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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.
Film Review: 'Bridge of Spies' Tom Hanks' Most Important Role by Todd A. Smith
'Bridge of Spies' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Thursday 15 October, 2015
MPAC: Roland Martin, Rushion McDonald's Tips for Succeeding in Entertainment Industry by Todd A. Smith
MPAC Empowerment Tour one-stop shop for those aspiring to greatness in entertainment industry
Published: Friday 09 October, 2015
Calling Slaves Immigrant Workers Does Disservice to Our Ancestors by Todd A. Smith
World Geography textbook referring to Black slaves as immigrant workers shows historical ignorance
Published: Friday 09 October, 2015
Film Review: '99 Homes' Equals 99 Forms of Evil by Todd A. Smith
'99 Homes' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 09 October, 2015
Is Society Dropping Ball on Reality of Women Raping Men? by Todd A. Smith
Stats for women raping men at a staggering 46 percent for male sexual abuse victims
Published: Friday 02 October, 2015
Movie Review: 'The Martian' Right On Time by Todd A. Smith
'The Martian' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Friday 02 October, 2015
Viola Davis' Emmy, Successful Black Dramas Will Lead to More Opportunities by Todd A. Smith
Success of Viola Davis, Black late night soap operas should lead to more gigs for Black talent
Published: Friday 25 September, 2015
Film Review: 'Sicario' Shows Another Side of Underworld by Todd A. Smith
'Sicario' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 25 September, 2015
Film Review: 'Black Mass' Perfects Art of Snitching by Todd A. Smith
'Black Mass' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Friday 18 September, 2015
Film Review: And Oscar for Best Cinematography Goes to 'Everest' by Todd A. Smith
'Everest' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Friday 18 September, 2015
Learn How To Succeed in Entertainment Business at MPAC Tour by Todd A. Smith
Entertainment MPAC tour will feature learning sessions from celebrities like Roland Martin, Sherri Shepherd and Kym Whitley
Published: Friday 11 September, 2015
Mourn Darren Goforth but Blaming Black Lives Matter Playing Race Card by Todd A. Smith
Blaming Black Lives Matter movement for Deputy Darren Goforth’s death epitome of playing race card
Published: Friday 04 September, 2015
Film Review: 'The Transporter Refueled' Drops Ball on Timely Subject by Todd A. Smith
'The Transporter Refueled' receives rating of 1.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 04 September, 2015
Film Review: 'The Prank' Shows Enormous Potential of New Filmmaker by Todd A. Smith
'The Prank' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 04 September, 2015
If Confederate Soldiers Can Have Street, So Should Sandra Bland by Todd A. Smith
American cities have history of naming streets after controversial figures
Published: Friday 28 August, 2015
Movie Review: 'No Escape' Owen Wilson's Best Performance By Far by Todd A. Smith
'No Escape' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 28 August, 2015
White Movies Shot Up, Security Increased at Black Movie; SMH by Todd A. Smith
Extra security not necessary at ‘Straight Outta Compton’
Published: Friday 21 August, 2015
Film Review: 'Hitman: Agent 47' Leaves Much to be Desired by Todd A. Smith
'Hitman: Agent 47' receives rating of two out of four crowns
Published: Friday 21 August, 2015
Christian Taylor Wrong, But Did Not Deserve Death by Todd A. Smith
Although Christian Taylor wrong for behavior, his actions did not warrant death sentence from cop
Published: Friday 14 August, 2015
Film Review: 'Straight Outta Compton' Another Classic for Ruthless Posse by Todd A. Smith
'Straight Outta Compton' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Friday 14 August, 2015
Film Review: 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' Adds Smoothness to Spy Genre by Todd A. Smith
'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 14 August, 2015
Rockets Legend Robert Reid Reflects on Career, Threat 1986 Team Posed to NBA by Todd A. Smith
Several unfortunate incidents left Robert Reid, 1985-86 Houston Rockets without ring
Published: Friday 07 August, 2015
Samuel DuBose Death Shows Compliance Doesn't Always Save Black Lives by Todd A. Smith
Killing of Samuel DuBose shows many need to go back to drawing board with solutions to police brutality
Published: Friday 07 August, 2015
Movie Review: 'Fantastic Four' Not Fantastic by Todd A. Smith
'Fantastic Four' receives rating of two out of four crowns
Published: Friday 07 August, 2015
Movie Review: Bar for 'Dark Places' Set Too High with 'Gone Girl' by Todd A. Smith
'Dark Places' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 07 August, 2015
