Friday, May 22, 2015
A Code of Conduct for Blacks
Written by MALIK SPELLMAN 28 February 2008
I prayed to God for my next mission in this life and he told me to talk to some of the brothers and sisters in the Black community to see if they were feeling the concept of a Code of Conduct. And to ... read more >>
A Stranger's Journey
Written by K. Lee 28 February 2008
As I traveled this great country of the United States, I decided to take a three-day excursion on a train. I didn’t know what to expect, but what I received was priceless. Not only was I able to ... read more >>
COMMENTARY: Rep. Maxine Waters
Written by Rep. Maxine Waters 30 January 2008
All of my life I have been dedicated to supporting individuals who are committed to concrete proposals and projects aimed at solving problems, creating a new direction for our country, and helping people. ... read more >>
COMMENTARY: Hillary Clinton is the Obvious Choice
Written by JACQUELINE JACKSON 30 January 2008
Many of you know me as the wife and partner to my husband, Reverend Jesse Jackson, sharing each step in a 45-year long civil rights journey that began with Dr. King, and was highlighted by my husband’s ... read more >>
COMMENTARY: South Carolina Gives Obama the Nod, Snubs Hillary Clinton's Request for a Ghetto Pass! YES WE CAN!!!
Written by KEVIN ROSS 30 January 2008
In the non-stop punditry following Saturday’s South Carolina Democratic presidential smackdown, most talking heads will never truly decipher the reason New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s ... read more >>
COMMENTARY: Arlene Holt Baker
Written by Arlene Hold Baker 24 January 2008
Forty years ago, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood in Memphis before striking sanitation workers and described what the struggle against starvation wages, the struggle for justice and the struggle ... read more >>
COMMENTARY: Education in South Los Angeles
Written by MAYOR ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA 17 January 2008
Fifty years ago, nine courageous students in Little Rock fought taunts, violence and police intimidation so that the doors of opportunity would open to African-Americans across the country. Here, today, ... read more >>
COMMENTARY: Fresh & Easy Markets Writes South L.A. a Check Marked Insufficient Funds
Written by REVEREND Dr. Lewis Logan 17 January 2008
As Los Angeles prepares to celebrate the life and sacrifice of a true African-American hero, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we must also recognize our historical obligation to carry on his life’s ... read more >>
COMMENTARY: HIV/AIDS: We've Got to Deal with It
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton 10 January 2008
If anyone knows me, they know that I’m going to speak up when others sit quietly by. When other presidential candidates ignored the issue of gay marriage in 2004, I showed my support by marching ... read more >>
Maybe We Should All Walk Outside a Bit More Often
Written by Mshujaa Komoyo 29 November 2007
A Perspective on the American Homeless Dilemma I guess I don’t get out much anymore, not on foot anyway. But early this morning, a mishap with a container of super glue led to a sudden shopping ... read more >>
Dual Legacies: American Gangster and American Prophet
Written by Brenda Wall 15 November 2007
In the heartbeat of the turbulent sixties, two great legacies were being molded into their culminating impact. Frank Lucas, a relatively obscure name until the current film, American Gangster introduced ... read more >>
A Question of Color Rears Its Ugly Head Again
Written by Zenitha Prince 08 November 2007
NNPA - Some thought color discrimination among African-Americans had pretty much blown away with the Black cultural revolution of the 1960s and 1970s. But according to sociologists, academics and other ... read more >>
Paparazzi Don't Hurt our Princess Halle Berry
Written by MALIK SPELLMAN 08 November 2007
Once again the media ignores our princess actress Halle Berry’s cry for the very aggressive Paparazzi to stop endangering her safety and the safety of her unborn child after running them off the ... read more >>
COMMENTARY: In Defense of Reverend Leonard Jackson
Written by Reverend Dr. Cecil “Chip” Murray 01 November 2007
It is our custom to examine seriously the creative works of Anthony Samad, having observed over the years that he is a person of acute intelligence, tested morality, and dedicated community concern. ... read more >>
Commentary: An Endorsement of John Edwards:
Written by TYRONE FREEMAN & ARRANDA FIGUEROA 25 October 2007
On Tuesday, October 16, the California State Council of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), representing more than 656,000 workers statewide, announced its support for the candidacy of ... read more >>
COMMENTARY: Hollywood Don't Know Me Like That
Written by MALIK SPELLMAN 04 October 2007
Dear beloved readers, I would like to say that I had a recent encounter with a respected comedian/actor by the name of Mike Epps concerning another side of him. It shows that Hollywood don’t know ... read more >>
A Question to Ponder
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 19 July 2007
What if Africa was geographically closer to the United States than Mexico? In light of the debates over immigration that have made this hot summer even more heated, this is a hypothetical question worth ... read more >>
Criticism of Sheriff Lee Baca and Incarceration of Paris Hilton Unfair
Written by Byron Smith 13 June 2007
I worked within a judge’s office for six years and I know that the condemnation of Sheriff Lee Baca by media personalities and local and national activists for releasing Paris Hilton is unwarranted. ... read more >>
Black Babies in California Die
Written by Karen Bass 07 June 2007
California babies are dying. With the infant mortality rate mirroring that of a third world country, the community has cause for alarm. In California, nearly triple the number of African American infants ... read more >>
From Partnerships to Ownership: Promoting a Culture of Change in the Media
Written by Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick 03 May 2007
I was one of a small delegation of leaders who met with executives at NBC and CBS. During both meetings, we discussed the dire need for increased dialogue and the importance of constructing meaningful ... read more >>
Why Imus Won't Be Fired, Despite Racial Comments
Written by Earl Ofari Hutchinson, ( 10 April 2007
The reaction was swift and justifiably angry to shock jock Don Imus’s latest racistcrack that the Rutgers women’s basketball players were nappy headed ‘hos’ (An evenmore curious ... read more >>
Fox News doesn't care about Black people, does the Congressional Black Caucus?
Written by By James Rucker 29 March 2007
What would you say if someone told you that Black members of Congress were planning to host a presidential debate with a TV network that likens Black churches to cults, implies that U.S. Senator Barack ... read more >>

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Mon May 25 11:00AM -
67th Annual Memorial Day Service
Sat May 30 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat May 30 11:30AM -
Black Mother: Standing in the Gap
Sun May 31 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat Jun 6 11:00AM - 5:00PM
21st Annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show
Tue Jul 14 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Taste of Farmers Market
Sun Aug 2 12:00PM - 3:00PM
L.A. Parent 35th Birthday Bash