Tag: racism

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...

All Lives Matter

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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...

Brentwood School Asked To Investigate Racially Charged Video

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BRENTWOOD—Students of a Brentwood private school have been accused of racist behavior in a video that surfaced alongside a change.org petition entitled, “Take action...

Anti-Racism Reform For LASD And SFPD

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LOS ANGELES—Both the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and the San Francisco Police Department are vowing to fix problems involving recent racist emails and text...

Students Arrested For Vandalism At Palisades Charter High School

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PACIFIC PALISADES—Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department West Los Angeles Area have apprehended two juveniles in connection to graffiti that was found on...

Speak Easy: ALL LIVES MATTER!

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UNITED STATES—A little bit of FAITH stirred within me this week! I've been whining about how nobody really gives a crap about the state of...

Fighting For Dr. Martin Luther King Jr And His ‘Dream’

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UNITED STATES—Monday, January 18 was the celebration of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday for most Americans. I mean for this to be...

Remembering The Life Of Dr. Martin Luther King

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UNITED STATES—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister, humanitarian and leader of the African-American church during the Civil Rights era. Not...

Speak Easy: The American Crisis

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UNITED STATES—The American Crisis. December is the anniversary of a famous plea by Thomas Paine titled, The American Crisis, started in 1776 to rally public...

Executive Accused Of Breaking Into Her Home Speaks Out

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SANTA MONICA—Fay Wells, an African-American vice president of an undisclosed California company was arrested on September 6 after officers from the Santa Monica Police Department...

Pepperdine University President Criticizes Racial Profiling

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MALIBU—Following a peaceful demonstration on November 13, president of Pepperdine University Andrew K. Benton gave a speech commending the student protesters. He addressed the...

North Texas Professor Claims Racial Profiling As Police Motive

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TEXAS—Dorothy Mae Bland, Dean of Frank W. and Sue Mayburn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas, in Denton, Texas had been...

Kanye West-Themed Party At UCLA Frat Draws Criticism

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WESTWOOD—A "Kanye Western" themed fraternity party that happened at UCLA on Tuesday night has drawn criticism and sparked protests in response to the party's...

Abuse In Police Power Continues

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UNITED STATES—Unfortunately, it has happened once again, and frankly I’m quite tired of hearing about it. This time the attention has been placed on...

Anarchy In Police Corruption

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UNITED STATES—By now, I’m certain everyone has heard about the South Carolina police officer who fatally shot an unarmed African-American male last week. The...

Brentwood Teacher Accused Of Racism

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BRENTWOOD—On March 18, a lawsuit was filed against the Los Angeles Unified School District by a Brentwood parent alleging that a teacher at Paul...

Racism In America

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UNITED STATES—The issue of race is an ongoing debate in America, and it’s not something that will disappear overnight. Just when we think as...

A Colorblind Culture

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UNITED STATES—In honor of the great teachings of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I only found it fitting this week to...

WeHo Resident Reports First Hate Crime Of 2015

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WEST HOLLYWOOD—Walking to his home at 2 a.m. after celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Don Brooks was attacked in an alleged hate crime on...
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