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Living the Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer: Sharing and Shaping Ourselves in Struggle
October 21, 2021
Her faith taught her to believe in the eventual triumph of change for the good ... read more »
L.A. Music Performer Reflects on California’s Plan to Re-open; Local Theme Parks and Stadiums Looking to Open April 1st 
March 10, 2021
California has been making consistent strides towards lowering COVID-19 related deaths and reducing person-to-person transmission. This is creating an opportunity for less restrictive guidelines to be applied to the golden state.  Leilia is an L.A. native, born to perform and share her musical talents. She reflected on the opportunity of performing again as Los Angeles prepares to reopen. ... read more »
At this crucial time PMBs can help lower the cost for the venerable
March 10, 2021
Co-Pastor Christ Liberation Ministries, William Smart Jr., dissects the functionality of Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), and how they negotiate on our behalf to reduce the cost and burden caused by pricey medications and they are doing this all day every day. ... read more »
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Supreme Court Sides with Comcast in Discrimination Dispute Against Byron Allen
March 26, 2020
The lawsuit arose out of Comcast’s decision several years ago not to carry several Allen-owned television channels, such as Pets.TV and Recipe.TV. Comcast has argued its rejection of Allen’s channels was purely a business decision, reflecting what it viewed as the channels’ limited audience appeal. Allen then promptly filed a $20 billion lawsuit against Comcast, alleging that the company’s refusal to contract with Allen’s company was racially motivated, in violation of Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866. ... read more »
The Time is Now to Help Prevent Gun Violence in Urban Neighborhoods
September 19, 2019
At the beginning of this summer, I wrote an Op-Ed for the National Newspaper Publishers Association. I asked for support for the anti-violence programs around the country and many of you responded. For that, I am grateful. ... read more »
A Dream Deferred — Is the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Just Another Elusive Dream?
February 7, 2019
In 1951, Langston Hughes laid bare the anxious aspirations of millions of Black people in America with his poem, “A Dream Deferred.” In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. reminded America of the promissory note written to its citizens guaranteeing life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, in his “I Have a Dream” speech. ... read more »
London Breed Overcomes Adversity to Become San Francisco’s First Black Female Mayor
July 5, 2018
On June 13, San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed, 43, overcame tremendous adversity and challenges to become the first African American woman to become mayor of San Francisco. ... read more »
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“Wendy’s Window”: The Possibility of Progress
June 7, 2018
Healing Without Hate:  It’s a choice. It’s a lifestyle. Pass it on! ... read more »
Israel is Failing at Racial Politics
April 20, 2018
In the Aftermath of “Bloody Friday,” It’s Clear that Israeli Forces Don’t See Palestinians as Human. ... read more »
Don’t Miss the Deadline to Reduce Your Property Tax!
February 5, 2018
Don’t Miss the Deadline to Reduce Your Property Tax! ... read more »
No Sanctuary in the City: Resisting Repression in Warzone America
August 16, 2017
There is nothing more definitive of the destructive approach to us as a people than state-imposed and state-sanctioned violence. In other words, not only does the state, i.e., federal, state and local governments and their agents and institutions, commit violence against us, they also accept and approve it as normal and necessary. ... read more »
Message From Watts: Liberation is Coming From A Black Thing
August 10, 2017
This is my standard column written to commemorate the Watts Revolt and to pay rightful homage to those who lost, gave and risked their lives to advance the struggle. ... 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 »
Remember the Chibok Girls
April 19, 2017
Three years ago, Boko Haram terrorists burst into dormitory rooms at the Government Secondary School in the northern Nigerian town of Chibok and kidnapped nearly 300 girls simply because they dared to get an education. ... read more »
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