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Black Girls and Sex Trafficking in Los Angeles!
September 30, 2016
Why should this matter to you? Sex trafficking is sexual slavery and disproportionately affects young Black girls in America. Family members, acquaintances, pimps, employers, smugglers, and strangers traffic children. Pimping or sex trafficking, is a multi-billion-dollar industry and predators are likely to make anywhere from $150,000 to $300,000 each year selling and exploiting the bodies of Black teenage girls. According to the U.S. Justice Department and National Center for Missing and Exploited children, the average pimp has four to six girls and many are ages 13-14. These young ladies are, raped, beaten, branded, contract sexually transmitted diseases within six months of being on the streets and sold daily in the the sex trade. ... read more »
Outrage and Uprising in America: Resistance is Good, Right and Beautiful
September 28, 2016
Those who are war-weary, overstressed by struggle, and anxious to declare a premature and pretended victory over racism, may wish and fantasize otherwise ... read more »
BLACK ANTI-SEMITISM
September 28, 2016
Ironically, calls for Black solidarity and achievement are often modeled on myths of Jewish unity as both groups respond to American racism ... read more »
The story this museum tells
September 28, 2016
It is important that the National Museum of African American History and Culture tells the unvarnished truth of America's history ... read more »
Righteous and Relentless Struggle: Reflections on the Principle and Practice
September 21, 2016
Malcolm X had taught us that being responsible to the people must be contrasted with being “responsible” in the eyes of the oppressor ... read more »
MORE ON RACE MATTERS
September 21, 2016
Racial dualism means today that there are two ways of looking at race, where previously there was just one ... read more »
Defending Our Hero Johnnie Cochran
September 21, 2016
I met Johnnie when he was a Prosecutor with the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office and yes he was flamboyant then as a Prosecutor ... read more »
The Five People Every Business Owner Should Have on Speed Dial
September 21, 2016
If you don’t already have these five people saved in your phone, think about adding them in the near future ... read more »
Rejecting the ‘New’ Kwanzaa Stamp Resisting Redefinition and Reductive Renditions
September 14, 2016
The appreciation and preservation of the integrity, beauty and expansive meaning of Kwanzaa are rooted in the hearts, minds and practice of African people. It is they who must and do uphold and defend its integrity, recognize and reaffirm its beauty and constantly seek to understand and share its expansive meaning. ... read more »
Reducing Impact of Violence Among Children
September 14, 2016
For years, research has shown that violence is learned behavior. A decade ago, the Howard University Violence Prevention Project (HUVPP) found that children’s exposure to community violence can predict their social and emotional behavior, both in school and at home. ... read more »
The National Museum of African American History and Culture: Telling America’s Story   
September 14, 2016
"It is the purpose of the National Memorial Association; to erect a beautiful building suitable to depict the [N]egro's contribution to America in the military service, in art, literature, invention, science, industry, ect.-fitting tribute to the Negro's contributions and achievements, and which would serve as an educational center giving inspiration and pride to the present and future generations that they may be inspired to follow the examples of those who have aided in the advancement of the race and Nation.." - National Memorial Association, 1915 ... read more »
Airbnb Is Making Real Progress for Travelers of Color
September 14, 2016
When I was asked by Airbnb to lead their effort to fight discrimination and bias, I was skeptical. After spending decades fighting for the protection and advancement civil rights and civil liberties, I’ve seen many companies merely pay lip service to addressing these issues. ... read more »
Cultural Grounding, Unbudging Blackness and Steadfastness in Struggle
September 8, 2016
This September 7th marks the 51st Anniversary of the organization Us, born in the struggle, nurtured in the storm and sustained through unyielding dedication, discipline, sacrifice and service. ... read more »
Is Continuing Injustice Grounds For A Call To Arms?
September 8, 2016
Black Lives have always mattered but Black people do not always act like it. ... read more »
Open Letter to Donald Trump
September 8, 2016
I'm sorry but Black women didn't get the memo on how poorly educated we are. ... read more »
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