Tuesday, January 23, 2024

How Former Mayor Eric Garcetti will be Remembered.

December 5, 2022 by  
Filed under News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Garcetti walked the tightrope again on this one. He publicly had soothing words for BLM about police abuse and even hinted that he would explore cuts in the LAPD’s budget. However, when the dust cleared the LAPD as usual got every penny it asked for and then some. Whether that could be chalked up as a success or failure for Garcetti was subject to interpretation. However, it was clear Garcetti would not be remembered by police reform advocates as their champion.

2022: The Time is Now for Increasing Diversity in American Media Ownership.

The multimedia publishing and communications industry is a trillion-dollar business sector in America. Yet the disparities and inequities of ownership of media industry businesses by persons of color remains glaringly inequitable.

Politics: How We Can Influence the Courts That Influence Our Lives?

December 2, 2022 by  
Filed under News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Courts are going to keep showing us how much of an impact they have on our lives. We need to exercise every option we have to impact who sits on them.

Video Production Tips: Understanding About Stock Music.

December 1, 2022 by  
Filed under Entertainment, Music, News, Tech/Internet, Weekly Columns

Stock music can be a great option for video production. It’s affordable, accessible, and has all of the necessary rights associated with it. All you need is a good ear for picking the right tune. They are all there for the taking.

What Former Football Player Herschel Walker’s Candidacy Means To Black America.

December 1, 2022 by  
Filed under News, Politics, Weekly Columns

So, when we talk about what Herschel Walker’s campaign means to the political empowerment of Black folks in America, it really isn’t about Herschel at all. It’s about what he represents.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi Is The Most Successful And Effective Speaker Of The House In U.S. History.

November 30, 2022 by  
Filed under News, Politics, Weekly Columns

When she was sworn in as the first woman Speaker of the House in 2007, she noted that women had waited more than 200 years to shatter the “marble ceiling” of Congress. As she said, “Women weren’t just waiting, women were working. Never losing faith, we worked to redeem the promise of America, that all men and women are created equal.”

Movie Review: The Wonder.

November 28, 2022 by  
Filed under Entertainment, News, Weekly Columns

Pugh portrays the quintessential, mid-1800s Nightingale nurse. Kind, generous, helpful. Trying to sort out holy feats from hard realities. She fights the council, archaic beliefs and unconcerned parents, without hysteria but quite willfully. As the quest for saving Anna becomes more taxing and urgent, Pugh wears that stress on her face like a martyr. 

The perfect ‘Republican’ presidential ticket.

November 28, 2022 by  
Filed under News, Politics, Weekly Columns

That’s my Thanksgiving wish, as well as my Thanksgiving advice. My two annual Turkey Day winners need to put their egos aside and do what’s best for America. Trump/DeSantis is the GOP dream team.

That’s not just a Thanksgiving wish. It’s one heck of a Christmas gift for Republicans.

In Quest To Get Donald Trump, Secrecy Strikes Again.

November 23, 2022 by  
Filed under News, Politics, Weekly Columns

It has happened before with Trump. Not too many years ago, he faced accusations — often dramatic accusations, like the notion that he was a Kremlin asset — on the basis of unseen evidence that the talking heads said was reliable but that no one in the public could evaluate. Now, it’s happening again.

Politics: The Choice.

November 22, 2022 by  
Filed under News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Can we run the risk of electing a known liar or of lies being told when circumstances might impact our safety and security?  The candidate who willingly lies to you once is telling you that he/she will lie again, and we know to believe a person who tells us who they are the first time.

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