Immigration Cloaked in Racism California’s 1994’s Proposition 187 (Story and Podcast)


  On Nov. 2, 1994, over 10,000 teenagers across California walked out to protest proposition 187. The initiative sought to punish undocumented immigrants by denying them certain services, including access to public healthcare and education. Proposition 187 split the psyche of the state like few things before or since. Californians, confronted with a more diverseContinue reading “Immigration Cloaked in Racism California’s 1994’s Proposition 187 (Story and Podcast)”

Democratic Presidential Candidates Asleep


One of things Donald Trump knows well is branding. He knows if its repeated it over and over it may eventually stick . Little Marco, Pocahontas, Fake News, Crooked Hillary, Lyin Ted, Rocket Man are just a few labels. The initial response to Trump’s comments about Mexicans in April 2015 by all the Presidential CandidatesContinue reading “Democratic Presidential Candidates Asleep”

“The Crime of Being Black in a City That Doesn’t Want You There”


  Hundreds of towns have passed nuisance ordinances that evict renters for calling the cops. By: Samantha Michaels/Mother Jones Beverley Somai was afraid of her downstairs neighbor. She first called the police on him because he was playing music so loudly it shook the floorboards of her Bedford, Ohio, apartment. But things escalated last yearContinue reading ““The Crime of Being Black in a City That Doesn’t Want You There””

It isn’t over: Is Sacramento PD Ready?


30 Seconds A 24 year old shooter opened fire in an Entertainment District similar to Sacramento’s midtown and within 30 seconds nine people were killed and 27 others were wounded. The shooter,wearing body armor reportedly had more than 100 rounds of ammunition in an popular entertainment area filled with people during the weekends.   In Dayton,Continue reading “It isn’t over: Is Sacramento PD Ready?”

AFRAID in the USA


I don’t have a clear memory of images on TV of police attacking young black children with dogs and fire hoses to prevent them from marching. When I was a child, the news was something grown folks watched. Television for me was Captain Satellite, The Flintstones, I love Lucy and Bugs Bunny. I clearly rememberContinue reading “AFRAID in the USA”

Trump: Underestimating his base


It’s not unusual for Donald Trump’s loyalist to swallow and cover one eye as they bare witness to his unorthodox presidency . They’re not happy with his late night tweets and some of his controversial comments. For many, his promise of change, in the courts to uphold their values is worth it. Members of hisContinue reading “Trump: Underestimating his base”

Go back to where you came from!


“People will get forget what you’ve said, People will forget what you did But people will never forget how you made them feel” Maya Angelou  Ayranna Pressley (Massachusetts) Born,Cincinnati, Ohio  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (New York) Born,Bronx-New York City Ilhan Omar (Minnesota) Born, Somalia has been a US Citizen since 2000 Rashida Tlaib (Michigan) Born, Detroit MichiganContinue reading “Go back to where you came from!”

Throwback Thursday: (2010) Too Many Jews on this ship


Is what Gloria Sher, 82, and her husband, Frederick Evans, 91 heard from a fellow passenger.  The couple confronted the passenger and was tossed from their $20,000 cabin on the Ultra Luxury Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise ship. Click on the link below for the full Story https://sacratomatovillepost.com/2010/10/04/frederick-and-gloria-dont-play-mature-couple-kicked-off-ship-for-fighting-over-jew-slur/ Broadway producer Gloria Sher died in 2013.  Continue reading “Throwback Thursday: (2010) Too Many Jews on this ship”

Hey Pot, get out much?


I could go on for hours about the Pot’s (President Trump) racists comment for hours, but you and I don’t have that kind of time. Racism in any form is unacceptable. Freshman, Congresswoman, Iihan Omar, the first Somali American elected to the house.  Her anti-semitic comments are not welcome. as she represents all Americans in herContinue reading “Hey Pot, get out much?”

A teachable moment in blackface?


Three months ago there was a national discussion regarding blackface in America. When NBC host Megyn Kelly said it was OK when she was growing up for white people to dress up as black characters.  Kelly, spoke out against a controversy that erupted last year when Luann de Lesseps appeared to darken her face whenContinue reading “A teachable moment in blackface?”