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.
Sharon Kyle: As if to prep the populace for their desired outcome, for weeks, mainstream corporate media has been readying the people for a Clinton/Trump general election contest.
Sharon Kyle: He was, perhaps the most iconic boxing figure in history, but it was so much more than boxing that made him beloved by the black community, his boxing fans, his nation and beyond.
Both of these free “Get Out The Vote” concert rallies are sure to be a blast but today’s survey question is, “Can Bernie fill L.A.’s Coliseum and San Francisco’s Crissy Field and Not Win the California Primary?”
Sharon Kyle: Progressives who really want to see a populist movement–for real–need to be intentional about how they shape the future of this movement–if they want real change.
Every four years political parties develop a “party platform” a formal set of principal goals the party supports which is used to appeal to the general public. The discreet components of the platform are known as “planks”. The planks can be used to appeal to specific constituencies while the overall platform is ultimately put forward to garner public support.