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Office for Civil Rights Ignores Black Students
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 08 April 2010
Office for Civil Rights Ignores Black Students  Black students, Los Angeles Unified School District's (LAUSD) lowest achieving group, are not included in the U.S. Department of Education, Office ... read more >>
President’s Race Key Factor in New Forms of Racism
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 01 April 2010
President’s Race Key Factor in New Forms of Racism  The so-called Tea Party and Republican Party are essentially the same, they differ only in style. The Tea Party's big dust bowl rally last ... read more >>
Should Obama Have a Black Agenda Is the Wrong Question
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 24 March 2010
Should Obama Have a Black Agenda Is the Wrong Question The Tavis Smiley/Al Sharpton media brawl, if nothing else, underscores the need for clarity and accountability-presidential and otherwise. However, ... read more >>
IS CIVIL RIGHTS PROBE UNFAIR TO BLACK STUDENTS?
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 17 March 2010
IS CIVIL RIGHTS PROBE UNFAIR TO BLACK STUDENTS?A major investigation of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) by the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) was scheduled to ... read more >>
Agitation is the Real Key to Education Reform
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 11 March 2010
Agitation is the Real Key to Education Reform  "Power concedes nothing without a struggle." - Frederick Douglass Last week the Western Regional Council on Educating Black Children (WRCEBC) held its ... read more >>
Will “Race to the Top” Accord Race Proper Weight?
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 17 December 2009
Will “Race to the Top” Accord Race Proper Weight? These days, much of the talk in public education is about Barack Obama's education reform, Race to the Top. The President says, "This competition ... read more >>
LAUSD School Choice No Choice for Black Parents
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 10 December 2009
LAUSD School Choice No Choice for Black Parents The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will build 50 new schools in the next three years and provide targeted support for 260 underachieving schools. ... read more >>
Obama: Promises, Ratings and Vicious Attacks
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 03 December 2009
Obama: Promises, Ratings and Vicious Attacks President Barack Obama is the target of increasingly vile attacks from the extreme right. Unfortunately, his timid response to certain issues gives these mobsters ... read more >>
Will LAPD’s New Chief Be About Ghosts or Glory?
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 12 November 2009
Will LAPD’s New Chief Be About Ghosts or Glory?  Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's choice to head the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is as true blue as they come. (This has both positive and ... read more >>
Black Violence, Slavery and Reparations
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 05 November 2009
Black Violence, Slavery and Reparations Most people don't see a connection between Black violence and reparations but the two are inextricably linked. Reparations involves compensation for damages incurred ... read more >>
Recent Teacher Evaluation Change Way Overdue
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 29 October 2009
RECENT TEACHER EVALUATION CHANGE WAY OVERDUEGovernor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Legislature realized millions of federal dollars would be withheld unless California changed teacher evaluation criteria ... read more >>
Black Males Endangered But Do We Really Care?
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 22 October 2009
Black Males Endangered But Do We Really Care?Young Black males are principal players in the unholy drama of wanton violence in our inner cities. The recent surge in such violence was propelled into sharp ... read more >>
Surge in Youth Violence is a Wake Up Call, Maybe
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 15 October 2009
Surge in Youth Violence is a Wake Up Call, Maybe  Hopefully, the savage killing of 16-year-old Derrion Albert in Chicago will galvanize sustained protest, not only to his death, but the surge in Black ... read more >>
Accountability is Only a Rhetorical Imperative
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 08 October 2009
Accountability is Only a Rhetorical Imperative  Talk's growing among Blacks about presidential accountability. However, such banter skirts an equally important long-standing issue: Lack of accountability ... read more >>
Obama’s Agenda and Rights' Attacks Interconnected
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 24 September 2009
Obama’s Agenda and Rights Attacks Interconnected Conservative extremists are attempting to annihilate President Obama who at times, gives them additional ammunition. He is being hit from several ... read more >>
Black on Black Violence Now a Horrific Norm
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 17 September 2009
Black on Black Violence Now a Horrific Norm Despite citing a reduction of overall crime, the Los Angeles Police Department recently formed a task force to combat a significant spike in homicides, especially ... read more >>
The Obama (and Blacks) Conundrum
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 10 September 2009
President Barack Obama is catching hell from all sides-some deserved, some not. It is clear, however that white conservatives are viciously working to destroy his credability and that increasingly, erstwhile ... read more >>
Too Many Blacks Feel Silence is an Option; It Isn’t
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 03 September 2009
Too Many Blacks Feel Silence is an Option; It Isn’t Silence of the lambs..... Blacks, in general, and Black leadership in particular, are often silent on issues of grave concern. The reasons for ... read more >>
Black Leadership!!!
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 27 August 2009
Black Leadership!!! Current problems ranging from the economic depression to major local issues that disproportionately impact Blacks such as proposed education reform in Los Angeles that excludes Black ... read more >>
So Bratton is Leaving
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 13 August 2009
Police Chief William J. Bratton abruptly resigned recently and not too many Blacks are shedding tears. They are relieved because Bratton, who is deified by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and much of the city, ... read more >>
The Hypocrisy of a Post Racial Society
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 06 August 2009
The amazing thing about Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates' ordeal was he was amazed at being arrested.The mainstream media and nameless others are spreading the notion that America has become a post-racial ... read more >>
Consent Decree Lifted Despite Racial Profiling
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 30 July 2009
Smart money says the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) consent decree would not have been terminated if most of those alleging racial profiling were white. And if Chief William Bratton really believes ... read more >>
Blacks Not Part of Public School Choice Plan
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 23 July 2009
Déjà vu. Unfortunately, LAUSD's Black students are not even a footnote in the latest proposal for reform. Board member, Yolie Flores Aguilar has introduced a resolution that calls for a different ... read more >>
U.S. Supreme Court Both Downplays and Affirms Race
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 16 July 2009
The United States Supreme Court in Ricci v. DeStefano continued its erosion of civil rights protections by further narrowing the definition of affirmative action. In a 5-4 decision, the Court held that ... read more >>
Blacks and Racial Disparities in Foster Care
Written by Larry Aubry (Columnist) 09 July 2009
In Los Angeles and across the nation, there are large disparities in foster care and Black children are faring far worse than their White counterparts. California Assembly Speaker Karen Bass considers ... read more >>

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