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I Got It From Yo' Mama
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 07 May 2009
A couple of week's ago I was honored to received the 2009 PLUS Award from Forgiving for Living, Inc. The organization focuses on resolving issues of hate, anger, bitterness and the inability to forgive ... read more >>
We May Not Be Able to Stop Them from Moving In
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 16 April 2009
Long before I saw her walking her dog that morning or the guy who was jogging, or that couple move in down the street, I concluded, that one way or another, my neighborhood was going to change. I just ... read more >>
A.I.G. Bonuses: Don’t Hate the Player, Hate the Game
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 26 March 2009
I watched this week as the nation’s furor turned towards employees of insurance giant American International Group (A.I.G.) and the $165 million in retention bonus payments recently doled out to ... read more >>
The Station I Hate to Love: KFI 640AM
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 05 March 2009
I hate Los Angeles talk show radio station KFI 640 AM. Really I do. I once wrote an article about how their morning show host Bill Handel, who I think is as a racist as they come, "could kiss ... read more >>
I Cram to Understand: Where's All of the Hoopla for the Local Elections?
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 19 February 2009
I didn't think it possible, but I have definitely become more cynical, especially when it relates to local politics. Add to that, I have begun to develop a few of my own conspiracy theories as it relates ... read more >>
The Mayor and the Curious Case of Missing Councilmembers
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 05 February 2009
Last week the Rampart Station of the Los Angeles Police Department, our Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, L.A.P.D. Chief William Bratton, and friends (ATF, ICE, DEA, FBI, etc.) held a press conference to ... read more >>
About My Holiday Eating Spree
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 08 January 2009
If you've been following me offline, you know that in the past year and a half I lost about 85 pounds going from a size 22 down to a 10. In the beginning, the reasons had more to do with proving ... read more >>
A White Gay's Guide for Dealing with the Black Community
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 25 December 2008
 The following article is Chapter Four in Jasmyne Cannick's ongoing series "A White Gay's Guide to Dealing with the Black Community for Dummies." At a time when gay leaders ... read more >>
Intellectually Challenged Black Bible Thumping Homophobes
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 18 December 2008
You know that feeling you get in the bottom of stomach when you're watching the news and there's a particularly horrible story about some gruesome crime and all you can think is, "I hope ... read more >>
If You Can't Beat Em 'Join Em'
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 04 December 2008
After the passage of Proposition 8, which amended California's state constitution to ban same-sex marriage, it's clear that Californian's support the idea of protecting marriage and restoring ... read more >>
Skin Folk and Kin Folk
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 13 November 2008
By now, I am sure that you are aware of the fallout over the Nov. 4 election results that passed Proposition 8, an amendment to the state constitution to make marriage legal only between one man and ... read more >>
What's Going On With Blacks in Los Angeles?
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 30 October 2008
It just keeps getting worse for Black people in California . Not only have we dwindled down to a measly 6 percent of the state's population, but now the few Black writers that we could depend on ... read more >>
Proposition This!
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 23 October 2008
During Saturday's Taste of Soul Festival hosted by the Los Angeles Sentinel, I had the opportunity to sit on a panel entitled "The State of Urban Politics" alongside some phenomenal panelists ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Confessions of a Former Teenage Tramp
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 25 September 2008
Part of coming of age means not just growing older but taking an honest look at the life you've led and the decisions that you've made along the way--both the good and the bad. For me, this ... read more >>
Straight Talk and Truthiness About Country First
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 11 September 2008
Maybe if I didn't know the history of how this country came to be. Maybe if I wasn't keenly aware of how we came to be here in this country to begin with. Maybe if the first ship arriving with ... read more >>
Buffoonery: Get Some at a Theater Near You
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 14 August 2008
Newsflash! Beyonce’s whiter-er I mean, lighter. The Queen’s gone platinum. And as if that wasn’t enough, Hollywood has finally found a way to get around hiring Black actors to portray ... read more >>
Why Bill Handel Can Kiss My Fat Black A?? Two Times
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 07 August 2008
[URL to audio of Bill Handel’s Comments Regarding Black Women - http://www.playlist.com/node/43063752 ] The image of Black women has been under attack since the first African female slave stepped ... read more >>
Rev. Jesse Jackson and Black America’s Ghetto Pass Conundrum
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 31 July 2008
Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr., emphasis on the Sr., is obviously displaying the early signs of senility. How else do you explain his blatant use of the N-word during that now infamous whispered conversation ... read more >>
Why a Lack of Court Etiquette and the L.A.P.D. is Going to Send Me to the Westside
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 24 July 2008
Point of reference. The net in the middle of the rectangle outlined in White on concrete, is not a soccer field. It’s called a tennis court. The City of Los Angeles has spent a lot of taxpayer ... read more >>
Racism Leads to Cancellation of Black Gay Pride Annual Beach Party in Malibu
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 03 July 2008
The 2008 Independence Day holiday weekend marks the 20th anniversary for Los Angeles’ Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender pride best known as At the Beach Los Angeles Black Pride. While ... read more >>
Focus Less on Sexual Orientation and More on Broken Foster Care System
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 26 June 2008
If there was ever an example of why it’s so important to adequately fund foster care and mental illness programs, look no further than Starkeisha Brown and her girlfriend Krystal Matthews who are ... read more >>
One Black Lesbians Thoughts on Gay Marriage
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 19 June 2008
I separated myself from the marriage movement some years ago. Not because I am about as close to getting married as Hillary is to being President. It’s not because wearing white has a way of adding ... read more >>

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