Tag Archive for Los Angeles

The Oscars: Best & Worst

(Photo courtesy of The New York Times) OK, you can thank me for watching The Academy Awards (with TalkLeft) so you didn’t have to. Here are my thoughts on what happened last night: 1. May we now just refer to 2008 as “The Year of Slumdog Millionaire“? I mean it. Barack Obama was elected President…

So Much for the “Black v. Gay Divide”

One of the most disingenuous memes from the post-Prop 8 fallout in California is that “African-Americans don’t get along with gays and vice-versa”. Nothing could be further from the truth… Especially for people who are African-American AND LGBT! Here, take a looksy at this protest in LA’s historically black Leimert Park neighborhood last weekend. See…

Former REPUBLICAN LA Mayor Endorses Obama!

Yes, it’s true. Richard Riordan, the REPUBLICAN who was elected as Mayor of Los Angeles from 1993-2001, is now endorsing Democrat Barack Obama for President! Why? Riordan said the Illinois senator was by far the best choice for the White House and the only one with the intellect to shepherd the country through troubled economic…