Archive for the ‘Commentary’ Category

Graduation Time

  Cover photo-Scoop LA Publisher Buddy Sampson(L) and Scoop LA contributor Ross Kolde. Inside photo- Graduation Day, June 6, 2017. One of the happiest days of my life and I give God the glory. Photo by Carol Brenner. Greetings! First, I’d like to start off by apologizing. I apologize to readers...
July 19th, 2017 | Commentary | Read More

We Elected a Bully

Cover photo- President Donald J. Trump. Inside photo- former President Barack Obama. Kudos for a great presidency, Mr. Obama. Photo- CNN.com. By Buddy Sampson I’ve been conflicted on what to write in the months following the election of Donald Trump as our president. I’ve been looking at the headline,...
January 21st, 2017 | Commentary | Read More

Hillary Must Win

Cover photo- Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama, share a poignant hug in the Democratic Convention. Inside photo- Hillary Clinton. She must win or Obamacare is gone! Cover photo by Getty Images. By Buddy Sampson As the Publisher of The Scoop LA, formerly The Scoop Newspaper, I, and us as an organization,...
November 5th, 2016 | Commentary, News2 | Read More

Commentary 2016

Let’s Get It In in 2016!!!! Hi, Happy New Year and thanks for taking the time to read The Scoop LA. Don’t get it twisted, we are the original Scoop LA. There is another publication that decided to use the name, but we started as The Scoop Newspaper in 1967 and in 2007, I took over the helm and...
February 2nd, 2016 | Commentary | Read More

Commentary-Love Can Save The Day

Cover photo-Common (L) with John Legend at the Oscar's. Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images. Inside photo: Publisher Buddy Sampson gives speech after receiving Eugene Melvin Sidney's Friendship Award. Photo by Cecilia Parker. It’s been quite some time since I’ve written a commentary. A lot...
March 1st, 2015 | Commentary | Read More

Commentary-The Jazz Scribes

Cover and Inside Photo-The Jazz Scribes. L-R Buddy Sampson, Bass, Richard Ginell, Keyboards, Scott Yanow, Saxophone, Clarinet and Melodica and Ted Schumacher, Trumpet. Both photos by Diana Ligon. Whew, it’s been a hectic couple of months. I have to give readers my dearest apologies about the recent...
September 5th, 2013 | Commentary, News2 | Read More

The Real Stars

Irina Alfonso-Hidalgo. She works in the cardiology unit of Children's Hospital Los Angeles. By Buddy Sampson Whew! It’s been a hectic couple of months. We now have our event to benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in full force, to take place June 22nd. We have a lot of people to whom we...
June 18th, 2013 | Commentary | Read More

Commentary-Music is the Center of My Life

0Cover Photo-Maria Amor. Support her charity event May 11th. Inside photo, Scoop Publisher Buddy Sampson, performing with singer/songwriter Javelyn. Photo by Diana Ligon. By Buddy Sampson Whew! It’s been quite some time that I’ve written a Commentary and I apologize that it’s been so long. My...
March 28th, 2013 | Commentary | Read More

Commentary-Let’s Seize This Moment

Let's Seize The Moment-Vote for Obama, November 6, 2012. By Buddy Sampson The moment is finally here.  It is the eve of the 2012 Presidential Election, and Americans are faced with a crucial decision. For many, it is a difficult choice, especially those that are still struggling in our sagging...
November 6th, 2012 | Commentary | Read More

President Barack Obama Deserves Four More Years-Commentary

Governor Mitt Romney (L) and President Barack Obama. Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages. First, before I go any further, we, The Scoop LA, enthusiastically support the Re-Election of President Barack Obama. And President Obama needs you. Without your vote, he cannot win. Barack Obama has done...
October 24th, 2012 | Commentary | Read More