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L.A. Radio Show's Whitney 'Crack Ho' comment...
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 29 February 2012
...should be wake up call to Black AmericaBlacks who condemn John and Ken Show for the offensive Whitney Houston comment, should equally and forcefully condemn some of the rap lyrics that espouse the same ... read more >>
The new face of employment discrimination:
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 18 November 2011
Spanish speakers preferredUnemployed African-Americans have more than just “ethnic” sounding names, criminal records, and their educational background working against them now, when trying to pass ... read more >>
The Death of Tracy Morgan's career
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 16 June 2011
--or at least how I see itComedian and actor, Tracy MorganI believe in free speech, with that said if you choose to take that freedom and stick your foot in your mouth-well then that's on you.Funnyman ... read more >>
Black Leaders Should Focus Less on Racist Republicans and More on Racist Democrats
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 21 April 2011
I really don't care whether or not Marilyn Davenport resigns from the Orange County Central Committee for emailing a picture of President Barack Obama's face on the body of a baby chimpanzee. I'm not a ... read more >>
The new geography: Today The Middle East tomorrow Zamunda
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick, (Columnist) 24 February 2011
Who knew that Northern Africa had been annexed into it's own little continent affectionately referred to in US media reports as The Middle East?I mean, yes it's true that the US has never had a great relationship ... read more >>
When misinformed voters happen to good candidates
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 03 February 2011
 Just two months after electing a mayor in November and with little fanfare, Sunday, Inglewood ushered in a new mayor to serve for the next four years-bringing an end to what has got to be a record in ... read more >>
Wealthy Celebrity Athletes Don't Need the President's Backing-But I Know Who Does
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 13 January 2011
 Let me start with the fact that I am glad that President Obama told Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie that he's glad the team gave quarterback Michael Vick a "second chance" after his release from ... read more >>
Mitrice Richardson Town Hall Meeting with Sheriff Baca Results in...Nothing
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 09 December 2010
Mitrice Richardson Town Hall Meeting with Sheriff Baca Results in...NothingBy Jasmyne A. CannickMonday night a standing room only crowd turned out in Compton for the National Association for Justice and ... read more >>
I'm Not a Lakers Hater But...
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 10 June 2010
I'm Not a Lakers Hater But...By Jasmyne A. CannickEvery year without fail that finds the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals, Angelinos take a momentary leave of their senses and come down with what I ... read more >>
8 Months and Still No Answers in Finding Mitrice
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 06 May 2010
8 Months and Still No Answers in Finding MitriceBy Jasmyne A. CannickMaybe we've been going about this all wrong. Maybe it's not the FBI that needs to get involved in finding Mitrice Richardson. It seems ... read more >>
Another Questionable Shooting of Unarmed Black Man by LAPD
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 24 March 2010
Another Questionable Shooting of Unarmed Black Man by LAPDBy Jasmyne A. CannickIn Los Angeles, yet again the LAPD finds themselves involved in another questionable officer involved shooting.This time the ... read more >>
Blacks New Best Frenemy: The Antiabortion Advocates
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 17 March 2010
Blacks New Best Frenemy: The Antiabortion AdvocatesBy Jasmyne A. Cannick Antiabortion advocates are claiming that Black women are being specifically targeted for abortions in an effort to keep the Black ... read more >>
White Female Found in 5 Days...167 Days Later Still No News in Disappearance of Black Female
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 11 March 2010
White Female Found in 5 Days...167 Days Later Still No News in Disappearance of Black FemaleBy Jasmyne A. CannickApparently, it seems that in order to get the FBI involved in a missing person's case you ... read more >>
Serena Williams' Record Fine is A Distraction from the Bigger Picture
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 03 December 2009
Serena Williams' Record Fine is A Distraction from the Bigger PictureIt comes as no surprise that Serena Williams was fined a record $82,500 and placed on a two year "probationary period" for her September ... read more >>
Black People, It's Time to Nut Up or Shut Up
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 12 November 2009
Black People, It's Time to Nut Up or Shut UpOn any other occasion, had the Los Angeles Police Department arrested and booked a young Black female and then let her go in the middle of the night without ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
A White Gay's Guide on Dealing with the Black Community for Dummies
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 10 September 2009
A White Gay's Guide on Dealing with the Black Community for DummiesWhy Are You So Paranoid?The following op-ed is Chapter 10 in Jasmyne Cannick's online series, A White Gay's Guide on Dealing with the ... 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 >>
One Parent's Never-Ending Nightmare with Dorsey High School
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 23 July 2009
Imagine that you've just completed getting your teenage African-American son through four of the most important years of his life, grades 9 through 12 in a public inner-city high school in the Los Angeles ... read more >>
It Takes All Kinds
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 18 June 2009
In 1995, Oakland, California, a young man helping a fellow church friend found himself the father of a 4 month old. This happened when the mother, who at the time had three small children, simply couldn't ... read more >>
What Blacks Can Learn From Gays
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 04 June 2009
Before you open that bottle of champagne, can of beer, or bottle of Hennessy in celebration of last week's decision by the California Supreme Court upholding Proposition 8 and the ban on gay marriage, ... read more >>
Dear Los Angeles Black Mega Church Pastor
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 21 May 2009
I didn't say anything when I drove down Crenshaw Boulevard two Sunday's ago and that truck with that big sign in support of the upcoming measures on the May 19 California Special Election was conveniently ... read more >>
When the Budget's in Doubt, Threaten to Let Em' All Out
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 14 May 2009
The whole world knows that California is as broke as its residents are. Yet, it never ceases to amaze me when it comes to local and State politics how low some politicians will go to get their way. Case ... read more >>

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