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Thursday, May 2, 1996

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  • Living Democracy and Los Angeles and Anniversary of Gang Truce

    On Thursdays, we often bring you a segment we call "Living Democracy" — stories of grassroots activists who are working to make a difference in their communities. And over the past few weeks on Democracy Now! we’ve talked about efforts to build political coalitions between African Americans and Latinos both in legislatures and on the grassroots level. One example of black-brown unity is the gang truce that grew out of the Los Angeles uprising four years ago. This past weekend, activists and gang members celebrated the fourth anniversary of their truce, which has held, even though conditions in
    LA have not improved.

  • National Black Political Convention

    The National African American Leadership Summit is pulling together a national black political convention this summer to precede the Democratic National Convention in Chicago and the Republican National Convention in San Diego. The convention is a follow-up to coalition-building efforts over the past year, including the Million Man March. What’s on the agenda for this convention and is this strategy a wise one? What is Minister Louis Farrakhan’s role in this process?

  • The Finances of Elizabeth Dole

    Nearly every day there are reports in the news about First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton’s legal and financial dealings, but an investigative journalist has uncovered similar questionable dealings on the part of Elizabeth Dole, wife of Republican Presidential hopeful Bob Dole.