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New Study: Black Homeownership Falls to 42.2 percent
July 20, 2017
New Harvard study finds steep declines in Black homeownership in major cities ... read more »
Success On “The Way”… Ask Dr. Jeanette: WHAT DO MEN……?
July 20, 2017
Men and their motives are evolving ... read more »
The Diminishing Role of America on the World Stage
July 13, 2017
The statement was true, and the White House had apparently waited too long before making reservations for Trump and his traveling staff for the summit. ... read more »
Electoral Politics Crucial for Blacks
July 13, 2017
In this surreal-like but painfully real era of Donald Trump, Black people must re-examine their values and demand more effective leadership. ... read more »
Health Care Repeal Turns Back the Clock to a Time of No Rights
July 13, 2017
The health care repeal that Republicans are pushing through Congress is a direct attack on the lives of black people throughout the country. ... read more »
California AB284 Will Determine Police Reform in the Age of Trump
July 13, 2017
Our justice system was intended to be the one nonpolitical check on our two politicized branches of government. ... read more »
Civil rights rollbacks at Education Department trigger challenges U.S. Civil Rights Commission, 34 U.S. Senators respond
July 13, 2017
Proposed Trump Administration departmental budget cuts will result in the loss of the equivalent of 46, full-time positions. For remaining staff, caseload levels will rise. ... read more »
A New Leader for the LACCD Board of Trustees? There’s Only One Choice
July 10, 2017
When the Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees elects its new President next week, they have a chance to make a statement--they can elect a leader who both looks like and understands the students the district serves. Why is it important? The new President will become the face of the district, and with nearly four out of five students coming from minority backgrounds, that face should reflect the composition of the colleges. That's why we are urging the LACCD Board of Trustees to elevate Sydney Kamlager-Dove to its presidency. ... read more »
White House Proposes $9.2 Billion Cut in Education Funding
July 6, 2017
No one ever said that higher education wouldn’t cost money. Across the country, tuition is steadily rising and students are taking longer to pay off their student loans. ... read more »
MASS INCARCERATION: THE NEW JIM CROW REVISITED
July 6, 2017
In 2012, a Los Angeles Citizens’ Commission on Jail Violence indicated former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca was negligent and largely insulated by his staff from the problem of excessive use of force against inmates in county jails. Baca resigned in 2014. On May 17, 2017 he was sentenced to three years in federal prison for obstructing an FBI investigation of abuses in county jails. ... read more »
New Healthcare Bill – the Wrong Choice for African Americans
July 6, 2017
In 1954, Thurgood Marshall and a team of NAACP attorneys argued the landmark civil rights case, Brown v. Board, before the Supreme Court. They demonstrated to the Justices that segregated schools violated the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause -- that separate was and would always be unequal. ... read more »
Walking into the Unknown: My Freshman Year of College
July 6, 2017
I just completed my freshman year of college, and words cannot express how much of a blast and an eye opener my first year was. ... read more »
No Sanctuary in the City: Resisting Repression in Warzone America
July 6, 2017
There is nothing more definitive of the destructive approach to us as a people than state-imposed and state-sanctioned violence. In other words, not only does the state, i.e., federal, state and local governments and their agents and institutions, commit violence against us, they also accept and approve it as normal and necessary. ... read more »
Words of the Week – Filling The Void
July 5, 2017
It’s not really something that you are aware of as a child, but sometime during adolescence, it begins to become evident. It grows, faster in some people, ... read more »
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