Fatal Shooting On Movie Set Spotlights Much Needed Workforce Safety Reforms

I knew a guy while attending Georgia Southern University who had lived in Wilmington, N.C. during the filming of the 1994 movie The Crow, in which Brandon Lee was fatally shot. He said that North Carolina was one of the few states at the time that allowed non-union labor on film and TV sets andContinue reading “Fatal Shooting On Movie Set Spotlights Much Needed Workforce Safety Reforms”

Why Dave Chappelle’s Words Can Be Dangerous

Let me start by saying that I haven’t seen Dave Chappelle’s recent stand-up special The Closer on Netlfix in which he makes comments about transgendered people that some find offensive. I also don’t think Chappelle is really that funny to begin with. I think he’s still trying to ride the success of Chappelle Show, whichContinue reading “Why Dave Chappelle’s Words Can Be Dangerous”

Workers Are Mad As Hell And They’re Not Going To Take It Anymore

In his 1931 movie City Lights, Charlie Chaplin appearing as The Tramp is working in a factory in which he is tested for a new device that the company bigwigs want to install that will allow the employers to eat while they work. It’s a comical piece of slapstick but there’s always a painful truthContinue reading “Workers Are Mad As Hell And They’re Not Going To Take It Anymore”

Social Media Snafu Is Not A Bad Coincidence

Just 20 years ago, something like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram was a foreign idea to people. There was College Club and Friendster but many of those had trouble working most of the time. I steered clear of MySpace because my first instinct was that it was a dating website and I was in a strongContinue reading “Social Media Snafu Is Not A Bad Coincidence”

Why ‘They Live’ Needs A TV Series Continuation

Sometimes, directors do their better and best work after a noble failure from a previous project. David Lynch made Blue Velvet after the failure of Dune. Even though I didn’t like it that much, Brokeback Mountain was a smaller movie for Ang Lee after the disappointment of Hulk and garnered him an Best Director OscarContinue reading “Why ‘They Live’ Needs A TV Series Continuation”

Stepping Up To Stop Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I’ve known too many people who were victims of domestic violence. Their relationships, and using that word very loosely, didn’t end. They escaped. And that’s the word they used and it sends a chill down my back. So, I’m asking you to please help out the executive director ofContinue reading “Stepping Up To Stop Domestic Violence”

Suicide Prevention Should Be More Than A Fad

September is Suicide Prevention Month, but it should be more than something people change their FB profiles to acknowledge. Suicide is the one thing that no one wants to talk about but everyone has someone in their family or a circle of friends, who either attempted it or sadly, was successful. There’s a new phraseContinue reading “Suicide Prevention Should Be More Than A Fad”

Speaking Your Mind Is A Two-Way Street And People Drive Erratic

As September ends, we’re already nine months into the Joseph Biden Administration. Former President Donald Trump is still trying to act like he can be reinstated. The Arizona recount proved once again that Biden won the state and won it with more votes, with Trump receiving less votes. The number one reason people say theyContinue reading “Speaking Your Mind Is A Two-Way Street And People Drive Erratic”

Gabby Petito Case Should Be A Game Changer Across The Board

Let me start out by saying, I express my sympathies and condolences with the family and friends of Gabby Petito whose remains were found earlier this week in Wyoming as authorities are labeling her death a homicide. I covered about three dozen homicide cases in my years as a journalist. I just learned that becauseContinue reading “Gabby Petito Case Should Be A Game Changer Across The Board”