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COMMENTARY: What Must Be Done with White Reconstruction  OUR VOICES 
December 15, 2022
Unlike one hundred years ago, we know what’s coming and what we can do to stop such actions. We know that from the increase in hate crimes and racism, much of it fueled by the actions of our former President, that racism on the part of conservative and right-wing whites is fear of the “browning” of America.   ... read more »
Faith, Civil Rights Leaders Call for Resignations of Gil Cedillo and Kevin de León
December 1, 2022
“So, we’re here today, to join the voices of unity, in unity, a call with clarity, demanding Gil Cedillo and Kevin de León resign from their office and resign immediately,” said Pastor J. Edgar Boyd, senior minister of First AME Church of Los Angeles.  ... read more »
Black County Workers Stand Against Racism and Discrimination
November 3, 2022
Aimed at building a more inclusive and bias-fee workforce, the Los Angeles County African American Employees Association (LACAAEA) hosted “Unlearning Prejudices,” a candid discussion between members of the county’s ethnic employee organizations. ... read more »
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Race-Neutral Formula for Assessing Kidney Function Provides Hope for Better Health
September 1, 2022
UCLA Professor and Nephrologist Dr. Keith Norris has advocated for a race-neutral formula for assessing kidney function for years, and now the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) are urging laboratories nationwide to adopt a newly modified equation that will diagnose chronic kidney disease earlier and help save lives. ... read more »
Black Farmers Concerned Inflation Reduction Act Will Impact Promised Debt Relief
August 18, 2022
The National Black Farmers Association is worried that the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 will roll back debt relief provided Black, indigenous, and other farmers of color in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. ... read more »
Rallying to Fight Injustice Anywhere  
July 7, 2022
We need to acknowledge the impact of racism, sexism, violence, and plantation capitalism in nearly every facet of American life even as we’ve advocated for democracy.  ... read more »
Violence in America: What Can I Do?  
June 2, 2022
There are many organizations already at work lowering guns deaths through prevention, intervention, and follow-up response, but they still need support.    ... read more »
Poor People’s Campaign Holds Moral Monday March on L.A. City Hall 
May 19, 2022
Crowds of people descended upon downtown Los Angeles on May 16 as part of the Moral Monday March sponsored by the Poor People’s Campaign, a national movement to confront racism, poverty, and other ills destroying communities across America.  ... read more »
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Teacher under fire for cotton, cuffs in class on slavery
May 5, 2022
Rochester school officials are investigating allegations that a white teacher told his class of mostly Black students to pick seeds out of cotton and put on handcuffs during lessons on slavery in a seventh-grade social studies class. ... read more »
There’s a New Doctor in Town/ The New State Health Bureau Welcomes a New Face
April 27, 2022
Dr. Brooke Cunningham, an assistant commissioner for the Minnesota Department of Health, is now the leader of the new state Health Equity Bureau. ... read more »
Ukraine, Refugees and Racism
March 17, 2022
Our hearts, prayers and support are with the people of Ukraine. But there is also an even greater tragedy occurring - “racism” and we see its presence in the midst of this war. ... read more »
“SLAVEPLAY”: Racism, Interracial Dating, and Deciding Who’s the Prize
February 24, 2022
February 16th brought the opening of playwright, Jeremy O. Harris’, unflinching new work, “Slave Play”, at the Mark Taper Forum in Downtown Los Angeles after almost two years of no performances due to COVID-19. ... read more »
All 3 men charged in Arbery’s death convicted of murder
November 24, 2021
All three white men charged in the death of Ahmaud Arbery were convicted of murder Wednesday in the fatal shooting that became part of a larger national reckoning on racial injustice. ... read more »
“We are in the middle of a cold, civil war.” — Keith Boykin author of “Race Against Time: The Politics of a Darkening America.”
October 21, 2021
Prominent journalist and prolific author Keith Boykin is that courageous soul who takes deep dives into the political cesspool. ... read more »
Study: Racism Plays Role in Premature Birth Among Black Americans
October 7, 2021
The tipping point for Dr. Paula Braveman came when a longtime patient of hers at a community clinic in San Francisco’s Mission District slipped past the front desk and knocked on her office door to say goodbye. He wouldn’t be coming to the clinic anymore, he told her, because he could no longer afford it. ... read more »
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