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Virginia Educator Wins 2019 National Teacher of the Year
May 9, 2019
His classroom is a collaborative partnership between himself and his students and is anchored in him providing a civic centered education ... read more »
Black Men Still Incarcerated at Disproportionate Levels
May 3, 2019
“Systemic racism drives both poverty and the mass incarceration of low-income people, especially people of color. This cycle of poverty and criminal justice involvement feeds on itself and creates herculean barriers to achieving economic and social advancement, for those who have been justice involved and for their loved ones,” said Jennifer Jones Austin, FPWA CEO and executive director. ... read more »
African Americans Audited by IRS More Than Any Other Group 
April 11, 2019
Humphreys County, Tenn., where more than a third of its Black residents live below the poverty line and the median yearly household income is $26,000, somehow is on the IRS’ radar to audit at a higher rate than anywhere else in the nation, according to AOL News.   ... read more »
Are You Making Your Time Count?
November 8, 2018
This past week we observed daylight savings time by turning our clocks back an hour with the hope to make better use of daylight.  In other words, having an extra hour of daylight should help us be more productive with our days. The real question is what are we doing with the time we are given no matter what?  Twenty-four hours is the same whether there is light or darkness.  ... read more »
21st Century Challenges Require New Mindsets and New Behavior
October 18, 2018
Demographic changes in California and throughout the nation are profoundly altering the political landscape. Not the least of such changes is the impact of the huge increase in the Latino population. Cleary, Latinos are already asserting their new found political strength. This threatens many African Americans, who rather than work to strengthen relations with Latinos, for mutual benefit, seem determined to cling to their own highly limited  past political and economic gains, real and imagined.  ... read more »
A Letter from America’s Children
July 12, 2018
Dear U.S. Media, Democrats, Republicans, Independents and to the concerned Americans who poured out into the streets to protest Donald Trump’s cruel and faulty immigration policies, ... read more »
White Privilege Aided By Minimizing Race
April 26, 2018
The ongoing reality of white privilege cannot be overemphasized and should never be minimized. Why? As the face of racism, white privilege perpetuates America’s foundational tenet, i.e., to control and oppress people on the basis of race or ethnicit ... read more »
New Leadership Model Essential For Black Unity
February 22, 2018
If Black leaders again embrace a group-oriented model grounded in moral and ethical values, Black life will undoubtedly improve. ... read more »
Senator Bradford Introduces SB 1135 Saving Low-Income Californians Money on Their Energy Bills
February 21, 2018
Senator Bradford Introduces SB 1135 Saving Low-Income Californians Money on Their Energy Bills ... read more »
Why Ending AIDS in Africa Matters to Black Americans
December 6, 2017
In recent months, several African heads of state have made public their commitment to support the goal of ending AIDS by 2030. ... read more »
Harris-Dawson Introduces Social Equity Ordinance
November 2, 2017
The Councilman has introduced the most aggressive social equity program in the nation ... read more »
Concern For Poverty More Rhetoric Than Reality
August 24, 2017
The congressional vote was extremely close with a margin of about ten votes separating those who decided to maintain food assistance and those who wanted to cut it. ... read more »
CEO of L. A. Promise Fund at the Lucas Museum Press Conference
August 2, 2017
L.A.'s Promise Fund CEO Veronica Melvin thanked the Lucas family for investing in the South L.A. and also thanked the people who brought the museum to fruition. ... read more / watch video »
Is New French Leader Racist? His Comment On Large Families Called ‘Problematic’
July 21, 2017
According to Liberation, a French newspaper, blaming overpopulation for poverty and African women for overpopulation distracts the world from the roles played by colonial powers, such as France and the U.K. ... read more »
Affirming Black Students Home Language
June 1, 2017
The failure of public schools to properly educate Black students is criminal. They have long been at the bottom of virtually every measure of effective schooling. Yet the Black community has remained largely on the sidelines; its dominant response, silence. ... read more »
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