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My prose poem for voting & slightly Bernie

It’s hard to hope – when every time you do, you get slapped down. Now is the time to step out on faith. Vote Bernie! Vote 100% (that means YOU)!

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.

The Tribunal: Active, organized resistance and empowerment

The Tribunal will prove the fact that capitalism fueled by greed, corruption and racism is destroying the environment. It will show that the lives of Black, Brown and Indigenous people do not matter in the face of profits and the unbridled acquisition of wealth.

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.

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.

When voter suppression joined hands in holy matrimony with jury suppression

Angela Allen-Bell exposes the framers’ commitment to white supremacy and Black inferiority with voting rights obscured in the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

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.

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.

Katrina housing crisis still hinders recovery, report says

Three years after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita battered the homes of hundreds thousands of Louisianans, too many residents are still unable to afford to rebuild their homes or find an affordable place to rent.

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.

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.”

Towards African-American unity and a Black united front

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

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.

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.”

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.”

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.

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.

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.”

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.
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