Weaves, Relaxers Examples of Black America Committing Cultural Appropriation by Todd A. Smith
African-Americans shouldn't get angry when other races commit cultural appropriation because we do it too
Published: Friday 31 July, 2015
Movie Review: 'Vacation' from Hell Can Still Produce Euphoric Laughs by Todd A. Smith
'Vacation' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 31 July, 2015
We Need More Sandra Blands Alive, On Front Line by Todd A. Smith
Sandra Bland death one more casualty of war in battle against police brutality
Published: Friday 24 July, 2015
Film Review: 'Southpaw' Microcosm of Enduring Fight of Life by Todd A. Smith
'Southpaw' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 24 July, 2015
Top Songs By The Jacksons Not Named Michael or Janet by Todd A. Smith
RegalMag.com ranks top 10 songs by The Jacksons without their more famous siblings
Published: Friday 17 July, 2015
Movie Review: 'Ant-Man' Best Marvel Adaptation to Date by Todd A. Smith
'Ant-Man' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Friday 17 July, 2015
Movie Review: 'Self/Less' Depicts Selfish Desire for Worldly Immortality by Todd A. Smith
'Self/Less' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 10 July, 2015
Movie Review: 'The Gallows' Gets Death Sentence by Todd A. Smith
'The Gallows' receives rating of 1.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 10 July, 2015
Black Churches Should Rebuild Physically, Spiritually and Politically by Todd A. Smith
Black churches need to return to leadership role in community
Published: Friday 03 July, 2015
Movie Review: 'Terminator Genisys' Just OK, Not Good by Todd A. Smith
'Terminator Genisys' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 03 July, 2015
City of Charleston, S.C. Should Receive Nobel Peace Prize Consideration by Todd A. Smith
Residents of Charleston, S.C. have shown world how to unite in love when attacked by hate
Published: Friday 26 June, 2015
Film Review: 'Ted 2' Great for Those Who Don't Take Themselves Too Seriously by Todd A. Smith
'Ted 2' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 26 June, 2015
Lacrosse All-Star Kyle Harrison Paving Way for Others by Todd A. Smith
Kyle Harrison recently competed in his sixth Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game
Published: Friday 19 June, 2015
Charleston Shooting: Only Christ's Love Will Replace Hatred in America's Heart by Todd A. Smith
As nation struggles with Charleston shooting, laws cannot change heart, but rebirth can
Published: Friday 19 June, 2015
Film Review: 'Dope' is Clever, Heavy Like Weight by Todd A. Smith
'Dope' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 19 June, 2015
Rachel Dolezal is Caitlyn Jenner and Vice Versa by Todd A. Smith
If we accept Caitlyn Jenner we have to accept Rachel Dolezal too
Published: Friday 19 June, 2015
Eric Casebolt, McKinney Pool Party: All Responsible if All Don't Speak Out Against Racism by Todd A. Smith
Eric Casebolt, other incidents can be avoided if all speak out when they hear racist rhetoric
Published: Friday 12 June, 2015
'Jurassic World' Movie Review: Extinct Franchise Resurrected to Perfection by Todd A. Smith
'Jurassic World' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Friday 12 June, 2015
Movie Review: McCarthy, Statham Carry 'Spy' by Todd A. Smith
'Spy' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 05 June, 2015
Movie Review: 'Insidious: Chapter 3' Doesn't Produce Chills Like Predecessors by Todd A. Smith
'Insidious: Chapter 3' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 05 June, 2015
Movie Review: 'Entourage' Magnificent Adaptation of Hit HBO Series by Todd A. Smith
'Entourage' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Wednesday 03 June, 2015
Michael Brelo Acquittal: DOJ Rules Good First Step to End Police Brutality by Todd A. Smith
African-Americans need clear strategy to end police brutality, not just more marches in wake of Michael Brelo acquittal
Published: Friday 29 May, 2015
States Should End Death Penalty Like Neb. Because of Discriminatory Use by Todd A. Smith
Other states should follow Nebraska’s lead because of how death penalty handed out along racial lines
Published: Friday 29 May, 2015
Houston Youth Create Jesse Owens Mural in Connection with Upcoming Biopic by Todd A. Smith
Students from free Houston private school design mural to honor 1936 Olympic hero Jesse Owens
Published: Friday 22 May, 2015
Biker Gang Members Are Thugs Too by Todd A. Smith
Thug defined as rough criminal and definition applies to all people, not just Black people
Published: Friday 22 May, 2015
Film Review: 'Poltergeist' Scary, But Not Terrifying by Todd A. Smith
