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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 »
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 »
RHETORIC AND REALITY OF RACE
November 10, 2016
The central characteristic of race relations remains interaction without inclusion ... read more »
NEW ACCOUNTABILITY CRUCIAL FOR BLACK PROGRESS
November 3, 2016
Accountability is most often mentioned when describing the performance of elected and/or appointed public officials ... read more »
PRINCIPLED BLACK LEADERSHIP AN IMPERATIVE
October 13, 2016
Black leadership’s challenges today are as great, if not greater, than ever because civil and human rights violations against Blacks continue unabated ... read more »
PRINCIPLED BLACK LEADERSHIP AN IMPERATIVE
October 5, 2016
Blacks’ failure to hold its leaders accountable has spawned a host of self-serving charlatans ... read more »
BLACK ANTI-SEMITISM
September 28, 2016
Ironically, calls for Black solidarity and achievement are often modeled on myths of Jewish unity as both groups respond to American racism ... read more »
MORE ON RACE MATTERS
September 21, 2016
Racial dualism means today that there are two ways of looking at race, where previously there was just one ... read more »
Reducing Impact of Violence Among Children
September 14, 2016
For years, research has shown that violence is learned behavior. A decade ago, the Howard University Violence Prevention Project (HUVPP) found that children’s exposure to community violence can predict their social and emotional behavior, both in school and at home. ... read more »
Is Continuing Injustice Grounds For A Call To Arms?
September 8, 2016
Black Lives have always mattered but Black people do not always act like it. ... read more »
SPINNING DUAL REALITIES: BLACKS, LATINOS AND IMMIGRATION
August 30, 2016
When it comes to immigration, the proverbial glass is half-empty or half-full ... read more »
BILL CLINTON’S PRIORITIES AND HILLARY’S
August 30, 2016
President Clinton’s budget for fiscal 1995 reportedly attempted to balance the goals of deficit reduction and expanding social policy ... read more »
SETTING THE PEOPLE’S AGENDA: GARY INDIANA 2016
August 30, 2016
Organizations, key individuals and the interested folks from across the country have been invited to attend and participate ... read more »
TOWARDS REAL ACCOUNTABILITY
August 30, 2016
Accountability is now a buzz word throughout the country ... read more »
BLACK-LATINO RELATIONS NEGLECTED
August 24, 2016
Black-Latino relations have always been a mixed bag, mostly cooperative, but highly contentious at times ... read more »
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