Rudy Acuna: A community allows us to build strategies for analysis, for action and for change. Examining political and economic factors from the concrete base of the community allows for development of more effective strategies for change.
Los Angeles is home to the LA Progressive. Here is what's happening in this, the second most populated city in the United States.
Cheryl Dorsey: While crime may be down in the Jordan Downs Project and community relations maybe improved, we need to understand another important role Captain Tingirides and his wife played in the LAPD.
Deb LaShever: LA City is wasting hundreds of thousands of dollars to criminalize and harass unhoused people. This does not solve anything!
Rev. Dan Hooper: Lifting the wage at the local level, and any lasting change to overcome economic inequality, happens only when we have courageous elected officials willing to commit to goals and to turn them into law.
Dan Bluemel: Charlie Beck is a true artist. He faced an angry, passionate crowd inside a house of God and he gave them hope. That night he was a one-man traveling salvation show as he danced with his fictions underneath the Christian cross.
Years of fighting over the museum’s future splintered support in the community, with some groups saying they would rather see the museum used as a community center than have it remain closed.
Cheryl Dorsey: Chief Beck, please explain what criminal activity, if any, Ford had been suspected of committing as he walked down 65th Street.
The ACLU of Southern California has set an aspiring agenda, which includes just some of the critical civil liberties that are of prime concern to the community.
Eleanor Goldfield: It was the best of humanity. It was people taking to the streets, peacefully, organized – the evolution of anger, a pointed protest against a system that does not serve nor protect, that doest not offer justice but injustice.
Cheryl Dorsey: An internal LAPD survey completed amidst a chorus of unfair discipline by its officers and at the behest of Police Chief Charlie Beck shows that LAPD officers feel the Chief is biased on discipline issues.
Bobbi Murray: Every week Los Angeles workers get held up for $26.2 million through unpaid overtime, being pressured to work through unpaid breaks or off the clock; some employees are simply shortchanged on their hours or pay.
Vivian Rothstein: We must invest resources in the state and local water infrastructure, expanding storage and building in smart capacities such as water monitors. In the process we’ll be creating jobs for Californians.
Peter Laarman: Criminal justice reform groups sttate shared concerns to newly-elected LA county supervisors and sheriff, call for a turn toward “smart justice” in wake of Prop 47.