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Todd A. Smith is the CEO/President of Regal Media Group, LLC. Follow Smith on Twitter: @regaltodd, on Instagram: @regaltodd and on Facebook: Facebook.com/regaltodd
Below is a list of articles with the most recent ones listed first.
Filmmaker Barry Jenkins Perfects Portrayal of Plight, Pain of African-Americans by Todd A. Smith
Barry Jenkins follows up Academy Award winner 'Moonlight' with 'If Beale Street Could Talk'
Published: Friday 14 December, 2018
Film Review: 'If Beale Street Could Talk' Represents 1970s, Today, Tomorrow by Todd A. Smith
'If Beale Street Could Talk' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 14 December, 2018
Kareem Hunt Cautionary Tale About Blowing Blessings by Todd A. Smith
As Kareem Hunt can attest, one mistake can ruin your life permanently
Published: Friday 07 December, 2018
Men Relive How They Proposed to Their Wives by Todd A. Smith
Men share proposal stories, things they would do differently now
Published: Friday 30 November, 2018
White People Play Race Card Too, Just Ask Willie Taggart, Deshaun Watson by Todd A. Smith
If Black people get criticized for playing so-called race card, White people should too
Published: Friday 30 November, 2018
Don't Think God Not Needed When You Reach Top by Todd A. Smith
With success comes wolves, need for discernment and direction
Published: Friday 23 November, 2018
Film Review: 'Creed II' Total Knockout by Todd A. Smith
'Creed II' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Tuesday 20 November, 2018
Film Review: 'Green Book' Brings Colors Together Via Friendship, Respect by Todd A. Smith
'Green Book' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Friday 16 November, 2018
Movie Review: 'Widows' Vaults to Top of Female Heist Film Genre by Todd A. Smith
'Widows' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Friday 16 November, 2018
U.S. Can Only Heal if We're Truly One Nation Under God by Todd A. Smith
2018 midterm elections brought out the ugly side of this country, its politics
Published: Friday 09 November, 2018
Movie Review: 'Overlord' Overly Weird But Good by Todd A. Smith
'Overlord' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 09 November, 2018
Film Review: 'A Private War' Reports Real News About Fake Leaders by Todd A. Smith
'A Private War' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 09 November, 2018
Jackie Long, Joseph Kahn of 'Bodied' Discuss N-Word, Blood Sport of Rap Battles by Todd A. Smith
Hip-hop satire 'Bodied' in theaters now
Published: Friday 02 November, 2018
Film Review: Malek Gives Championship Performance in 'Bohemian Rhapsody' by Todd A. Smith
'Bohemian Rhapsody' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Friday 02 November, 2018
Film Review: 'Bodied' Bodies Hip-Hop Culture, Critics by Todd A. Smith
'Bodied' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 02 November, 2018
Film Review: 'Mid90s' Must-See Cautionary Tale by Todd A. Smith
'Mid90s' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 26 October, 2018
Movie Review: 'Johnny English' Should Not Have Struck Again by Todd A. Smith
'Johnny English Strikes Again' receives rating of one out of four crowns
Published: Friday 26 October, 2018
Georgia Exact Match Law Exactly as Racist as Voter Suppression Laws of Past by Todd A. Smith
Georgia’s exact match law another way of disenfranchising Black voters, swaying elections toward GOP
Published: Friday 19 October, 2018
Movie Review: Jamie Lee Curtis Delivers Astounding Performance in 'Halloween' by Todd A. Smith
'Halloween' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 19 October, 2018
Film Review: Newcomer Cynthia Erivo So Good in 'Bad Times at the El Royale' by Todd A. Smith
‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 12 October, 2018
Film Review: 'First Man' Story of Ordinary Man Accomplishing Something Extraordinary by Todd A. Smith
'First Man' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 12 October, 2018
Film Review: 'The Old Man & The Gun' Mix Between 'Going in Style,' 'Set it Off' by Todd A. Smith
'The Old Man & The Gun' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 12 October, 2018
Film Review: 'The Hate U Give' Most Powerful Movie of Year by Todd A. Smith
'The Hate U Give' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Friday 05 October, 2018
Film Review: Lady Gaga Shines Brightly in 'A Star is Born' by Todd A. Smith
'A Star is Born' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Friday 05 October, 2018