'Poltergeist' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 22 May, 2015
Texans Rookie RB Kenny Hilliard Continues Family Legacy by Todd A. Smith
Kenny Hilliard poised to make his mark at NRG Stadium, Houston community
Published: Friday 15 May, 2015
First Lady Michelle Obama Speaks Truth About Racism During Commencement by Todd A. Smith
Speech about racism by First Lady Michelle Obama spot-on, much-needed
Published: Friday 15 May, 2015
'Mad Max: Fury Road' Review: Above Average not Good Enough by Todd A. Smith
'Mad Max: Fury Road' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 15 May, 2015
Black Officers Charged in Freddie Gray Death Should Alter Narrative by Todd A. Smith
Black officers charged in Freddie Gray death show that abuse of power extends to cops of all races
Published: Friday 08 May, 2015
Movie Review: 'Hot Pursuit' Hot in More Ways Than One by Todd A. Smith
'Hot Pursuit' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 08 May, 2015
Baltimore Gangs Should Continue to Unite to Influence Positive Change by Todd A. Smith
Baltimore gangs like Bloods, Crips say they did not encourage residents to hurt officers
Published: Friday 01 May, 2015
Movie Review: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Slays All Challengers by Todd A. Smith
'Avengers: Age of Ultron' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 01 May, 2015
Movie Review: 'Ex Machina' Brilliantly Strange by Todd A. Smith
'Ex Machina' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 24 April, 2015
Movie Review: 'The Water Diviner' Equally Heartwarming, Heartbreaking by Todd A. Smith
'The Water Diviner' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 24 April, 2015
Play Review: All Can Relate to 'The Rules of Romance' by Todd A. Smith
Renee Rivon's 'The Rules of Romance' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 24 April, 2015
All Races, Cops Need to Unite to End Police Brutality by Todd A. Smith
To prevent police brutality we need to see each other as allies, not enemies
Published: Friday 17 April, 2015
Movie Review: Fiction Cannot Beat a 'True Story' by Todd A. Smith
'True Story' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 17 April, 2015
Play Shows 'The Rules of Romance' Shouldn't Change with Age by Todd A. Smith
Veteran playwright Renee Rivon debuts latest play April 18
Published: Friday 10 April, 2015
Black Lives, Like Walter Scott, Included in All Lives Matter Movement by Todd A. Smith
Critics of Black Lives Matter should remember Black lives like Walter Scott included in All Lives Matter
Published: Friday 10 April, 2015
Kendrick Lamar Hater Proves Colorism Works Both Ways by Todd A. Smith
Kendrick Lamar Criticism: Past colorism does not justify reverse colorism
Published: Friday 10 April, 2015
Movie Review: 'Furious 7' Adequate Homage to Walker; Inadequate Film by Todd A. Smith
'Furious 7' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 03 April, 2015
Those Criticizing Immoral Media Should Help Fix Problem by Todd A. Smith
Media favors secular over sacred, but it is on media critics to give industry balance
Published: Friday 03 April, 2015
SCOTUS Should Allow Confederate Personalized License Plates by Todd A. Smith
Although I'm offended, people have right to own Confederate personalized license plates
Published: Friday 27 March, 2015
Movie Review: 'Get Hard' Goes Hard by Todd A. Smith
'Get Hard' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 27 March, 2015
Incidents in Miss., Va. Show Need for Races to Come Together by Todd A. Smith
American news organizations bombarded with stories of racism practically every week
Published: Friday 20 March, 2015
Black Community Should Heed Damon Dash's Advice on Entrepreneurship by Todd A. Smith
Although Damon Dash has made mistakes, mistakes sometimes best teacher
Published: Friday 20 March, 2015
Film Review: 'The Gunman' Equally Intense, Compassionate by Todd A. Smith
'The Gunman' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 20 March, 2015
New Police Tactics Could Reduce Danger to Officers, Citizens by Todd A. Smith
Recent killing of unarmed Wisconsin teenager Tony Robinson calls police tactics into question
Published: Friday 13 March, 2015
Fear is SAE Mentality Could Seep Into Corporate America by Todd A. Smith
SAE members, with racists views, could possibly become our next leaders in corporate, political America
Published: Friday 13 March, 2015
Movie Review: 'Run All Night' Another Neeson Classic by Todd A. Smith
'Run All Night' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 13 March, 2015
If Oscars Need to Diversify, Should Black Award Shows Reciprocate? by Todd A. Smith
Critics have urged Academy Awards to embrace diversity, but should Black award shows be compelled to embrace diversity too?
