June

A readers report: The money game points to budget woes

LOS ANGELES – It was 6:30 p.m. on a Wednesday night in late April. Members of the community were greeted at the door by 10th District area coordinator John Choi: “Welcome to the Money Game,” he said.

Juneteenth celebrated across Texas

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – “Juneteenth,” which began on June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas, when General Gordon Granger of the Union Army gave a long-delayed reading of the Emancipation Proclamation, is now celebrated throughout the South and points beyond. Thirteen states have named it a holiday.

Kravitz learns lesson on voting

Lenny Kravitz got a lot of flak last year for promoting a peace song via Rock the Vote when it turned out he hadn’t voted in over a decade.

U.S. govt threatens artist for Cuba travel

Brock Satter, aka Bojah, bandleader of “spoken-soul-hop” fusion group Bojah and the Insurrection, received a letter from the U.S. Department of Treasury requesting information on his recent trip to Cuba and threatening penalties against him for failure to comply.

Film explores global rituals of dance and rhythm

NEW YORK – Australian-based Luna Pictures will present the New York premiere screening of “Dances of Ecstasy” at the Knitting Factory on Wednesday, June 30, from 7:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Interview with Robert Meeropol: Bush and his cronies are so dangerous

Robert Meeropol is the founder and executive director of the Rosenberg Fund for Children (RFC). Meeropol is the younger son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.

Whose mug shot on the currency?

Realizing that it will be impossible to drag out the Reagan funeral ceremonies until Election Day, the new PR ploy the Republicans came up with is to put him on our currency. On Madison Avenue this is called “subliminal selling.”

Bill Cosby attacks poor African Americans

At the NAACP Brown v. Board of Education 50-year anniversary commemoration, Bill Cosby gave an off-the-cuff speech condemning poor African American youth and their parents.

Health care actions bridge America

PHILADELPHIA – From the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco across the country to this city’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield corporate offices, tens of thousands of union members, community activists and their families marched for “Health Care for All” on June 19.

Books to Beat Bush

While the release of former President Bill Clinton’s memoir, “My Life,” is getting wide play in the mass media this week, here are two lively political titles to add to your summer reading list.

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