I joined the Mo’Kelly Show’s annual salute to ‘MOM,’ discussing the 10th Annual Pink Pump Charity Gala on KFI AM 640.
Listen to the full interview by clicking here!
Areva Martin: Today’s Voice On Issues That Matter
Watch to hear Areva’s perspective about the jury deliberations on the Weinstein abuse trial.
While promoting an image of Hollywood luxury in the 1950s and 1960s, the City of Palm Springs’ racially restrictive covenants prohibited Black people from sharing that good life or living in white neighborhoods. Instead, Black and Mexican Americans could only build homes in the Section 14 area of the Agua Caliente tribe’s reservation. Then, over a 10-year span from the late 1950s through the 1960s, Palm Springs hatched a plan to demolish Section 14 for the purposes of developing it into more lucrative commercial enterprises. To gain possession of this prime downtown real estate, the city hired contractors to bulldoze the privately-owned houses, often with personal property and belongings inside, and then the city sent the Palm Springs Fire Department to burn the destruction. Black and Mexican residents were often forced to flee Section 14 with only what they could carry.
On November 17th another successful Evening Under the Stars event took place to support the Special Needs Network of L.A.