Category Archives: Columns

  • The Film Strip: Julianne Moore and Kristen Stewart in Mind-blowing ‘Still Alice’

    Jan 22, 15 by Marie Moore Leave a comment


    *Shortly after winning for Best Actress in the Golden Globe Awards for “Still Alice,” Julianne Moore was still promoting this riveting movie. She, along with co-star Kristen Stewart, have amassed over a billion dollars in box office receipts for “The Hunger Games” and “Twilight,” respectively. ”Still Alice” deals with the debilitating Alzheimer’s disease that has no cure […]

  • BlackandBlueNews: Why Were LAPD Couple Invited to State of Union Address?

    Jan 21, 15 by Cheryl Dorsey, Retired LAPD Sergeant 6 Comments


    *LAPD Captain Phil Tingirides and his wife LAPD Sergeant Emada Tingirides were  invited  guests of the first Lady, Michelle Obama, to the President’s 2015  State of the Union address. The LAPD couple were being honored for their work with the Community Safety Partnership program; a public relations partnership between police and the community in Watts.  LAPD Chief Charlie Beck […]

  • Larry Buford: The Movie ‘Selma’ – ‘Glory’ in Our Lifetime (Review)

    Jan 20, 15 by Larry Buford 1 Comment


    *Let me first start with the theme song: ‘Glory’ by Common and John Legend is a befitting song for the movie – and vice versa. I heard a little Sam Cooke playing on the radio during the scene where the characters of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and SNCC’s John Lewis were riding along in […]

  • People of Note: Life Inside Out at the Quad

    Jan 19, 15 by Deardra Shuler Leave a comment


    *When actress Maggie Baird, writer Lori Nasso and director Jill D’Agnenica put their heads together to make and produce a film about a middle aged woman named Laura who wants to realize her creative dreams in the midst of growing financial problems, little did they know they would experience the same risks, hard work and […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Religious Fundamentalism

    Jan 19, 15 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *A little while ago I wrote that the freedom of religion is the most important civil liberty protected by the 1st Amendment. Below is the dark side of that freedom.. The freedom of speech (which I argued is second to religion) is important because it helps to defuse the powder keg that is the freedom […]

  • Turner’s Two Cents: Selma Legacy – March On Ballot Boxes! (Watch)

    Jan 19, 15 by Cameron Turner Leave a comment


    *The epilogue to Ava DuVernay’s stirring, Academy Award-nominated movie Selma reminds us of what became of the heroes and villains of the wrenching 1965 voting rights struggle.  Andrew Young, one of Dr. King’s leading lieutenants, became US ambassador to the United Nations and two-term mayor of Atlanta.  John Lewis embarked upon his longrunning service in […]