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No Ma’am, Trump Does Not Deserve a Chance
November 30, 2016
I was sitting at a Starbucks trying to mind my own business and right next to me two individuals were discussing the aftermath of the November 8th presidential elections. ... read more »
Looking For Ways To Make Democracy More Democratic  
November 30, 2016
"Can we forget for whom we are forming a government? Is it for men, or for the imaginary beings called States?" ... read more »
Facebook’s “Ethnic Affinities” Is Digital Racism and It’s Time to End It
November 30, 2016
Racism is a malignant, powerful, and harmful reality for millions of persons of color throughout the world. ... read more »
Trump’s Cabinet nominations are calculated insult 
November 30, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump protests that he isn’t really the racist, sexist, anti-immigrant Islamaphobe that his rhetorical excesses in the presidential campaign suggested he was. ... read more »
Righteous Reflection On Being African: A Kwanzaa Meditation
November 30, 2016
During this Kwanzaa, as always and as our ancestors centuries before us, we will gather together again to celebrate and share the good we’ve gained and garnered ... read more »
I HEART OBAMA 
November 30, 2016
Barack Obama’s presidency will be documented ad infinitum. However, Los Angeles is fortunate to have Erin Aubry Kaplan’s new book, I Heart Obama, a solid jumpstart on what is certain to be a mammoth field of chroniclers. ... read more »
REFLECTIONS ON A HOMEWARD JOURNEY
November 28, 2016
Today’s column, written in 1987, is purely personal. I share it again because it reflects a reaffirmation of family and culture that honed my values and need to help ensure social and economic justice for Black people.   ... read more »
What will you lose if consumer financial protection goes away?
November 28, 2016
In the coming months we must remain watchful for legislation and executive actions that would reverse the financial justice accomplished over the past five years ... read more »
Do Not Be Complacent In The Face Of Hate
November 28, 2016
Since Election Day, there has been a disheartening spike in hate crimes and harassment ... read more »
Rethinking Thanksgiving: Beyond Big Turkeys and Small Talk
November 26, 2016
The histories and holidays of the oppressed, colonized and enslaved are, of necessity, different from the history and holidays of the oppressor, the colonizer and the enslaver. Likewise, their interpretations of those histories and holidays also differ, for they are lived and learned from different standpoints. Thus, the Palestinians call the conquest and colonization of Palestine, the Nakba—the Great Catastrophe, and the Israelis call it the war of independence. The Native Americans call the conquest and colonization of their land and the decimation of their people genocide and Holocaust. The Europeans call it “discovery,” “the move westward,” “reaching the promised land,” and other self-sanitizing words and phrases. ... read more »
The right to vote in America has been fractured   
November 22, 2016
America’s election system is a disgrace, as the 2016 presidential election once more demonstrates. This isn’t sour grapes. ... read more »
THE ULTIMATE TRAGEDY
November 17, 2016
With disturbing predictability, media reports on African American youth violence and killing each other as though they were genetically disposed to be violent, that’s nonsense. Except for the most sensational cases, their behavior is not news and the media makes virtually no reference into the causal factors for such behavior. Blacks, especially, should understand the silence of their politicians also contributes to the violence and killings. In 2015, following several years of reduced violent crimes, the Los Angeles Police Department reported a significant increase in these crimes despite “new” community policing efforts. Barely a word was heard from the city or county elected officials. ... read more »
America Has Just Been “White-lashed” with Alt-Right
November 17, 2016
America has been forced into a new era and the direction looks like a political horror film ... read more »
Trump Won the Election, but White Supremacy Won’t Win Forever
November 16, 2016
Part of the ugly reality is the realization that too many of our fellow citizens have embraced a racially divisive candidate whose rhetoric has unleashed hateful speech and attitudes. ... read more »
The Three Elections that Shaped Obama’s Legacy
November 16, 2016
The 2016 presidential election was a massive backlash to Obama’s legacy itself. One can only assume that Donald Trump will focus on dismantling Obama’s policy achievements. ... read more »
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