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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.
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Unfit to Serve if Profits Come Before People by Todd A. Smith
Dan Patrick implies that elderly would willingly die to help economy during COVID-19 pandemic
Published: Friday 27 March, 2020
Todd Smith's Book Recommendations to Get Through Quarantine by Todd A. Smith
RegalMag.com publisher Todd A. Smith gives his book recommendations for Americans looking to occupy time
Published: Friday 20 March, 2020
Movie Review: 'Swallow' Shows Some Relationship Mistakes Difficult to Stomach by Todd A. Smith
'Swallow' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 20 March, 2020
'Blow the Man Down' Does Not Pack Enough Steam by Todd A. Smith
'Blow the Man Down' receives rating of two out of four crowns
Published: Friday 20 March, 2020
Movie Review: 'Bloodshot' Gripping, Riveting and Unique by Todd A. Smith
'Bloodshot' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 13 March, 2020
Movie Review: 'The Hunt' Painful to Watch At Times by Todd A. Smith
'The Hunt' receives rating of 1.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 13 March, 2020
Myon Burrell Another Victim of Injustice, Political Aspirations by Todd A. Smith
Sen. Amy Klobucher wants independent counsel to review Myon Burrell’s conviction
Published: Friday 06 March, 2020
Film Review: 'The Banker' The Type of Film Black America Says They Want by Todd A. Smith
'The Banker' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Friday 06 March, 2020
Film Review: 'The Way Back' Much More Than Basketball Film by Todd A. Smith
'The Way Back' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 06 March, 2020
Film Review: 'The Invisible Man' Equals The Unprecedented Achievement by Todd A. Smith
'The Invisible Man' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 28 February, 2020
Choices: College Multicultural Centers Unnecessary at HBCUs by Todd A. Smith
Multicultural centers at PWIs should bring races together, not further racial divide
Published: Friday 21 February, 2020
Film Review: 'The Photograph' Modern Day 'Love Jones' with Some Cajun Seasoning by Todd A. Smith
'The Photograph' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 14 February, 2020
Gayle King, Snoop Dogg Rift Shows Black Community Still House Divided by Todd A. Smith
Snoop Dogg offers apology to Gayle King after choice words for journalist
Published: Friday 14 February, 2020
Movie Review: 'Downhill' Goes Downhill; Nothing Special by Todd A. Smith
'Downhill' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 14 February, 2020
DeAndre Arnold's Crusade Will Impact Gender Equality as Much as Natural Hair Rules by Todd A. Smith
Boys like DeAndre Arnold should be allowed to have long hair if girls can
Published: Friday 07 February, 2020
Movie Review: 'Birds Of Prey' Represents Girl Power in Full Effect by Todd A. Smith
'Birds of Prey' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 07 February, 2020
Regal Mag Chats With Larenz Tate, Lahmard Tate of 'Power' by Todd A. Smith
Larenz Tate, Lahmard Tate play brothers on one of final episodes of ‘Power’
Published: Friday 31 January, 2020
My Only In-Person Encounter With Kobe Bryant by Todd A. Smith
Kobe Bryant, 41, passed in helicopter crash on Jan. 26
Published: Friday 31 January, 2020
In Defense of Tyler Perry: Blacks Need to Stop Worrying About White Acceptance by Todd A. Smith
Critique Tyler Perry, but don’t hate on him
Published: Friday 24 January, 2020
Movie Review: 'The Gentlemen' Bring Air of Sophistication to Marijuana Movies by Todd A. Smith
'The Gentlemen' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 24 January, 2020
Movie Review: Media Mogul Does His Thing with 'Tyler Perry's A Fall From Grace' by Todd A. Smith
'Tyler Perry's A Fall From Grace' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 17 January, 2020
Video: Tyler Perry, Phylicia Rashad, Crystal Webb and Bresha Webb Discuss 'Tyler Perry's A Fall From Grace' by Todd A. Smith
'Tyler Perry's A Fall From Grace' now streaming on Netflix
Published: Friday 17 January, 2020
Movie Review: 'Bad Boys for Life' Packs More Heart Than Predecessors by Todd A. Smith
'Bad Boys for Life' receives rating of 3.5 out 4 crowns
Published: Friday 17 January, 2020
Movie Review: Viola Davis Shows Eccentric Side in 'Troop Zero' by Todd A. Smith
'Troop Zero' receives rating of two out of four crowns
Published: Friday 17 January, 2020
