Sharon Kyle: With input from members of Black Lives Matter as well as dozens of other organizations representing thousands of people across this country, The Movement for Black Lives released a comprehensive platform that provides a roadmap of sorts that would help to make life more fair and equitable for black people.
Sharon Kyle: But now that it’s all said and done and the two major parties have had their conventions and selected their nominees—what’s next in this, the most unusual presidential campaign in recent history.
Sharon Kyle: With such a large contingent of Bernie voters still up for grabs, it’s puzzling that Hillary’s VP pick wouldn’t be one that appealed more to the progressive vote that could put her back in the White House.
Sharon Kyle: The townhall was part of a series of events the President has participated in this week in the wake of the Dallas rampage that left five police officers dead and eleven others wounded, following the two police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota earlier in the week.
Sharon Kyle: Details have surfaced in the hours since these tragedies. But the most obvious common threads that connect them—America’s acceptance of the use of guns and violence to solve social problems and the enduring racial divide that has plagued this country since its inception.
Sharon Kyle: As an African-American who is the direct descendant of American chattel slaves whose labor built this country, I understand Maria Armoudian’s proposition about “The Young Turks.”
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.
Sharon Kyle: Do you believe the Bill Clinton/Loretta Lynch meeting was serendipitous or was it in some way calculated and by whom? We want to hear from you and let us know if you believe that Lynch and Clinton only had a social conversation.
Sharon Kyle: To the uninitiated, Brooks’ position would be quite sensible and even persuasive had it not started from a false premise — that we are all on a level playing field.
Sharon Kyle: Given that the gun murder rates in all other similarly situated countries including Canada are significantly lower than that of the United States, there is clearly a pathway to more sensible gun laws. So what stops the U.S. from enacting them?
Given that we’ve landed in our current state of affairs, with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as the presumptive presidential nominees for their party, what are you likely to do this election season?
Semi-official election results for the June 7, 2016, Primary Election for the State of California are posted and updated regularly by the California Secretary of State, Alex Padilla.
Sharon Kyle: Although corporate controlled mainstream media ignores the vast majority of the ballot, the LA Progressive has provided an updated Progressive Voter Guide and a Judging the Judges piece to help you to be a more informed voter.