Monthly Archives: January 2011
Last week, L.A. Weekly, Los Angeles’ major “alternative” newspaper (meaning alternative to the mainstream propaganda press, The Los Angeles Times), wrote an article handicapping the upcoming city council races. When it came to Council District #8, the Weekly asked a very critical question, “Is Bernard Parks In Trouble?” (see http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2011/01/bernard_parks_hogan-rowles.php). I didn’t want to be the first to ask the question in the press (though that question has been a rhetorical one circulating in the community for the past two years-since his thrashing in the Supervisor’s race), but I will certainly be one of the first to answer that question. … Continue reading
A MESSAGE FROM RANDAL PINKETT AND JEFFREY ROBINSON ABOUT BLACK FACES IN WHITE PLACES: This is a wake-up call! We are troubled by the following fact: African Americans represent 12 percent of the U.S. workforce. Yet, according to some sources, African Americans only hold between 3 percent and 4 percent of senior-level positions in Fortune 1000 companies today, a scant increase from 2.5 percent in 1995. Moreover, the average net worth of our households is a mere $19,000, compared to $121,000 for white households. We wrote this book, Black Faces in White Places, and included the awe-inspiring examples of many … Continue reading
Racial “identity confusion” is just not a crisis for black women and weaves… Click the post title to open this post and click here to read the full article by Mike Phil.
We can always count on LAPD to find new ways to abuse black people. If there’s some kind of abusive first with lethal force and LAPD, trust me, a black person’s involved. While this one probably’s not a first for the department (shooting a naked man), it’s a first for the “new” “post reform” LAPD. Last weekend, two officers encountered a relatively young black man in the middle of the night. The long story short is the young man ends up dead. Shot by the police. Apparently no witnesses, and just the cops word. There is nothing more peculiar than … Continue reading
The chilling silence that is taking place around the mass shooting tragedy that occurred at an Arizona Congresswoman’s constituent town hall rally in Tucson. Six people died and 14 others were wounded in what appears to be a random shooting by a mentally unstable student. Everyone is searching for motives and looking for answers. Some want to say it’s Arizona pervasive “gun culture,” but Arizona’s gun-mania no more pervasive than Texas, or California, or New York, or Tennessee, places where other high profile shootings (killings) of political figures have taken place. Others want to say America is just a less … Continue reading