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Myths and lies about poverty
September 17, 2020
No doubt, some will always be wealthier than others. We wouldn’t want to live in a society that forced all to be equal. But poverty isn’t inevitable. The 30 million people in America who lived in poverty even before the pandemic when unemployment was at record lows needn’t exist in that state.  ... read more »
Democrats must ace the agenda test
August 27, 2020
In last week’s Democratic National Convention, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris passed the character test. Now as Trump rolls out his virtual convention, they must ace the agenda test. They need to argue the case for the bold agenda that this country desperately needs, and challenge Trump for his policy failures. ... read more »
L.A. County-Supported Testing Sites Continue To Expand; Targeting Vulnerable Communities
August 3, 2020
The L.A. Public Health Department remains on high alert, the trends surrounding coronavirus continue to fluctuate. Dr. Ferrer confirmed that closing in-door dining and bars worked; latest numbers are reflecting signs that Los Angeles is breaking the speed of increased cases. Ferrer emphasized the main goal is to slow the spread of COVID-19. ... read more »
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L.A. County Economic Resiliency Task Force Contemplate July 4 Reopening; Over One Million Angelenos Applied for Unemployment
May 19, 2020
the L.A. County Economic Resiliency Task Force deliberated the possibility of reopening the Los Angeles economy on July 4. The task force is developing a “fast-track” plan to accommodate the progression of workflow and safety measurements. A multitude of businesses are looking to propose a motion to resume operating safely by July. ... read more »
Seeking Victory Over Two Viruses: Covid-19 and the Pathology of Oppression
April 23, 2020
In these troubled, troubling, tragic and trying times, more than ever, we must not only be a people in itself but also a people for itself. That is to say, a people who are not only different and distinct, but also self-consciously and actively so. ... read more »
#KeepThePaychecksFlowing
March 19, 2020
Covid 19 is here, and about to wreak havoc on the finances of the tens of millions of hard-working, time-clock punching men and women of our nation. We must act today to protect our most vulnerable against economic disaster. ... read more »
EXCLUSIVE: Rev. Dr. William Barber Addresses Systemic Racism and Voting Rights During Call with the Black Press
January 23, 2020
Following the Shelby County v. Holder Supreme Court case, which gutted key provisions of the Voting Rights Act, 14 states had new voting restrictions in place before the 2016 Presidential election, and there were 868 fewer polling places across the country, according to the Poor Peoples Campaign. ... read more »
Trump’s ‘new deal for blacks’ was dealt from the bottom of the deck
May 10, 2018
Black unemployment rates remain nearly twice as high as white unemployment rates. ... read more »
Mayor Garcetti Delivers Fifth State of the City Address
April 16, 2018
Mayor Garcetti touches upon the most salient and pressing issues facing Los Angeles in his State of the City Address. ... read more / watch video »
President Trump’s Actions Should Inspire Us!
February 8, 2018
Black Americans should be inspired to convert the anger provoked by the comments and actions of President Trump into an action plan, starting with the truth, because presenting a false narrative lures people into complacency and lowers their expectations. ... read more »
Exclusive: Shaka Senghor Speaks on Meek Mill, Asset Framing & Producing OWN Docuseries ‘Released’
November 26, 2017
Journalist Brittany K. Jackson conducts an exclusive interview with ex-prisoner turned world renowned speaker, author and mentor Shaka Senghor about his latest docuseries on OWN "Released”, his thoughts on the Meek Mill case, and why it's so important for communities of color to affirm, frame and build upon our assets. Senghor also speaks about how he chooses to raise his youngest son and his first interaction with Oprah Winfrey. ... read more / watch video »
The Trump Tax Plan Trumps Californians!
November 23, 2017
The Republicans’ “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” will be devastating to California's poor to middle-income families because they pay the highest income and sales taxes in the nation (in proportion to their income), the second highest gas tax, and their property tax assessments have doubled – and none of these will be deductible. ... read more »
Black Unemployment Rate Falls for the Wrong Reasons
June 15, 2017
Job Growth Slows, Black Workers Exit Labor Market in May ... read more »
Job Prospects Mixed for Black Workers Last Month
June 1, 2017
the unemployment rate for Black workers dipped below 8 percent for the first time since January 2017 ... read more »
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