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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 »
The Price of Black Disunity Is Much Too High
August 10, 2016
Currently, Los Angeles’ Black city council members actually seem to be working together which hadn’t happened for some time. A telling example of past negativity was the fight between the three Black council members over redistricting following the 2010 census; it lacked civility and any semblance of common ground. But it highlighted the lack of unity among Black leadership that has become more the norm than the exception throughout the U.S. ... read more »
RACIAL PRIDE ENHANCES GROUP COLLABORATION
August 3, 2016
Proponents of racial and ethnic neutrality also recommend “identifying and nurturing programs that advance us beyond the basic level of racial politics.” ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
The Origin And Persistence Of Black Rage
July 7, 2016
Black lives and Black rage have always mattered, although Black rage is mostly episodic, following egregious affronts to the Black Community such as police repeatedly killing unarmed Black youth. ... read more »
W.E.B. Du Bois’ Provocative Views on Politics, Voting, and Not Voting
June 1, 2016
On October 20, 1956 W.E.B. DU Bois delivered an eloquent indictment of U.S. politics while explaining to The Nation magazine readers why he would not vote in the upcoming presidential election. ... read more »
RACE HAS ALWAYS MATTERED PART 2
May 25, 2016
The modern Black movement transformed the American political universe, creating new organizations, new collective identities and new political norms ... read more »
RACE HAS ALWAYS MATTERED PART 1
May 18, 2016
  Sociologist Howard Winant’s essay, “Racial Dualism at Century’s End,” offers a cogent analysis of the issue of race which has special significance for Blacks in the U.S.  ... read more »
21st CENTURY CHALLENGES REQUIRE NEW MINDSETS AND NEW BEHAVIOR
May 12, 2016
Notwithstanding the results of the upcoming November presidential election (and the absurdity and broad support of Donald Trump’s ascendance), major political and economic developments nationally and locally have significant ramifications for African Americans.  ... read more »
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