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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 »
Healing Ourselves Communities and Country 
June 16, 2022
Those of us who believe a peaceful world is possible need to figure out how we can truly become “indivisible” as we vow in our pledge of allegiance.  ... read more »
Retaining Our Humanity  
June 9, 2022
In my upcoming interview with Pastor James Lawson and Bryan Stevenson for KCET, Lawson talks about how some people “have allowed their humanity to become deformed.” I’ve been thinking a lot about our attachment to weapons that kill innocent people.  ... read more »
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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 »
Ethiopia Getting Back to Normal After Days of Religious Clashes
May 11, 2022
Peace is gradually returning to Ethiopia after days of violence, tension and rioting resulted in the destruction of religious centers in some parts of the East African country.   ... read more »
Sacramento Mass Shooting Confirms What Experts Already Knew, But Media Won’t Tell  
April 14, 2022
In the wake of the horrific mass shooting that took place in Sacramento, California, over the last week, politicians and media pundits have rushed to their soapboxes to proclaim, once again, that guns are the root of all evil and the cause of the recent violent crime wave that has gripped our nation.  ... read more »
Calif. Black Women Leaders Talk Politics, Health, Economics and More
February 10, 2022
Hundreds of African American women, professionals from different backgrounds and all corners of the Golden State, came together Jan. 31 to discuss a range of issues important to Black women in California. ... read more »
Fighting the Cycle of Violence with Stipends and Mentorships
November 4, 2021
More than 117,000 people are shot in America annually, and gun homicides disproportionately are concentrated in urban areas, particularly in impoverished and underserved communities of color. ... read more »
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Forgotten History or Selective Memory?
June 3, 2021
On Monday, May 31st CNN Films premiered the showing of DREAMLAND: The Burning of Black Wall Street.  This cinematic documentary executive produced by LeBron James, celebrates, and shares the rich cultural history that existed in the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma at that time one of the wealthiest Black communities in the United States, earning it the name, “Black Wall Street.” ... read more »
Social Uprisings Continue in Kenosha as Jacob Blake Champions Through Surgery; Blake diagnosed with Paralysis from the Waist Down
August 25, 2020
Patience for updates in police reform were already wearing thin, due to the previous string of racially charged acts from various law enforcement across the country. After the Shooting of Jacob Blake, buildings began to catch fire around the Uptown area. City uprisings has been taking place for the last three days, across the nation including Los Angeles. ... read more »
500 National Guard Personnel will Join the LAPD to Protect the Community from Violence and Looting
May 31, 2020
Garcetti explained that the small percentage of people who are causing destruction, are hi-jacking a moment and movement and re-directing the focus away from the cause. Tactics and strategies are geared to maintain order, further measures have been taken to gain control over the violence happening across the city. ... read more »
Los Angeles City Mayor Pleads for George Floyd Protests to ‘Take a Step Back’ due to Violent Acts in L.A. over 300 arrested
May 30, 2020
Saturday, May 30, thousands came together in protest, closing the L.A. streets from Fairfax all the way through 3rd street, as the aftermath from the current murder of George Floyd by police hand in Minneapolis. Garcetti reiterated what he said yesterday, acknowledging the injustice of police brutality within the Black Community and pleaded with all residents to keep a level head while fighting for peace. ... read more »
150 Years After Ratification of the 15th Amendment, Black Votes Are Still Contested: The Black fight for the franchise
March 12, 2020
“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.” So reads the 15th Amendment, ratified on February 3, 1870, the third of what came to be known as the Reconstruction amendments. ... read more »
Chef Keith Corbin to Open New Restaurant in 2020
December 12, 2019
Watts native, Chef Corbin, is set to open a new restaurant while continuing to serve the community at Alta Adams. ... read more »
Rep. Ilhan Omar condemns GOP state lawmaker’s Facebook post
October 24, 2019
Rep. Ilhan Omar has condemned a Republican state senator from North Dakota who posted a long-debunked photo on his Facebook page that purports to show the Minnesota Democrat holding a weapon at an al-Qaida training camp. ... read more »
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