Jackson Brown playing at the 2010 Acoustic Guitar Meeting.  Sarzana, Liguria, Italy.

Taking it easy with Jackson Browne

LOS ANGELES-The always-touring, smooth-singing, Rock and Roll and Songwriter’s Hall of Fame inductee, Jackson Browne, made a stop on his concert tour on Wednesday at the Greek Theatre and treated his fans to two and a half hours of blissful music. Browne, Los Angeles-based, said he was glad to be home and sleeping in his […]


Dropping the mic on Trumpism

Drop the mic. One of President Barack Obama’s greatest strengths has been his audacity to hope. He brought that hope to Philadelphia as he spoke at the Democratic National Committee Convention as the party’s leader. He also brought with him a dash of scorn and a scoop of rebuke for Donald Trump. Obama has had […]

Drinking fountain on the Halifax County Courthouse (North Carolina) in April 1938. The first Halfax county courthouse was built in 1759. In 1847, the first courthouse was replaced by a second, which itself was replaced in 1910 by a third courthouse erected on the site of the second courthouse. The 1938 photo of the drinking fountain on the county courthouse lawn photo is of the 1910 courthouse. Photo by John Vachon for U.S. Farm Security Administration

Q&A: The Re-Segregation of America

EDITOR’S NOTE: After Mitt Romney’s defeat in 2012, the Republican Party determined that it needed to connect with the nation’s increasingly diverse electorate. But two years earlier, writes author Dave Daley in his new book Ratf**ked (Liveright), GOP strategists had already embarked on a strategy to win control of Congress by in effect “re-segregating” America. […]


Bringing the food to LA

LOS ANGELES-Yes, it’s going down at the LA Food Fest. There’s going to be food and more food. And not just any kind of food. How about some of the best that Los Angeles has to offer. That’s what’s going down this weekend with the LA Food Fest. If you think you’ve tasted good food […]


SpeedMaker takes training to the next level

The SpeedMaker is one of a kind. One of the things that I like about the design of the SpeedMaker is that it looks and feels like something a professional athlete should wear and use when in training at all times. The first time I tried on the SpeedMaker, as an aspiring track and field […]


Muhammad Ali: Always the Greatest

The BAD Man is now resting in peace. When I grew up, the loudest and most bodacious sports voice I heard was that of Muhammad Ali. Ali was something else. He meant a lot of things to a lot of people. To me, Ali was this bigger than life figure I could only image of […]


Justice served for Grim Sleeper

LOS ANGELES-It’s been a long time coming for Porter and Mary Alexander. Their daughter, Alicia “Monique” Alexander, was permanently taken away from them in 2005, the victim of a ruthless and callous murder. The sting of losing 18-year-old Alicia has not gone away. Even justice can’t make the anguish disappear. Porter Alexander is a hurting […]


Black and blue: Children no longer safe from police abuses

A 12-year-old African-American boy in Cleveland, Ohio is dead because he was toying around with a pellet gun. Tamir Rice will never see 13. Never play sports, never go to high school prom, never get what is supposed to be guaranteed in this country: Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Instead, he’s relegated to […]


Worst States For Black Americans in The U.S.A

The Civil Rights Movement offered hope that racial inequality would soon end. The movement led to a series of reforms, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and other legislation, known together as the Great Society. Over the following 50 years, however, further advances have been modest at best. […]


White Killers Go To Burger King: Race, Planned Parenthood and Our Diseased White Privilege

White shooters live and maybe get a Whopper on the way to jail. Black suspects don’t get the same royal treatment. Robert Lewis Dear is not the only white man to have used this unique and near exclusive type of privilege in American society. James Eagan Holmes killed 12 people and injured 70 in a mass […]


‘Niggaz in Paris’: Five Reasons Why Black American Men Haven’t Advanced Over The Last 40 Years

Those of us who get to keep our jobs become part of the angry black middle class: The people who work 10 times harder than the white guy down the hall, but keep getting passed over for promotions. We all seem to believe that if we “aren’t like those other negroes,” we’re going to be OK. […]