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March 2015

This Week in Soul: 5 Things You Need to Know

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Soul Shot #1: Terrified Taraji rushes son to Howard U Of all the criticism that have been leveled at the critically acclaimed show Empire the one that is ringing the loudest this week is the one that states that Black folks are more concerned about watching Empire instead of being about the business of building [...]

This Week in Soul: 5 Things You Need to Know 2017-12-04T06:30:16+00:00

January 2015

5 Progressive Actions for 2015

2017-12-04T06:30:16+00:00

2014 was quite a year for the progressive movement. Progressives saw critical wins all over the country on a variety of issues ranging from minimum wage hikes in several key cities to public safety and abortion right victories. 2015 promises to be a critical year on the progressive battlefront as many wedge issues are already at [...]

5 Progressive Actions for 2015 2017-12-04T06:30:16+00:00

April 2014

February 2014

Op-Ed: On Green Energy, Working Angelenos Keep Up with Movie Stars

2017-12-04T06:30:16+00:00

In South Los Angeles, the city’s Home Energy Improvement Program retrofitted Ann Jackson’s house and saved her thousands of dollars a year. In Los Angeles, green activists are cast largely as Prius-driving do-gooders who aspire to be greeted with the same reverence as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The stereotype is one of [...]

Op-Ed: On Green Energy, Working Angelenos Keep Up with Movie Stars 2017-12-04T06:30:16+00:00

August 2013

Can the Labor Movement Save Its Soul?

2017-12-04T06:30:16+00:00

It’s not coincidental that at this very moment both the labor and racial justice movements stand at a crossroads in our nation’s consciousness. The people who fight to undo worker’s rights and assault unions are often the very same folks who craft laws and policies that allowed Trayvon Martin’s killer to walk free, that disenfranchise [...]

Can the Labor Movement Save Its Soul? 2017-12-04T06:30:16+00:00

July 2013

WE BELIEVE THAT WE WILL WIN!

2017-12-04T06:30:16+00:00

I was birthed on a demo line…Okay, not quite, but close. Born in Oakland to a carpenter/union organizer turned full-time socialist and a teacher/community other-mother, at the tail end of the Black Power era, protesting was my birthright.  And while I resisted for a moment, succumbing the materialism of the late 80s and early 90s, [...]

WE BELIEVE THAT WE WILL WIN! 2017-12-04T06:30:16+00:00