Movie Review: 'Underwater' Does Not Keep Head Above Water by Todd A. Smith
'Underwater' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 10 January, 2020
My 2019 Testimony by Todd A. Smith
2020 will be your year of breakthrough because 2019 did not break you
Published: Friday 27 December, 2019
Film Review: '1917' Nerve Wrecking Appreciation of True Heroes by Todd A. Smith
'1917' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Tuesday 24 December, 2019
Movie Review: 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Does Not Measure Up by Todd A. Smith
'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 20 December, 2019
Film Review: 'Bombshell' #MeToo Masterpiece, Warning to Powerful Men by Todd A. Smith
'Bombshell' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Friday 20 December, 2019
Movie Review: 'Jumanji: The Next Level' Charming, Enjoyable by Todd A. Smith
'Jumanji: The Next Level' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 13 December, 2019
Film Review: 'Richard Jewell' Epitomizes Child's Heart, For Better or Worse by Todd A. Smith
'Richard Jewell' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 13 December, 2019
An Open Letter to George Zimmerman by Todd A. Smith
George Zimmerman should pay family of Trayvon Martin, not other way around
Published: Friday 06 December, 2019
Film Review: 'Waves' Cautionary Tale That Every Teen, Parent Should See by Todd A. Smith
'Waves' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 29 November, 2019
Movie Review: 'Knives Out' Heavy, Clever and Unpredictable Whodunit by Todd A. Smith
'Knives Out' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Wednesday 27 November, 2019
Film Review: 'Dark Waters' Reminiscent of Flint Waters by Todd A. Smith
'Dark Waters' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Wednesday 27 November, 2019
Movie Review: '21 Bridges' an Intense Bloodbath by Todd A. Smith
'21 Bridges' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 22 November, 2019
Film Review: 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' Positive, Forgiving, Peculiar by Todd A. Smith
'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 22 November, 2019
White Filmmaker Trey Edward Shults Makes Universal Film About Black Family with 'Waves' by Todd A. Smith
'Waves' from Trey Edward Shults hits Houston theaters on Nov. 29
Published: Friday 15 November, 2019
Film Review: Netflix, Chill For Long, Long Time With 'The Irishman' by Todd A. Smith
'The Irishman' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 15 November, 2019
Movie Review: 'Charlie's Angels' Much Less Than Heavenly by Todd A. Smith
'Charlie's Angels' receives rating of two out of four crowns
Published: Friday 15 November, 2019
Rodney Reed Case Reason Death Penalty Should Get Death Penalty by Todd A. Smith
Rodney Reed innocent man fighting for life with help of celebs
Published: Friday 08 November, 2019
Film Review: 'Ford v Ferrari' Should Go on Christian Bale's Mt. Rushmore by Todd A. Smith
'Ford v Ferrari' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 08 November, 2019
Movie Review: 'Midway' Middle of Pack by Todd A. Smith
'Midway' receives rating of two out of four crowns
Published: Friday 08 November, 2019
Film Review: After Big Screen Treatment, 'Harriet' Deserves Currency Distinction by Todd A. Smith
Film Review: 'Harriet' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 01 November, 2019
Film Review: 'Motherless Brooklyn' One of Most Unparalleled Characters Ever by Todd A. Smith
'Motherless Brooklyn' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 01 November, 2019
Film Review: 'Jojo Rabbit' Cautionary Tale, One of Best Satires in Recent Memory by Todd A. Smith
'Jojo Rabbit' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 01 November, 2019
Movie Review: 'Black and Blue' Thought-Provoking, Crooked and Powerful by Todd A. Smith
'Black and Blue' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 25 October, 2019
Film Review: 'The King' Should Get Dethroned by Todd A. Smith
'The King' receives rating of 1.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 25 October, 2019
LeBron James Takes 'L' With China Comments Despite Stellar Track Record on Issues by Todd A. Smith
LeBron James put profits before people with comments on China
Published: Friday 18 October, 2019
Police, Stop Coercing Black Kids to Get Your Desired Result by Todd A. Smith
Getting Atatiana Jefferson's nephew to say she pointed gun at cop pouring salt on open wound
Published: Friday 18 October, 2019
