The spotlight is on Rutina Wesley

January 30 Stephanie Richardson 0

“Queen Sugar” was a big hit during the 2016 television series run. A big reason for that was the bona fide acting chops of actress Rutina Wesley being displayed to the world. The American drama series centers around three siblings who ultimately come together to claim an inheritance, due to […]


Nominees soak up NAACP Image Awards

January 30 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS  ANGELES-The NAACP Image Awards got a grand kickoff with its annual nominees luncheon at the Loews Hollywood Hotel on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. With the exception of “Scandal” star Joe Morton and “Black-ish” star Tracee Ellis Ross, the red carpet was missing many of the heavy hitters that are expected to […]


Trojans’ three-point party dooms Bruins

January 26 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-USC. UCLA. The Unchosen Ones did the unexpected. The Chosen Ones did the unexplained. Whenever the Trojans and Bruins hookup, achievable benchmarks get tossed right out of the window. Records become obsolete. National reputation becomes nothing more than a punchline for the school coming out on the short end of the competitive stick. […]


The music comes first at NAMM Show

January 25 Dennis J. Freeman 0

ANAHEIM, CA-The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) annual playground held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, is a sight to behold. For the local musician wanting to network and find some of the latest music equipment, NAMM has been an oasis of resources. For the rising singer […]


Players’ choice at NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

January 23 Dennis J. Freeman 0

CARSON, CA-Decision time about the future for senior football players hoping to impress NFL scouts come quickly. Once the time tick down to triple zero on the scoreboard of their last football game, the time to make a career choice is almost imminent. That decision can be put off by these […]


Jordan shows he’s Clippers’ big man

January 20 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-Big man. Big man. That’s one of my favorite comedic lines from the Chris Rock comedy sitcom “Everybody Hates Chris.” Well, when the Los Angeles Clippers refer to their big man they are alluding to center DeAndre Jordan, their man in the middle. Against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center, […]


Barack Hussein Obama, my president

January 19 Dennis J. Freeman 0

Barack Hussein Obama gave us hope when he won the presidency in 2008. A black man sitting in the Oval Office as president of the United States made us believe change was possible. He made it cool to be fly and to be the Commander-in-Chief at the same time. His quiet strength caught […]


Chargers’ Anthony Lynn man of the hour

January 18 Dennis J. Freeman 0

CARSON, CA-The Los Angeles Chargers are moving about as fast as the moniker placed on the side of their helmets. In less than a month, the Chargers have dismissed former coach Mike McCoy, relocated their franchise into another city and announced the hiring of Anthony Lynn as their new coach. And they made […]


Chargers ready for the fight for LA

January 13 Dennis J. Freeman 0

Just like that, Los Angeles has two NFL teams. Just like that, the name in front of the Chargers went from San Diego to Los Angeles. And just like that, the Chargers, if you view their new temp website and caught wind that the team have hired their new head coach, are already […]


Iconic photographer Howard Bingham remembered

January 12 Marie Lemelle 2

You might say that Howard Lenoid Bingham was a world champion when it came to photography.  His circle of friends, and there were many, would say that Bingham was the epitome of friendship and loyalty.  To the Bingham family, he was a hero who cared deeply for his sons, parents, […]


Clemson’s national title backed in Orange

January 10 Dennis J. Freeman 0

Roll, Orange, roll. Sorry, Alabama fans. There will no national championship this year. The Clemson Tigers avenged last year’s title game loss to the Crimson Tide with a thrilling, come-from-behind 35-31 win to be crowned national champions. Of course, quarterback Deshaun Watson, who just declared for the NFL Draft following his […]


Paul leads Clippers’ indentity recovery

January 9 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS  ANGELES-You win some. You lose some. Streaks come and go in the NBA. The Clippers have been on this rollercoaster since the beginning of the season. After  hitting a rough patch where they lost six games in a row, the Los Angeles Clippers seem to be clicking again with […]


Kings keep pace without goalie Quick

January 9 Steven Lieberman 0

When Los Angeles Kings superstar goalie Jonathan Quick was injured in their 50th anniversary season opener against the Sharks in San Jose on last October, all hope seemed to be lost.  But the Kings, resilient as they usually are under head coach Darryl Sutter, have managed to keep the ship […]


Clemson’s Deshaun Watson shows he’s lit

January 6 Dennis J. Freeman 0

GLENDALE, AZ-Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson will soon leave his collegiate career behind without winning the trophy as the best college football player in the land. But he just might take a national championship with him on his way out the door. Racking up a run of two straight appearances in […]


Crooner Neil Sedaka keeps the music alive

January 6 Steven Lieberman 0

Singer, songwriter, composer, pianist and living legend, Neil Sedaka, will bring his famous catalogue of music to the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on January 14 on his exclusive 12-city concert tour.  Sedaka, 77, will be singing all of his big hits, which include “Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen,” “Calendar Girl,” […]