Category Archives: Columns

  • Steven Ivory: How to take a Compliment

    Jul 23, 14 by blueolive Comments Off


    *At an event the other evening, I introduced a longtime friend to someone he’d never met. During the introduction, I proudly mentioned that my friend was one of the more skilled and talented in his chosen profession, to which my friend promptly bristled. “This guy doesn’t know anything about that!” he said, in the middle […]

  • Betty Pleasant: The Assassination of George McKenna

    Jul 22, 14 by Submitted by Larry Buford Leave a comment


    Another smear on Los Angeles politics within the LA Unified School District – the following article (released 7/22/14) is re-printed in its entirety by permission of CityWatch news editor: The Assassination of George McKenna  - by Betty Pleasant VOICES-THIS IS IT! — For the past seven months, the people of Los Angeles County have been engaged in […]

  • The Black Hat: (Single vs. Married) Which Type of Mother Deserves More Credit?

    Jul 22, 14 by Cory Alexander Haywood 1 Comment


    *In the wee hours of the morning, there’s nothing more distinct than the sound of an infant crying. During these moments, married moms occasionally stay in bed while their husbands change diapers, sing lullabies and heat bottles of milk. Single mothers often don’t have this luxury. In most cases, they’re the sole providers for their offspring and […]

  • Black Hat Extra: It’s Time to Get Rid of the Phrase ‘Single Mother’

    Jul 22, 14 by Cory Alexander Haywood 2 Comments


    *Many women neglect their children while trying to experience the fun and excitement that comes with being young and single. Women who fit this category have the audacity to call themselves “single mothers.” That phrase gets thrown around too loosely; if you aren’t a stable source of support for your little ones, then you have […]

  • Miki Turner: Kobe

    Jul 22, 14 by Miki Turner Leave a comment


    *As someone who has dealt with Kobe Bryant off and on for the past 18 years, there are a few things that I know about him. One, unless you want to experience the Black Mamba’s venom, don’t ever ask him about the Lakers-Clippers rivalry—especially now that the perennial underdog Clippers have become L.A.’s top dogs. […]

  • The Tatum Talks: Who’s Really to Blame for the ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Racist Casting Call?

    Jul 22, 14 by tatumtalks 3 Comments


    *Leave Kristan alone. You all are throwing rotten tomatoes at the wrong person. If you’re just tuning in, let me fill you in… Last week, Kristan Berona, casting director for Sande Alessi Casting Company, put out a specific and detailed casting call for actors to fill roles as extras for NWA’s biopic, “Straight Outta Compton.” […]