Sikivu Hutchinson: Inglewood (once dubbed Ingle-Watts and now on the precipice of two new multi-billion dollar stadium developments that community activists have pushed back on), has become the new “jam” of Becky and Biff with 2.5 kids and a $500k starter home loan to burn on planting white picket fences in the hood.
Berry Craig: While Trump brags on his bromance with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and on recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, he’s called American Jews ignorant and traitors.
Margaret Kimberley: Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and others led the charge by claiming that anyone questioning the result was a racist bent on discrediting WFP’s black leadership.
Sharon Kyle — Deep inside I wept. At that moment, I think she sensed, even more than I was able to admit to myself, how deeply I had been wounded.
Sikivu Hutchinson: The backlash to Johnson’s ascent after the resignation of Tory Prime Minister Theresa May is reminiscent of Trumpian political turbulence.
Tom Hastings: Even when income and wealth/poverty levels are controlled for, African Americans, Native Americans/Pacific Islanders have lower five-year survival rates for the aggregate of cancers suffered in the US.
Joseph Palermo: The current president chooses to use the “bully pulpit” either for barking at the press over the whir of a helicopter or for hate-filled Tweet storms that sound like they were written by a spoiled seven-year-old.
Alvaro Huerta: When the government targets a particular racialized group with brutal policies and programs, you are either in favor of the state’s inhumane policies and programs or you are against them.
Sharon Kyle: White supremacy isn’t just a right-wing belief–no, it is mainstream and has been since the birth of the nation (no pun intended).
Peter Laarman: I’m a preacher and I can say with near certainty that 99% of the sermons preached yesterday morning didn’t get close to the level of truth-telling that’s needed. Nor will the compulsory “thoughts and prayers” pronouncements, nor the words spoken at memorial services over the next days and weeks.
Sharon Kyle: The Galveston Police Department does not deny the accuracy of the photograph, instead, they attempt to deny that Mr. Neely was being led by a leash.
Unai Montes-Irueste: I made the mistake of reading the El Paso shooter’s manifesto.
Robert Koehler: What has become obvious in the age of Trump is that this country has not transcended racism and moved on. America remains as much a paradox-in-progress as it was in 1776, when slave-owner Thomas Jefferson penned the phrase “all men are created equal.”