I had decided earlier in the week not to attend my city’s Women’s March. My reasoning was simple. You can’t spend 8 years idolizing First Lady Michelle Obama and then forget about her sisters. I took one look at the list of scheduled speakers and couldn’t help but notice the lack of Black women speakers. To put it more clearly–there were more men scheduled to speak at the Los Angeles Women’s March than Black women.
It’s not missed on me that included in the silent majority of voters that made Donald J. Trump the 45th President of the United States were disenfranchised African-American voters of the Silent Generation. In fact, if my grandfathers were alive today, I am pretty sure they’d have voted for Trump. Why? Because Trump, unlike his opponent, spoke their language—jobs for Americans.
Steve Harvey is just another in a long line of largely irrelevant Negros being used to represent Blacks in America to white folks. Yes—you read that exactly right. The announcement of Harvey working with Trump caused a collective laughter in Black households to be sent from one end of the country to the other—and that’s a not a good thing.
Well known civil rights defense attorney and fiery radio host Nana Gyamfi caused quite a ruckus on Los Angeles airwaves Wednesday morning.
Phew! Angeleno’s concerned with the state of policing, police abuse, police misconduct, community and police relations and just overall common decency will never know how close they came to setting the clock back several decades.
I am morally opposed to the death penalty—even for crimes as vile as self-avowed white supremacist Dylann Roof’s. That said, if Roof’s crimes merit punishment by death then so should similar crimes committed by gang members.
Donald Trump may have trounced Hillary Clinton for the U.S. presidency but there’s an equally interesting albeit nasty race for president happening right now in Los Angeles and most people know nothing about it.