Human Rights

DACA: The Latest from the Un-Obama

DACA: The Latest from the Un-Obama [col. writ. 9/6/17] ©2017 Mumia Abu-Jamal If there is one unifying principle emerging from the disaster known as the Trump Regime, it is the President’s singular mission to erase the executive presence of his predecessor, Barack Obama. This may be seen most recently in Trump’s bumbling undoing of Obama’s…

The Poet’s Coroner

The Poet’s Coroner by Sehu Kessa Saa Tabansi   Where dope got bought and lives cut short when some got rich and others turned snitch who didn’t gamble but lost who wasn’t a player but became mob boss because the law of the street is survival because if you’re not my enemy you’re my rival…

Do the Homeless Deserve Dignity?

By Nia Asante There are 10 million residents in Los Angeles County. At least 45,000 people are homeless. I was one such person. Can you remember your first encounter with a homeless person?  I can. It was 1974,  I was 4 years old.  Our family vacation that summer was spent in Philadelphia and while strolling downtown…

In Memoriam: KevinMichael Key

by John Malpede, Los Angeles Poverty Department Our dear friend and collaborator and Key LAPD staff member KevinMichael Key has passed on.  He died on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, surrounded by his loving children, brother, grandchildren and friends. Kevin is a big and loving presence in the Skid Row community, working as an advocate with…

Solidarity with Charlottesville: Indivisible Facilitates a Sherman Oaks Galleria Flash Gathering

The Indivisible Movement Facilitates A Sherman Oaks Galleria Flash Gathering to Stand in Solidarity with Charlottesville http://act.indivisibleguide.com/event/stand-in-solidarity-with-charlottesville/create/ Have you wondered how Indivisible groups are organizing?  They are mentioned on MSNBC and the national founders, including Angel Padilla, have been interviewed on several media outlets.  But, what is it like on the ground with everyday volunteers…

Eugenics Revived in US Criminal Justice System

Tennessee Judge offers reduced sentences to county jail inmates who agree to free vasectomies or birth control implants By: Chris Conte / Source: News Channel 5 / The Dawn News / July 19, 2017 Inmates in White County, TN will get reductions in jail time if they “voluntarily” agree to have a vasectomy or birth…

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