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 […]
Sid went on, beaming with pride as he spoke, his grandson had landed a job at Cantor Fitzgerald – a brokerage firm in Manhattan. And to top it all off, he was in love with a very nice young lady. He and his fiancé Angie, who also worked at the firm, were living together and making plans to marry.
Hogtied and Dragged by Police video surfaced on YouTube that shows a person, who is hogtied, being dragged away by a police officer. The title and text accompanying the video suggests that the person in the video is Sandra Bland. Turns out, the video is mislabeled. We don’t know if the mislabeling was done intentionally […]
Sharon Kyle: Seconds into the report Kaste sets a tone that would lead a reasonable person to believe that Bland was in some way to blame for the series of events leading to her arrest.
Sharon Kyle: Senator Bernie Sanders will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Sister Giant conference scheduled to be held at the Concourse Hotel near LAX in Los Angeles on March 28 & 29, 2015.
Sharon Kyle: Tune in today, on our LA Progressive Live! show to hear us discuss these particular articles and the possible reasons for their popularity. This is a call-in show so you’re welcomed to join the conversation.
If we are to ever come to a place in this country where the nation agrees that this is a national problem that deserves national attention, we’ll first have to learn how to analyze it and get to its source. But we can’t do that without learning how to be honest with ourselves.