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The Haitian Dilemma
September 23, 2021
This is a painful commentary. Humanity demands that we all be treated with fairness. This country has boasted the guarantee to the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness. Those who live in a world without such assurances hear what we say and see thequality of life that even our poorest of citizens appear to enjoy. So we don’t blame the Haitians for doing what each of us would do if we were in their shoes. ... read more »
WATCH: Garcetti Updates on Closures, New Measures to Protect Businesses, Residents
March 15, 2020
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti addressed the city tonight in a live-streamed news conference, outlining the latest coronoavirus-related shutdowns and recovery measures, saying, ``the city is strong and won't shut down.'' ... read more / watch video »
Reparation: Racism vs Reality 
June 27, 2019
Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader said he does not support reparation for decentness of slaves, concluding “None of us currently living are responsible” for slavery.  In a sense, Senator McConnell is right. Reparation is not the responsibility of White Americans or any individuals living today. It is the responsibility of the government.  For it was the U.S. government which enacted the legal institution of human chattel enslavement, primarily of Africans and African Americans, in the 18th and 19th centuries.  ... read more »
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Remembering the Million Man Match: Reflections on Memory and Mission
October 25, 2018
There is so much damage done to memory and mission in our lives and to our sense of self by large and small conces­sions to the constant call to let go and move on re­gardless of what is lost or left behind. We sacrifice so much in our rush to for­get, stay in style or keep in harmony with the official writers and rulers of so­ciety. However, whatever we are and will become, we must give appropriate attention to our history, in spite of all the counsel from outside to forget the past, worship the present and forfeit our future for things embraced and en­joyed now. ... read more »
Unpublished Parts of Malcolm X’s Autobiography Auctioned Off
August 2, 2018
For decades, scholars have wanted to get a closer look at unpublished sections of a towering 20th century book, "The Autobiography of Malcolm X,'' including cut chapters that may have contained some of the most explosive thoughts of the African American firebrand assassinated in 1965.  ... read more »
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