Category Archives: Columns

  • Steven Ivory: Ga Ga for Gaga

    Feb 25, 15 by blueolive Comments Off


    *After Lady Gaga let go of the last note from her “Sound of Music” performance, you could almost hear the collective dropping of jaws from coast to coast and around the world. Gaga  left the audience at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre stunned. Julie Andrews couldn’t conceal her awe. This wasn’t a flavor of the moment sticking […]

  • BlackandBlueNews: Retired Police Officers to Meet With DC Lawmakers

    Feb 24, 15 by Cheryl Dorsey, Retired LAPD Sergeant 6 Comments


    * A multi-cultural group of retired and former law enforcement officers will meet with Rep John Lewis in Washington, DC, next week, to further the discussion started by FBI Director James Comey in his speech on race relations between the police and the black community. This historic and unprecedented event will include retirees from police […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Advanced Placement (AP) History

    Feb 24, 15 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *I like the idea of local control of education. Each school district is a great deal more familiar about their student population than anyone else. So they should be the deciding factor in questions of curriculum. However if we are going to move forward together as a country there must be standards that we can […]

  • Wisdom, Sacrifice and Merit Honored at All Star Tribute for Dick Gregory (Watch)

    Feb 22, 15 by Billie Jordan Leave a comment


    *Celebrities, friends and family of the legendary Dick Gregory showed to the historical Ricardo Montalban Theater earlier this month to honor the comedian and civil rights activists for a life time of work. His service recognized by his peers and fans nation wide has proved worthy of induction onto the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The red carpet positioned outside, […]

  • The Pulse of Entertainment: Disney’s ‘McFarland, USA’ Starring Kevin Costner is Profoundly Inspiring

    Feb 21, 15 by Eunice Moseley Leave a comment


    Disney’s McFarland, USA starring Kevin Costner is profoundly inspiring *Academy Award winner Kevin Costner (The Bodyguard) takes on the real-life role of Coach Jim White in the Walt Disney presentation of McFarland, USA. White (Costner) is a former football coach who, after being fired from a former school, was hired by a predominantly Latino high […]

  • The FLY Life with Deya Direct: What Are You Worth?

    Feb 20, 15 by Deya Direct Leave a comment


    To value someone or something is to consider it to be important or beneficial. It’s whatever you have a high opinion of, and would be willing to pay for. It’s easy to make high claims about ourselves, about how wonderful we are. But oftentimes our actions and decisions, especially when it comes to relationship choices, […]