The LA Progressive is now streaming live!! Don’t miss its weekly broadcast—devoted to progressive politics and social justice.
Tune in Monday, November 24th, at 3 p.m. PST right here for the next installment of “LA Progressive Live!” You’ll find us streaming at www.laprogressive.com—and we’ll archive the 1-hour show.
As we wait to hear—with dread and outrage in equal measure—from the Ferguson grand jury, we learned that last week a New York police officer killed a young, unarmed black father in a stairwell, Akai Gurley, who had "startled" the officer.
Saturday night, an 11-year-old black boy holding a BB gun was shot dead in Cleveland by a police officers.
And here in LA, unarmed and black Ezell Ford was gunned down by LAPD officers this summer.
It seems that we hear a similar tragic story every few months—a police officer killing an unarmed black or brown man for no good reason.
This Monday, we will discuss the impact this long, terrible saga has on our communities and families. Joining us will be a deeply experienced community organizer and social justice advocate, Kwazi Nkrumah.
Kwazi Nkrumah is a nationally respected community organizer and labor activist. A familiar face at Occupy LA, he has led campaigns against mortgage foreclosures in Maryland and California and has organized and represented working people – from steel workers in Baltimore to the faculty and librarians of the University of California. In addition to his organizing work, Kwazie is well known for his presentations as a political analyst, and is valued for his skills as a consultant for numerous non-profit organizations and as a work-site facilitator in both the public and private sectors. Currently, Kwazi serves as President of the Greater Echo Park Elysean Neighborhood Council and is a key figure in the MLK Coalition of Greater Los Angeles.
So we hope you’ll join us for what we think will be an exciting conversation about activism and how people become activists.
Dick Price & Sharon Kyle
Editor & Publisher, LA Progressive