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LA Community College District has a really big problem

The first step in solving a problem is admitting you have one. Presently, governing board members are elected at-large in the LACCD, an area larger than any other elective office in California (2.5 million voters) except for statewide offices and ...

Counting the Cost

I like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). Her progressive ideas are just what we need while Hilary Clinton is straddling the fence, and still cozying up with bankers. Warren says she isn’t running for president, but there are quite a few ...

Obama gives nod to civil rights movement in budget proposal

President Barack Obama is calling for $50 million to restore national parks sites associated with the Civil Rights Movement to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.

Melrose gallery offers up urban themed artifacts

Since the early 1980s, the shopping, entertainment, and dining Mecca along Melrose Avenue has been a go-to spot for hipsters and scene makers who frequent Los Angeles’ fashionable West Side. While it strives to project a trendy persona ranging from ...

Justice must be won

I write this piece after preaching at the New Testament Church of God in the Brixton section of London, England. Over the last two days, I had meetings, rallies and exchanges with people all over London who were interested in ...

Counting the Cost

President Barack Obama knocked it out of the park during the State of the Union address. He was strong, progressive, firm, and relaxed. He was almost cocky as he offered a few jokes, smugly announced that he would have no ...

Kevin Chavous

In the spring of 1968, while growing up in Indianapolis, my mother scooped up me and my three younger siblings and told us that she was going to take us to hear the next president of the United States speak. ...

The politics of whose historical narrative is the right one

Okay, three quick points: Those who keep claiming that the November mid-terms were a rebuke of President Obama might want to re-check their data. Less than 35 percent of the exit-poll data collected on the elections—with exit-polling having been shown ...

World is indifferent to missing Nigerian girls

One could not help but be impressed by the millions that turned out in Paris to stand against the Islamist terrorists who killed workers at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and four others at a kosher grocery store. Two ...

DOJ will absolve Ferguson police

According to law enforcement officials, the Justice Department intends to announce that former police officer Darren Wilson will not face civil rights charges over the death of Michael Brown.

The politics of a muscular lame duck

While some of us are quietly easing out of 2014, desperately hoping for a better new year, President Barack Obama has been increasingly flexing his man-in-charge muscles and roaring like a lion, rather than a lame-duck president, contrary to everything ...

The education of Dr. King

As he labored for social, civil and economic justice, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was extremely concerned both about the educational inequities that were a function of segregation, and about the purpose and quality of education. As early as 1947, ...

KPFK radio host Margaret Prescod to moderate MLK panel discussion Saturday

For as long as she can remember, radio has played an important role in the life of Margaret Prescod.

Let’s stand for diversity in the 54th Assembly District

One of the hallmarks and strengths of the 54th Assembly District is its diversity. As the California Democratic Party prepares for its Assembly District Election Meeting in the 54th Assembly District on Sunday, January 11, it is vitally important that ...

How some universities succeed in serving low income and African American students

Attending college promises a secure path to the middle class, but in its mission of educating low-income students and students of color—namely, African Americans—the public university system is failing. And given that communities of color are only expected to grow, ...