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Letting the ‘Cat’ Out of the Bag on Sacramento PD
May 23, 2019
Shocking. Shameful. Unconscionable. Intolerable. These are just a few of the terms used by those in reaction to word that a 12 year-old child was restrained by Sacramento police officers who then placed a white plastic bag over his head and shoulders. Let’s review recent events in the City of Sacramento, who many are now referring to as “SacraSelma” in reference to the civil rights struggles that emanated from Selma, Alabama during the civil rights battles of the turbulent 1960’s. ... read more »
Memorial Day was celebrated by freed slaves
May 23, 2019
The truth is, there really is no “first Memorial Day”. ... read more »
Black Youth Matter: A Message for Mental Health Month
May 23, 2019
With suicide rates on the rise among Black youth, the Congressional Black Caucus recently convened a long-overdue Task Force on Black Youth Suicide. It was sparked by the tragic loss of Mckenzie Adams, a nine-year old who died by suicide last year. ... read more »
Our Democracy is on the Line, Congress Must Act Now
May 9, 2019
Barr’s lack of independence and Trump’s obstruction raises critical questions about the rule of law. But this is also about the integrity and security of our democracy. Just as important in the Mueller report was the astounding disclosure that our country was subjected to a full-scale attack on our democratic process. ... read more »
Clean Air Is a Human Right
May 7, 2019
My baby brother suffered from ... his entire childhood, and witnessing his pain was tough on me, but even more so for my parents. It was disheartening to watch him suffer and miss school when he had trouble breathing. ... read more »
My battle with an Invisible Disease
May 2, 2019
Desiré Harris from California, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2008 is joining the global campaign to raise awareness and find a cure. ... read more »
Nation’s Racial Wealth Divide Worsens With Federal Tax Cuts: Black Families Have A Dime For Every Dollar Held By Whites
May 2, 2019
If you’re like me, every time you hear a news reporter or anchor talk about how great the nation’s economy is, you wonder what world they are living in. Certainly these journalists are not referring to the ongoing struggle to make ends meet that so much of Black America faces. For every daily report of Wall Street trading, or rising corporate profits, you’re reminded that somebody else is doing just fine financially. ... read more »
Is There More to Teaching and Learning Than Testing?
May 2, 2019
In order for education to capitalize on the strengths and talents of learners and the skills and professionalism of their teachers, what kinds of additional progress measures might be employed? ... read more »
Religious Leaders Urge City Council to Stand Up for Those Left Behind by Gig Economy
April 30, 2019
ADVERTORIAL These days, as the income gap between the wealthy and the working poor grows unchecked, it is time for people of conscience to stand up for those being left behind. ... read more »
Federal Marijuana Legalization Must Learn from California
April 25, 2019
(Yvette McDowell/Courtesy Photo)   Ten states, including California, and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana use for adults age 21 and older. Marijuana remains illegal on the federal level, ... read more »
JoJo Smollett: What If Jussie Is Telling The Truth?
April 25, 2019
JoJo Smollett says his brother was condemned by the Chicago Police Department in an unjust investigation. It has not yet been 90 days since my younger brother, ... read more »
Follow up to ‘FBI Aims to Build Relationship with Los Angeles’ Black Community’
April 25, 2019
A few nights ago, I had a terrible nightmare. In my dream, a casual conversation with a law enforcement agent resulted in my employment as an informant. In desperation, I screamed, “Oh no, what have I done? Will I have to kill and sabotage my people now? Black Lives Matter help me! Please get me out of this mess.” ... read more »
To My Community of South Los Angeles
April 25, 2019
This month has been very traumatic for the city of Los Angeles with the loss our brotherErmias Asghedom (Nipsey).  This man stood for so many things to so many different walks of life, but we at TEC Leimert really appreciate the connection we felt with Nipsey on community building and technology.  ... read more »
How data and evidence can help us solve the problem of African American maternal mortality
April 18, 2019
I’m a doctor and a scientist.  When we’re looking to solve a problem, we’re a lot like detectives. We follow the evidence. ... read more »
Ask Dr. Jeanette, Success On “The Way”: Conquering Challenges Through Daily Discipline …Break the Cycle
April 18, 2019
Different people have different ways to attack daily and long term challenges. What is yours? ... read more »
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