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Antonio Moore
Antonio Moore graduated from UCLA in 2002, and Loyola Law School in 2006. He is a former Los Angeles County Prosecutor. He is now a practicing Los Angeles based entertainment attorney with several celebrity clients. He is also an active member of the Urban League Young Professionals.

Entries by Antonio Moore

Paul Ryan and the Inner City American Dream Deferred

(40) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 5:39 PM


Paul Ryan's statement last week was a marker of more than a personal political misstep. It was an indicator of a belief system that we as a nation have progressed beyond the consequences of our history.

Congressman Paul Ryan:

We have got...
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12 Years a Slave and the Distorted Ending

(2) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 12:33 PM

As the celebration ensued, and the Oscars were handed out I found myself happy for the creators of the film 12 Years a Slave, but unresolved about the movies impact on the modern American psyche. Would this movie that limited a slave's experience to a 12-year period do a disservice...

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From Muhammad Ali to Charles Barkley, How the Use of 'Ni**a' in the Media Shows How Black America Lost Its Way

(18) Comments | Posted November 19, 2013 | 3:46 PM

Since the 1960s, America has gone through a number of topical changes in its cultural makeup. Over the last 50 years we have seen everything from the election of the nation's first Black President, to a Black woman named

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UCLA, Male Black Bruins and the Myth of Individual Merit

(16) Comments | Posted November 12, 2013 | 9:09 AM

As an African American Bruin that attended UCLA during the first year after affirmative action was removed from the admission process, I felt compelled to further the message of the powerful video released by current male African American UCLA student Sy Stokes. In reading comments & replies to his controversial...

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Slavery Displayed on Screen: a Discussion With the Creators of Roots about 12 Years a Slave & Django Unchained

(1) Comments | Posted October 23, 2013 | 4:54 PM

Recently as described by CNN, there has been a Renaissance of sorts in African American cinema. Several contemporary films have focused on a large section of America's past, often omitted from our screens entirely: SLAVERY. Given its impact and length, American slavery for far too long has been...

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President Barack Obama Delivers Trayvon Martin's Dream

(85) Comments | Posted July 19, 2013 | 3:44 PM


We just heard one of the most important racial speeches in United States history. There was no march, forewarning nor expectation for the statement. President Barack Obama in 20 minutes delivered on Martin Luther King's dream of social justice in action....

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Paula Deen, Trayvon Martin, the Shadow of Racism and the Power of "the N-word"

(141) Comments | Posted July 3, 2013 | 5:33 PM


We find ourselves in a time that has illuminated historical cracks the size of the Grand Canyon left in our conscience as a nation. A social conscience fortified by a legacy of human slavery, whites only signs and a drug war gone awry. Last...

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The Era Within Which American Legacy Rises

(3) Comments | Posted June 11, 2013 | 12:03 PM


We stand here on the verge of a shift in the American paradigm of spending credit to secure capital regardless of social status, a way of life that was born out of thirty years of fast money and easy credit lines. This moment comes...

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Jodi Arias and the Changing Color of Conviction

(93) Comments | Posted May 9, 2013 | 1:14 PM


The evidence stacked against Jodi Arias reaches to the ceiling from admissions, to murder weapons, to a murder scene one might only find on a cable drama series. 27 stab wounds, a severed throat and a gunshot to...

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Word Play: Rick Ross, Steubenville Rape Case and the Power of Words

(6) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 8:10 AM

"Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning." Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings


The power of words, and the responsibility we have when...

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The Power of the Name 'Rick Ross' and the Weight It Carries

(13) Comments | Posted December 11, 2012 | 5:14 PM


Photo credit: Patrick Bastien

The name "Rick Ross" for many stirs much emotion -- it stands at the center of what many perceive as the third leg of Black America's oppression that came at the hands of the "crack epidemic." As the...

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How African-Americans Shaped the Reelection of Barack Obama and What Happens Next

(66) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 2:07 AM

"The day I take the oath of office,... The world will look at us differently. And millions of kids across this country will look at themselves differently. That alone is something." President Barack Obama


I watched the election from California,...

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How Hip-Hop Can Heal: A Message on the Rick Ross, Young Jeezy BET Altercation

(107) Comments | Posted October 1, 2012 | 10:33 AM

"I've become a man of peace. My redemption keeps me strong." Stanley "Tookie" Williams founder of Crips

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This weekend the news that came out of the BET award show about the altercation between the rapper using my name "

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Letter From a Kingpin: A Discussion of Race, Politics And Slavery

(97) Comments | Posted September 25, 2012 | 2:59 PM

rickross1 "We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed." Martin Luther King - Letter from a Birmingham Jail"

This morning while doing my review of the news of the day I came across one...
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