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Impeaching a President
October 4, 2019
“An impeachment process is a viable option for the current House of Representatives given that the hearings will force several people in or close to the Trump Administration to testify before Congress under oath,” said D. Gilson, a writer who has taught popular cultural studies. ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Calls on Secretary Perdue to Rescind Proposed Rule to End SNAP
October 4, 2019
The Congressional Black Caucus sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue regarding the recent Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM). This NPRM, which was published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)entitled Revision of the Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,  would harm millions of hard-working families who rely on SNAP.   ... read more »
Stop All the Cuss’n and Fight’n
October 3, 2019
Success On “The Way”... Ask Dr. Jeanette Parker™ ... read more »
Harris, Colleagues to Lighthizer: No Trade Negotiations with Brazil Until Bolsonaro Protects the Amazon
September 6, 2019
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Friday joined Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) and 8 of their Democratic colleagues in urging U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to postpone any trade negotiations with Brazil until President Jair Bolsonaro fully enforces his country’s environmental laws and regulations to protect the Amazon from continued illegal deforestation. In the letter, the senators also called on Lighthizer to swiftly resolve the U.S.-China trade war which has disrupted global trade patterns and driven China to rely increasingly on Brazil for beef and soybeans. As a result, and in contravention of its environmental regulations, Brazil is clearing more of the Amazon for agriculture. ... read more »
Why I’m Visiting the Border
August 16, 2019
“I shook hands with a 13 year-old-boy whose mother told him to make eye contact and shake hands firmly. Even in the midst of horrific living conditions and imprisonment, children at the facility are still being taught to treat people with respect, while being treated less than human…” ... read more »
Houston, We Have A Problem: America, Spacetripping With Trump
August 1, 2019
This is not a drill. “Houston, we have a problem,” or more historically and currently correct, “Houston, we’ve had a problem, here.” It’s not a problem of a ship in space, but rather the ship of state, setting aside its best-documents claims and making a hard right turn towards its worst-practices. And both the captain and crew are unrepentantly and defiantly doing and saying immoral, mad, mean-spirited and small-minded things. ... read more »
Biden Continues Southland Fundraising Swing
July 26, 2019
Biden attended a midday fundraiser at the home of Pasadena City Councilman John J. Kennedy, former president of the local chapter of the NAACP. Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis was among those in the crowd. ... read more »
Embracing the Courageous Four: Radically Reconceiving and Reconstructing America
July 25, 2019
In spite of the forked-tongue talk, doublespeak and patently racist ranting of the pretending President Trump and the White supremacist mob-like cheerleaders chanting hatred at his rallies, we must not miss the fresh, air-clearing and uplifting wind that is steadily rising and blowing our way. It is the transforming force of the voice, views and defiant struggles of the courageous four “freshmen” congresswomen: Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA); Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY); and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI). ... read more »
Assemblywoman Autumn Burke Unlocks Billions in Tax Revenue 
June 27, 2019
Now serving her second term, Assemblywoman Burke has been writing legislation to address the nation’s flawed access to resources like reproductive health, adequate and affordable healthcare and environmental justice. Burke has invested much of her work in an initiative to end childhood poverty and her influence towards this cause is visible in Governor Newsom’s budget which includes proposals to directly address child poverty and support families in breaking the cycle of poverty through work and education, including a grant increase for the lowest income families served by the CalWORKs program. ... read more »
HUD Awards $1.5 Billion to Support Seven States in Their Recovery From 2018 Disasters
May 17, 2019
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded nearly $1.5 billion to support seven states in their recovery from major disasters that occurred last year, including Hurricane Michael, Hurricane Florence and devastating wildfires in California.  ... read more »
Our Democracy is on the Line, Congress Must Act Now
May 9, 2019
Barr’s lack of independence and Trump’s obstruction raises critical questions about the rule of law. But this is also about the integrity and security of our democracy. Just as important in the Mueller report was the astounding disclosure that our country was subjected to a full-scale attack on our democratic process. ... read more »
Beyond the Bondage of Plantation Politics: Crafting Our Own Presidential Platform
May 9, 2019
Thus, we self-consciously called our Movement, the Black Freedom Movementand demanded “FreedomNow,” not civil rights now. We composed and sang freedomsongs, not civil rights songs. And we built freedomschools, not civil rights schools, and we risked our lives on freedomrides, not civil rights rides. You can always say there was indeed a fight for civil rights. But although civil rights were an important concern of the Black Freedom Movement, the Black Freedom struggle was committed to freedom as a more expansive concept, practice and goal. In a word, it was concerned about freedom from oppression and freedom to grow, develop and come into the fullness of ourselves. ... read more »
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