Black L.A. Leaders Meet in Support of Affirmative Action

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Black Los Angeles leaders came out in a show of solidarity yesterday morning at the Los Angeles Sentinel headquarters in an effort to persuade the Supreme Court to “do the right thing” in regards to Affirmative Action. The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday that could potentially overturn Michigan’s 2006 state voted Proposal 2—the sister initiative to California’s Proposition 209—which …

Recap: The First Day of “Days of Defiance II”

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As the Supreme Court heard arguments over Michigan’s Prop. 2– an anti-affirmative action law that resembles California’s prop 209– dozens of UCLA students assembled in protest to demand racial diversity. Kamilah Moore, Chairperson of UCLA’s Afrikan Student Union led the call and response chant “What do we want?” and received a loud response from marching students, “Diversity!” Other protesters held …

Government Shutdown Disproportionately Affects Afrikan Americans

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Shutdown has caused suspension of vital services which millions of Afrikan Americans depend on. Two-thirds of poor Blacks will be excluded from the national expansion of health insurance coverage. When the U.S. government partially shutdown fourteen days ago following Republican efforts to delay and defund Obama’s central policy, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or, Obamacare, from being put into effect, …