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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.
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
No Weapon Formed Will Prosper; But Don't Give Weapon to Enemy by Todd A. Smith
Do not give enemies ammunition to use against you
Published: Friday 19 April, 2019
Black Church Burnings Epitome of Hate, Evil by Todd A. Smith
Black church burnings, bombings as common as summer heat
Published: Friday 12 April, 2019
Movie Review: 'Little' Packs Big Message by Todd A. Smith
'Little' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 12 April, 2019
Movie Review: 'Shazam!' Fun, Funny and Fantastic by Todd A. Smith
'Shazam!' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 05 April, 2019
Film Review: 'The Best of Enemies' Shows Best, Worst of America by Todd A. Smith
'The Best of Enemies' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 05 April, 2019
To Women Like Cardi B, What's Good for Goose, Good for Gander by Todd A. Smith
Cardi B should get same treatment as Bill Cosby, other men for drugging, robbing men
Published: Friday 29 March, 2019
Movie Review: Get Up, See 'Us;' But Still Not as Important as 'Get Out' by Todd A. Smith
'Us' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 22 March, 2019
Film Review: 'The Highwaymen' Shows Good, Bad of Women Standing By Their Men by Todd A. Smith
'The Highwaymen' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 22 March, 2019
Film Review: 'The Mustang' Subdued But Cool by Todd A. Smith
'The Mustang' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 22 March, 2019
Apparently, Affirmative Action Only Problem When it Benefits Black, Poor People by Todd A. Smith
Preferential treatment in college admission exists in many forms besides affirmative action
Published: Friday 15 March, 2019
Movie Review: Forget the Haters, 'Captain Marvel' Marvelous by Todd A. Smith
'Captain Marvel' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 08 March, 2019
Bomb First; Just Don't Let it Happen Twice by Todd A. Smith
Mistakes, setbacks inevitable part of journey to success
Published: Friday 08 March, 2019
If Robert Kraft, R. Kelly Enjoy Media Spotlight During Good Times, Don't Complain During Bad Times by Todd A. Smith
Robert Kraft, R. Kelly received more media attention than John Doe because to whom much given, much required
Published: Friday 01 March, 2019
Goodbye Madea; Hellur to New Day in Black Hollywood by Todd A. Smith
Success of Madea character allowed Tyler Perry to change game for Black filmmakers
Published: Friday 01 March, 2019
Come On Now Jussie Smollett: If Hoax Proves True, Actor/Activist Set His Movement Back Years by Todd A. Smith
Jussie Smollett accused of staging racist, homophobic hate crime to boost career
Published: Friday 22 February, 2019
Movie Review: British Humor Fuels Cliche Story in 'Fighting With My Family' by Todd A. Smith
'Fighting With My Family' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 22 February, 2019
Film Review: Everybody Knows How Kidnapping Films Go, But Cruz, Bardem Still Shine by Todd A. Smith
'Everybody Knows' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 22 February, 2019
My Black Blacker Than Your Black: Sounds Crazy Doesn't It? by Todd A. Smith
Critics of Sen. Kamala Harris says she is not Black enough
Published: Friday 15 February, 2019
Blackface About-Face: People Should Have Room to Grow, Learn From Past Mistakes by Todd A. Smith
Several politicians have found themselves in hot water recently for blackface pictures
Published: Friday 15 February, 2019
Movie Review: 'What Men Want' Perfect Combination of 'What Women Want,' 'Jerry Maguire' by Todd A. Smith
'What Men Want' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 08 February, 2019
Road to Success in Business Different for Every Entrepreneur by Todd A. Smith
Entrepreneurship is art, not a science
Published: Friday 08 February, 2019
Tom Brokaw's Comments on Hispanics Wreak Racism, Elitism by Todd A. Smith
Journalist Tom Brokaw said Hispanics should do better job assimilating into American culture
Published: Friday 01 February, 2019
Let's Rush Towards Facts, Not Judgment by Todd A. Smith
Media, society, law enforcement have to take step back before rushing to judgment
Published: Friday 25 January, 2019
Film Review: 'Serenity' Filled With Chaos, Confusion by Todd A. Smith
'Serenity' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 25 January, 2019
Social Construct of Race Created to Justify Enslavement, Oppression of Black People, Other Minorities by Todd A. Smith
Race created to justify European conquests
Published: Friday 18 January, 2019
Film Review: 'Glass' Very Bizarre, Eccentric, But McAvoy Shines by Todd A. Smith
'Glass' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 18 January, 2019
Wrong Suspect in Jazmine Barnes' Murder Prove Mistakes Happen by Todd A. Smith
Only explanation for wrong suspect in Jazmine Barnes' murder is human error
Published: Friday 11 January, 2019
Movie Review: Though Stereotypical, 'The Upside' Allows Hart to Spread Wings by Todd A. Smith
'The Upside' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 11 January, 2019
Hatred of Some Sort Behind Murder of Jazmine Barnes by Todd A. Smith
In order to murder innocent child like Jazmine Barnes, hatred had to be present in killer's heart
Published: Friday 04 January, 2019
Film Review: 'On the Basis of Sex' Shows Right is Right, Wrong is Wrong by Todd A. Smith
'On the Basis of Sex' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 04 January, 2019
Robert 'Kool' Bell, Kool & The Gang Celebrating 50 Years by Todd A. Smith
2019 marks 50 years since Kool & The Gang’s debut album
Published: Friday 28 December, 2018
Movie Review: 'Aquaman' Narrows Gap Between DC, Marvel by Todd A. Smith
'Aquaman' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 21 December, 2018
Movie Review: 'Bumblebee' Buzzes to Tune of Redemption by Todd A. Smith
'Bumblebee' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 21 December, 2018
Film Review: 'Vice' as in Evil Conduct Describes Dick Cheney Biopic by Todd A. Smith
'Vice' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 21 December, 2018
Film Review: 'Welcome to Marwen' First of its Kind by Todd A. Smith
'Welcome to Marwen' receives rating of two out of four crowns
Published: Friday 21 December, 2018
Film Review: 'Ben is Back,' But Mother's Love Never Left by Todd A. Smith
'Ben is Back' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 21 December, 2018
Film Review: 'Destroyer' Unrealistic, Covers No New Ground by Todd A. Smith
'Destroyer' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 21 December, 2018
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
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