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Fannie Lou Hamer Walking Off the Plantation: Questioning and Transforming America
October 12, 2017
I’m sick of symbolic things; we’re fighting for our lives”. Thus, for Obama’s election to be more than a useful symbol for a country unable to criticize and seriously change itself, it must be part and parcel of our struggle to save and expand lives ... read more »
Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
October 6, 2017
Kam's Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun ... read more »
Schools Still Fail to Educate Black Students
October 5, 2017
The Local Control Funding Formula is a California legislative initiative that enables  school districts, rather than the state, to receive and allocate funds to those schools most in need.  ... read more »
Occidental College Launches Obama Scholarship
October 2, 2017
Occidental College recently announced the launch of its Barack Obama Scholars Program, saying the full scholarships to be offered will "empower exceptional students committed to the public good" consistent with "the principles President Barack Obama has advanced throughout his life." ... read more »
The Nation Must Come Together To Help Hurricane Harvey Victims Rebuild
September 7, 2017
"There's always someone who is trying to help.' I did, and I came to see that the world is full of doctors and nurses, police and firemen, volunteers, neighbors and friends who are ready to jump in to help when things go wrong." ... read more »
President Obama’s Policies Still Drive Economic Growth
August 10, 2017
In May of 2017, the Black unemployment rate hit its lowest level in 17 years: 7.5 percent. Then, in June, the jobless rate for Blacks fell to 7.1 percent, before rising to 7.4 percent in July, according to the latest jobs report. ... read more »
Michelle Obama discusses emotional scars from critics
August 3, 2017
Michelle Obama says breaking the glass ceiling in becoming the first black first lady left a few lasting emotional scars. ... read more »
Even more civil rights and consumer protection rollbacks sought
July 27, 2017
Or that taxpayers footed a $7 trillion bailout of financial institutions during the foreclosure crisis. ... read more »
First Woman To Head Opec Snared In Multi-Billion Dollar Fraud Scheme
July 21, 2017
Corruption has roots in America too, observed former president Barack Obama . ... read more »
Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas speaks on sabotage of Affordable Care Act
July 5, 2017
Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas speaks with Brandon I. Brooks, managing editor of the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper and the L..A. Watts Times Newspaper on sabotage of Affordable Care Act. ... read more / watch video »
City Council Votes to Change Rodeo Rd. to Obama Blvd
June 29, 2017
The motion to rename Rodeo Road between Jefferson Boulevard and Arlington Avenue was introduced by Council President Herb Wesson, who recalled meeting Obama for the first time during an early campaign stop at Rancho Cienega Park on Rodeo Road in 2007. ... read more »
Trump turns back on a future with Cuba
June 16, 2017
So why would Trump want to revive the failed policies of the past? The reasons range from the petty to the perverse. Trump’s hatred of Obama is apparent. From Obamacare to climate policy to Cuba, he seems intent on overturning whatever Obama did — no matter how great the cost to the American people. ... read more »
Obama Freeway Proposal Passes State Senate
May 25, 2017
His attendance at Occidental College influenced his political trajectory and led him to become one of the most revered and respected presidents in American history. ... read more »
Parental Involvement Essential for ESSA
April 12, 2017
According to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), President Barack Obama’s education law, states and local school districts are required to intervene in the lowest-performing schools, including those that serve low-income children and minorities. ... read more »
California Legislative Black Caucus Applauds Selection of Dr. Gary May as next UC Davis Chancellor
March 9, 2017
The University Of California Board Of Regents announced Georgia Tech Engineering Dean, Dr. Gary S. May, as the next University of California, Davis Chancellor. Dr. May will be UC Davis’ first African-American Chancellor. ... read more »
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