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DON'T THROW THE PRESIDENT UNDER THE BUS, BUT ...........
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 28 October 2011
Blacks are in a quandary. Increasingly, they are acknowledging that President Obama is mortal, makes mistakes and should be held accountable for his decisions. However, they will not be party to the far ... read more >>
LAPD'S SPECIAL ORDER 11 TRAMPLES CIVIL RIGHTS
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 13 October 2011
Over the past several years, anti-poor, economic, and anti-immigrant pressures have reached an alarming high in Los Angeles. Through the criminalization of poverty, homelessness and migration, those at ... read more >>
HELPING BLACK MALES: RHETORIC VS REALITY
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 02 September 2011
Black males are a not a major public policy consideration and are more accurately described as rhetorical and statistical priorities Poor young Black males, in particular, are discussed and researched ... read more >>
RACE A MAJOR FACTOR IN FOSTER CARE DISPARITIES
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 29 August 2011
In Los Angeles and across the nation, there are clear disparities in foster care and Black children are faring far worse than their white counterparts. For Los Angeles Congresswoman Karen Bass, foster ... read more >>
SILENCE CONTRIBUTES TO BLACKS' 2ND CLASS STATUS
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 18 August 2011
Silence is golden but can also be problematic, even crippling. Unfortunately, the latter pertains to Blacks' silence generally as well as Black leadership and tends to reinforce rather than alleviate an ... read more >>
LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE FOR JUVENILES IS WRONG
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 11 August 2011
Senate Bill 9 changes California law that requires youth under the age of 18 to be sentenced to spend the rest of their lives in prison. The law is absolute; regardless of an inmate's positive growth there ... read more >>
WAL-MART VIOLATES HUMAN RIGHTS: BLACKS SAY WELCOME
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 11 August 2011
Wal-Mart exploits Black workers and others of color throughout the world, yet labor unions and Black civil rights groups are on meeting with Wal-Mart regarding expanding its operation in South Central ... read more >>
OBAMA AND BLACKS: AN UNTIMELY CONUNDRUM
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 29 July 2011
It is clear that right wing extremists (overwhelmingly white) are intent on destroying President Barack Obama's credibility. Increasingly however, erstwhile staunch supporters, including Blacks, are complaining ... read more >>
SECURING JUSTICE FOR BLACK IMMIGRANTS
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 22 July 2011
Immigration reform is an intractable, highly contentious issue in Congress and cities with large numbers of immigrants. However, the debate around immigrant rights has excluded Black immigrants, which ... read more >>
RACE MATTERS: POST-RACIAL SOCIETY A HOAX
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 15 July 2011
Those with an iota of sophistication understand that race matters and that America is anything but a post-racial society. Unfortunately, that hoax, likely concocted by white-wing extremists, is embraced ... read more >>
COMMUNITY'S TACIT TOLERANCE AIDS BLACK VIOLENCE
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 07 July 2011
Aided by a collective community silence, violence among inner-city Blacks remains high. Blacks denounce violence, but in some inner-city neighborhoods still kill each other with near epidemic frequency. ... read more >>
THE ISSUE IS NOT WHETHER OBAMA HAS A BLACK AGENDA
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 30 June 2011
The continuing controversy among some high-profile Blacks over whether President Barack Obama should have a Black agenda is largely wrongheaded. He will not explicitly embrace a "Black Agenda" as such, ... read more >>
REDISTRICTING AND BLACK COLLABORATION
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 24 June 2011
It's been quite a while since Black groups in Los Angeles forged long-term collaborative efforts on major political, education and economic issues. However, the African American Redistricting Collaborative ... read more >>
OSCAR GRANT TRIAL A GROSS TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 16 June 2011
Last weekend family members and supporters of Oscar Grant III met at the Southern California Library in South Central Los Angeles to protest the release of his killer, ex-Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) ... read more >>
BLACK MEDIA IN THE AGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 09 June 2011
The Black press has, and should, play a significant role in the Black community. And, Blacks being disproportionately affected by the economic meltdown makes the Black press all the more important. The ... read more >>
ACCOUNTABILITY IS VITAL BUT CANNOT BE ASSUMED
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 26 May 2011
Accountability has become a buzz word, especially for those in leadership positions. Today's column examines some implications of the disconnect between the rhetoric of accountability and actual accountability ... read more >>
BLACK CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 19 May 2011
Last week, a small group of graduate students, college professors and community members attended a Mini Conference at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) to share articles, essays and other ... read more >>
GANG INJUNCTIONS OFTEN PROBLEMATIC
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 19 May 2011
The police chief and new mayor are calling for another gang injunction in the city of Inglewood. Why, since reportedly, there has not been a recent spike in gang-related activity, crime or violence in ... read more >>
UNITING TO IMPROVE BLACK STUDENTS' EDUCATION
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 05 May 2011
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) fails to properly educate Black students. They are the school district's lowest achievers, but have never received respect, attention or resources commensurate ... read more >>
LA SCHOOL BOARD'S WESTCHESTER HIGH DECISION WRONG
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 28 April 2011
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board of Education's decision to convert Westchester High School to a "full magnet" discriminates against both parents and students. As with public school ... read more >>
OBAMA'S TWISTING BLURS HIS PRIORITIES
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 21 April 2011
I support President Obama because he is unquestionably a positive alternative to George W. Bush. That said, however, like many others, Blacks especially, I am very concerned about his propensity for accommodation ... read more >>
THE CONSTANT VEXING ISSUE OF BLACK LEADERSHIP
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 14 April 2011
Slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, the Civil Rights era- each reflected America's mood, race-based priorities, and Black's resilience at the time. However, honest commentary on the early 21st century will ... read more >>
COMPLACENCY FEEDS CONTINUING VIOLENCE
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 31 March 2011
Violence respects neither race nor class but has become the horrific norm in certain Los Angeles neighborhoods. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), statistics notwithstanding, violence has actually ... read more >>
BLACKS AND RACIAL DISPARITY IN FOSTER CARE
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 24 March 2011
In Los Angeles and across the nation, there are large disparities in foster care and Black children are faring far worse than all others. Former California Assembly Speaker Karen Bass considered foster ... read more >>
BAD TEACHERS ARE RARELY FIRED. WHY?
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 17 March 2011
The process for firing teachers is linked to current reform efforts to include student performance in teacher evaluation. The latter should cause ineffective teachers to be detected and removed sooner, ... read more >>



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