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By:  Alice Speri THE LARGEST PRISON strike in U.S. history has been going on for nearly a week, but there’s a good chance you haven’t heard about it. For months, inmates at dozens of prisons across the country have been organizing through a network of smuggled cellphones, social media pages, and the support of allies […]

Is Gentrification Coming to Inglewood

This weeks Urban Girl Show explored gentrification in the city’s of Compton & Inglewood.


Chicago Urban Leagues Responds to Resignation of Superintendent McCarthy

Conflicting stories have come out surrounding the city of Chicago’s chief of police, Garry McCarthy.  Across the pond, the DailyMail is reporting that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel “ousted” the city’s chief while the Chicago Urban League released a statement on his “resignation”.  This is of concern seeing that if the chief did in fact “resign”, […]

Are activists contradicting their own message

A noted community activist has made local headlines for their disagreement with leaders of the Black Lives Matter- Los Angeles chapter.  As both sides want an end to the senseless deaths of African-Americans, they deliver that message, in opposing manners.  As one activist has chosen to vent their frustrations through the media, we wonder if […]

An Open Letter From Former Directors of Justice Together

November 13, 2015 You may have heard of us, but you likely do not know who we are. So, we would like to formally introduce ourselves. You likely never see us, because we are the people who work behind the scenes. You likely never hear about us, because we are the people who volunteer our […]

#BlackLivesMatter activist on the complexity of being black and gay

By Jorge Rivas for Black Lives Matter activist Deray Mckesson took the stage at a San Francisco gala on Saturday and opened up about the complexities of being black and gay.

When will Black elected officials come out the closet

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled same-sex marriage is guaranteed under the United States Constitution.  The nation celebrated as the ruling came down in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, making same-sex marriage legal in all fifty states.  Some states continue to defy the Supreme Court’s ruling, by not issuing marriage licenses, to […]


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