Category: Features

Black Attorney, Zulu Ali, Renames Youth Mentoring Program In Memory Of His Mother

Attorney Zulu Ali, founder and principal of the Law Offices of Zulu Ali & Associates, LLP, the largest Black-owned law firm in California’s Inland Empire, honors his mother by re-naming his non-profit youth mentor program to the Linda Reese Harvey Stop & Frisk Youth Leadership Academy (stopfriskacademy.com); all in memory of his mother, Linda Harvey, who transitioned on May 16, 2024 at the age of 77.

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Opinion: The Dark Legacy of Slavery Still Impacts Our Black Children 161 Years After Emancipation

As we celebrate the 159th anniversary of Juneteenth, I cannot help but think of how far we still have to go to reach a level of equity in America. The cornerstone of slavery was illiteracy among enslaved populations. Slave owners did everything they could to keep slaves ignorant and illiterate, often imposing severe penalties for literacy among slaves and those who taught them. They realized early that knowledge meant power, and maintaining slavery required policies and laws that promoted high rates of illiteracy among enslaved populations throughout America.

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