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Is Continuing Injustice Grounds A Call for Arms?
December 27, 2018
Black Lives have always mattered but Black people do not always act like it. Most Blacks know racism still exists but are conditioned to feel inferior to whites and often become complicit in their own oppression. I write about this periodically, because Blacks’ collective silence reinforces the barriers to their own wellbeing. While high-profile cases grab headlines and heartstrings, temporarily, other less heralded, but equally egregious, ongoing atrocities against Black people have become a crippling norm. (Public education’s failure to educate Black students and Black homeowners disproportionately suffering foreclosures as a result of the economic meltdowns, for example, are in some ways just as egregious as high profile cases of police killing unarmed Black men and boys. ... read more »
Sustaining Righteous Community Outrage
August 23, 2018
Righteous outrage must be sustainable.it is necessary to bring about the political pressure crucial for actual long range change.  Of course, ultimately, it is the responsibility of the Black community itself to forge its own future which requires new mindsets and most important, new behavior. Developing sustainable righteous outrage is only one of other important tasks that collectively, we must undertake as part of a self-determined Black agenda. ... read more »
Straight Talk About Injustices
November 16, 2017
Terrible de-humanizing injustices have been visited on Black people in the United States, but there is never a good reason to collaborate in one’s own destruction. ... read more »
(Part 4) Jackie Lacey speaks on Ezell Ford decision
March 21, 2017
"Once there's a struggle for the gun, that really changes things," -DA Jackie Lacey ... read more / watch video »
City Approves $1.5 million Settlement in Lawsuit Over Police Shooting of Ezell Ford
February 9, 2017
Los Angeles City Council approved a $1.5 million payment to settle a lawsuit filed by the parents of Ezell Ford over his fatal shooting by police in 2014. ... read more »
Mother of Ezell Ford speaks out against DA’s refusal to file charges
January 25, 2017
Tuesday, January 24, the family of Ezell Ford held a press conference at the First A.M.E. Allen House to discuss District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s announcement that no charges will be filed against LAPD officers. ... read more »
Protesters Shut Down 405
December 29, 2015
Nine protesters were arrested last week for staging a demonstration on the southbound San Diego (405) Freeway in Inglewood, spray-painting slogans on the pavement and forcing a roughly 20-minute closure of the roadway on a busy holiday-getaway travel day. ... read more »
March for Justice on Crenshaw
December 29, 2015
More than 1,000 enthusiastic advocates for Black unity, peace and justice marched from Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. to Leimert Park on Saturday, Feb. 21. The march came on the heels of the highly publicized, and fatal, shootings of several unarmed Black men including 25 year-old mentally ill Los Angeles resident, Ezell Ford. ... read more »
A Mother Speaks on the Murder of her Son: “I’m trying not to be bitter and not allow myself to wallow in grief or misery.”
September 9, 2015
Ezell Ford was shot and killed by Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Officers Sharlton Warmpler and Antonio Villegas on Aug. 11, 2014. A 10-month investigation culminated in the Los Angeles Police Commission, the body that oversees the LAPD, ruling that Warmpler was “unjustified to open fire on Ford … wrong to draw his weapon, and had used unacceptable tactics” when the two officers observed Ford walking down 65th Street near Broadway in South Los Angeles, as reported by the L.A. Times. ... read more »
Mother of Ezell Ford Speaks to Black Los Angeles One-Year after LAPD Shooting
August 12, 2015
On Tue. Aug. 11, the one-year anniversary of the LAPD shooting death of her son Ezell Ford, Tritobia Ford appeared on the Front Page with Dominique DiPrima on Radio Free 102.3 FM KJLH. ... read more »
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