Marianne Williamson: Women and Leadership

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Sharon Kyle: 20 years ago, Marianne Williamson’s Oprah Show appearance launched a phenomenon. Now, Oprah is sitting down with Marianne, the author of A Return to Love, for a new, can’t-miss interview.

Stop-and-Frisk Citizen Journalists

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Sharon Kyle: Do citizens have a right to monitor the behavior of law enforcement? What about citizen journalists? The case of citizen Joseph “Jazz” Hayden may be one of police retaliation. What do you think?

Allegations of Racial Discrimination at California State Northridge

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Allegations of Racial Discrimination at Cal State – Dr. Marilyn Joshua Williams says she was being “unseated” as Chair of the department without cause. She is accusing the University of racial discrimination.

White People, Chris Rock, and the Long End of the Stick

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Sharon Kyle: Chris Rock’s reminder that slaves weren’t independent on Independence Day was only a big deal because he mentioned “white people”

Independence Day, For Some

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In 1852, former slave and legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass was invited to give a speech at a 4th of July event to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

The Road to Corporate Feudalism

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Sharon Kyle: Technological advances in communications, transportation, automation and the like have changed the mutual dependencies that once existed between the American middle class and the super rich.

Marianne Williamson Discusses the War on Women

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On June 19th at 7:00 pm, Marianne Williamson will speaking on Women and Politics at the home of: Jan Good Man and Jerry Manpearl in Santa Monica. Tto rsvp contact Ilene PRoctor proctor@artnet.net

Rodney King Dead at 47

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Rodney King, the man whose video taped beating by Los Angeles police twenty years ago shocked the nation, was found dead this morning, Sunday June 17, 2012 in Southern California. According to Reuter’s King’s body was found at the bottom of his swimming pool in Rialto a suburb of Los Angeles. Cynthia Kelly, King’s fiancee [...]

Unequal Political Coverage in the Media

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Unequal Political Coverage few years ago, I met Sue Wilson a media reform activist who was promoting her awarding winning documentary, “Broadcast Blues” at the annual L.A. Media Reform Summit.  Sue, who has been a foot soldier in the battle to take back the media, was on a campaign that continues today. Sue believes media [...]

Sharia Law: We Know What It’s About – Really?

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Sharon Kyle: The woman speaking on the video may sincerely believe that she is doing the right thing but scratch the surface and you’ll find that there is another agenda and it ain’t to protect Americans.

Confronting California’s In-Justice System with Michelle Alexander

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Come Let Us Reason Together: Faith Communities Confronting California’s In-Justice System — with Author Michelle Alexander — Thursday, May 10 — New Philadelphia AME Church, Rancho Dominguez, California

May Day Los Angeles

May Day Los Angeles

May Day was observed all over the nation with marches, rallies, sit-ins and demonstrations occurring simultaneously in all of the major metropolitan areas including Los Angeles. Dick and I spent a good deal of the day in the streets of downtown Los Angeles.

May Day Events In Los Angeles

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ay Day Events in and around Los Angeles National Lawyers Guild/LA Executive Director Jim Lafferty wrote on Fri, 4/27/12: The protests this May 1st will be historic. This year traditional immigrant rights groups are joining with the L.A. County Federation of Labor and Occupy LA, in staging protests starting at nine different locations around the [...]

Latin Jazz and Tea at the Venice High School Learning Garden

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Latin Jazz and Tea at the Venice High School Learning Garden. The Urban Survival Kitchen is finding solutions to the ever-growing problem of dwindling food resources. Join them on Sunday.

Fighting Religious Tyranny in the U.S. Military

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Sharon Kyle: Mikey Weinstein established The Military Religious Freedom Foundation, dedicated to ensuring that all members of the United States Armed Forces fully receive the Constitutional guarantee of religious freedom.

Letter to Angela Davis from James Baldwin

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If we know, then we must fight for your life as though it were our own—which it is—and render impassable with our bodies the corridor to the gas chamber. For, if they take you in the morning, they will be coming for us that night.

Rally for the 99%

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We are at a crossroads as a country. We have a choice to make. Greater wealth for a few or opportunity for many. Tax breaks for the richest or a fair shot for the rest of us. A government that can be bought by the highest bidder, or a democracy that is truly of the people, by the people, and for the people.

Smiley and West – The Book Tour

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Award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, one of the nation’s leading intellectuals are touring the country addressing the issue of rising poverty in the United States.

Los Angeles Fire Chief Talks Budget Cuts and Response Time

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How is the Fire Department affected by budget cuts? Chief Brian Cummings of the Los Angeles Fire Department talks to the community about budget cuts and response time.

Trayvon Martin: When Fear and Hostility Drive Public Policy

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Sharon Kyle: At a minimum, let’s hope the Trayvon Martin tragedy — like the Emmett Till tragedy years ago — puts a spotlight on the danger of allowing fear and hostility to drive social policy.

Prison Realignment or Expensive Musical Chairs

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Sharon Kyle: Given the public’s short attention span, it’s no wonder juicy celebrity gossip and salacious headlines have come to dominate the “news”. This is great for those who don’t want us to pay attention.

Cancer Prevention, Detection, Intervention

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Certain types of cancer disproportionately affect the Latino and African-American communities. The California Oncology Research Institute will conduct FREE mammograms following a panel discussion on this topic.

Is California Reducing Prison Overcrowding Without Fixing Its Cause?

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Sharon Kyle: In a relatively short period of time, our nation has incarcerated enough people to create the second largest city in the United States. Releasing a few tens of thousand prisoners for overcrowding won’t change much or will it?

Racial Justice in the Criminal Justice System

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Sharon Kyle: While most Americans are cognizant of the disproportionate representation of Black and Brown men in our prisons, fewer are aware of criminal justice system’s selective enforcement of laws and selective use of penalties which often results in racially biased outcomes.

What Good Is Black History Month?

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Sharon Kyle: I have this gnawing sense that with the exception of official national holidays, the only time our nation honors people with a special day or month is when they are members of an exploited group.

The Movie, “The Help”

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Sharon Kyle: As demonstrated in 1973, the Academy Awards can be used as a megaphone to reach those who are oblivious to the continued state of segregation and, as a result, racial inequality that persists in the United States.

Kamala Harris: Foreclosure Settlement Scores Points, Raises Questions

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Sharon Kyle: Kamala Harris’ broad smile and “down home” style was gobbled up by the crowd as members of the African American Caucus listened and showed support for their Attorney General.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris Agrees to Monumental Settlement

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Sharon Kyle: Kamala Harris emphasized the need to continue to chip away at the forces behind this crisis, stating that she and her team have instituted a Mortgage Fraud Strike Force which has been created to protect innocent homeowners and bring to justice those who defraud them.

Cenk Uygur: Can Progressives Reclaim the Democratic Party?

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Sharon Kyle: Cenk is viewed as a kindred spirit by many in the Caucus, partly because of his unyielding progressive stance but also because Uygur is no stranger to challenging the status quo.

California AG Kamala Harris Standing Firm Against Foreclosure Settlement

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Sharon Kyle: Kamala Harris standing firm on decision to reject bank settlement that could garner the state $15 billion but would release bank liability.

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