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Outrage as Inglewood police officer murders another Black man

“Kevin Wicks was shot unnecessarily and there is a crisis [of confidence] in the Inglewood Police Department. They need to be held more accountable and there needs to be a sense of urgency.”

Police make life hell for youth of color

Statistics cannot convey the intimidation, anxiety and anger that Black and Latin@ youth must live with on a daily basis, nor the effect this can have on them and their families.

Sean Bell’s second slaying

That they were Black men – even unarmed Black men – was deemed sufficient to unload on them, because in America their color was crime enough.

Outstanding California childcare providers recognized at State Capitol ceremony

The ceremony was held to recognize the important role that informal childcare providers play in raising preschool age children and preparing them for Kindergarten.

Former Black Press executive named NAACP president

“He represents taking the NAACP to the next level ... And he represents great promise and potential, not just for the organization, but for young people.”

Sean Bell’s killers acquitted

“There was a such thing as society prior to this parasitical system of imperialism. People dealt with their contradictions, and people need to be clear on that. We can deal with our own contradictions.”

Eve Ensler’s spectacular celebrates New Orleans women

“I’ve been trying to free myself of Katrina’s grasp. ... With what I’ve gone through, I should be just stark raving mad by now, but I’m able to go on.”

Towards African-American unity and a Black united front

“Dr. King wants the same thing I want: freedom.” – Malcolm X

Assembly Speaker Karen Bass: Our society will be judged on the way it cares...

People are scared about the future in a state that should be all about hope for the future. We represent California – the eighth largest economy on the planet.

UN holds racism hearings in US

What’s different is you’re going to hear the voices of the people. You don’t usually hear the voice of the people.

Too poor to parent?

In 2004, Black children were twice as likely to enter foster care as white children. Even among other groups of color, Black mothers are more likely to lose their children to the state than Hispanics or Asians.

Sean Bell’s killers acquitted

The police murdering Black people is not a phenomenon unique to New York. This is just a small drop in the bucket of police executions in Black communities around the nation and the world.

‘You’re lucky; that officer shot somebody last week’

The police officer took pictures of himself covered in blood, complaining of a hurt right hand and shoulder. Those injuries were caused by repeatedly punching my brother in the face.

The techno-lynching of Sen. Barack Obama

Even Stevie Wonder can see that the media is carrying out a nasty techno-lynching of U.S. Sen. Barack Obama based on the comments of his former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

It is our collective duty to make freedom a reality

“When you have a trigger happy president, a trigger happy vice president, a trigger happy office of homeland security, you are bound to have an increase of trigger happy police and many of our young people are bound to end up dead or imprisoned.“

Statement on the Sean Bell verdict

Police officers seem to know that they can kill certain people with impunity.

Prop 98 would eliminate rent control and tenant protections

If passed by the voters, Prop 98 would terminate rent control and other tenant protections and would place homeowners at risk by allowing unscrupulous property owners to challenge existing building codes and zoning laws.

Ruth Garland Dewson receives ‘Power of One’ award

“Ruth Dewson is a doer, a change maker, a one-woman show and a force of nature.”

Support and defend the MOVE 9!

A rally to mark the anniversary of the brutal 1985 bombing of the MOVE Organization will be held Saturday, May 10, 12-3 p.m., at 11th and Market in Philadelphia.

32 Cali groups ask Federal Reserve to do more to prevent foreclosures

As the foreclosure crisis worsens, the Federal Reserve Board (the Fed) is proposing rules to restrict abusive mortgage lending practices. While this is a good step, 32 California groups assert that not enough is being done to help working families and their neighborhoods, encouraging stronger rules to protect families from being sold loans they cannot afford.