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“Wendy’s Window”: Yes I Stand With Maxine Waters!
July 12, 2018
As my grandmother used to say, sometimes it really is the squeaky wheel that gets the oil. ... read more »
Another Assault on the Black Press
July 12, 2018
Black Newspaper Publishers Take a Hit with Trump’s Tariffs on Canadian Newsprint ... read more »
A Letter from America’s Children
July 12, 2018
Dear U.S. Media, Democrats, Republicans, Independents and to the concerned Americans who poured out into the streets to protest Donald Trump’s cruel and faulty immigration policies, ... read more »
London Breed Overcomes Adversity to Become San Francisco’s First Black Female Mayor
July 5, 2018
On June 13, San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed, 43, overcame tremendous adversity and challenges to become the first African American woman to become mayor of San Francisco. ... read more »
Success On “The Way,” Ask Dr. Jeanette: “WOMEN: Law and Order”
July 5, 2018
South Fulton, Georgia has the distinction of being perhaps the first city in the nation to have its criminal justice system led entirely by Black women ... read more »
Our Children Are at Risk
July 5, 2018
A few years ago, his Department of Education, in conjunction with the Department of Justice, studied school discipline data and came to a troubling conclusion: African American students in the 2011-12 school year had been suspended or expelled at a rate three times higher than White students. ... read more »
BCCLA Statement In Support of Congresswoman Maxine Waters
July 5, 2018
Rep. Waters has both the right and responsibility to speak truth to power and speak truth to the people. And we as a people and a community also have the right and responsibility to confront evil and injustice everywhere. Indeed, we must not and will not let our silence suggest consent, our inaction suggest agreement or our reluctance to confront and resist give encouragement for greater evils, injustice and oppression. ... read more »
The Question in November: ‘What kind of country do we want to be?’
June 28, 2018
Trump uses immigration to rouse racial fear; immigrants “infest” our country, he charges. ... read more »
Open Letter: GM Chairman Mary T. Barra Fails and Disrespects Black Consumers 
June 28, 2018
Black Press Calls for Congressional Hearings of GM   ... read more »
June Is National Homeownership Month
June 28, 2018
If you’ve been thinking about buying a home, there might be no better time than June... ... read more »
‘Free Thought’, Opinion, Foolishness and Valid Ideas Navigating Change
June 24, 2018
In today’s world, technology has made it easy for everyone to share their ideas and opinions. I think most of us would agree that dialogue is a great thing as it gives us an opportunity to consider perspectives different from our own and possibly learn something. Historically, this deliberation process has been essential in ushering in progress and positive changes. However, being confronted with an idea different from our own often puts us in a vulnerable position. Challenges to our worldview is like a challenge to our identity and even considering a different perspective can be scary and make us feel uncomfortable. We may feel that our intuition is strong but still be without any definitive facts to make our case. ... read more »
XXXTentacion Still Had Room To Grow
June 21, 2018
Onfroy was no stranger to controversy as some would say his career was built off of his questionable image. From stints involving Onfroy being in and out of jail, his harrowing abuse allegations, his various feuds with popular rappers including Drake, and Spotify punishment regarding his alleged assault, Onfroy was well aware of the type of person many viewed him as.  ... read more »
Parental Engagement Secret to Academic Success
June 21, 2018
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), speaks specifically to parent and family engagement. Data highlighted examples of the successful impact parents can have when they are present in their child’s school. ... read more »
Black Representation Matters: How a Rigged System Eliminated the Only Black Seat on the Los Angeles Community College Board
June 18, 2018
This was clearly a predetermined game wherein the will of the community (who refused to elect Vela twice in his previous election bids and came out strongly for me), the endorsements of Black elected officials (like Assemblymember Kamlager-Dove and Senator Mitchell who endorsed Ms. Shaw and Councilmember Harris-Dawson who endorsed me), the support of students, faculty, and staff (who all participated in an interview process and unanimously supported Valerie and me), and the qualifications of candidates did not matter. Instead, the seven-member Board, which already had three Latino males, appointed a fourth...who has no background in public higher education or any experience related to the post. He was nominated by a right-wing Trump supporter (Ernie Moreno) and the rest of the Board voted unanimously in his favor. ... read more »
Where Are We in the LACCD?
June 14, 2018
The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Board of Trustees is an enigmatic local political animal ... read more »
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