Missed Jury Duty Shouldn't Result in Missed Freedom, Opportunities by Todd A. Smith
Sending Black man to jail for missed jury duty miscarriage of justice
Published: Friday 11 October, 2019
Movie Review: Will Smith Pulls Off Double Shift in 'Gemini Man' by Todd A. Smith
'Gemini Man' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 11 October, 2019
Salute to Jean Family for Forgiveness Despite Police Brutality, Hatred from Other Blacks by Todd A. Smith
Any Black person who chastises Jeans during time of bereavement embarrassment to race
Published: Friday 04 October, 2019
Film Review: Alliteration Best Method to Describe 'Joker': Dark, Demented & Dynamic by Todd A. Smith
'Joker' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Thursday 03 October, 2019
Lock Him Out Should Replace Lock Her Up Chant by Todd A. Smith
President Donald Trump not worthy of White House
Published: Friday 27 September, 2019
Film Review: 'The Death of Dick Long' Sarcastically Funny, Penetrating by Todd A. Smith
'The Death of Dick Long' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 27 September, 2019
Film Review: Pitt Gives Stellar Interstellar Performance in 'Ad Astra;' More Drama Needed by Todd A. Smith
'Ad Astra' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 20 September, 2019
Film Review: 'Downton Abbey' Elegant, Extravagant, Relatable Mischief by Todd A. Smith
'Downton Abbey' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 20 September, 2019
Children Often Show Adults How to Heal Racial Divide by Todd A. Smith
Although racism learned, adults still responsible for unlearning racism
Published: Friday 13 September, 2019
Film Review: Game Recognize Game in 'Hustlers' by Todd A. Smith
'Hustlers' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 13 September, 2019
Hollywood Owes Embattled Actor/Filmmaker Nate Parker His Career Back by Todd A. Smith
Nate Parker lost favor in Hollywood when he refused to apologize for a rape he was acquitted of in college
Published: Thursday 05 September, 2019
Film Review: 'It: Chapter Two' Won't Scare It Out Of You Like Predecessor by Todd A. Smith
'It: Chapter Two' receives rating of two out of four crowns
Published: Thursday 05 September, 2019
Journalist's Gorilla Comparison Should Have Resulted in Termination by Todd A. Smith
After Roseanne ape controversy, ignorance no longer defense for racist stereotype
Published: Friday 30 August, 2019
Film Review: 'Don't Let Go' Good When Grasped by Todd A. Smith
'Don't Let Go' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 30 August, 2019
Firing Officer Daniel Pantaleo Doesn't Cure Sickness That Led to Eric Garner's Death, Others by Todd A. Smith
Until America stops celebrating evil of racism, police brutality nothing will change
Published: Friday 23 August, 2019
Movie Review: 'Angel Has Fallen' Reaches Next Level; Best Summer 2019 Action Film by Todd A. Smith
'Angel Has Fallen' receives rating of four out four crowns
Published: Friday 23 August, 2019
IF Jay-Z Sold Out Black Community, He Wouldn't Be First Woke Person to Do So by Todd A. Smith
Countless militant Black leaders sold Black community out for money through years
Published: Friday 16 August, 2019
Movie Review: 'Good Boys' Middle School Version of 'American Pie' by Todd A. Smith
'Good Boys' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 16 August, 2019
Film Review: 'Brian Banks' Gives Middle Finger to System by Todd A. Smith
'Brian Banks' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Friday 09 August, 2019
Film Review: Ladies Bring Heat in 'The Kitchen' by Todd A. Smith
'The Kitchen' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 09 August, 2019
Film Review: 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark' Has Something For All Audiences by Todd A. Smith
'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 09 August, 2019
Movie Review: 'Fast and Furious' Enters 'Mission: Impossible' Territory with 'Hobbs & Shaw' by Todd A. Smith
'Hobbs & Shaw' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 02 August, 2019
Film Review: 'Skin' Teaches Same Lesson as 'American History X' by Todd A. Smith
'Skin' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 02 August, 2019
Trump Shouldn't Stoke Racial Fears, Black Public Figures Shouldn't Either by Todd A. Smith
Erica Thomas, Jussie Smollett have only added fuel to racial firestorm
Published: Friday 26 July, 2019
Movie Review: CGI Gives New View to Familiar Story in 'The Lion King' by Todd A. Smith
