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I HEART OBAMA
December 8, 2016
Obama is an oddity—technically not a Black leader, but a Black folk hero nonetheless. ... read more »
Afterthoughts on A Debacle
December 8, 2016
DEBACLE: a complete collapse or failure ... read more »
Bill seeks financial justice for defrauded Wells Fargo victims
December 8, 2016
Defrauded consumers do not deserved to be financially victimized a second time ... read more »
Beyond the Rhetoric: There Will Never be Another Fidel Castro
December 8, 2016
I predict Cuba will become more capitalistic and at peace with the United States ... read more »
Fidel Castro: A Legend Loved and Loathed
December 8, 2016
The paradox of Fidel Castro-a paradox that can, and will, teach us all valuable lessons for decades to come. ... read more »
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 »

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