sharon-kyle-13aSharon Kyle, J.D. is the Publisher of the LA Progressive which she co-founded with her husband Dick Price. Before launching her career in the social justice arena, for more than 20 yrs, Ms. Kyle served as a resource manager for several large space flight projects at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. During her tenure at NASA/JPL she enrolled in and graduated from law school and now serves as adjunct professor of law at Peoples College of Law in Los Angeles. She also sits on the board of the ACLU Pasadena/Foothills Chapter. Ms. Kyle also serves on the editorial board of the BlackCommentator.com. Ms. Kyle is the proud mother of a teacher and an attorney and proud step-mom of a premed student.

Four Hundred Years a Slave

Four Hundred Years: Slavery to Ferguson -- Sharon Kyle:

If we are to ever come to a place in this country where the nation agrees that this is a national problem that deserves national attention, we’ll first have to learn how to analyze it and get to its source. But we can’t do that without learning how to be honest with ourselves.

Six Shocking Truths about Prisons

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Sharon Kyle: At least 37 states have legalized the contracting of prison labor by private corporations. Companies like Boeing, Motorola, Microsoft, AT&T, and Target are reaping major benefits from this captive labor pool.

Unarmed and Unaware

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Sharon Kyle: It’s easier to find out the amount of space debris orbiting Earth than it is for me to know how many unarmed black men have died at the hands of the police across the United States so far this year.

The United States Oligarchy

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Sharon Kyle: The bottom line is that the American people don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of having their interests represented when their interests collide with big business or a small cadre of elites.

Police Shoot Unarmed Black Man, Again

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Sharon Kyle: So now I’m intrigued and confused. If he was mistaken for the murder suspect, why would he have to cop a plea and why is he behind bars, and why haven’t the bullets been removed and oh yeah – why was he shot in the first place?

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.

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.

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.

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