Author: Hipolito

LABOR DAY 2018 – Show Up And Fight, There Is No Other Way

Hipolito Navarrete, Managing Editor/Publisher At a time when all has been turned upside down, Labor Day reminds us to be more optimistic and to look past the dark moment we are living through in 2018. The labor movement needs the likes of Dolores Huerta, Eugene Debs, Cesar Chavez and those that have a heart for those that toil every day trying to eek a better life for their families through sacrifice and hard work. The oligarchs have come to power and under the support of a rapacious government, they are taking all they can from the general public because...

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“BLACKKKLANSMAN” Is Another Gift By America’s Muse: Spike Lee

By Hipolito Navarrete, Managing Editor/Publisher In order to describe Spike Lee’s new film “Blakkklansman,” it is important for many folks who have not experienced the violent cruelty of white supremacists to be reminded of the cruelty and atrocities black folks have suffered at the hands of entities like the Klu Klux Klan and other hate-inspired entities. Spike Lee addresses this head on while telling the story of the infiltration of the KKK by a black police detective and a Jewish detective in the 1970s. It also reminds us that we have allies in many places, including the very institutions...

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“Crazy Rich Asians” Captures The Heart, It Is An Instant Classic.

By Hipolito Navarrete, Managing Editor/Publisher There are films that immediately capture the heart and become instant classics. The grandeur of “Crazy Rich Asians,” is mesmerizing, it is shot beautifully and the pacing fits the romance and comic vent of the film, and most importantly it connects with the diverse audience its intended to celebrate. Although it can look like a Hollywood cliché, it is exactly what many Hollywood cliché movies that failed were striving for. The beauty of the scenes and the actors, the sensibility of the story and the perception that it could be our story, regardless of...

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Without A Moral Compass A Business Mindset in Government Will Destroy The Middle Class

By Hipolito Navarrete, Managing Editor/Publisher This administration will end with a lot of “business” people being exposed for their malfeasance and some will go to jail. The Trump of business model has been alleged to use intimidation, obfuscation and using the law as a tool to make money and many of the corporation’s former associates claim that the corporation makes money by not paying its contractors and its bills. Out of many problems this man has, one of them is his inability and/or unwillingness to consider others from the perspective of the needs of those that voted for him,...

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Always Remember Me: Grief’s a Party

By Robyn MacNair, Guest Writer Always Remember Me is a dark comedy short film about letting go of unhealthy and toxic relationships and behavior in an effort to develop healthy futures filled with possibility. Premiering at the prestigious HollyShorts Film Festival on August 10, 2018, this gripping story of being stuck in the past was made more compelling with the quality and tone of the 16 mm Kodak film on which it was shot. Excellent storytelling made through a very tight script and exceptional direction, has the viewer instantly pulled into the universally shared experience of what happens in...

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