Bill Cosby Cautionary Tale, Not Symbol of Unjust System by Todd A. Smith
Bill Cosby deserved sentence of three to 10 years
Published: Friday 28 September, 2018
Movie Review: Kevin Hart Continues Comedy Supremacy with 'Night School' by Todd A. Smith
'Night School' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 28 September, 2018
Racist Comments From Superintendent Should Disqualify Him From Leading Children by Todd A. Smith
Onalaska ISD superintendent made racist comments about Texans QB Deshaun Watson
Published: Friday 21 September, 2018
For U.S. To Become Post-Racial, it First Has to Become Post-Apathetic by Todd A. Smith
Research shows that racial apathy has replaced overt racism in many young people
Published: Friday 21 September, 2018
Lil Rel Wants Michelle Obama as Chicago Mayor; What Do Chicagoans Think? by Todd A. Smith
Michelle Obama suggested as replacement for Mayor Rahm Emanuel
Published: Friday 14 September, 2018
Smear Campaign, Excuses Reason Why Race Important in Botham Jean Death by Todd A. Smith
Botham Jean another example of cops seeing African-Americans as criminals, themselves as blameless
Published: Friday 14 September, 2018
Play Review: 'Skeleton Crew' Depicts Plight of Detroit's Working Class by Todd A. Smith
'Skeleton Crew' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 14 September, 2018
Colin Kaepernick, Nike Represent Change in American Power Structure by Todd A. Smith
Colin Kaepernick's Nike deal upsets many because blackballing did not work
Published: Friday 07 September, 2018
Film Review: 'God Bless the Broken Road' Addresses Reality of Losing Faith by Todd A. Smith
'God Bless the Broken Road' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 07 September, 2018
Movie Review: Myles Truitt Star of Family in 'Kin' by Todd A. Smith
'Kin' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 31 August, 2018
Film Review: 'Operation Finale' Painful, But Extremely Successful by Todd A. Smith
'Operation Finale' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Wednesday 29 August, 2018
Sensitivity Training for Racial 911 Calls Could Be Good Thing by Todd A. Smith
Many have no interaction with other races, so sensitivity training could help
Published: Friday 24 August, 2018
Film Review: Papillon's Penitentiary Plunge by Todd A. Smith
'Papillon' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 24 August, 2018
Black Lives Matter Even When Cop is Black by Todd A. Smith
Former Black cop in Baltimore leaves force after videotape surfaces of fight with Black citizen
Published: Friday 17 August, 2018
Film Review: 'BlacKkKlansman' Lee's Best, Most Important Film Since 'Malcolm X' by Todd A. Smith
'BlacKkKlansman' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Friday 10 August, 2018
Movie Review: 'The Meg' Definitely Not as Ferocious as 'Jaws' by Todd A. Smith
'The Meg' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 10 August, 2018
BLM, White Nationalists to Converge on D.C. on Aug. 12 by Todd A. Smith
Black Lives Matter (BLM) plans to counter protest at White Civil Rights Rally
Published: Friday 03 August, 2018
Dak Prescott Confused, But No Coon by Todd A. Smith
Dak Prescott's comments tone deaf, but not worthy of racial slurs
Published: Friday 03 August, 2018
Movie Review: No Franchise Fallout From 'Mission: Impossible-Fallout' by Todd A. Smith
'Mission: Impossible-Fallout' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 27 July, 2018
Film Review: 'Hot Summer Nights' Hits High by Todd A. Smith
'Hot Summer Nights' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 27 July, 2018
Play 'Swinging Covenants' Addresses Controversial Subject of Spouse Swapping by Todd A. Smith
See 'Swinging Covenants' July 28 at Houston’s Classical Theatre Company
Published: Friday 20 July, 2018
Movie Review: 'The Equalizer 2' More Fire Than Original Film by Todd A. Smith
'The Equalizer 2' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Friday 20 July, 2018
Movie Review: Last 30 Minutes of 'Unfriended: Dark Web' Evens Out Bad Start by Todd A. Smith
'Unfriended: Dark Web' receives rating of two out of four crowns
Published: Friday 20 July, 2018
Movie Review: 'Skyscraper' Decent But Far-Fetched by Todd A. Smith
'Skyscraper' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 13 July, 2018
Film Review: 'Sorry to Bother You' Hilarious But Crazy by Todd A. Smith
'Sorry to Bother You' receives rating of 1.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 13 July, 2018
