrote "Education is our passport to ... read more >>
Why is President Obama Losing Momentum in the Polls?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 06 August 2009
 President Obama is beginning to lose the politically essential enthusiasm of many independent voters. The primary reason for that is that he seems to be deviating from the message that got their support ... read more >>
Compromise
Written by Alfonzo Tucker (Columnist) 06 August 2009
Hello world, I trust you are having the type of day that leads you up an ambitious path. If not, please try moving in a positive direction by allowing yourself a moment to read this article; as I aim to ... read more >>
Keeping It Real: Attacks on Obama
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton (Columnist) 06 August 2009
It's been just over six months since the first African American President assumed the reigns of leader of the free world, and thus became arguably the most powerful man on earth. Following slavery, centuries ... read more >>
Honoring the Watts Revolt
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 06 August 2009
The Watts Revolt of 1965 August 11 still stands as a historical moment and marker of a turning point in the Black Freedom Struggle, signaling the historical exhaustion and end of the Civil Rights phase ... read more >>
Governor’s Illegal Cuts Disproportionately Impact African American Communities
Written by Assembly Speaker Karen Bass 06 August 2009
The community needs to be aware of some recent actions by Governor Schwarzenegger that are both illegal and that disproportionately impact African American communities in California.In July, the legislature ... read more >>
Retrospective Warriors
Written by Darryl James (Columnist) 06 August 2009
Some Negroes are just silly. Yes, I said it. Negroes, knee-grows-not fit to be called African or American-just plain ignorant losers. Negroes are stuck in time with their thinking and actions. Stuck in ... read more >>
President's beer summit falls flat
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 06 August 2009
What the press labeled the beer summit came and went with barely a burp. Professor Gates suggests that he and Officer Crowley are now virtually drinking buddies, ready to go to a ballgame together."I offered ... read more >>
Michael Jackson & Prescription Medication
Written by Dr. Firpo W. Carr (Columnist) 06 August 2009
The name "Michael Jackson" and the word "addict" don't seem like they belong in the same sentence, do they? That's precisely why I've written this article, namely, to help keep his "addiction" to prescription ... read more >>
SCLC Fight Against Gay Marriage A No Win Situation
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 06 August 2009
Fact. On any given day I can open up any one of most read daily newspapers and never once read anything about a Black civil rights group, that is until one of those groups does something perceived has ... read more >>

 

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