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The Case for Reparations: Cal Task Force Hears Painful Personal, Family Stories
September 30, 2021
Last week, California’s Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals took an expansive but deeply personalized look at the history of Slavery, racial violence and injustice in America and traced how that past still shapes how we live now. ... read more »
What A Difference A Day Makes
February 18, 2021
The symbolism was stunning, but it was far more critical that President Biden hit the ground running, and he did. He signed 17 executive orders, reversing some of the most onerous declarations of his predecessor. He dissolved the 1776 Commission, an odious truth-erasing propaganda body charged with developing "patriotic education." Replete with lies, peppered with quotes by Dr. Martin Luther King and Abraham Lincoln, neither of whom would have cosigned the report, the previous administration had the utter audacity to release this madness on Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday holiday. One of the final slaps in the face from the deranged "leader." ... read more »
Poet Amanda Gorman To Read Tribute Poem At Super Bowl
February 4, 2021
Fresh off her nationally acclaimed poetry reading at President Joe Biden's inauguration, Los Angeles native Amanda Gorman will be presenting her work on another massive stage -- the Super Bowl, ... read more »
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Wendy’s Window: Black Girl Magic Comes Alive
January 28, 2021
This past week we saw “Black Girl Magic” come alive in such a beautiful way.  The world witnessed the first woman of color to be sworn in as Vice President and we also witnessed the first National Youth Poet Laureate by the name of Amanda Gorman who made history speaking at the Inauguration for the 46th President of the United States. ... read more »
22-Year-Old Los Angeles Poet Performs at Inauguration
January 21, 2021
A 22-year-old Los Angeles woman became the youngest inaugural poet when she performed “The Hill We Climb” at President Joe Biden’ and Vice President Kamala Harris’ swearing-in ceremony, ... read more »
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