Friday, May 24, 2024

black lives matter

“Rings of Power” Cast Issues Statement About Ridiculous Racist Tweets: “Middle Earth is not all white”

I've been hearing about racist social media rants against the new "Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power" and even to "House of the Dragon." I couldn't process that...

Beyonce and Jay Z Oscar Party Will Be at Shuttered Restaurant Cited for Racial Discrimination and Bias

When the pandemic started, Hollywood's Chateau Marmont closed to hotel guests. All its facilities closed down except to residents. But that won't stop Jay Z...

VERDICT: Derek Chauvin GUILTY GUILTY GUILTY of Killing George Floyd! Justice! Bail Revoked

The jury in Minnesota has found Derek Chauvin guilty on all three counts of killing George Floyd. Justice has been served. Bail is revoked....

The Great Stevie Wonder Rails Against Latest Police Violence Toward Blacks in Minnesota, Virginia

Stevie Wonder, one of my heroes, posted a long Tweet expressing his frustration over the latest police violence against Blacks. Like Stevie, I was infuriated...

“60 Minutes” Profiles Black President of the Ford Foundation, Omitting First Black CEO Franklin Thomas, Who’s Very Much Alive

I find myself frustrated lately watching CBS News. I've already written about how "CBS Sunday Morning" screwed around with Woody Allen. Now I'm watching Lesley...

Oscars: Directors Branch Brings in Women But Black Directors Fail to Score a Nomination in Diverse Year

Regina King? Shaka King? Spike Lee? George C. Wolfe? All three Black directors were in contention for an Oscar nomination this year. But they struck...

Star Poet Amanda Gorman Says She Was Racially Profiled: “One day you’re called an icon, the next day a threat”

Amanda Gorman, National Youth Poet Laureate, became an overnight sensation at the Biden Inauguration. Her books flew to the top of amazon's best seller...

UPDATE: “Bachelor Nation” Imploding Over Race as Host Chris Harrison Is Criticized by the Women AND Men of Current Season

UPDATE: the men of the latest season have spoken out now too:     The TV kabal known as "Bachelor Nation" is imploding, and it's over race,...

Bill Cosby’s Wife, Camille, Condemns Capitol Rioters as Mentally Ill: “Is America a democracy? Not yet, nor has it ever been…maybe soon”

I received a statement today from Camille Cosby, wife of Bill Cosby, about the Capitol rioters from last week. Mrs. Cosby refers in her statement...

Has Been Actor Ricky Schroder (Silver Spoons, NYPD Blue) Donates to Kyle Rittenhouse’s Bail, Concedes Career Over

Ricky Schroder will not be eating lunch in this town again. The has been child star of "Silver Spoons" and later the milquetoast second stringer...

RIP Erudite, Curmudgeonly Stanley Crouch, 74, A Friend, a Hero, A Culture Critic and Jazz Man

There are a lot of good obits today for Stanley Crouch. I liked the ones on NPR and the NY Times, and Leonard Greene's...