“Dear White People” — You Do Not Exist

2017-12-10T20:26:12+00:00 December 10th, 2017|

“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds.” --- Bob Marley Author and Zanzibarian Historian Mohammed           “Dear White People,” you do not exist. Please do not get defensive or upset.  Do not get worried, no groups of people are out to “get you,” move [...]

Let us Rejoice in Hollywood’s Fall

2017-12-04T14:25:14+00:00 December 4th, 2017|

“We are mad as hell, and we are not going to take this anymore." --- Howard Beale, from the film, “Network.”   Hear ye, hear ye . . . Babylon is falling! Hallelujah. Weinstein’s fall was the first sacrifice of the Old Order, the inglorious “Old Boys Club” that makes up Hollywood. When the testimonies [...]

“A Tale of Two Cities” —7 Reasons Why London Beats Los Angeles

2017-10-22T15:32:30+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|

Frank Blaney, a life-long Angeleno points out how the radically different environments of London and Los Angeles compare for men’s health, sanity, and quality of life in this “Tale of Two Cities.” As a lifelong resident of Los Angeles (born, raised, and subjected to interminable internment) I have an intimate knowledge of “La La Land.” Yet, recently [...]

“Trump’s Charlottesville Comments Prove He is Perfect for America—Seriously.”

2017-08-16T16:11:48+00:00 August 16th, 2017|

"We are the United States of Amnesia; we learn nothing because we remember nothing” --- Gore Vidal. I profoundly empathize with Jimmy Fallon’s heart felt monologue regarding Trump’s Charlottesville statements: “This is not Okay. This is not who we are. This is not acceptable. I refuse to live in a country like this.”  Wrong, Jimmy.  [...]

Justine Damond’s Murder is “The Chickens Coming Home to Roost”

2017-07-24T15:02:16+00:00 July 24th, 2017|

By Frank Blaney The “United” States of America has never been united. Halfway through the history of the nation, brothers fought brothers and families divided over a war about slavery and race. Race. The United States of America never was, and never will be color-blind. Eight years of a melanin-rich president (who genetically was more [...]

The Lost Legacy of ‘White Men’ One man’s profound reflection on the poisoned ‘gift’ of whiteness.

2017-07-19T09:27:13+00:00 July 19th, 2017|

    I recently returned to African soil from a first-time visit to rural Ireland, my ancestral homeland. Setting my feet again deep in African soil, feeling the languorous caress of Senegal’s breeze, the warming embrace from her sun on this continent that all life began was deeply revitalizing and invigorating. It calmed my body, [...]