Monthly Archives: July 2011

Social Security

“We’ve got to educate the American people at the same time we educate the President of the United States. The Republicans, Speaker Boehner or Majority Leader Cantor DID NOT call for Social Security cuts in the budget deal. THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES CALLED FOR THAT,” declared US Representative John Conyers in a press conference held by members of the House “Out of Poverty’ Caucus on 07/27/11.” Continue reading

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Things I Like — Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice

“During his extraordinary life, Cruz Reynoso has been one of those rare individuals who are not only shaped by history-they make history. Sowing the Seeds of Justice paints a portrait of Cruz Reynoso, a man who felt the sting of injustice as a child and later, as a lawyer, judge and teacher, fought for over five decades to eradicate discrimination and inequality for all.” Continue reading

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The Status Quo Is Broken

From “Wealth Gaps Rise to Record Highs Between Whites, Blacks, Hispanics”, a study released on July 26 by the Pew Research Center
The median wealth of white households is 20 times that of black households and 18 times that of Hispanic households, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly available government data from 2009.
These lopsided wealth ratios are the largest since the government began publishing such data a quarter century ago and roughly twice the size of the ratios that had prevailed between these three groups for the two decades prior to the Great Recession that ended in 2009.
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Job Fair

NAACP Job Fair in Los Angeles on this Tuesday and Wednesday, July 26-27. Continue reading

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Sweat the Small Stuff

The madman who terrorized Oslo this past week got lucky because of a leaky boat that delayed the police. If I never understood Noah’s challenge in building the ark or the virtue of the ant piling away foodstuffs, I understand it now. I just hope I have the courage to live out what I know. Continue reading

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Tim Burton – Art vs. Craft

Burton seems to me essentially a commercial artist and craftsman with a very narrow range of interests and themes that he has pursued with excellence over a long period of time. Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mr. Mandela

What an inspiration!

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