John Singleton, iconic film director, passes at the age of 51

John Singleton, director of multiple critically-acclaimed films, suffered a stroke on April 17, 2019. After almost 2 weeks of being in a coma, his family directed medical staff to remove Singleton from life support on April 29, 2019. He was 51 years old. Conflicting details surrounded the state of his health up until the time of his passing. Several news sources prematurely reported that Singleton had passed earlier in the day resulting in his publicist releasing a statement that he remained in a coma. His sudden illness and subsequent death…

Iconic film director, John Singleton, in critical condition

John Singleton, director of multiple critically-acclaimed films, suffered a stroke on April 17, 2019. Conflicting details surrounding the state of his health have been reported with his publicist releasing a statement on April 29 that Singleton remains in a coma. Having directed such iconic films as Boyz n the Hood, Poetic Justice, Higher Learning, Rosewood, and 2 Fast 2 Furious, he solidified himself as one of the most talented directors in Hollywood. His sudden illness comes as a shock to the arts community and many have come to social media…

Mayor Keisha serves Atlanta Brown, with no ICE

Atlanta’s Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is no longer putting up with the Trump administration’s insistent xenophobic racism that has divided families, ruined economies, and filled detention centers nationwide with innocent people. On Thursday September 6th, 2018, Mayor Bottoms issued an executive order to transfer all the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s detainees out of Atlanta’s city jails, making Atlanta one of many other progressive lead cities to denounce and rebuke the Federal Executive Branch’s so called “zero tolerance” immigration policy. Atlanta has become the “Chocolate City” of the South and known…

The Heart of San Francisco

In the heart of San Francisco- the place where Colin Kaepernick once played his professional pro football career, the place where he first decided to take a knee, in Union Square, hovers a giant photograph of the man that Was willing to sacrifice his football career for something much bigger- black lives and the thwarting of systemic injustice and oppression. Interestingly, Nike in its own very calculated way- fired resounding shots across the bow- seizing the moment as an opportunity to both market using social issues as the fulcrum upon…

Mississippi mayor penalized for being whistleblower, now she is asking for the public’s help

Ryshonda Beechem, the first African-American mayor of Pelahatchie, Mississippi, just wants to do her job – righteously govern on behalf of her constituents. However, the town’s Board of Alderman not only continues to levy a series of microaggressions and superfluous obstacles against Beechem, but also their antics are seriously impeding her mayoral duties while directly impacting her personal life. Not only was Beechem’s salary reduced by 75 percent in 2018, but the board’s unethical business practices, exposed by the mayor, have resulted in Beechem being held personally responsible in repaying…