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Sikivu Hutchinson

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Hannah Bell murder remains tragic mystery

Teenage Black girls increasing target of violence

There are no accessible youth community centers in...

Myra Howard, 16, believed missing in South L.A.

Despite a groundswell of national protest and exposure by activists of color, missing African American...

How schools and the media criminalize Black girls

High stakes test question: A female science student conducts an experiment with chemicals that explode...

The spectator sport of Black women bashing

In the 1990s, The O.J. Simpson murder trial polarized America and highlighted domestic violence as...

Decriminalizing truancy in the LAUSD

Recently, in a class discussion about youth not having a voice at school,...

A second look at the rate of African American suspensions

As an assistant principal with 29 years of experience in South L.A. schools, John Alvarez...

Educations hall of shame, but whos to blame?

Sitting in the sparsely filled auditorium of Gardena High School in Los Angeles at the...

The rape of American women and Planned Parenthood

Lately, the sound of galloping hooves and rustling white sheets has risen in a deafening...

Throwaway children

An hour before last Tuesday's accidental shooting at Gardena High School, the campus radiated calm...

Heretics, humanism, and the hood

As a radical humanist critic of America's Christian slavocracy, Frederick Douglass once wrote, "I prayed...

American terror

"God hates fags," says the face of terror. It is the now repugnantly familiar...

Manifest Destiny

During the 19th century the "Manifest Destiny" of the United States was one of "God-ordained"...

The media and the murder of Aiyanna Jones

When a little White girl goes missing, online news, supermarket tabloids and cable network stations...

The usual suspects: Arizona and the Black/Latino divide

As soon as Arizona's fascist, anti-immigrant SB1070 legislation passed, Black civil rights leaders from Jesse...

The GOPs rebel yell

Standing jubilantly before his subjects like a schlubby cartoon potentate, Newt Gingrich, the GOP's resident...

Mob rules

Back in 2009, when the first round of health care reform protests rippled across Middle...

UC swindle

Recently, as the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) continues to roil with the...

White Out

Nine white actresses grace the cover of the March 2010 "New Hollywood" issue of the...

Damned if he does and damned if he doesnt: Obama, race and the media regime

The recent flap over Chicago liberation theologian and Obama supporter Jeremiah Wright has finally given...

The Obama quandary

In last Tuesday's California primary Barack Obama captured a whopping 86 percent of the black...

Grand Theft Auto

Midway through the recently released Cadillac Records, director Darnell Martin's film on the groundbreaking record...

The state of South L.A.?

There are nail places, fast food chains, motels, car washes, an orgy of little strip...

The terms of race based politics

Emboldening those who would declare black resistance a throwback to a bygone era, the article...

McCain to seniors-let them drink beer

Though budgeting fiercely with coupons to make ends meet she does not yet have to...

The Obama quandary

In last Tuesday's California primary Barack Obama captured a whopping 86 percent of the black...

License to kill: expendable female lives

The Los Angeles district attorney office's reprehensible decision to release Curtis Harris, a convicted felon...