Thursday, May 28, 2015
Black Males are Endangered, So What?
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 31 January 2008
Dr. Bill Cosby regularly castigates “disgraceful’’ young Black males from his elitist perch. Sadly, many Black adults share Cosby’s predilection and maintain a safe distance (literally ... read more >>
Unity Efforts Hampered by Self-Serving Irrelevance
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 24 January 2008
There is a stark contrast between Blacks on social, political and economic issues today compared to the civil rights era. In the 1960s (and preceding years), freedom and justice were the clarion call. ... read more >>
Hard Challenges Require Recommitment Not Resign
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 17 January 2008
Urban Perspective is principally description and exhortation directed at removing barriers to Blacks’ rights and progress. Downplaying negatives with “positive spin, as some suggest,” ... read more >>
Race, Poverty and Class Still Limit Blacks' Progress
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 10 January 2008
Last year was not particularly good for Blacks, but not substantially different than others in recent memory. Despite claims to the contrary, Blacks’ progress-social, political, economic—continues ... read more >>
Partisan Politics Not Designed for African Americans
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 03 January 2008
African Americans’ interests are not served by partisan politics but most are Democratic Party loyalists. And unfortunately, Black elected politicians often support Party over constituent priorities. ... read more >>
Reforms and Communities Overlook Black Students
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 20 December 2007
Plans to reform the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) abound, but none include specific focus on Black students, the district’s lowest achievers and lowest priority. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa ... read more >>
Consent Decree:?Compliance Without Complying?
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 13 December 2007
The good news for Chief William Bratton and cohorts is that the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) will probably be found in substantial compliance with all requirements of the Federal Consent Decree. ... read more >>
Debunk Distorted Research But Not Truth
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 06 December 2007
Research on Blacks, including surveys and polls, has always been tainted, tending to reflect the author’s bias. Results routinely fail to depict Black life and times. However, some research on ... read more >>
Knowledge is Prelude to Transforming Black Disunity
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 29 November 2007
An “African American Knowledge Transfer Summit” is being held this week in Los Angeles to discuss the future of Black advocacy and leadership. Topics range from leadership succession to ... read more >>
Will the Superintendent Still Get a Standing Ovation?
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 22 November 2007
A year ago, David L. Brewer III took the helm of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) but there is growing doubt about his ability to tame that monstrosity. Many seem poised to see him leave, ... read more >>
Knowledge is Prelude to Transformng Black Disunity
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 15 November 2007
An “African American Knowledge Transfer Summit” is being held this week in Los Angeles to discuss the future of Black advocacy and leadership. Topics range from leadership succession to ... read more >>
Restoring MLK Absent the Loyal Opposition
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 08 November 2007
Where is the anger, outrage, and resolve to keep Martin Luther King (MLK) a full-service hospital? Were expressions genuine or simply utterances of people so disillusioned that thin bravado is all they ... read more >>
Rampant On-Going Violence But No Jena Six Outrage
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 01 November 2007
Violence is a perennial topic. However, notwithstanding distorted media accounts and research reports ad nauseum, violence has increased horribly among Blacks in Los Angeles and throughout the nation. ... read more >>
Demand Education Reform That Benefits Black Students
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 25 October 2007
Two weeks ago in this column, I urged Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to focus specifically on Black students in his education reforms for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). His ... read more >>
The Content of Who's Character?
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 18 October 2007
Shelby Steele is a Black college English professor. His book, The Content of Our Character, published sixteen-years ago, was highly praised, especially by conservatives. No matter that these days, liberal, ... read more >>
Jena Six: Redirecting Outrage to Continuing Injustice
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 04 October 2007
The crowd in Leimert Park was impressive. Los Angeles’ ode to the Jena Six brought out the youth and older folks who stood shoulder to shoulder—a rare sight. Young adults planned the demonstration ... read more >>
Debunking King Hospital's Premature Post-Mortem
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 20 September 2007
Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital is not dead. There’s plenty of life and resolve left in its supporters to resurrect the beleaguered institution. Local residents and the cadre of long-time loyalists ... read more >>
Leadership! Leadership! Leadership!
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 13 September 2007
Slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, Civil Rights-each period reflected the nation’s political and economic priorities. The current era’s description could include an annotation to the effect ... read more >>
Wal-Mart's Menace Requires Constant Vigilance
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 06 September 2007
Wal-Mart’s soiled profits are built on the backs of poor people of color throughout the world. And the mega retail corporation saturates the media with ads extolling its stores and products. (Los ... read more >>
Ethical Standards Also Apply to Black Leadership
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 29 August 2007
Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke is a reluctant headliner because of the flap over her residence. All of the facts are not in, but speculation about Burke’s veracity continues. People ... read more >>
Katrina's Damage Continuous and Poor Hurt Most
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 23 August 2007
There is broad consensus that post-Katrina New Orleans is a divided city, racially and economically, the poor are not top priority, and, the city will never be the same. Many also believe the mayor ... read more >>
A 'Black Agenda:' New Priority for Hard Challenges
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 19 July 2007
A Black agenda is collectively determined social, political, and economic strategies or actions by Blacks for the benefit of Blacks. The terms, “Black” and “Black agenda” surfaced ... read more >>

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Black Mother: Standing in the Gap
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