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“Wendy’s Window”: The Possibility of Progress
June 7, 2018
Healing Without Hate:  It’s a choice. It’s a lifestyle. Pass it on! ... read more »
Success On “The Way”… Ask Dr. Jeanette: Black Jack Johnson Free At Last!!!!
June 6, 2018
After a lifetime of boxing the world, “the Galveston Giant, John Arthur Johnson was posthumously pardoned 105 years after ... read more »
A GLIMPSE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HEALTH CARE NEEDS
June 1, 2018
           While many Blacks don’t trust white doctors, many don’t trust Black doctors either.  It is widely reported that if given a choice, many Blacks patients will choose a white physician over a white physician, according to African American physicians. ... read more »
Northern California is Voting Better and it’s Time the Rest of California Caught Up
May 31, 2018
I can no longer pick one candidate when I know of a better way to vote. As a Southern California taxpayer that’s tired of being asked to choose between candidates out of our flawed election system, I am aware of the costly illusion of choice in our elections. Thankfully, Northern California has a promising solution to help restore democracy by fixing our elections. ... read more »
Trump’s Embarrassing Actions on North Korea Open a Door for Citizen Diplomacy
May 31, 2018
Trump also says he is pulling the plug because of “the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement.” He scorns their nuclear capabilities, reminding them that “ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used.” ... read more »
Marcus Garvey And African Liberation: A New Light Dawning
May 31, 2018
Unity is key to any project and is expressed in a sense of togetherness and a resultant commitment to each other and to shared vision and goals. ... read more »
Success On “The Way” Ask Dr. Jeanette-Sex Is Important!? Part 2
May 31, 2018
Women have sexual needs too. While some men may think sex first and who’s next, their wife’s sexual and romantic needs go unmet. You can’t serve two masters. Men and women need to think about their mate’s sexual needs before practicing on others. ... read more »
When Are Enough Taxes Enough?
May 31, 2018
Over the years, California has collected enough taxes to fully fund education, fix our water issues, and repair our roads – but has chosen to redirect the funds for other priorities. According to the Governor, this year California is collecting more taxes than expenditures, with billions leftover in reserves. At what point is enough taxes on the poor - middle income enough? ... read more »
School Choice Not the Right Choice for All Students
May 31, 2018
The Trump Administration has proposed to decrease funding to authorized investments for public schools while increasing funding opportunities for school choice programs and private school vouchers. Ninety percent of children in America attend public schools. Increased funding to school choice programs, while reducing funding to public schools is a strategy that leaves behind our most vulnerable students ... read more »
Keep California Dreamin’ – Vote Villaraigosa for Governor
May 31, 2018
It is clear Villaraigosa is a passionate California politician with big dreams that lead to even bigger successes. ... read more »
AB 2500 Denies Californians Access to Responsible, Regulated Credit Options
May 31, 2018
Blocking families from accessing certain types of loans would be particularly damaging for African American families. According to a study by the Center for the New Middle Class, even when African Americans have credit scores of 700 or above – generally considered to be a “good” score on a scale of 300 to 850 – their financial wellness resembles those with much lower credit scores. In fact, 80 percent of these families were likely to say that they live paycheck-to-paycheck, they were two and a half times more likely to overdraft on a bank account and they 28 percent less likely to have $1,200 set aside for a financial emergency. ... read more »
Wendy’s Window: “Life is a Journey”
May 31, 2018
Life is a journey and I believe even with all of the ups and downs it can be beautiful if we understand our purpose. ... read more »
What to Do When Just Three Americans Have as Much Wealth as 50% of the Country
May 30, 2018
Thirty-two million Americans go without health insurance. Medical bills are the No. 1 cause of bankruptcy. More than half of minimum wage workers must work more than one job to make ends meet. According to the official Supplemental Poverty Measure, 140 million Americans live in poor or low-income households, including 38 million children. ... read more »
AB 2500 denies Californians access to responsible, regulated credit options
May 29, 2018
Even in a growing economy, the sad truth is that California still faces vast income inequality in all regions of the state. So, despite the fact that we now rank as the fifth-largest economy in the world, millions of Californians continue to face deep financial insecurity. ... read more »
Federal Lawsuit Challenges HUD to Enforce Fair Housing Rule Civil Rights and Housing Advocates Join Forces
May 25, 2018
Across the country, an estimated $5.5 billion in HUD funding is awarded each year. Nearly two-thirds of these funds go to approximately 1,210 grantees through HUD’s Community Development Block (CDBG) Grant program.  With this year’s rule suspension and continuing for several years, grant recipients – largely state and local government jurisdictions -- can obligate their allocations without any concern for compliance with the Fair Housing Act rule.    ... read more »
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