Sharon Kyle: According to In These Times, the newly uncovered documents reveal that the Democratic Party’s goal was to prevent “outsider” candidates from getting the nomination, and to reduce the role of primary voters.
Judging the Judges June 2016 f you are a registered voter in the County of Los Angeles, you have likely received your Official Sample Ballot for the upcoming June 7, 2016 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: Using the authority to seize property from individuals who won’t get their property back without first going through legal procedures where they bear the burden of proof, some cities are able to substantially supplement their revenue streams.
The truth is, more than likely, when the presidential candidates get to Philadelphia, neither Hillary nor Bernie will have the required number of “pledged delegates.”
Let’s begin by talking a little bit about what a superdelegate is. Superdelegates are memberes of the Democratic Party who also fall into at least one of the following four categories.
Sharon Kyle: In 2016, even with a Black man in the White House, the United States is no closer to ridding itself of the racial caste system that built it than it was 150 years ago. The progressive community needs to show up, too. Feeling the Bern: What Blacks Need from Progressives
Sharon Kyle: Here’s the rub. California, arguably the most politically progressive of the states, doesn’t have a good track record for supporting Black candidates. In its 165-year history, California has sent 548 people to Congress. Only five have been Black men.
Sharon Kyle: I am all of those things I mentioned—a law professor, a publisher, a progressive, an Africa American—but somehow, when I think of my activism, I tend to overlook the core of what I am—a woman. Or as Sojourner Truth so eloquently put it, “Aint I a Woman”?
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom sponsors event at Taix Restaurant on Saturday, March 12th.
Sharon Kyle: On Saturday, we learned of the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Although he was no friend of the progressive community, we offer condolences to the Scalia family. Antonin Scalia Dead 79
Sharon Kyle: Chi-Raq is yet another film that puts the life-shattering consequences of unaddressed social ills on display apparently for no other reason than to entertain.
Sharon Kyle: It seems that hardly a week goes by without footage—usually captured by a bystander—going viral and revealing violent interactions between law enforcement and oftentimes unarmed black or brown people.
or most of the first 200 years of U.S. history, our rate of incarceration and our prison population was similar to that of other industrialized nations. For about 200 years the U.S. incarcerated something close to 100 per 100,000 of its citizens. But sometime around 1980 things changed. Today we incarcerate more than almost all […]