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Lest We Forget

The need for a Black History Month (February) and likewise a Women’s History Month (March) is not that we forget, but that all too often the stories of these groups are unknown, having been ignored in [...] Continue Reading

Law and Order

Watching the assault on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and the subsequent Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutions and imprisonment or fines of those involved in the criminal activity that left five [...] Continue Reading

Día del Recuerdo

Fue un lugar históricamente irónico para el “Día del Recuerdo” anual de la Liga de Ciudadanos Americano-Japoneses: el recinto de la feria de Fresno, donde miles de ciudadanos estadounidenses de origen [...] Continue Reading

Another Victim of Police Brutality

On Nov. 4, Max Sosa Jr., 33, was shot dead by Fresno police. Police responded to an apartment building in northwest Fresno due to a call for help regarding a situation in which Sosa was threatening to [...] Continue Reading

MLK March in Fresno

On Jan. 15, hundreds marched in downtown Fresno in celebration of what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 95th birthday. It was the 40th march in the city’s history, put on by Fresno’s Unity [...] Continue Reading

Reclaiming the Revolutionary MLK

Was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Chaplain to the Empire or Prophet of the Resistance? His own actions and words make clear his revolutionary prophetic vision, and resist all attempts to make him safe, [...] Continue Reading

No Whitewashing the Past

(Editor’s note: This is the story of Vance McKinney, as told to the author. McKinney is a truck driver (who hauls mostly agricultural produce) in a farmworker community. His father was a farmworker. [...] Continue Reading

Yokuts Valley: Respect or Racism?

The Fresno County Board of Supervisors are making a last-ditch attempt to hold on to S— Valley and erase the town’s new name, Yokuts Valley. The supervisors voted 3-2 for a charter amendment that [...] Continue Reading