A Letter to My Very White Daughter, From Your Mildly Racist Mother

Dear Darla, I like this photo. You are so stinking cute in a hoodie. Every time you put on a hoodie and go walking through our gated community – I immediately think of Trevon Martin and experience a flash of thankfulness that you are not black in America today. To be sure, there have beenContinue reading “A Letter to My Very White Daughter, From Your Mildly Racist Mother”

O.M.G. Guns, Infants, and Domestic Violence

“He put a gun in the baby’s mouth. I drove to North Hollywood Police but they say the don’t do nothing and I can’t keep him out of my home. It my home. I live here by myself and take care of the babies. He no live here!” Hi. Welcome to my Wednesday.

Are Homeless People Citizens ? Will the Sheriff’s Department Care About the Answer?

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Hope

  The sign bearers are not just asking for one meal, one night of sleep, or one hand out – they are looking for momentary hope so they can face the bigger issues they are up against. They are asking for one bite sized morsel of HOPE.  How often do you help by giving hopeContinue reading “Hope”

Is it a CRIME or are you just MEAN?

Attitudes that the homeless citizens  are stray animals who breed and come back to places that feed them  are becoming more prevalent in society. “They are homeless because they are lazy” “god has turne dhis back on them because they are bad”, “The sins of the father are being visited on the son”, “If he hadContinue reading “Is it a CRIME or are you just MEAN?”

Homeless Court in Los Angeles

 “The Homeless Court (HC) program was created by the Los Angeles County Superior Court, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, the Los Angeles Public Defender’s Office and advocates for the homeless including Public Counsel and the Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority (LAHSA).   This program helps impoverished individuals with a history of homelessness to clearContinue reading “Homeless Court in Los Angeles”

Double Talk

“Wiley pointed out that the city offers a multitude of services for the homeless and recently unveiled a 12-point plan featuring a three-pronged approach of enforcement, intervention and prevention to deal with homelessness on the South Coast.” 3 prongs, 12 points – HUH?!? Be specific. You know my favorite three words “Measurable, Observable, and Achievable”Continue reading “Double Talk”

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