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Justifying Kyle Rittenhouse’s Killings in Kenosha: Lived Lessons of White American Justice   
November 25, 2021
The racial, indeed racist character of American justice, how it is conceived, carried out and justified, cannot be sensibly, seriously or honestly denied. We, as a people have lived with and resisted this kind of justice, in reality injustice, for centuries. ... read more »
COVID-19 scams target Blacks, other people of color  FTC report reveals new and continuing financial fraud 
November 4, 2021
Just as the annual holiday season of shopping and celebrating nears, a major federal financial regulator released new research detailing how communities of color not only are targeted by well-known types of predatory lenders, but new forms of fraud seek to exploit consumers in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic.   ... read more »
We The People”: The Solution To Our Problems
October 14, 2021
While a great deal of time and attention is being given to the many sins and acts of evil by Republicans and the Ultra Right who believe that their privileges are greater than our democracy, it is important to remember that “We the People” hold the keys to our own deliverance. There are more of us than them as evidenced by the last election which placed President Joe Biden in the White House instead of a second term for Trump. The Bible says “we have not because we ask not, and when we ask, we ask for the wrong things”. ... read more »
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Marcus Delgado is The Director Who Can Do This From Day One
October 4, 2021
Marcus Delgado is the rumored favorite of the Biden administration to be the nest director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USTPO).  It’s time that President Biden made the nomination rumor a reality, so the Senate can swiftly confirm him. ... read more »
Why Redistricting Matters to You
September 30, 2021
Here is a year after one of the most impactful racial reckonings since the Civil Rights Movement. Here is the crossroad, a partisan split on the road strewn with masks, vaccines, and misinformation. Here is the largest humanitarian crisis our city has ever seen. ... read more »
COVID’s effects worsen America’s racial wealth gap: Blacks own 22 cents for every dollar held by whites Closing gaps would create 1.7 million jobs, add $300-450 billion to the economy
September 30, 2021
As the global pandemic continues to take lives and infect multiple generations, virtually every dimension of life is challenged. And people with the fewest financial resources before COVID-19 are being challenged more than ever before.   It is both a challenge and an opportunity for leadership in the Biden Administration, Congress, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, along with the private sector address to effect policies and practices that reverse the nation’s still-growing racial wealth gap. Tried and true wealth-building tools like targeted homeownership and expanded small business investments together would bring sustainable and meaningful changes to those who historically have been financially marginalized.  ... read more »
Love Your Neighbor: Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19
September 16, 2021
If everybody looked out for everybody else, and got vaccinated, we would be talking about something different. ... read more »
Get The Shot, Then Get Covered
September 9, 2021
At the beginning of the pandemic, we knew our communities would be the hardest hit -- and when we fought to ensure resources were made available to fight the virus, we had to make sure that assistance made it to our communities. ... read more »
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Note to Hollywood, Beverly Hills: Your Vote Matters in California’s Recall Election
September 9, 2021
We are just days away from a special election to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom. Voters around the state, including those of us here in Hollywood and Beverly Hills, are already returning our mail-in ballots. ... read more »
Judge Patricia Titus Selected Coroner in 1997 Jackson Death Case Clearly Unqualified: Seven Reasons Why
September 9, 2021
Dr. David M. Posey was woefully unqualified as a coroner, yet Deputy District Attorney Patricia Titus—now LA Superior Court Judge Titus—selected and paid Posey $3,300 for “expert” testimony in the 1994 accidental drowning of Delores “Dee Dee” Jackson—Michael Jackson’s sister-in-law. ... read more »
Vaccinated Californians Can Still Collect Their $50 Incentive Cards – But Not For Long
September 2, 2021
To provide additional motivation to get vaccinated, the state has created the Vax for the Win incentive program. ... read more »
Souls to the Polls and Souls to Shots
September 2, 2021
We must fight both of these viruses. That means we must GET VACCINATED and GET OUT THE VOTE. ... read more »
Who owns our neighborhoods?
September 2, 2021
There is an increasing prevalence of large, corporate landlords as opposed to smaller local landlords ... read more »
Invest in Our Students by Voting No on the Recall
August 26, 2021
As California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, I spent every day working with Gov. Gavin Newsom to make sure they are walking back into safe environments that shield them from COVID-19 exposure and afford them an opportunity to learn effectively in person. ... read more »
Here’s Why You Need to Vote in the California Recall Election
August 26, 2021
On September 14 a special election will be held to determine whether Governor Gavin Newsom should be recalled. This is only the fourth time in American history - that a state has held a gubernatorial recall election. The last gubernatorial recall election in California took place nearly 20 years ago. ... read more »
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