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Women Can Change and Strengthen Our Communities With Their Vote!
May 20, 2022
In America, Black women represent 7.8% of the population, yet Black women are less than 5% of officeholders elected to statewide executive offices, Congress, and state legislatures.   ... read more »
Why Every Californian Should Support Prescription Drug Pricing Bill 
May 19, 2022
In 1992 the 340B Drug Discount Program was enacted, which afforded community health centers (CHCs) the ability to provide pharmacy services to their patients, a service that many CHCs could not financially support to provide otherwise.   ... read more »
In Rightful Remembrance of Min. Malcolm:Valuing our Lives, Work and Struggle 
May 12, 2022
If we are to rightfully remember Min. Malcolm, we must seriously grasp and practice what he so meticulously taught us about valuing our lives, our work and our struggle. Here I use grasp to mean take in hand and heart his legacy, study and understand it, and hold it firmly as a valuable heritage and framework for continuing forward.   ... read more »
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 The Great Divide. He Loves Me. He Loves Me Not” 
May 12, 2022
In the beginning, jealousy played a major and irreversible role in where we are today. My thinking is that when God decided to create male and female, ... read more »
Community Urged to Observe ‘No Menthol Sunday’ 
May 12, 2022
Life is filled with turning points and defining moments. November 25, 2013 was a turning point that led me to repurpose my life’s mission to helping and supporting people who smoke overcome the challenges of living without nicotine.  That turning point was the death of my husband, Sargent Larry D. Beard, who began smoking Newport menthol cigarettes at age fifteen.   ... read more »
Brilliant Corners Helps People Experiencing Homelessness 
May 12, 2022
Brilliant Corners is a housing agency in downtown Los Angeles that provides supportive services to people experiencing homelessness or coming out from institutionalization.    ... read more »
Can Federal Lynching Law Help Heal America?
May 12, 2022
For three centuries lynching was a standard practice in the cruel treatment of Black men, women, and children in America. Even after slavery, Blacks from 1882 – 1959 were lynched on average every six days, totaling at least 4,733 brutal deaths, according to researchers at the Tuskegee Institute. ... read more »
Salute to Our Unsung He/Sheroes- Nurses  
May 12, 2022
 Society today is quick to call someone a hero because they have special achievements and abilities. Their achievements may have been in a war and their abilities may have been to play a sport and we read about them in a book or saw them on television.   ... read more »
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A Message for Mother’s Day 2022
May 7, 2022
One thing is for sure, Black women mommas (BWMs) know how to take care of others - from our ancestral legacies of Queen Mommas like Nana Yaa Asantewaa to audacious spirit of Harriet Tubman to medical pioneer foremothers like Henrietta Lacks and Rebecca Lee Crumpler to mothers of the movement like Betty Shabazz and Coretta Scott King to our nation’s first Black Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. ... read more »
Images That Changed Our View – 30 Years of Reflection 
May 5, 2022
The video that captured the beating of Rodney King was profound in so many ways. For the very first time, the nation witnessed police brutality in a raw form as filmed, not by a member of the media, but rather from an average citizen. ... read more »
We Should All Dream of and Act for a Cleaner and More Affordable Energy Future  
May 5, 2022
The good news is that new green technologies, like rooftop solar and battery storage, lower the cost of our monthly electric bills and reduce carbon emissions. The bad news is that now that this technology is becoming more accessible, the big utility companies want to take it away from us.  ... read more »
Haji Malcolm on Reflective Consciousness: Reasoning Radically and Rightly in Our Times 
May 5, 2022
In this month of raising up, remembering and reflecting deeply on the life and legacy of El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, I want to share an excerpt on his concept of reflective consciousness from my forthcoming book, “The Liberation Ethics of Malcolm X: Critical Consciousness, Moral Grounding and Transformative Struggle.”   ... read more »
Images That Changed Our View – 30 Years of Reflection
April 28, 2022
The video that captured the beating of Rodney King was profound in so many ways. For the very first time, the nation witnessed police brutality in a raw form as filmed, not by a member of the media, but rather from an average citizen. And marginalized communities of color now had evidence of what we had been saying for years – law enforcement used unlawful tactics and tended to target Black males and used excessive force without cause or care of discipline. The proof was there. The video was broadcast for all to see. Then came the trial and the acquittal of the officers. The date was April 29, 1992. ... read more »
Why is Finding One’s Purpose Such a Struggle? 
April 28, 2022
For as long as I can remember I have been sharing the importance of learning your meaning, so you can develop your message, which will allow you to carry out your mission. One’s mission and purpose are synonymous.   ... read more »
Black America deserves its fair share of the American Dream:   Affordable rentals shrinking, growing mortgage denials block homeownership    
April 28, 2022
Despite unprecedented federal housing assistance during the pandemic, a report by Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) finds stark racial and income divides in its analysis of the nation’s rental market. Nearly a quarter of Black renters were behind on rent in the third quarter of 2021, as well as 19% of Hispanic renters. By contrast, the share of white renters in arrears was half that: 9%.     ... read more »
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