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CAN A BLACK MAN EVER BE ELECTED LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF?
July 15, 2021
The question before us is can a Black man ... from Compton and South Los Angeles win an election as Sheriff in Los Angeles County? ... read more »
The Insurrection and the Lost Cause
July 10, 2021
A violent insurrection engulfed the U.S. Capitol just six months ago. One United States Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died and other Capitol police are still healing. Investigators are still going through video and social media documenting the attempt to disrupt congressional affirmation of President Joe Biden’s victory. ... read more »
Fighting for Freedom, One Person at a Time
July 8, 2021
Now that the Fourth of July is over and we have all been reminded of what Frederick Douglas said and did, the cookouts are behind us, ... read more »
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Unapologetically Fighting for Black Student Success // No. 2
July 8, 2021
Using Data and Research to Ensure the Success and Retention of Black Students ... read more »
The “Black RJ Policy Agenda” will turn racism upside down
July 1, 2021
Reproductive Justice was birthed by 12 Black women in 1994, as the U.S. contemplated universal health care without acknowledging or rectifying the health care system in place, which was — and continues to be — riddled with deadly racism. ... read more »
“Business as Usual” Keeps the Majority of Black Students from Succeeding
July 1, 2021
Unapologetically Fighting for Black Student Success // No. 1 ... read more »
Reflections on America’s Independence Observance
July 1, 2021
Because of where America stands today on the ever present issue of race, the following reflections are offered from the first two paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence, ... read more »
The Black Press: Vanguards of Our History, Guardians of Our Future
July 1, 2021
When mainstream media largely ignored the Black community, or positioned us in an unfavorable light, the Black press has been the lighthouse that has illuminated our paths. ... read more »
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The Black Press: Our Trusted Messenger
June 24, 2021
Sometimes it's necessary to be reminded who we are and who our friends are. It’s also important to remember from whence we have come. Such is the case this week with the Black Press. Our Black newspapers are now celebrating 194 years of being the keeper of the flame of liberty and the source of information in “our” struggle for freedom and equality. ... read more »
A Jackson’s Accidental Drowning Becomes a Homicide
June 17, 2021
Even though Donald J. Bohana has served more than 20 years of a 15-years-to-life sentence for the murder of Delores “Dee Dee” Jackson, ex-wife of Tito Jackson, the case against him is tainted by political pressure and rife with irregularities and reasonable doubt. ... read more »
Commentary: Together, We Should Seek Justice for the Tulsa Massacre 100 Years Later
June 3, 2021
May 31-June 1, 2021, marks the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, one of the deadliest acts of racial violence in American history. ... read more »
What Must Be Done with White Reconstruction
May 27, 2021
While many are watching 47 out of the 50 States propose and enact Voter Suppression Laws, the question becomes one of what can we as individuals do to counter such attacks against us? First we must acknowledge the real agenda of those hiding behind the Republican Party’s control of state legislatures, embracing Donald Trump’s lie that the election was stolen. ... read more »
When we get past the test, we can see the full picture
May 27, 2021
This past year has shown that when those who are ‘sick and tired of being sick and tired’, say no more, change is bound to occur. For countless admissions cycles, the SAT was a rite of passage, something every student, regardless of their background, felt was critical to their future ... read more »
Councilmember Curren Price Advocates for a More Inclusive and Equitable City Budget
May 20, 2021
Last year, we made a down payment on reinvesting within disenfranchised communities of color, and I believe the proposed LA City budget for the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year affords us the opportunity to continue on that promise. ... read more »
Greater Justice is Coming: Taking on Abusive and Deadly Policing with New DOJ Leadership
May 13, 2021
There are more signs that we can expect changes at the Justice Department. ... read more »
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