THE UPRISING – WHERE WERE THE PARENTS?

“Hey, wait just one minute, isn’t this just around the corner from Barbara and Elzie? I shrieked at our television set as I watched throngs of people, my people, swarming into the streets overturning cars, throwing bricks, rocks and bottles and lighting businesses on fire. The intersection of Florence and…

AROUND THE CORNER FROM LA LA LAND

Family members never gave us the information as to who our minstrel relative was. “He’s related” was all I heard back from my mother after spotting this old-time photo among her boxes of treasures. I grew up in Los Angeles around the corner from La La Land. There wasn’t just this mysterious…

EASTER-THE REASON FOR THE SEASON

                                art by Brandi Oh, do  the baskets with bows, streaming ribbons, stuffed bunnies, a few fake soft feathery yellow chicks, candy and a toy help make Easter Sunday a worthy celebration? One mom said that Easter, for…

PARENT POWER – IT’S NO JOKE

School Superintendent Ramon Cortines April has been designated National Humor Month. While laughter is said to be therapeutic and an opportunity to make life’s burdens a little easer to bear, there’s also the chance to learn a few good lessons from the occasion that brought about the hee-haws. The Problem/…