LA Jail Blunder

L.A. County’s $2 Billion Jail Blunder

L.A. County Jail Plan Is a $2 Billion Blunder That Embraces Incarceration, Not Treatment, for Mentally Ill t was the happiest day of Phillip Cho’s life. Shortly after New Year’s Day in 2005, he learned that he had acquired a fortune of $600 million — a windfall from his brother, who had won a settlement […]

Whites and Racism

When Whites Just Don’t Get It

After Ferguson, Race Deserves More Attention, Not Less ANY white Americans say they are fed up with the coverage of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. A plurality of whites in a recent Pew survey said that the issue of race is getting more attention than it deserves. Bill O’Reilly of Fox News reflected that […]

Are Police Bigoted

Are Police Bigoted?

Race and Police Shootings: Are Blacks Targeted More? f anything good has come out of this month’s fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., it is that the death of the black teenager shined a spotlight on the plague of shootings of black men by white police officers. And maybe now, the nation will […]

Burying Black Babies

Burying Our Babies: Letter from L.A. to Ferguson

n South Los Angeles’ Crenshaw District, there are three funeral homes within a one mile radius of each other. On bright sunny days young people pour out from their doors after viewing hours, lingering on the steps reminiscing, sporting t-shirts with pictures and art work commemorating the dead. In a thoroughfare that epitomizes L.A.’s deification […]

Religious Leaders Mobilization Luncheon

Yes on 47 Religious Leaders Mobilization Luncheon

o you have members of your faith community or extended family who cannot vote or find employment because of a past criminal conviction? If so, you can help them by learning more about Proposition 47, the Safe Neighborhood Schools ACT (SNSA). Prop 47 is a November 2014 voter initiative that will reduce countless and unwarranted […]