violence

Letter Carriers Hold Rally in Compton

On Wednesday, October 4, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) held a rally in front of the Compton Post Office to bring community awareness to violent assaults on letter carriers. According to NALC and Compton letter carriers at the rally, they are becoming targets of robberies and physical assaults as they deliver the mail to residents and businesses in the area.

Nonviolence is the Solution

Violence promotes more violence. Hatred and fear destroy a sense of community and truth. The time is now to engage in a national dialogue on the necessity of nonviolence for the very survival of our society.

Rallying to Fight Injustice Anywhere  

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. 

Healing Ourselves Communities and Country 

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. 

Retaining Our Humanity  

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. 

Violence in America: What Can I Do?  

There are many organizations already at work lowering guns deaths through prevention, intervention, and follow-up response, but they still need support.   

Forgotten History or Selective Memory?

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.”

Social Uprisings Continue in Kenosha as Jacob Blake Champions Through Surgery; Blake diagnosed with Paralysis from the Waist Down

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.

Los Angeles City Mayor Pleads for George Floyd Protests to ‘Take a Step Back’ due to Violent Acts in L.A. over 300 arrested

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.

150 Years After Ratification of the 15th Amendment, Black Votes Are Still Contested: The Black fight for the franchise

“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.