social and political commentator
Political consultant who writes about the intersection of race, politics and culture; social and political commentator, based in Los Angeles, California; contributor to National Public Radio's News and Notes
Tomorrow marks 25 years since the verdict – and aftermath – that changed L-A.
Apr. 28, 2017from The Mixer
Los Angeles is a place of stark contrasts, even when it comes to access to quality food.
Jan. 29, 2016from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
When King Drew Medical Center opened in South L.A. in 1972 it was more than just a hospital. It was a symbol of hope and empowerment for L.A.’s African-American community.
May. 28, 2015from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Senate Bill 50 would force LA to allow more housing near public transit. It cleared a committee hearing in Sacramento on Tuesday.
Apr. 25from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
A bill in Sacramento called SB50 would override local zoning rules to legalize small and mid-size apartment buildings around public transit and job centers.
May. 8from Design and Architecture
One of the wealthiest and most liberal states in America has created a humanitarian emergency that only those who caused it can truly fix.
Jul. 5from Scheer Intelligence
The Centers for Disease Control and Protection says the U.S.
Apr. 30from Greater LA
To our detriment, California has lost touch with one of its greatest thinkers.
Jun. 13from Zócalo's Connecting California
This may be the year that California finally gets to pick who’ll be the next president.
May. 23from Zócalo's Connecting California
On this July 4, Greater LA replays some of our favorite stories from spring. We visit a 20,000 square foot estate in Beverly Hills -- a giga-mansion that's been tough to sell.
Jul. 4from Greater LA
Immigrant rights advocates and groups nationwide are preparing for this weekend, when a major ICE operation is supposed to take place.
Jul. 11from Greater LA
The “Bethel effect” – named after a local church – is transforming the city of Redding in a way that even non-Christians can appreciate.
Apr. 4from Zócalo's Connecting California