True changes within law enforcement will only come about when the actual officers responsible for these acts face jail time or personal financial penalties deducted from their salaries. Until then, the pattern will persist, with police officers evading full accountability for their unwarranted aggression and brutality. Killing County brings awareness and understanding into this dark area of our civic lives – and ultimately effects every one of us.Read More
Culture Honey readers already know my writing on Travel and Culture — infused with cynicism and sarcastic fare. I wouldn’t consider my pen as a critic, but I defiantly do mark the subtle notes of Traveling While Black and the regional Black Tax tacked onto the bill.
And trust me, at times, an unlimited line of credit is a must. I often wonder if Ken Chenault had me in mind when he rolled out the American Express Black Card? Either way, ‘I never leave home without it.’Read More
The assignment was simple: retrieve comments on gun violence in 15-minutes. Then out through the USC campus they went; my eager student reporters from the Annenberg Specialized Journalism…Read More
The Leimert Park Juneteenth celebration is essentially a large family reunion to bring the Black community of LA together. It is designed to give back to Black owned businesses within the south Los Angeles area exposure, and to create awareness of the Black creative community in Leimert Park.Read More
Each social media post. Every media report. And every time, eye read one of the innumerous white supremacist rhetoric and propaganda about you and the work you do, and eye see why you can’t look the other way.Read More
This was in May of 2020. The world was only about less than four months into the COVID-19 pandemic.
Even for a family of four with just enough space in our home and a reasonably sized backyard…Read More
My name is Trish, but you can call me TRISHES. That’s how Trish Hosein has introduced her persona for several years, performing across the United States and abroad with her magnetizing melodies, live looping and unfiltered storytelling.Read More
While the events discussed in “All the White Friends I Couldn’t Keep” were playing out, Henry wrote his popular song “Playing Hookey” about his frustrations with White Evangelism. As he’s grown as a community activist — helping lead marches in Pasadena and even carrying a boulder around to represent the burden that Black people face in society — he’s processed through his own beliefs about Christianity and the person of Jesus.Read More
There have been two street-side memorials in Pasadena recently held for young Black fathers killed by the Pasadena Police. One was on August 15th and the other was on September 30th. The first was held in Northwest Pasadena across from La Pintoresca Park just up from Washington Blvd. and the second was held on East Orange Grove Blvd. in-between the intersections of North Marengo Ave. and Garfield Ave.Read More
President Biden made Juneteeth a national holiday. But what comes next? How do we continue to move forward towards a more equal future?Read More
Modern Herstory is a compilation of influential women from the 1900’s to the present who have made a difference in the world we have today.Read More
Bridging The Generational Divide Over the past few years, we’ve heard the term “millennials” frequently thrown about. Often when we hear it, it’s used…Read More