It isn’t always about Race


I was watching a Bravo show with a friend a few nights ago.   One of the characters on this New York City based reality show was arrested. Sobbing she tells her friend the story. The cab she hailed went in the wrong direction and driver ignored her directions. Angry and frustrated , she insistedContinue reading “It isn’t always about Race”

Hello, is anyone out there still straight?


  Actress Shailene Woodley has declared herself  Pansexual Source: APl. I was in the middle of an interview for a business story when suddenly the banker who knows I have a background in writing about sex and relationships asked: “Hey Ruth, can you tell me, what does pansexual mean?” By Ruth Ostrow/The Australian He’s aboutContinue reading “Hello, is anyone out there still straight?”

Michigan Auto Repair shop say’s Gay are not welcome, gun owners are…….


If your white and go to church you can work here.  If your gay, he will not repair your car CNN A Michigan car repair shop owner says openly gay people are not welcome at his business. And gun owners are. Brian Klawiter owns Dieseltec shop in In a statement this week on his companyContinue reading “Michigan Auto Repair shop say’s Gay are not welcome, gun owners are…….”

I’ll have a Caramel Flan Latte, how about those Black people in Ferguson? Starbucks CEO wants the baristas to talk race


Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz, is encouraging baristas to discuss race relations with customers following open forum discussions between thousands of Starbucks “partners” in several US cities.   In the wake of the recent racial unrest in Ferguson Missouri, New York and Oakland, Schultz said: “We at Starbucks should be willing to talk about these issues inContinue reading “I’ll have a Caramel Flan Latte, how about those Black people in Ferguson? Starbucks CEO wants the baristas to talk race”

Malcolm X’s challenge to mass incarceration


The black power leader warned that America was a racist prison state. Fifty years after his death, it still is By: Dan Berger/Al Jazerra Fifty years ago assassins killed black power activist Malcolm X during a speech to the Organization for Afro-American Unity at New York City’s Audubon Ballroom. Although they ended the life ofContinue reading “Malcolm X’s challenge to mass incarceration”

What IS a homophobic Racists to Do?


 Women kissing women, White men with Black Women, Men Kissing Men,  Latinos with Asians,  Jews dating Muslims, what is a homophobic Racist to Do? By CityFella Once upon a time in Entertainment America, everything was all white, the standard of beauty was white. Usually blondes with blue eyes.   With the exception of a CubanContinue reading “What IS a homophobic Racists to Do?”

A Majority of Cop Killers Have Been White


Investigators work at the scene where two NYPD officers were shot in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn on Saturday. John Minchillo/AP By: Gabrielle Canon/Mother Jones| As officials continue to investigate Saturday’s tragic killing of two NYPD officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos,  details have surfaced  about the suspect, 28 year old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who allegedly shot aContinue reading “A Majority of Cop Killers Have Been White”

WHAT’S NEXT?


CityFella Assuming Most people assume, if your were stopped by the Police, you must have been doing something to draw their attention.   For many years I believed that until, I found myself being detained by the police. Some people assume, blacks and latino’s are pulled over because they live in high crime areas andContinue reading “WHAT’S NEXT?”

Ferguson: A View From Sacramento


CityFella Its funny, the random sometime mundane things that make you react to something.. St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch said Monday evening that the grand jury of nine whites and three blacks decided that “no probable cause exists” to file charges against Wilson, who is white, in the death of Brown, who was black.Continue reading “Ferguson: A View From Sacramento”

Funny and Controversial Movie: “Dear White People”


By CityFella: One of the primary issues about race is the inability to talk about race. The movie “Dear white people” kicks open the door.  The movie, opened to good reviews yesterday in Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York and Washington DC. “Dear White People” opens Nationwide and in Sacramento next weekend. LA Times Review: ByContinue reading “Funny and Controversial Movie: “Dear White People””