Culture

Black workers are public sector workers

Racism and white supremacy are powerful, shapeshifting forces. They have persisted in our culture, politics and economy across time and space. Even as our nation makes progress, the power of white supremacy changes shape, creating […]

Performance

Peace and love from Aloe Blacc

The Ford Signature Series at the newly-renovated John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, a jewel in the Hollywood Hills, welcomed to the stage for the first time soulful singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc with a concert promoting peace and […]

Monday's Meditation

Selma is today

Suppressive voting rights efforts. Open racial taunts. Young black men losing their lives to law enforcement. Nonviolent demonstrators march nationwide for justice. States viewing the federal government as meddling outsiders. Where have we seen this […]

News

Ferguson’s Civil Rights Indictment

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department announced the findings of its two civil rights investigations related to Ferguson, Missouri.  The Justice Department found that the Ferguson Police Department (FPD) engaged in a pattern or practice of […]

News

Why we still march

50 years after the seminal event of the civil rights era, the work is still unfinished By Sherrilyn A. Ifill Constance Baker Motley, the great civil rights lawyer with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, was not planning […]