Too Scared to Serve
The Gantt ReportBy Lucius GanttAmerica – and the world – needs a new generation of Black elected officials. You’d think that Black sheep was a traitor that consulted with a sheep hater and a sheep enemy. We need Black elected officials to step up to the political plate and hit a home run for Black political progress. Too many Black elected officials are too scared to serve, too scared to stand up and too scared to speak out. Thank you, Black elected officials for your service, but now we need political soldiers to fight for our political issues and needs.thewestsidegazette.com
'Return of Jedi,' 'Selena' added to National Film Registry
This year’s inductees into the National Film Registry include an epic Star Wars and Lord of the Ring films, projects starring Jennifer Lopez and the late Cicely Tyson along with films that took on racially motivated violence against people of color.
Yaphet Kotto of 'Live and Let Die,' 'Alien,' dies at 81
FILE - Actor Yaphet Kotto appears on his wedding day in Baltimore, Md. Kotto, the commanding actor of the James Bond film Live and Let Die and as Lt. Al Giardello on the 90's NBC police drama "Homicide: Life on the Street, died Monday, March 15, 2021 at age 81. Kottos wife, Tessie Sinahon, announced his death Monday in a Facebook post. (AP Photo/John Gillis, File)NEW YORK – Yaphet Kotto, the commanding actor who brought tough magnetism and stately gravitas to films including the James Bond movie “Live and Let Die” and “Alien," has died. Kotto’s wife, Tessie Sinahon, announced his death Monday in a Facebook post.
Ty Granderson Jones Strives To Act Above His Weight Class
Ty Granderson Jones : [Laughing] It didn’t start out like that. She said, “Have you read for 40 Dog, for “CB4,” yet?” I didn’t know what she was talking about. I remember the first day of showing up on “CB4” and Charlie didn’t know his lines that well. Granderson Jones : That’s the way it was written, but if you go back and look you can see that they didn’t do it right. “Hey, man, that’s an eight or a nine,” or something like that.thewestsidegazette.com
Walter Mosley to receive honorary National Book Award
NEW YORK Walter Mosley is receiving an honorary National Book Award, cited for dozens of books which range from science fiction and erotica to the acclaimed mystery series that has followed the life of Los Angeles private detective Ezekiel Easy Rawlins. The National Book Awards are presented by the non-profit National Book Foundation. But like such previous medal winners as Ray Bradbury and Elmore Leonard, he has never been nominated for a National Book Award in a competitive category. Mosley knows well the reason: Crime fiction is usually bypassed when lists for a years best books are considered. In a statement Thursday, National Book Foundation Executive Director Lisa Lucas noted the quantity, and quality, of Mosley's work.