Tag: racism

Jussie Smollett Brutally Attacked… or Not?

CHICAGO— Jussie Smollet was brutally attacked while walking to Subway Restaurant.  The attackers were in ski masks, wearing MAGA hats yelling racist and homophobic...

Chief Spagnoli Addresses Allegations

BEVERLY HILLS—Beverly Hills Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli addresses the community of Beverly Hills with a video message regarding current allegations against her and the...

“The Hate U Give” Is Powerful, Riveting

HOLLYWOOD—I would be lying if I told you I did not have some apprehension about seeing the movie “The Hate U Give.” I presumed...

Lawsuits Plague BH Police Department

BEVERLY HILLS— A video posted on YouTube is now at the center of several lawsuits filed against the city of Beverly Hills, the Beverly...

“BlacKkKlansman” Is Mediocre At Best

HOLLYWOOD—Spike Lee, I was first introduced to this cinematic auteur as an undergraduate studying film. One of the first films I ever watched of...

KKK Didn’t Win After All – Michael Survived!

HELLO AMERICA!—Since there is a major film in the planning based on my book “Hollywood Through the Back Door,” one of the highlighted scenes,...

Social Media Is Dangerous

UNITED STATES—I have warned people about this in the past, but it seems it goes in one ear and out the other. Social media...

Trump Is Talking Too Much!

UNITED STATES—Here we go again. Gosh, I would love to go just one week where the conversation is not centered on Donald Trump and...

Police Brutality In America

UNITED STATES—It has been an issue that I have wanted to talk about for an extremely long time, however, I really wanted to collect...

Hate Erupts In Charlottesville, Virginia!

UNITED STATES—Oh America, we still have so much growth, so much growth to do. The only way you can’t fathom what transpired this weekend...

“Detroit” Is A Riveting, Cinematic Masterpiece

HOLLYWOOD—Cinema has a unique ability to stir emotions in a viewer that other forms of entertainment can’t. If the story is told with as...

The Bill Maher Debacle

UNITED STATES—Last week, Kathy Griffin was the comic who was the talk of town, but this week things have shifted to comic Bill Maher....

LeBron James’ Brentwood Home Vandalized

BRENTWOOD—NBA star LeBron James had his Brentwood home vandalized on Wednesday, May 31 with a racial slut spray-painted on the front of the gate...

Hate In The Trump Movement (Part One)

HUNTINGTON BEACH—A march in support of Donald Trump in Huntington Beach turned violent on Saturday, March 25. White supremacist signs and flags can be...

The Importance Of MLK Day

UNITED STATES—Monday, January 16, 2017 is a very important day in American history. For some it is just another day off from work or...

Disturbing Flyers Found At UCLA And Other Campuses

WESTWOOD—Flyers advertising a “white student group” that were found on the campus of UCLA Monday, Nov. 14, promoting racist rhetoric have been removed. UCLA officials noted...

The Imperfect But Necessary “Loving”

HOLLYWOOD—It’s something we shouldn’t forget. Within the living memory laws against miscegenation (interracial marriage) where common place. California’s ban ended with the Perez v....

Goodbye New York

UNITED STATES—The subtitle to these Los Angeles memoirs (1989-90), in that little silly white brain of mine, was going to be “How I Almost...

Speak Easy: Racism And Immigration

UNITED STATES—Yesterday I told you how to fix AMERICA'S children, and today I’ll give my narrow perspective full of big dreams and ideologies for...

All Lives Matter

UNITED STATES—This week has been a whirlwind of all sorts, with the recent shootings that took place in Louisiana, than in Minnesota, but hearing...
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