Sharon Kyle: That was the essence of her magic. Her authenticity, her unyielding commitment to be who she was, the courage she showed in stepping onto the international stage without conforming to anyone’s standards but her own–that and more made her our queen.
I don’t know if you have to experience discrimination first hand in order to be able to see it, but I do know that I learned a lot standing on that corner with my uncle in a wheelchair 20 years ago. For that reason, I have hope that maybe the Civil Rights Division under the Obama administration will do what it has often failed to do in the past – provide a line of defense for this country’s most vulnerable people.
Sharon Kyle: The vision is to equip the Civilian Oversight Commission with the power to subpoena records and to compel the testimony of deputies and their superiors accused of wrongdoing—hence the initiative.
Sharon Kyle: While it is true that the United States no longer imposes overt state-sanctioned apartheid, the truth is it doesn’t have to. Its socially sanctioned apartheid systems are just as effective.
Sharon Kyle: Former slave Frederic Douglass writes that the single greatest fear harbored by every slave was being separated from their children or having their children taken from them, destined for the auction block.
Sharon Kyle: By taking Donald Trump at his word, Planned Parenthood is urging its followers to oppose the confirmation of Kavanaugh. Taking this to its logical conclusion means that every Trump nominee should be deemed a threat to a woman’s right to choose
he federal Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) program was initiated in 2011. According to the Department of Homeland Security, the grant program was launched to “provide state, local and tribal partners and community groups—religious groups, mental health and social service providers, educators and other NGOs—with the ability to build prevention programs that address the root causes […]
Political Cartoonist Fired: Editorial Cartoonist Rob Rogers was let go after working for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for over 25 years
he vast majority of Californians haven’t expressed concern over the “Jungle Primary” also known as a top-two primary. Since 2011 Californians have been allowed to vote as individual citizens for any candidate in a primary election. Although there was a lot of angst over California’s congressional races, it appears that all 53 congressional races will […]
Sharon Kyle: The Official Sample Ballot, prepared by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk was mailed out weeks ago but for those seeking information about where to vote or who is on their ballot, go to LAVote.net.
Jayda Rasberry, Melina Abdullah, Jasmyne Cannick and Ivette Ale will be on stage discussing Jail Reform at a Bernie Sanders hosted event today.
Judging the Judges June 2018 f you are a registered voter in the County of Los Angeles, you have likely received your Official Sample Ballot for the upcoming June 5, 2018 Primary Election. If you haven’t received it you should contact the Los Angeles County Registrar or go to lavote.net. Along with those running for […]
Sharon Kyle: Starbucks and MSNBC and any other organization attempting to take actions they feel will bridge the racial divide should be applauded. But ultimately we all must come to the realization that we are all being played.