I’m thinking of a friend today — Clarence. He became my friend more than 30 years ago, and this relationship changed me.
Clarence is one of the neatest people I know. 754 more words
As white supremacists commit acts of domestic terrorism and murder, the federal government is coming for Black Lives Matter. Specifically, the FBI has conducted surveillance of the Black-led antiracism movement, and the extent of the bureau’s monitoring and spying against Black activists was far more extensive than was previously realized. 1,020 more words
While there are books upon books written about the confluence of American religion and American politics, a phrase that piques my ire is any variation of “Owning a gun is my God-given right.” Since the Constitution makes no reference to divine bestowal of the rights enumerated therein, this sentiment must be referring to the Declaration of Independence. 3,863 more words
Students, children, and youth were the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement and the Chicano Movement. Now the young people lead again!
The March for Our Lives-LA demanded gun control and an end to gun violence, not only at school, but in our SoCal communities (from San Bernardino to Seal Beach), and an end to the police killing of Black and Brown youth. 22 more words