Gil Robertson

The “Book of Black Heroes” Interview with Kam Williams   Gil’s Goodwill! For nearly three decades, writer/author Gil L. Robertson, IV has used the written word to enlighten, empower and uplift. The one-time political organizer initially made his mark in entertainment journalism, penning over 50 national magazine covers and contributing bylines to a wide range …

Peter Brav

The “331 Innings” Interview with Kam Williams   Author Expounds on Latest Labor of Love Peter Brav is not much of a baseball player but he’s written three novels where the diamond provides a setting for triumph over adversity in one way or another. Sneaking In (set during the 1999 Yankees championship season), The Other …

Megan Leavey

Film Review by Kam Williams   Marine Bonds with Combat Dog in Man’s Best Friend Drama Five years ago, Mike Dowling published “Sergeant Rex,” a memoir about the unbreakable bond he’d forged with a bomb-sniffing dog while conducting over 35 missions on the front lines of Iraq. Now, another Marine, Corporal Megan Leavey, is the …

It Comes at Night

Film Review by Kam Williams     Desperate Survivors Lead Spartan Existence in Post-Apocalyptic Suspense Thriller Paul (Joel Edgerton) found a safe refuge for his family far from the rest of humanity in the wake of a deadly plague that’s been decimating the planet. At least that’s what he thought about their remote hideout until …

331 Innings

Book Review by Kam Williams   331 Innings by Peter Brav Zappyness Media Paperback, $7.25 164 pages ISBN: 978-1-544237947   “331 Innings is a powerful tale narrated by elderly, Nebraska native Jack Schram, a lifelong witness to the folly of war and hypocrisy. Jack tells of the bullying encountered by his nephew’s teenage son, John, …

The Women’s Balcony

Film Review by Kam Williams   Women Resist Replacement Rabbi’s Repressive Rules in Delightful Tale of Female Empowerment A bar mitvah is in full swing at an Orthodox temple in Jerusalem when the balcony designated for women worshipers suddenly gives way. Once the dust settles, the attendees discover to their horror that the collapse has …

Black Butterfly

Film Review by Kam Williams   Recluse Comes to Regret Bringing Good Samaritan Home in Riveting Suspense Thriller   Paul (Antonio Banderas) is the literary equivalent of a one-hit wonder. The flash in the pan enjoyed a short-lived success, thanks to the best-seller he published while still in his twenties. Back then, he became the …

Dee Hunter

The “Voting Rights Project” Interview with Kam Williams   Lawyer on a Mission to Preserve the Hard-Fought Right to Vote Dee Hunter is the Executive Director of The Civil Rights Center, a Washington, DC-based public advocacy organization dedicated to advancing the public interest in the areas of criminal justice reform and voting rights. The Civil …

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Film Review by Kam Williams   Justice Denied Documentary Chronicles Racist Targeting of Chinese-American Bank Asian-Americans are often referred to as the “model minority” because of their success in the U.S. despite the existence of discrimination which has crippled other ethnic groups. However, the label has also led many a racist to misread Asian modesty …

Rising Star

Book Review by Kam Williams   The Making of Barack Obama by David J. Garrow William Morrow Hardcover, $45.00 1472 pages ISBN: 978-0-06-264183-0   “Barack Obama’s speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention instantly catapulted him into the national spotlight and led to his election four years later as America’s first African-American president. In this …