Articles by Sharon Kyle

About Sharon Kyle

Sharon Kyle, J.D. is the Publisher of the LA Progressive which she co-founded with her husband Dick Price. Ms. Kyle is an adjunct professor of law at Peoples College in Los Angeles. She sits on the board of the ACLU Pasadena/Foothills Chapter and is on the editorial board of the BlackCommentator.com. Photo courtesy Wadeva Images. www.wadevaimages.com

No Race on Noah’s Ark?

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Sharon Kyle: Whether we are talking about Liz Taylor playing “Cleopatra” or Russell Crowe standing in to represent every man, the outcome is the same – disproportionately high rates of unemployment for people of color.

We Would Not Ordinarily Share This But. . .

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We would not ordinarily share this but a tragedy has struck our family. One that is causing us to step back and look at our priorities. #SupportNews

ACLU SoCal Forum on Women’s Rights Coming in March

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ACLU SoCal Womens Rights Forum at the Hollywood Methodist Church on Tuesday, March 11, at 7 p.m.

How Mainstream Media Comforts the Comforted

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Public Airwaves Myth — The major political struggle is not between Left and Right but between top and bottom

Michelle Alexander, Justice on Trial Film Festival Hit Homeruns

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Sharon Kyle: “Unraveling this mass prison industrial complex is going to take more than a little tweaking here and there – this is going to take nothing short of a mass movement.”

Government Shutdown Ends

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Sharon Kyle: The government shutdown of 2013 is over. After more than two weeks the Senate voted 81 to 18 and the House voted 285-144 to reopen the federal government.

Congressional Gym Stays Open

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Sharon Kyle: Unlike HeadStart the national parks and the thousands of furloughed government employees, the posh Congressional health club got a reprieve because congress has deemed it “essential,” according to a congressional aide.

The American inJustice System

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Michelle Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow” will be speaking at the Justice on Trial Film Festival at Loyola Marymount University on Oct 20th.

Are Progressives Blind to Race?

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Sharon Kyle: It bothers me that I see so much segregation within the progressive movement yet I don’t have any quick fixes.

DOMA No More

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Sharon Kyle: The federal Defense of Marriage Act defines “marriage,” for purposes of over a thousand federal laws and programs, as a union between a man and a woman only.

Netroots Nation 2013 Still Lacking Diversity

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Sharon Kyle: Netroots Nation Lacks Diversity, even as the organizers of the convention consciously focused on inclusiveness, the lack of faces of color is striking

If Your House Was On Fire Would You Whisper, “Fire”

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Sharon Kyle: The First Lady made headlines after being interrupted as she was giving a talk at a D.C. fundraiser.

Activists Send Divided Message in Brentwood

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Sharon Kyle: Standing at the corner of San Vincente and 26th, hundreds rallied to express their dissatisfaction with Obama’s deportation record. Then just a few feet away, a smaller group of environmental activists voiced opposition to the Keystone Pipeline XL.

How the NRA Makes Bomb Tracing Difficult

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Sharon Kyle: While I continued to search for more information on this technology figuring that I was probably not the only one who was unaware of our ability to trace bombs.

Keep San Onofre Closed

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“We must win this battle for health, safety, economy, environment as well as rate and regulatory issues” Wasserman claimed, “Southern California Edison wants to impose a cost of $765M on its customer base for steam generators at San Onofre that don’t work.”

5 Hot Stories the LA Progressive Missed

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Sharon Kyle: Later this afternoon I’ll be meeting with Dick to discuss our options and to develop a plan of action but that’s after I go shopping for the shortest short shorts I can find.

LA Progressive Competing for a Netroots Nation Booth

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LA Progressive Competing for a Netroots Nation Booth – Dick and Sharon are trying to win a booth at the upcoming Netroots Nation Convention in San Jose, California

What’s Behind NOW’s Endorsement of Eric Garcetti?

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Sharon Kyle: I wanted to know why a women’s organization would endorse a male candidate when there were two women in the race so I called Patty Bellasalma, the president of the California Chapter of NOW

No Fiscal Cliff – Obama and Senate Republicans Strike a Deal

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Sharon Kyle: Up until this breaking news, President Obama maintained that a deal was “within sight” but most thought Congress would be unsuccessful.

What Is a Donor Activist?

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Sharon Kyle: Lori Grace didn’t know exactly why she has strayed from her family’s Republican roots, but thought that a trip she had taken to India when she was 26 years old may have been a turning point.

American Racism Past and Present

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Sharon Kyle: 20 years after Los Angeles erupted in civil unrest, still with major differentials in employment, housing, healthcare, education, and wealth between whites and blacks, are we sitting on a powder keg again?

Racist Rants in Post-Racial America

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Sharon Kyle: On the heels of the re-election of President Obama, signs tell us we are NOT yet living in post-racial America

Marianne Williamson Sister Giant Conference – November 10 – 11, 2012

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Marianne Williamson Teams with The Women’s Campaign School at Yale University to Create SISTER GIANT, 2 DAY Symposium to Empower Women to Run for Political Office, November 10-11, 2012 Saban Theatre 8440 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211 View Larger Map WHO: New York Times bestselling author Marianne Williamson partners with The Women’s Campaign School [...]

Election Returns 2012 California Initiatives

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Election Returns 2012 California Initiatives

Ethel and Julius Rosenberg’s Son Robert

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We don’t often hear about the minor children of people who have been sentenced to die. The media typically covers the story up to and including the execution. Rarely are we given any insight into what happens in the lives of children in the aftermath of their parents execution.

California Proposition Endorsements

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California Proposition Endorsements by the Los Angeles Democratic Party, the Los Angeles Times, the Long Beach Press Telegram and others

Remembering 9-11

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Sid went on, beaming with pride as he spoke, his grandson had landed a job at Cantor Fitzgerald – a brokerage firm in Manhattan. And to top it all off, he was in love with a very nice young lady. He and his fiancé Angie, who also worked at the firm, were living together and making plans to marry.

Gabby Douglas and the Brown Paper Bag Test

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Sharon Kyle: Colorism gives unearned advantages to Blacks of lighter complexion and demeans and degrades Blacks of darker complexions. For white people reading this who are unaware of this practice, there is a test known as “the brown paper bag test” used to determine where your skin color placed you in the pecking order.

The Elderly, Poverty, Alzheimers — And Me!

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Sharon Kyle: Five years ago, if someone were to tell me that the United States treats its elderly like discarded trash I would have ignored them. Today, I’m seeing it with my own eyes. I suspect we’d find quite a few homeless people are homeless because first they had dementia.

MSL Curiosity Mission Success: It Takes a Village

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Sharon Kyle: I was in the room when the landing site was chosen for the Mars Pathfinder rover, helping the team to calculate the cost and keep track of their budgets.

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