Movie Review: 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Funnier Than First by Todd A. Smith
'Ant-Man and the Wasp' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 06 July, 2018
Movie Review: 'The First Purge' Gory But Good by Todd A. Smith
'The First Purge' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Wednesday 04 July, 2018
Film Review: 'Whitney' Peels Back Facade of Pop Legend by Todd A. Smith
'Whitney' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Tuesday 03 July, 2018
Black Community Should Encourage Trade Schools as Much as Colleges by Todd A. Smith
Encouraging Black Americans to train for available jobs will increase Black homeownership, wealth
Published: Friday 29 June, 2018
Despite President's Reversal, Damage Already Done by Todd A. Smith
Some children might be separated from parents indefinitely
Published: Friday 22 June, 2018
Movie Review: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Next Level Animal Rights Crusade by Todd A. Smith
'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 22 June, 2018
Add Voter Purging to List With Poll Taxes, Grandfather Clauses by Todd A. Smith
Voter purging just a way to limit voting rights for poor, minority citizens
Published: Friday 15 June, 2018
Movie Review: 'Tag' Hilarious Trip Down Memory Lane by Todd A. Smith
'Tag' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 15 June, 2018
Movie Review: 'Superfly' Nothing Unique, But Pleasant Surprise by Todd A. Smith
'Supefly' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Wednesday 13 June, 2018
Film Review: 'Hotel Artemis' Different Step for Brown, Hollywood by Todd A. Smith
'Hotel Artemis' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 08 June, 2018
Film Review: 'First Reformed' Proves Every Pastor Needs Pastor by Todd A. Smith
'First Reformed' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 08 June, 2018
Movie Review: 'Ocean's 8' Women Give Fellas Run For Their Money by Todd A. Smith
'Ocean's 8' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Thursday 07 June, 2018
Roseanne Can't Insult Black People When Her Boss is Black by Todd A. Smith
As Blacks assume positions of power, bigotry against Blacks will become less tolerated in workforce
Published: Friday 01 June, 2018
Many Blacks Have Existing While Black Horror Stories by Todd A. Smith
Calling cops on Blacks for non-crimes potentially puts lives in danger
Published: Friday 25 May, 2018
Movie Review: 'Solo: Star Wars Story' Nothing Special by Todd A. Smith
'Solo: A Star Wars Story' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 25 May, 2018
Movie Review: Wade Wilson Up to Old Tricks in 'Deadpool 2' by Todd A. Smith
'Deadpool 2' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 18 May, 2018
Film Review: 'Pope Francis: Man of His Word' Sermon to World by Todd A. Smith
'Pope Francis: A Man of His Word' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 18 May, 2018
Movie Review: Gabrielle Union Overcomes Predictability in 'Breaking In' by Todd A. Smith
'Breaking In' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 11 May, 2018
Movie Review: 'Life of The Party' Doesn't Contain Much Originality; But Contains McCarthy by Todd A. Smith
'Life of The Party' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 11 May, 2018
Kanye West Could Be New Dixie Chicks by Todd A. Smith
Kanye West's recent comments could lead to backlash from fans
Published: Friday 04 May, 2018
System Did Not Bring Bill Cosby Down; He Did by Todd A. Smith
Bill Cosby guilty verdict not example of system out to get Black men
Published: Friday 04 May, 2018
Film Review: 'The Rider' Has Great Heart, Visuals; Needs More Action by Todd A. Smith
'The Rider' receives rating of two out of four crowns
Published: Friday 27 April, 2018
Film Review: Idealism Meets Realism in 'Backstabbing For Beginners' by Todd A. Smith
'Backstabbing for Beginners' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 27 April, 2018
Movie Review: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Slightly Alters Superhero Formula by Todd A. Smith
'Avengers: Infinity War' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Thursday 26 April, 2018
Boycotting Starbucks Might Be Detrimental To Black Owners, Employees by Todd A. Smith
One Starbucks employee at one location not necessarily indicative of entire company
Published: Friday 20 April, 2018
Confederate Flag Represents Oppression, Slavery Not Pride by Todd A. Smith
