On Appropriating Black Culture

Race

On Appropriating Black Culture

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The Case of Officer Trigger Happy and the Lawn Trampling Teens

LAPD

The Case of Officer Trigger Happy and the Lawn Trampling Teens

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25 Years After the 1992 Civil Unrest, Do We Get Along Better with Law Enforcement?

South L.A.

25 Years After the 1992 Civil Unrest, Do We Get Along Better with Law Enforcement?

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On the Resignation of Milo Yiannopoulos from Breitbart in 60 Seconds

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On the Resignation of Milo Yiannopoulos from Breitbart in 60 Seconds

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African-Americans to the Democratic Party: We’re Still Here

Politics

African-Americans to the Democratic Party: We’re Still Here

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Why I Almost Sat Out the Women’s March

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Why I Almost Sat Out the Women’s March

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Politics

Why My Grandfathers Would Have Voted for Trump

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.

LAPD

LAPD email indicates department is still misclassifying serious crimes as minor

A Los Angeles Police Department internal email shows that the department has misclassified up to 80% of aggravated assaults as simple assaults. That’s important because if they can label a crime as belonging to the Part II family of crimes it doesn’t get counted in the overall violence crime statistics reported publicly—the only numbers that really matter to the LAPD and City Hall.