Tag: racism

Blatant Racism

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UNITED STATES—I could not believe the video that a family member sent me last week of a woman running for a city council seat...

Jussie Smollett Brutally Attacked… or Not?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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!

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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”

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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

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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

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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...
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