Burying Our Babies: Letter from L.A. to Ferguson

Happy birthday, Sonjia -- Dick & Sharon

Sikivu Hutchinson: Year after year the litany of the dead, black folk criminally robbed of victimhood, shattered any pretense of innocence, protection or security in “tidy” neighborhoods like ours, neighborhoods bright-eyed, bushy tailed white reporters doing ghetto fieldwork were always surprised to know existed.

Paid Sick Days Are a Human Right

Paid Sick Days

Melissa Goodman: The ACLU supports the Raise LA campaign because basic economic rights are inextricably intertwined with civil rights and civil liberties. When Californians lack basic economic security – when they are unable to or must struggle to fulfill basic human needs – they cannot fully exercise their civil liberties and civil rights.

LAUSD District 1 Special Election

(l-r) Alex Johnson and George McKenna

esterday, we ran a piece written by Anthony Samad regarding the LAUSD District 1 race.  After the article was published, we received several comments that motivated us to remind our readers that the opinions expressed by individual writers are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the LA Progressive. The LA Progressive […]

Can Los Angeles Communities Bank on Antonio Villaraigosa?

Villaraigosa Community Bank

Peter Dreier: Los Angeles is littered with the debris of banks’ risky and sometimes illegal practices — subprime loans, predatory lending and foreclosed homes that destroyed the lives of families and stripped entire communities of their major source of wealth.

Where Is Councilmember Huizar on Dump Expansion?

Eagle Rock Dump Expansion

Lazaro Cuevas: Deliveries of trash to the dump, now at about 800 tons per day, could double or triple under the proposed expansion. A larger dump and more trash will worsen air quality, noise levels, and traffic congestion in Eagle Rock.

The General and the War to Save LA’s Soul (Part III)

Los Angeles Skid Row

Dan Bluemel: Sometimes the cops get a kink in their colon and enforce the code en masse, other times they lay low, but to focus on one homeless woman as though she were a “problem child,” as they so named her, is difficult to understand.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...