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An MLK Day Wish: A New Narrative
January 12, 2017
When Dr. King declared that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”, he was invoking the moral high ground of an inclusive framework for the civil rights movement in America. ... read more »
Rereading King in Critical Times: Mapping and Making Our Way Forward
January 11, 2017
In these critical times which unavoidably raise the pressing questions of mapping and making our way forward regardless, a thoughtful rereading of Dr. Martin Luther King’s historical speech, “Where Do We Go From Here?” offers us an excellent point of departure. ... read more »
IMPACT OF TRUMPISM, FOR BLACKS, DEPENDS CHIEFLY ON BOLD LEADERSHIP
January 11, 2017
A general absence of Black leadership accountability in California is evident at all levels ... read more »
Remembering, Reclaiming and Resisting: A Caring Solidarity in Community and Struggle
January 4, 2017
As we move into the new year 6257 (2017) with the heavy white hammer of winter storms hanging menacingly over our heads, we must not despair, be dispirited or contemplate defeat. ... read more »
MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION MUST ALSO FOCUS ON RACIAL JUSTICE  
January 4, 2017
The following excerpts are from “Marijuana Legalization Without Racial Justice Risks Being Another Extension of White Privilege” by Bill Piper, Senior Director of National Affairs for the Drug Police Alliance. ... read more »
UC will support and protect all members of its community
December 29, 2016
Diversity is one of the many factors that make UC special and successful ... read more »
INSTITUTE OF THE BLACK WORLD 21st CENTURY CONFERENCE
December 29, 2016
Declaration of Intent and Call to Action ... read more »
Fire and Flowering for Gwen Brooks: Blooming in the Whirlwind
December 29, 2016
As we come to the end of the year and face the worst of winter that is yet to come, these words written earlier in honor of our poet laureate, Gwen Brooks, and the spirit of struggle of our people which she raises up and reminds us of, are on point, appropriate and uplifting. For they speak to how we as a people know our best and most beautiful selves, especially under stress and in struggle: “turning the river,” remaining “alive in ice and fire” and “conducting our blooming in the noise and whip of the whirlwind.” ... read more »
Defending gang killings against Dylann Roof comparison
December 23, 2016
I am morally opposed to the death penalty—even for crimes as vile as self-avowed white supremacist Dylann Roof’s. That said, if Roof’s crimes merit punishment by death then so should similar crimes committed by gang members. When I took to social media with this I was hit with dozens of comments from mostly African-Americans justifying how Roof’s plotting and planning to kill as many Blacks as he could didn’t warrant comparison to the same actions by your garden-variety gang member. But why is that? ... read more »
Building #BlackXmas: Resisting White Capitalism in the Wake of Donald Trump
December 23, 2016
The ads abound, lopsided media stories played on infinite loops about shopping and buying (not about the murders of 15 year-old James Means in West Virginia or William Sims outside of Richmond, California – who were both killed in recent weeks at the hands of White supremacists). ... read more »
50th Anniversary Founder’s Kwanzaa Statement
December 21, 2016
Kwanzaa, the Nguzo Saba and Our Constant Striving: Repairing, Renewing and Remaking the world ... read more »
Will White Workers Accept Trump’s Billionaire Cabinet Picks?
December 15, 2016
The Carrier deal that Trump has been crowing about is so deceptive, that some business writers describe it as a scam and a union leader accused Trump of lying his hind parts off. ... read more »
The Rangel decades
December 15, 2016
Rangel was a decorated Korean War veteran and an anti-war member of the New York Assembly who arrived in Washington at a tumultuous time. ... read more »
What surely tainted our election? Voter suppression
December 15, 2016
President Barack Obama has ordered an intelligence agency report before he leaves office. Democrats and responsible Republicans are calling for congressional investigations. ... read more »
Storm-Riding With Thurman: A Depthful and Disciplined Spirituality
December 14, 2016
He teaches a depthful and disciplined spirituality that works its way thru the noise, non-sense and negativity encountered each day and cultivates a center of quiet, calm, and assurance deep within us. ... read more »
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