Compromised Justice

By Dennis J. Freeman Los Angeles-Anger. Rage. Disappointment. Hurt. Heartbroken. These were some of the emotions expressed from the family and friends of Oscar Grant after the jury verdict was read at the criminal trial of Johannes Mehserle, the white Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer charged with shooting and killing the black man […]

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Will Justice Prevail for Oscar Grant?

By Dennis J. Freeman Los Angeles-The anticipation of the jury verdict in a racially-charged, police officer involved shooting death of an unarmed black man in Oakland, California, has gripped the nation. Possible civil unrest and unruly disturbance is on the minds of every law enforcement agency from Oakland to Los Angeles should a jury absent […]

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Gypsy Flamenco: A Way of Life

By Dennis J. Freeman Maria Bermudez left her home in East Los Angeles 17 years ago to immerse herself in the culture and ways of the Gypsy people. Her fascination for better understanding of this people and its culture was brought on a child when she watched her older brother Alfonso drip himself in flamenco […]

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Fishburne Delivers in “Thurgood”

 By Dennis J. Freeman  Westwood-To get an full appreciation of Lawrence Fishburne’s creative skills as one of the premier actors of this generation, it is a must to see him in “Thurgood,” a bicoastal stage play on the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Created by George Stevens and directed by Leonard Foglia,”Thurgood” is not […]

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