A new generation of Democrats, such as New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is challenging the party’s establishment, writes Jesse Jackson, and the party’s goal should be to embrace the “moral center.” ... read more »
Former Santa Monica mayor and longtime civic activist Nat Trivesis often sought after to speak at community events. Each year, Mr. Trives serves in a leadership role on community events celebratingthe work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His current affairs class at Santa Monica Emeritus College is one of the most popular courses in lifelong learningfor older adults. Mr. Trives is a former professor of Criminal Justice and Affirmative Action Officer at Cal State University Los Angeles. ... read more / view event »
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.
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After 50 years, the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lives on through the legacy of Unity Bank and Trust, the current work of OneUnited Bank and all Black banks. We are honored to carry the torch…and recognize the importance of passing the baton from “bank in” to #BankBlack.
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Streets. Schools. A bridge in Burkina Faso. The name of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. can be found across Africa, a measure of the global influence of the American civil rights leader who was shot dead 50 years ago after speaking out against injustices at home and abroad. ... read more »
Saturday at 10 a.m., hundreds of people walked to the top of Kenneth Hahn waving flags as they proceeded to the dedication ceremony and culmination of the season for nonviolence program. ... read more »
Almost 50 years ago the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. preached his final sermon at Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee — the mother church of my denomination, the Church of God in Christ (COGIC). On that evening of April 3, 1968, he told the men and women gathered there in support of striking sanitation workers how the Holy Spirit had revealed to him that, like Moses, he might not make it to the promised land with us, but urged us onward and forward. ... read more »
The South Coast Air Quality Management District hosted its fourth “Building Upon the Dream: Day of Service Forum” in the Tuskegee Room of The Proud Bird Event Center near Los Angeles International Airport. Nearly 300 were in attendance. ... read more »
The long history of racism of Donald J. Trump has come home to haunt him and to hold him up to a withering and rightful world-wide moral outrage, criticism and condemnation. And his vulgar and morally reprehensible offense must not be dismissed as normal and diminished as unimportant nor rightful criticism be diverted in other ways. On the contrary, this criticism must become an ongoing ever-present part of the overall resistance to his crude, cruel and destructive regime. Indeed, he has waded in the squalid swamp of racist comments and practice for decades, viciously attacking as citizen, candidate and president the various peoples of color: Africans, Native Americans, Latinos and Asians. ... read more »
Rev Dr Martin Luther King is one of the greatest leaders history has ever known and yet I’m afraid that though his name is internationally recognized, we have, as a nation, yet to fully comprehend the man and his ideas. ... read more »