Black Michigan high school students allegedly taunted with Confederate flag, racial slurs
Published: Friday 20 April, 2018
If We Want Quality Black Entertainment, Support Quality Entertainment by Todd A. Smith
Media, entertainment business just that, a business
Published: Friday 13 April, 2018
Movie Review: 'Rampage' Destroys Preconceived Notions by Todd A. Smith
'Rampage' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 13 April, 2018
Film Review: 'Beirut' Interesting But Not Fascinating by Todd A. Smith
'Beirut' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 13 April, 2018
Zachery Deville Reason We Say Black Lives Matter by Todd A. Smith
Zachery Deville’s attempted murder of police chief reason why many say cops treat people differently based on race
Published: Friday 06 April, 2018
Stephon Clark Still Deserves Support Despite Self-Hatred by Todd A. Smith
Unfortunately, self-hatred shown by Stephon Clark’s tweets nothing new in Black community
Published: Friday 06 April, 2018
Movie Review: 'A Quiet Place' Makes Loud Noise by Todd A. Smith
'A Quiet Place' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 06 April, 2018
Sacramento Cops Muting Cameras Only Creates More Distrust by Todd A. Smith
Full transparency from Sacramento police might curtail anger a little
Published: Friday 30 March, 2018
Movie Review: 'Ready Player One' Gets It Right by Todd A. Smith
'Ready Player One' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 30 March, 2018
Movie Review: 'Pacific Rim: Uprising' Earns John Boyega Movie Star Status by Todd A. Smith
'Pacific Rim: Uprising' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 23 March, 2018
Film Review: 'Unsane' Doesn't Measure Up to 'Shutter Island' by Todd A. Smith
'Unsane' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 23 March, 2018
Movie Review: 'The Death of Stalin' Hits Too Close to Home by Todd A. Smith
'The Death of Stalin' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 23 March, 2018
All Races Have Crabs in Bucket, Not Just Blacks by Todd A. Smith
Crabs in bucket mentality not limited to Black community
Published: Friday 16 March, 2018
Movie Review: Alicia Vikander Saves Day in 'Tomb Raider' by Todd A. Smith
'Tomb Raider' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 16 March, 2018
Movie Review: 'A Wrinkle in Time' Contains Messages Kids Need to Hear by Todd A. Smith
'A Wrinkle in Time' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 09 March, 2018
Movie Review: Quirky David Oyelowo Carries 'Gringo' by Todd A. Smith
'Gringo' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 09 March, 2018
Speak It Into Existence: Positive Thinking Produces Positive Results by Todd A. Smith
Negative thoughts often produce negative results
Published: Friday 02 March, 2018
Southern's Brown, Smith Killed By White Supremacy Not Just Gunman's Bullets by Todd A. Smith
1972 deaths of Leonard Brown, Denver Smith featured in HBCU doc 'Tell Them We are Rising'
Published: Friday 23 February, 2018
LaVar Ball Has to Avoid Blocking Sons' Blessings by Todd A. Smith
LaVar Ball: Lonzo will not re-sign with Lakers unless LiAngelo, LaMelo also signed
Published: Friday 16 February, 2018
Movie Review: 'Black Panther' Stunningly Brilliant; Not Overtly Political by Todd A. Smith
'Black Panther' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Thursday 15 February, 2018
If M.J. Stole Jermaine's Producers, Song Theft Believable by Todd A. Smith
Quincy Jones: Michael Jackson stole a lot of songs
Published: Friday 09 February, 2018
Film Review: Heroes Tell Own Story in 'The 15:17 to Paris' by Todd A. Smith
'The 15:17 to Paris' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 09 February, 2018
Movie Review: 'Bilal: New Breed of Hero' Deserves Adult, Adolescent Attention by Todd A. Smith
'Bilal: A New Breed of Hero' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 02 February, 2018
Regal Mag's 2018 Oscar Predictions, Favorites and Snubs by Todd A. Smith
Regal Mag predicts outcome of 90th annual Academy Awards
Published: Friday 26 January, 2018
Netflix's Offer To Mo'Nique Not Bias, Just Business by Todd A. Smith
Businesses like Netflix should offer deals based on potential return on investments, not politics
Published: Friday 26 January, 2018
Mr. President, It's Not Where You're From, It's Where You're Going by Todd A. Smith
Immigrants come to America looking for better way of life; origin shouldn't matter
Published: Friday 19 January, 2018
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