Urban Issues Forum with Angela Davis: April 19

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Constructing a 21st Century Populist Movement: Re-thinking Wealth and Imprisonment Protest.

Urban Issues Forum: Senior Hunger

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Please join us this FRIDAY MORNING, December 7th, at 7:30 a.m., as we discuss a dire economic reality around the senior population in our community, hunger among the elderly.

Urban Issues Forum: The Real Battleground — October 26

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The Right Wing, Voter Supression, and the November 6 Election. With Karen Bass, Curren Price, Lafonza Butler, Michael Green, and Ralph Miller. Saturday, 26 October.

Urban Issues Forum: HIghway Overcrowding — October 24

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Expresslanes 110 FWY Opening: What Are the Benefits to Surrounding Communities, with Stephanie Wiggins, Executive Director, Congestion Reduction Initatiive — Wednesday, October 24

Urban Issues Forum Welcomes Jackie Lacey — September 28th

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Anthony Samad’s Urban Issues Breakfast Forum welcomes Jackiet Lacey, Candidate for LA County District Attorney, Friday, Sept. 28, at The Regency West, Los Angeles.

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 [...]

20 Years After the LA Riots: What Have We Learned?

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Dick Price & Sharon Kyle: What has changed in South LA — then South Central — where the flames shot to the sky 20 years ago, after an all-white jury exonerated the gang of police officers who had beaten a black motorist half to death, captured on video for all to see?

Urban Issues Breakfast Forum: 20 Years after the ’92 LA Riots – Friday May 25th

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What Has Changed, What Needs to Change — with Rodney King, Connie Rice, Rev. Chip Murray and others. Friday, 25 May, 7:30 a.m., California African American Museum.

Urban Issues Breakfast Forum with Michelle Alexander — May 11

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Urban Issues Breakfast Forum with Michelle Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow.” Friday, May 11, 7:30 a.m., at the California African American Museum.

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.

Join Occupy, Jesse Jackson Tells LA’s Black Community

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Dick Price: Reverend Jesse Jackson urged the black community to get involved with the Occupy Movement, saying, “Whenever the Freedom Train comes to town, get onboard.”

Dick & Sharon’s Excellent Town Hall Adventure

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For this corner of the world, with people who worked hard to elect Barack Obama, whose lives have already been profoundly changed by his election—just look at their faces—and who desperately want him to succeed, Obama needs to deliver on his promises to fix America’s broken healthcare system

LAUSD Superintendent David Brewer Speaks After Ouster

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In his first public appearance since his contract was bought out by the Los Angeles Board of Education, Superintendent David Brewer said his ouster will only make a bad situation worse

The Defiant Gesture 40 Years Later

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On Friday, the Olympics unveiled the official posters of the Beijing 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games set to begin at the end of July. The artists did a beautiful job. The posters are available for all to see on the official Beijing Olympic website, posted right beneath the official Olympic slogan “One World One Dream.” [...]

The Northeastern Lines: A Viable Alternative to the Foothill “Sprawl Line”

I’ve been unusually busy lately, so I have not had time for more regular posting. Hopefully I’ll be able to post some of my thoughts on last Monday’s Westside Extension meeting at LACMA. But first, here are some more thoughts on the proposed Gold Line Foothill Extension. I’ve made no secret of my low regard [...]

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