Category Archives: Columns

  • Black and Blue News: Calling Coco to the Hot Box

    Oct 1, 14 by Ret. LAPD Sergeant Cheryl Dorsey 1 Comment

    *There is a very powerful scene in the Oscar-winning movie “Django Unchained” directed by Quentin Tarantino, where a “hot box” is used as punishment for rebellious slaves. Well, I think it’s time to put actress Daniele Watts– who played the  Coco in the blockbuster hit – in the “hot box.” She has been going around […]

  • Black Hat Poetry: ‘A Ghetto Without Cops’

    Sep 30, 14 by Cory Alexander Haywood 2 Comments

    *Slain Teenager Michael Brown added another chapter to America’s extensive history of police brutality against young black males. Many critics argue that Brown’s murder reflects a lack of oversight and accountability within the various branches of law enforcement. A solution, some radicals contend, would be to get rid of cops in urban communities altogether. I […]

  • The Tatum Talks: Why Viola Davis Rocks a Wig on ‘Murder’

    Sep 30, 14 by tatumtalks 17 Comments

    *Shonda Rhimes has done it again!! I am definitely one of the 14 million people that tuned in–excitedly might I add–to the feisty premiere of “How to Get Away With Murder” last week. Rhimes is a master at drawing us in with riveting plots, multi-dimensional characters, and astute writing that keeps you salivating until the next episode, […]

  • BlackandBlueNews: Ferguson PD, I Am Scared of You

    Sep 30, 14 by EurPublisher Leave a comment

    *The residents of Ferguson, Missouri, recently notified a U.S. Justice Department, Civil Rights Division official that Ferguson Police Department officers have been wearing “I AM DARREN WILSON” bracelets on duty – in full uniform; in support of the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown. Ferguson police officers say, “I AM DARREN WILSON” however, what […]

  • Steven Ivory: When the President is a Brother

    Sep 30, 14 by blueolive Comments Off

    *It’s called Bizarro World. A planet which debuted  in Superman comic books in the ‘60s, Bizarro World is the exact opposite of Earth. Instead of being round, the planet is shaped like a cube. Everything considered bad on planet earth is deemed good in Bizarro World. For example, according to the Bizarro Code,  beauty is […]

  • Robertson Treatment Syndicated Column (RTSC): A Conversation with Automotive Executive James Colon

    Sep 29, 14 by Gil Robertson IV Leave a comment

    *As the vice president of African-American business strategy for Toyota Motor Sales, James Colon carries enormous clout in the strong relationship that the auto giant maintains with the Black community. The Toyota brands have consistently earned high marks among African American consumers, and a great deal of that success is a testimony to Colon, who […]