Community Street Beat West Edition

STREET BEAT: ‘What do you think was the best movie in 2018?’

Dolann Knox Los Angeles “‘Black Panther.’ Just the support that black people came out and showed and it was a really good movie. It was the best one I saw.” James Dillard Inglewood “‘Creed II.’” I liked the first one, but the second film did it justice.” Chris Rowles Los Angeles “‘Creed II.’” Misty Wilks Read More…

Lead Story Opinion West Edition

ON THE MONEY: What the government shutdown reveals about us

With the government shutdown in our rear-view mirror, it’s a good idea to identify the elephant in the room. Instead of saving at a level that can make work optional, retailers are delighted to see that Americans have embraced the mantra, “Spend, baby spend!” As I have stated on nationally syndicated TV and radio programs, Read More…

Community Opinion Street Beat West Edition

‘Has MLK’s dream for equality for all been realized yet?’

STREET BEAT Lisa Jackson Hollywood  “No, we’re going backwards. Look who’s in the White House now. It seems like Jim Crow is being reinstated. The more we protest and fight for equality, the worse it gets for us.”  Damian McCully Los Angeles  “Certainly not. However, there have been strides made from the time of Dr. Read More…