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Experts Say It’s Rare that a ‘Jury of your Peers’ Applies to African Americans
June 3, 2021
“When a juror is unable to relate to a person accused of a crime, the defendant is more likely to face stiffer penalties, up to and including life in prison,” said Charlotte, N.C.-based Attorney Darlene Harris, who after trying a recent murder trial, spoke to a White male juror who shared that a lot of the jurors could not understand the African American defendant. ... read more »
Many Say Education of King’s Life, Legacy Remains Critical for Young People
May 28, 2021
Brainly, the world's largest online learning platform, recently surveyed more than 1,700 U.S. students to understand better what they know – and don't know – about Dr. King, his life, and his legacy. It turns out; the answer is not much. According to the data, 63 percent of U.S. students incorrectly identified Dr. King's accomplishments or were not aware of some of the most important things he did to contribute to America's Civil Rights Movement.  ... read more »
Black, Latino and Female Officers Use Less Force than Whites
May 20, 2021
“When I got the paper, I literally at one point said, ‘hot damn,’” says Phillip Goff, a behavioral scientist at Yale University who wrote a commentary on the study published in the same issue. “I was a skeptic about demographic reform previously, and now I am a convert.… Demographics reform in policing actually has the potential to dramatically change behavior.” ... read more »
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Media Company ‘Space Hero’ Signs a Space Act Agreement With NASA
April 12, 2021
Space Hero Partnerships LLC has signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA for a feasibility study of a proposed Space Hero mission to the International Space Station. The Space Hero mission, targeted for 2023, will be provided by Axiom Space and may include a 24/7 immersive and interactive livestream.  ... read more »
David G. Brown Editorial Cartoon (March 25-31)
March 25, 2021
David G. Brown Editorial Cartoon (March 25-31) ... read more / view cartoon »
Elizabeth Keckley, Thirty Years a Slave, Four Years in the White House
March 4, 2021
“He came to the bed, lifted the cover from the face of his child, gazed at it long and earnestly, murmuring, ‘My poor boy, he was too good for this earth. God has called him home. I know that he is much better off in heaven, but then we loved him so. It is hard, hard to have him die.’” ... read more »
Supervisor Sheila Kuehl Returns to South Coast AQMD Governing Board
January 14, 2021
Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl was sworn in as a member of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) Governing Board, replacing Supervisor Kathryn Barger as the representative for the County of Los Angeles. ... read more »
“Trump’s White Magic and Carnival Mirrors: Shameless Hustling in the White House”
December 3, 2020
In every oppressive society, there are the seeds and signs of its own self-problematizing and self-destruction. It makes problems for itself by its hypocritical, dishonest, and oppressive practices. And it becomes self-destructive in that it produces unresolvable contradictions which divide it against itself and signal it can no longer exist in its current form. ... read more »
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Book Review: Motherhood So White By Nefertiti Austin
July 16, 2020
Motherhood So White is more than a great read, it’s an insider’s view of adoption and foster care from the perspective of an accomplished, unmarried woman of African descent. ... read more »
Many Say Education of King’s Life, Legacy Remains Critical for Young People
February 27, 2020
According to the data, 63 percent of U.S. students incorrectly identified Dr. King's accomplishments or were not aware of some of the most important things he did to contribute to America's Civil Rights Movement. ... read more »
Serena Williams Builds Schools in Jamaica, Africa
December 5, 2019
Williams, who has won a total of 39 Tennis Grand Slams – including Doubles titles, has also built grade schools in Uganda, Kenya, and Zimbabwe. ... read more »
‘Unequal Realities’ Hold Back Rural Women, Says U.N. on Eve of Women’s CONFAB
March 11, 2018
‘Unequal Realities’ Hold Back Rural Women, Says U.N. on Eve of Women's Confab ... read more »
Why Black Men Must Become Black Feminists 
August 4, 2017
With the rise of “Trumpism,” our community needs all hands on deck to engage in the struggle.  And using all available human resources requires that we not push women to the background in order to maintain male dominance as the preferred social order.  ... read more »
New Report: Top CA Banks Do Little Contracting with Firms Owned by Minorities, Women
November 30, 2016
Compared to national figures, procurement with California’s minority businesses better mirrored the state’s demographics but was still low ... read more »
Success On “The Way” Ask Dr. Jeanette!
May 18, 2016
Listen UP!!! Surely, you have been hearing about the controversy raging in North Carolina about transgender persons may use public restrooms according to their original gender on their birth certificate. ... read more »
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