Published: Friday 06 March, 2015
Ballot Needs to be Language of Unheard in Ferguson by Todd A. Smith
Ferguson residents need to vote leaders out of office if Black plight ignored
Published: Friday 06 March, 2015
Review: 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Finds Fountain of Youth by Todd A. Smith
'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 06 March, 2015
Movie Review: Salma Hayek Stands Out in 'Everly' by Todd A. Smith
'Everly' receives rating of 2.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 27 February, 2015
Self-Accountability Applies to All, Not Just African-Americans by Todd A. Smith
African-Americans must embrace self-accountability, reduce Black-on-Black crime, but other races suffer from same imperfections
Published: Friday 20 February, 2015
Film Review: 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2' Not Even Lukewarm by Todd A. Smith
'Hot Tub Time Machine 2' receives rating of 1.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 20 February, 2015
Movie Review: 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' a Bit Juvenile by Todd A. Smith
'Kingsman: The Secret Service' receives rating of two out of four crowns
Published: Friday 13 February, 2015
Review: Cirque Du Soleil's 'Amaluna' Perfect Last Minute V-Day Gift by Todd A. Smith
Cirque Du Soleil's 'Amaluna' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 13 February, 2015
DVD Review: 'Addicted' Doesn't Live Up to Zane Novel by Todd A. Smith
'Addicted' receives rating of two out of four crowns
Published: Friday 06 February, 2015
Movie Review: 'Jupiter Ascending' Never Ascends by Todd A. Smith
'Jupiter Ascending' receives rating of one out of four crowns
Published: Friday 06 February, 2015
Film Review: 'Black or White' Shows Love Should Outweigh Race by Todd A. Smith
'Black or White' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Friday 30 January, 2015
Film Review: 'Supremacy' Shows America Must Still Confront Race Issue by Todd A. Smith
'Supremacy' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Friday 30 January, 2015
'Dear White People' DVD More Profound Than Theatrical Film by Todd A. Smith
Fans of 'Dear White People' will love special features, outtakes
Published: Friday 30 January, 2015
Lack of Diversity Leads to Lack of Boko Haram Coverage by Todd A. Smith
Lack of Black editors, managers leads to Boko Haram attacks being underreported
Published: Friday 23 January, 2015
State of the Union Epitomized New Black Man by Todd A. Smith
State of the Union address showed President Obama in control, not GOP
Published: Friday 23 January, 2015
Commercial Star J.T. Jackson Next in Line for Comedy Throne by Todd A. Smith
Jackson has made name for self in commercials; now expanding to TV, film
Published: Friday 16 January, 2015
Movie Review: 'The Wedding Ringer' Hart's Best Film to Date by Todd A. Smith
'The Wedding Ringer' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 16 January, 2015
Film Review: Eastwood Makes Legendary War Flick with 'American Sniper' by Todd A. Smith
'American Sniper' receives rating of four out of four crowns
Published: Friday 16 January, 2015
Luchiano Visconti Brings Back Paisley, Bold Prints for Spring 2015 by Todd A. Smith
Luchiano Visconti's spring 2015 collection big on paisley, bold colors
Published: Friday 09 January, 2015
Film Review: 'A Most Violent Year' Exposes Strengths, Weaknesses by Todd A. Smith
'A Most Violent Year' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 09 January, 2015
Five Books That Every Black Man Should Read in 2015 by Todd A. Smith
There are five books that every Black man should add to their reading list this year
Published: Friday 02 January, 2015
Black Christians Existed Long Before Slavery by Todd A. Smith
Many dissuaded from Christianity because of slavery, but Black Christians date back to 4th century A.D.
Published: Friday 26 December, 2014
Movie Review: 'Unbroken' Epitomizes Heroism by Todd A. Smith
'Unbroken' receives rating of 3.5 out of 4 crowns
Published: Friday 26 December, 2014
Movie Review: 'The Gambler' Deals Dose of Reality by Todd A. Smith
'The Gambler' receives rating of three out of four crowns
Published: Friday 26 December, 2014
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