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Hardy L. Brown

The Baca’s Third Slice of the Political Cake

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After hearing the rumor and then reading about the three Baca’s seeking office as Congressman, State Senator, and Assemblyman I was instantly struck with memories of my childhood and my mother’s coconut pineapple cake.

Clarence Thomas’ States Rights

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Recently a case from California was brought before the United States Supreme Court over the issue of a District Attorney’s office using their pre-emptory challenge rights to remove all Black jurors from the trial of a Black man named Jay Shawn Johnson.

Lessons From The Jackson Case

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There is so much to write about this week but due to limited space o­ne has to choose. We have the Governor’s $80 million dollar special election, the United States Senate passing a resolution apologizing for not passing the anti-lynching bill, the City of San Bernardino putting forth a plan to beautify downtown, San Bernardino City Unified School District’s audit showing their failure in almost every area under the sun, the education community drawing a line in the sand against the Governor, the SCLC Summit in Riverside, the failing retirement fund scandal in the works, the Iraq War and, of course, the “Not Guilty” verdict cited by the jury in the Michael Jackson molestation case.

Call Governor Schwarzenegger About His Budget Proposal

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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is finding out that the road is rough in Sacramento as he tries to accomplish the job he signed on to do when elected. One of the realizations by anyone who tries to run the public agenda like they run their private business or household is -- it’s not easy.

Hate Crimes: Race or Color Still Matters

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On April 26 and May 5th, I wrote “Living in the Inland Empire Might be Dangerous to Your Health if you are Black” and “Sending Signals of Racism.” I was o­nce again reminded of those facts when I read The Press-Enterprise column by Cassie MacDuff entitled: “A Racist Place,” where she quoted from a report by National Public Radio saying, “The Inland Empire is a hotbed for racism.”

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