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2017 Buick LaCrosse Drive Experience: A Journey of a Lifetime
March 22, 2017
These ground-breaking pioneers started the first the first Black newspaper called Freedom's Journal in 1827. ... read more »
Environmental Equity – Priority for Our Community
March 16, 2017
We need to continue to shine a spotlight on these issues that collectively impact our lives, and invest in strategies that address this systemic problem ... read more »
To Safeguard against Climate Change, Defend Obamacare
March 16, 2017
This threat is bad enough, but it will be even worse due to another grave hazard: climate change ... read more »
My Brother’s Keeper Is Changing Lives And The Future
March 16, 2017
The lives of millions of boys and young men of color are at stake. As is the future of our nation. ... read more »
Taking a Stand Against Toxic Secondhand Smoke
March 16, 2017
Patty learned that her apartment building had a smokefree policy – but it wasn’t being enforced ... read more »
St. Louis mayoral race holds lessons for Black Candidates
March 16, 2017
"We cannot continue to tear each other down and expect a different result." ... read more »
CONFRONTING ACADEMIA’S TIES TO SLAVERY AND REPARATIONS
March 15, 2017
Universities once worried that studies of slavery and reparations which somehow “tarnish our gates” in fact, they opened them ... read more »
Lifting and Holding Up Heaven: Women’s and Men’s Work in the World
March 15, 2017
Here Kawaida calls on us, as always, to dialog with our culture, to ask it questions and seek from it answers to the fundamental issues facing us, African people and humankind ... read more »
Foreboding ‘Shelby’ ruling replaces hope of Selma
March 15, 2017
And now we have a tale of two cities once more. ... read more »
Burke Introduces AB 1520 The Lifting Children And Families Out Of Poverty Act
March 9, 2017
Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke has introduced landmark legislation that seeks to lift 1,000,000 California children out of poverty. ... read more »
California Legislative Black Caucus Applauds Selection of Dr. Gary May as next UC Davis Chancellor
March 9, 2017
The University Of California Board Of Regents announced Georgia Tech Engineering Dean, Dr. Gary S. May, as the next University of California, Davis Chancellor. Dr. May will be UC Davis’ first African-American Chancellor. ... read more »
Acknowledging Unprecedented Support for HBCUs
March 9, 2017
As we celebrated Black History Month 2017, Dr. King’s admonition concerning the enduring need for HBCUs should be reaffirmed every month. ... read more »
A. PHILIP RANDOLPH: CULTURAL GROUNDING KEY TO HIS SUCCESS
March 9, 2017
Randolph’s grounding in his own culture enabled him to successfully collaborate with others, including whites, other labor unions, government officials and politicians ... read more »
Measure H
March 7, 2017
Measure H, also known as the “Los Angeles County Plan to Prevent and Combat Homelessness,” will be on the March 7 ballot. This measure seeks to institute a quarter-cent county wide sales tax to pay for services that benefit homeless individuals. The average consumer will pay a little more than a dollar a month to provide life altering programs to those in need. Services include mental health, job training, substance abuse treatment, emergency and affordable housing, prevention and support services for homeless children, families, foster youth, veterans, and many more. If passed by a two-thirds majority vote, this tax will last for 10 years. It is estimated to generate $355 million a year for these programs which are vital to keeping people off the streets. Measure H will not solve the problem overnight but represents a large investment in an even larger problem. ... read more »
Sentinel Endorses Yes on H
March 1, 2017
A human tragedy of major proportions has been growing steadily in Los Angeles County with no signs of declining, despite the slow but encouraging economic rebound from the Great Recession that hit our nation, state and local community with full force in 2009. ... read more »
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