'The Lion King' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 19 July, 2019
Movie Review: 'The Art of Self-Defense' Can't Be Defended by Todd A. Smith
'The Art of Self-Defense' receives rating of one out of four crowns
Published: Friday 19 July, 2019
New Kids on The Block Fan Fought Me; Do NKOTB Fans Deserve to Die? by Todd A. Smith
Arizona teenager killed because alleged killer did not like rap music that he listened to
Published: Friday 12 July, 2019
Movie Review: 'Stuber' Hilarious Ride, Comedic Version of 'Collateral' by Todd A. Smith
'Stuber' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 12 July, 2019
If Betsy Ross Flag Complaints Silly, 'Little Mermaid' Complaints Even Sillier by Todd A. Smith
Colin Kaepernick speaks out against real racism, not cartoon racism
Published: Friday 05 July, 2019
Own Your Masters; Don't Let Your Masters Own You by Todd A. Smith
Tyler Perry preaches ownership, self-reliance at 2019 BET Awards
Published: Friday 28 June, 2019
Film Review: 'Yesterday' as Unique, Charming as The Beatles by Todd A. Smith
'Yesterday' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 28 June, 2019
Reparations Should Come in Form of Lucrative Endowments for Every HBCU by Todd A. Smith
Reparations for individual descendants of slaves would prove too hard to figure out
Published: Friday 21 June, 2019
'The Last Black Man in San Francisco' Represents What's Right About Current Black Cinema by Todd A. Smith
'The Last Black Man in San Francisco' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 21 June, 2019
Film Review: 'The Fall of the American Empire' Fails to Rise by Todd A. Smith
'The Fall of the American Empire' receives two out of four crowns
Published: Friday 21 June, 2019
Movie Review: In 2019, 'Shaft' Still Bad Mutha by Todd A. Smith
'Shaft' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 14 June, 2019
Movie Review: 'The Dead Don't Die' D.O.A. by Todd A. Smith
'The Dead Don’t Die' receives rating of two out of four crowns
Published: Friday 14 June, 2019
Linda Fairstein Losing Literary Career Light Punishment for What Central Park Five Lost by Todd A. Smith
After release of Netflix series ‘When They See Us,’ Linda Fairstein getting grilled on social media
Published: Friday 07 June, 2019
Movie Review: Girl Power Not Enough to Save 'Dark Phoenix' by Todd A. Smith
'Dark Phoenix' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 07 June, 2019
Film Review: 'Rocketman' Will Launch Taron Egerton Into New Stratosphere by Todd A. Smith
'Rocketman' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 31 May, 2019
Film Review: Hopefully 'Ma' Births New Era for Black Actresses Thanks to Spencer by Todd A. Smith
'Ma' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 31 May, 2019
Color of Robert F. Smith's Wife Has No Impact on Black Community by Todd A. Smith
Black community should focus on things that improve community, not Robert F. Smith's wife
Published: Friday 24 May, 2019
Movie Review: 'Aladdin' Not Just Child's Play by Todd A. Smith
'Aladdin' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 24 May, 2019
Stereotypes Won't Allow Pamela Turner to Get Justine Damond Treatment by Todd A. Smith
Stereotypes make it believable that unarmed Black woman posed threat to officer
Published: Friday 17 May, 2019
Movie Review: 'John Wick: Chapter 3-Parabellum' Best of Trilogy by Todd A. Smith
'John Wick: Chapter 3-Parabellum' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Friday 17 May, 2019
Joel Embiid Should Use Tears As Motivation To Terrorize NBA Next Year by Todd A. Smith
Road to success for Joel Embiid, others will not come easy
Published: Friday 17 May, 2019
Allowing Hate Speech Allows Sane People to Challenge Bigotry by Todd A. Smith
Facebook ban of hate speech could be counterproductive
Published: Friday 10 May, 2019
Blue Lives Don't Matter Unless You Have Blue Eyes? by Todd A. Smith
Mohamed Noor conviction shows not all blue lives matter
Published: Friday 03 May, 2019
Film Review: 'Red Joan' Not Very Colorful, But Historical by Todd A. Smith
'Red Joan' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 03 May, 2019
James Byrd's 1998 Murder Reason We Can't Stop Race Conversation by Todd A. Smith
Execution of James Byrd murderer shows how brutal racism still is
Published: Friday 26 April, 2019
Put Some Respect on Howard University's Campus by Todd A. Smith
Howard University hallowed ground, not dog park for locals
Published: Friday 26 April, 2019
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