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July 2013

Racism Unmasked: From Paula Deen to the Supreme Court

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

What has become strikingly clear over the past several weeks with the roll back on Voting Rights by the Supreme Court, the “debate” about whether or not Paula Deen has a penchant for using the “n-word,” along with the trial of George Zimmerman… is that there is rampant misuse of the term racism. From the [...]

Racism Unmasked: From Paula Deen to the Supreme Court 2017-12-04T06:30:16+00:00

Labor at a Crossroads

2017-12-04T06:30:17+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, [...]

Labor at a Crossroads 2017-12-04T06:30:17+00:00

Is George Zimmerman Truly a “Creepy Ass Cracka”?

2017-12-04T06:30:17+00:00

Last week in the Trayvon Martin trial one of the more explosive moments came when Rachel Jeantel uttered the words “Creepy Ass Cracka” (translation…Cracker) in her account of Trayvon’s description of his soon-to-be murderer. When Rachel recounted this epithet, the courtroom went dead silent while the social media channels exploded with chatter.  Pundits, both on [...]

Is George Zimmerman Truly a “Creepy Ass Cracka”? 2017-12-04T06:30:17+00:00

May 2013

Discovering the Power of a Good Job

2017-12-04T06:30:17+00:00

At a time when there are so few programs that create good career-path jobs, it’s exciting to see one that is doing just that. RePower LA worked with IBEW Local 18 and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to support the creation of the Utility Pre-Craft Training (UPCT) program. Launched in 2011, this [...]

Discovering the Power of a Good Job 2017-12-04T06:30:17+00:00

September 2012

Republicrats: Ain’t No Future in Yo’ Frontin’

2017-12-04T06:30:17+00:00

The GOP is a dead party. Even putting “party” in it’s name seems to be an oxymoron…emphasis on moron. This convention proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that the GOP is essentially DOA.  Ironically, the only entity that keeps this organization on life support is the very media that the party continues to complain [...]

Republicrats: Ain’t No Future in Yo’ Frontin’ 2017-12-04T06:30:17+00:00