Category Archives: Columns

  • The Pulse of Entertainment: ABC’s ‘Black-ish’ Starring Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross Premiers September 24

    Sep 18, 14 by Eunice Moseley Leave a comment

    ABC’s ‘Black-ish starring Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross premiers September 24, 2014 *“In this day and age it’s normal…to define myself as mixed. Before, I was identified with Black,” said Tracee Ellis Ross (“Girlfriends”) when I asked about any “black-ish” issues in their own lives. Ross plays Rainbow Johnson a racially mixed woman in […]

  • The Film Strip: Riveting ‘Beyond the Lights’ Opens Urbanworld Film Festival

    Sep 18, 14 by Marie Moore Leave a comment

    The Urbanworld Film Festival presented by BET Networks with founding sponsor HBO announced it 2014 Festival slate. The nation’s largest competitive multicultural film festival will take starting today, September 18-21, 2014 at Manhattan’s AMC Loews 34th Street venue , and various other locations in New York. The festival will screen over 70 films, including 12 world premieres. […]

  • (The Black Hat) Black Women Are More Abusive Than Black Men

    Sep 18, 14 by Cory Alexander Haywood 11 Comments

    *There’s an old saying: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” This concept has validity in a preschool playground where playing the dozens means calling someone a “booger eater” or “smelly face.” Mature adults, however, recognize that language can be used as a means toward severe emotional reckoning. If […]

  • The Daniele Watts Stop Tosses the Glare Again on the Racial Profiling Debate

    Sep 16, 14 by Earl Ofari Hutchinson 8 Comments

    *Two predictable things happened the instant Django Unchained star, actress Daniele Watts, an African-American, was detained by an LAPD officer in Studio City, California in response to a lewd public behavior call. The first was that Watts’ loudly charged that she was being detained only because she was black, in short she was a target […]

  • Rinkins Report: Detra Shaw-Wilder’s Rules for Business Agreements

    Sep 16, 14 by RinkinsReport Leave a comment

    *Many times friends, family members and professional associates enter business agreements with thoughts of grandeur and dreams of prosperity. In reality those dreams become nightmares for many prospective business owners as a recent U.S. Small Business Administration study affirm that nearly 80-percent of new businesses fail. A  complex commercial litigation attorney says many of the […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Roger Goodell

    Sep 15, 14 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment

    *A few months ago I wrote that I wasn’t surprised at the punishment given to Ray Rice. The main reason for my position was that there was too much money at stake. Sure enough everything with the NFL and Baltimore Ravens was business as usual all summer. There is footage of Ray Rice being greeted […]