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Alex Padilla on Making Your Vote Count in November

Alex Padilla on Making Your Vote Count in November

Steven Mirkin August 31, 2020 For most people, Tuesday, Nov. 3, is Election Day. But California Secretary of State Alex Padilla — the official charged with running California’s election — says it should more...

LA Sentinel: LAUSD Owes Black Students and Families More

LA Sentinel: LAUSD Owes Black Students and Families More

Los Angeles Sentinel Dr. Ana F. Ponce and Michael Lawson August 13, 2020 The tragic deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, and others have illuminated, yet again, the realities of...

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We Stand with Our Jewish Brothers and Sisters Against Hate

Regardless of your political views regarding the military conflict, its causes, or its outcomes, there is no justification for any act of hate, bigotry, or violence toward our Jewish brothers and sisters. THIS MUST STOP.

Building Black Wealth

Building Black Wealth

By buying, residing, and building within our communities, we can regain some of what this country stole through Jim Crow laws, riots, lynchings, mass incarcerations, unjust policing, and other racially motivated statutes, regulations, and policies.

Remembering Greenwood

Monday, May 31, will mark 100 years since the Tulsa Race Massacre when white vigilantes descended upon Tulsa's Greenwood District, destroying one of...

Why We Celebrate Our Black High School Graduates

We must honor this powerful rite of passage for what it is – a transition and transformation in identity, life experience, and relationships, a remarkable milestone in the lives of our young people that we should recognize and celebrate.

Fighting the Stigma of Mental Health Together

The month of May is officially Mental Health Awareness Month. This month, we join the national movement to raise awareness of mental health issues, eliminate the stigma associated with mental health and elevate the importance of mental health care providers. Unfortunately, mental health is often overlooked in communities of color, specifically among African Americans, particularly among Black youth.

CA Steps Towards Ending the Cash Bail System

The current cash bail system in California is classist, racist, and unfair, and the California Supreme Court recently agreed to make a change that will address some but not all of the ills that befall our system.

The Verdict is Justice for All

“We Are Able to Breathe Again”

On April 20, 2021, after 44 witnesses and 15 days of testimony, we held a collective breath while waiting for the jury to render its verdict on Derek Chauvin, the police officer who killed George Floyd by grinding his knee into the back of George Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds…

How Maryland’s New Police Reform Bill Can Lead Us Forward

This week as Maryland took a bold and essential step toward meaningful police reform. The Maryland legislature overrode the Republican governor’s veto and adopted landmark legislation that will set new rules regarding the use of force, establish new investigative procedures, and apply robust disciplinary outcomes to police officers who violate these rules.

Shame on Kroger for Closing LA Area Stores

The announced closures of five grocery stores in the Los Angeles area by Cincinnati-based Kroger is a shameful and callous act of corporate greed....

Protecting Voting Rights in the New Jim Crow Era

Last week, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed into law a shameful law that places Jim Crow era-like restrictions on voting and gives unconscionable oversight and control over the very elections that determine their fate.