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Why I’m Visiting the Border
August 16, 2019
“I shook hands with a 13 year-old-boy whose mother told him to make eye contact and shake hands firmly. Even in the midst of horrific living conditions and imprisonment, children at the facility are still being taught to treat people with respect, while being treated less than human…” ... read more »
A national crisis: Surging hate crimes and White Supremacists
August 15, 2019
A Saturday morning shooting rampage in El Paso, Texas on August 3 took the lives of 22 people, and seriously injured more than two dozen others. Reportedly, the alleged shooter wanted to kill as many Mexicans as he could. Armed with safety glasses, ear coverings and an assault-style rifle, the shooter entered a Walmart store during a back-to-school sale. ... read more »
L.A. Council Members Smith, Wesson Call on Legislators to Act on Gun Control
August 9, 2019
Two Los Angeles City Council members – ironically named Smith and Wesson -- introduced a resolution today calling on state and federal lawmakers to pass gun-control legislation such as banning the sale and possession of assault weapons. ... read more »
Undiscussed Dimensions of Mass Killings: Transforming A Profoundly Sick Society
August 8, 2019
We don’t have to be familiar with Frantz Fanon to concede that social conditions create, shape and even determine social consciousness. Nor do we have to be conversant with Kawaida philosophy to realize that ideas do not drop from the sky, grow from the ground or float in from the sea. They come from the society in which we live and learn to be and become the persons and peoples we are. Moreover, although there are numerous ideas which exist in society from which we may choose, the ruling ideas of any society are the ideas of those races, ethnicities, classes and elites which rule. And if we find them oppressive and unacceptable, we have the right and responsibility to resist and radically change them. ... read more »
Communities of Color Targeted in 2 Mass Shootings in Less than 24 Hours
August 4, 2019
AP News -Two mass shootings at crowded public places in Texas and Ohio claimed at least 29 lives in less than 24 hours and left scores of people wounded, ... read more »
Black and Brown Communities Targeted by White Supremacist over the Weekend, as Donald Trump Continues to Dog Whistle
August 4, 2019
Donald Trump at a MAGA rally. Scott Olson (AP) — As the nation reeled from two mass shootings in less than a day, President Donald Trump spent the first hours after the tragedies out of sight at his New Jersey golf course, ... read more »
2016 WNBA Champion Los Angeles Sparks Select Saicha Grant-Allen During 3rd Round In 2017 WNBA Draft
April 21, 2017
The Los Angeles Sparks selected center Saicha Grant-Allen 35th overall in the 3rd round of the 2017 WNBA Draft ... read more »
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