Dick and Sharon edit and publish the LA Progressive. They also host LA Progressive Live!! — a weekly recap of the articles they publish which is broadcasted across various platforms.
In 2008, Dick and Sharon launched the LA Progressive intentionally bringing to the fore the progressive voice in Los Angeles. Their mission was and is to provide a platform for progressives. They openly and unapologetically support and employ advocacy journalism as their journalistic style maintaining a committment to advocate for the public interest as opposed to the corporate agenda.
A host of gifted writers contribute to the LA Progressive’s daily offering which typically amounts to 45 articles a week. Dick and Sharon write as well as edit and publish. The articles carried by LAP cover the gamut of progressive issues both on the domestic as well as international stage. There is also a particular focus on local issues in Los Angeles, the home of the LA Progressive.
Originally from Minneapolis and New York respectively, the couple has a blended family of four children (Raheem, Wade, Deva, and Linnea), two children-in-law (Dan and Yoko), one very beautiful granddaughter, and a host of pets.
Both have been progressive anti-racist activists for more than three decades, each supporting progressive causes in their own way. By profession, Dick is a long time publisher, Vietnam Veteran and anti-war activist. Sharon, who holds a Juris Doctor, is an adjunct professor of law who spent more than 20 yrs working for NASA before aggressively pursuing her passion for social justice.
The couple has received numerous honors and awards since launching the LA Progressive including being named the Democratic Man and Woman of the Year by the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, receiving the Badge of Courage Award from Valley Democrats United, and being a designated newsletter of Excellence by Constant Contact.
Dick and Sharon can be heard from time to time on talk radio shows like Mario Solis-Marich’s DiverseLA on KTLK 1150 am in Southern California and Sharon has made guest appearances as a pundit on Cenk Uygur’s “The Point”.
Dick and Sharon make public appearances and accept invitations to speak and to train. You can email them at: dick_and_sharon[at]laprogressive.com
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TheLA Progressive began as an online magazine for progressives living in and around Los Angeles but it quickly gained attention well beyond Los Angeles. Today, we publish reports and comment on issues of political, social, and cultural consequence to progressives everywhere. The writers advocate progressive positions and policies but conservatives are also welcome to read and comment. You can reach us by filling out the contact form above. Only civil discourse will be responsded to.
The LA Progressive exists to provide a means of expressing progressive viewpoints and to champion the causes that promote the betterment of society particularly the lives of the dispossessed and powerless. But we have a sister publication, the Hollywood Progressive. Check it out if you’re interested in learning about progressive activism in the Hollywood community.
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