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Retired LAPD Sgt. Cheryl Dorsey Speaks Out Against Senseless Killing of Black Men
July 27, 2016
In the past two weeks, Black America has been in an uproar about the recent killing of 37-year-old Alton Sterling who was tackled to the ground and shot several times by two white Baton Rouge police officers and 32-year-old Philando Castile who was shot and killed by a Minnesota officer while reaching for his wallet to show his identification. ... read more »
Affordable housing is a key priority for the Ninth District
July 27, 2016
Everyone knows the shortage of housing in Los Angeles is dire, and the cost of living has outpaced wage growth drastically. That’s why I fought hard to increase the living wage for hotel workers in 2014 and in 2015 authored legislation to raise the citywide minimum wage to $15 by 2020. ... read more »
Intellectual Honesty about Race and Criminal Justice Reform
July 27, 2016
In the wake of the most recent fatal tragedies in Dallas, Minneapolis, and Baton Rouge, there are renewed fervent calls for improving relations between police officers and the communities they are sworn to protect and serve. ... read more »
Racial Anxiety Fuels The Trump Campaign
July 27, 2016
The anti-Trump movement at the Republican National Convention failed to derail the fast track nomination of the presidential candidate. ... read more »
Eliminating Health Disparities—Quality Healthcare for African Americans
July 20, 2016
National Medical Association addresses HIV/AIDS at its 114th Annual Convention ... read more »
Schools Fail Black Students, Why Are We Silent?
July 20, 2016
(The mission of the Black Community, Clergy and Labor Alliance (BCCLA) is to develop a Black united front, which has not happened on a broad or sustained manner since the civil rights era.  ... read more »
Remembering Audacious Black Power: Revisiting the Model and Meaning
July 13, 2016
The Black Freedom Movement culminates in the Black Power Movement which leaves a special legacy of ideas and action worthy of study and emulation of its best thought and practice. Central to this process was the Black Power Conferences which brought the major Black Power organizations, organizers, leaders and advocates together to form a united front, pass resolutions on critical positions, and set in motion projects of enduring value. ... read more »
Dallas Tragedy Debunks Every Anti-Safety Myth Blocking Common Sense Gun Reform
July 13, 2016
One of the more unsettling revelations about the tragedy in Dallas is that the mentally unbalanced gunman was rejected, after a background check, for membership in an extremist group but was legally able to purchase a high-capacity assault rifle. ... read more »
Give consumers their day in court: Hold financial services accountable
July 13, 2016
Poll finds bipartisan support for consumers to challenge finance contracts ... read more »
National Newspaper Publishers Association Calls for Appointment of a Special Federal Prosecutor on Racially Motivated Police Killings in the United States of America
July 13, 2016
The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), the nation's largest trade association of African American-owned newspapers and media companies, issued an urgent call and demand that President Barack H. Obama and U.S Attorney General Loretta Lynch appoint a Special Federal Prosecutor inthe wake of the police killings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. ... read more »
Funding The Homeless Fight: Let The Voters Decide
July 13, 2016
Faced with what may be the most critical moral, civil rights and social justice issue of our time, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is considering asking voters to approve a tax to fund the fight against homelessness. ... read more »
IMPACT OF THE NEW JIM CROW IS CAUSE FOR ALARM
July 13, 2016
Print, social and electronic media were saturated with stories of police killing Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Philando Castile in Minnesota and the five police officers killed in Dallas by a lone Black man. Will these killings help alleviate America’s race-based violence and trigger long-range action to reduce the problem? ... read more »
Four Lessons Americans Should Learn from the “Brexit” Vote
July 7, 2016
The day after 52 percent of United Kingdom citizens voted to leave the European Union, Google was deluged with questions. The most common – ...   That suggests that the people who voted to leave the European Union didn’t even know what it was. ... read more »
The Legacies of Mary M. Bethune: Knowledge, Sacrifice, Service and Struggle
July 7, 2016
We cannot move through or pass the month of July without paying homage to our foremother, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, ... read more »


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