We’re slowly rolling through season 3 of Insecure with plenty of exposé and character development. So we are keeping the debate and discussion that Insecure inspires moving right along with it as a weekly discussion between Jouelzy and Panama Jackson.
Set It Off is a movie I love watching. It’s such a nonsensical movie for so many reasons that it all blends perfectly, if you let the liquor tell it. It’s one of the greatest mediocre movies in the African-American Cinematic Theater canon. Once you add in the soundtrack, it really is iconic for so many reasons. But in…
On July 12, 1991, Boyz n the Hood hit theaters nationwide after early screenings in Los Angeles and New York City. As a 12-year-old living in Germany at the time who saw it while visiting relatives in Five Points, Ala., that summer, the movie changed a lot for me. Apparently, I wasn’t alone.
There are no spoilers in this post.
Editor’s note: In recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Samoan writer Rudy Mageo shares his story.
In 2016, Sheila Hines-Brim’s niece Wakeisha Wilson died in the custody of the Los Angeles Police Department. During an emotional meeting Tuesday with the Los Angeles Police Commission, Hines-Brim threw Wilson’s ashes at Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck.
I recently went out to Los Angeles on a company-paid trip to host an event called Urban by Nature. From Washington, D.C., that trip is about five hours. For this reason, I typically scramble to get a window or aisle seat, praying to never get stuck on a five-hour middle-seat journey into uncomfortableness.
House prices these days are ridiculous, especially if you are a single professional living in a larger city.
Hey, young world (who lives in the greater Los Angeles area or has lots of money and time to fly out to L.A.)! Do you enjoy the great outdoors? Do you hike, bike or like to go outside? Do you like free events? If the answer to any of those questions is yes and you’re going to be in L.A. on March 29, then you should…
Flourishing filmmaker Ava DuVernay teamed up with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and launched a $5 million diversity program on Monday that will hopefully bring some much-needed color to the lily-white business of Hollywood.
In 2016, there was a whole lot of hubbub when the trailer for the Eddie Murphy-helmed movie Mr. Church hit the streets. It’s a movie based on a story by Susan McMartin and the time she spent with her own real-life Mr. Church. It looked like a film where Eddie was playing a pantheon-level Magical Negro. I didn’t see it…
Speaking of cops who escalate things for no reason, remember the story of the off-duty Los Angeles police officer living in Anaheim, Calif., who pulled out his gun and fired it during a scuffle with a 13-year-old boy last year?
My first real experience with the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. happened in 1980, just 12 years after his tragic assassination in Memphis, Tenn. I was a 14-year-old freshman at Loyola High School, a prestigious Jesuit all-boys school in Los Angeles built on the philosophy that rigorous academic training would…
This Christmas Eve, JusticeLA is “dropping” beds outside shopping centers across Los Angeles County—from Inglewood to Calabasas—to encourage a public conversation about the fight for abolition. We are demanding an end to mass incarceration in the U.S. and our county’s investment in policing and jails.
On Thursday, singer Tyrese (full name Tyrese Gibson) appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom on allegations of child abuse brought against him by his ex-wife, Norma Gibson. And shortly after his court appearance, the singer checked himself into a hospital.
At the age of 3, I’m not sure if I knew about college or Georgia, but I knew that my dad had returned from his business trip “down South” with a new shirt for me with S-P-E-L-M-A-N on the front, and I definitely knew how to throw my hands up to the Los Angeles sun (and smog), don a chubby-cheeked smile and pose for…
Walk outside a Hollywood, Calif., nightclub on any given night of the week and you are bound to come across a street vendor selling delicious-smelling hot dogs and sausages smothered in peppers and onions. The familiar tinkling of a bell attached to the end of a cart as it makes its way down your street lets you know…
The white woman who tossed a beverage on a black man for kneeling during the national anthem is a student at a Baptist university (as is her friend who filmed the encounter), and she has publicly used the n-word multiple times on social media, according to multiple reports.
Tyrese Gibson, R&B crooner and actor best known for the Fast and the Furious film series, has an open case with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services after his ex-wife claims that he abused their 10-year-old daughter, spanking her so hard she could not sit.
A Baltimore woman was forcibly removed from her Southwest flight headed from Baltimore to Los Angeles after she stated that she had a dog allergy.