Spotlight

“The Central Park Five” Reclaims Justice

November 30 Dennis J. Freeman 0

HOLLYWOOD-On a searing hot summer night in 1989, a white woman was nearly raped to death in New York’s famed Central Park. The brutal assault was a horrific crime buried beneath an avalanche of scattered voices and drowned out by the winds of darkness. The female jogger’s tattered and near […]

Chargers

Man in the Middle

November 29 Dennis J. Freeman 0

San Diego-Big time players come up big when the lights are shining their brightest. Instead of running away from the spotlight, they run to it. When the going gets tough, the tough gets going. As the San Diego Chargers can attest, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is one tough […]

NCAA

The Lost Men of Troy

November 26 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-It was bound to happen. Say what you will about the luck of the Irish-good or bad-the men in the Green and Gold uniforms will be playing for a national championship-deserved or undeserved. The job head coach Brian Kelly has done with the football program at Notre Dame is […]

Chargers

A Chargers Miss and a Prayer Answered

November 26 Dennis J. Freeman 0

SAN DIEGO-This one is going to sting for a long time. The carryover affects of the San Diego Charges overtime loss to the Baltimore Ravens at Qualcomm Stadium will no doubt linger like bad odor hanging over a meat slaughterhouse. The stench of defeat always leaves a bad taste in […]

NBA

Kareem Finally Recieves Overdue Honor

November 21 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-It’s about time. Kareem Abdul Jabbar, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer finally got his just due in the form of recognition when a statue of his likeness was unveiled to the public in front of Staples Center, a place he helped made possible by leading the Los Angeles Lakers […]

Reel

“Rise of the Guardians” is a Worthy Treat

November 21 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-There are some movies that are able to capture the creative imagination with the slightest of ease. There are some films that make you feel good. Then there are some movies that simply bring you back to a place and time in your life where reminiscing is the best […]

Monday's Meditation

Andy Reid Watch and Matt Barkley’s Bruin Beating

November 20 Dennis J. Freeman 0

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick would look good in a Chip Kelly run-and-shoot offense. It’s a far cry from what Vick looks like now after going through the brutal beating opposing defensive units have laid on him this NFL season. With head coach Andy Reid under fire watch as his […]

Clippers

Clippers Notebook: The Clippers are Shining Bright

November 15 Tamara Latta 0

The Los Angeles Clippers are legit. If you didn’t know, now you really know. Already, the Clippers have beaten four predictable playoff contender teams. The Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat have all been whipped by the Clippers. It’s still early in the season […]

Culture

Painting a Picture of Hope

November 14 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-The Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA) is a lot more than a drop off spot for parents wanting to get rid of their kids for the day. There’s more to the children-friendly sanctuary than being a hang out place for wayward young people. The BGCA has been […]

Clippers

Scoring Points With Crossover Pizazz

November 13 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES- Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard Jamal Crawford doesn’t really need any real introduction to NBA aficionados. Anyone with a basketball pulse knows who Crawford is and what he can do on the hardwood. He can shoot lights out from just about anywhere on the floor. His ankle-breaking cross-over dribble renders […]

Monday's Meditation

Firing a Purple and Gold Blank

November 12 News4usonline News 0

Mike Brown had just one year to prove he was the right coach for the Los Angeles Lakers. It wasn’t good enough. So the Lakers decided to let go of their four-year, $18 million commitment to Brown and ruthlessly told him to go take a permanent hike five games into […]

Monday's Meditation

Why the President Drew the Line on Taxing the Wealthy

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Now that President Obama has won reelection, he can rightfully say that his policies also won and the biggest winner was his pledge to tax the wealthy. The President has maintained for three years that income over $250,000 a year should be taxed to raise additional revenues to pay for […]

Monday's Meditation

Who is the President’s Opposition?

November 9 0

Most of the time we forget who these people are in the United States Senate who are opposing everything that President Obama tries to do to keep our country moving forward into the twenty-first century. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s statement on election night that “the voters have not endorsed […]

Clippers

Clippers Notebook: Keeping up with the Clippers

November 8 Tamara Latta 0

We are only two weeks into the NBA season and the Clippers have already detected a small problem that needed immediate attention: a losing streak. After beating two tough Western Conference teams in the Memphis Grizzlies and the Los Angeles Lakers, the Clippers shifted their speed gear from 100 mph to cruise control, losing back […]