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NAACP NATIONAL TASK FORCE ON QUALITY EDUCATION AND CHRONICALLY FAILING SCHOOLS
February 15, 2017
Effective, committed leadership—and leadership accountability—are central for developing sustainable solutions to chronically failing public schools ... read more »
Black Leadership Accountability Crucial
February 8, 2017
At first, many Blacks considered President Barack Obama an icon beyond reproach. ... read more »
WHAT DO BLACK PARENTS WANT?
January 31, 2017
Black students remain disproportionately at the lowest achievement levels ... read more »
RACE MATTERS MORE THAN EVER
January 26, 2017
America’s myth of automatic progress has never included the marginalized ... 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 »
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 »
INSTITUTE OF THE BLACK WORLD 21st CENTURY CONFERENCE
December 29, 2016
Declaration of Intent and Call to Action ... read more »
I HEART OBAMA (Part 3 of 3)
December 14, 2016
Author and scholar Ishmael Reed said the white supremacy Obama had to fight was diffused yet pervasive. ... read more »
I HEART OBAMA
December 8, 2016
Obama is an oddity—technically not a Black leader, but a Black folk hero nonetheless. ... read more »
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 »
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