Last month, The Broad celebrated its one year anniversary. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you (823,216 of you, to be exact!) for visiting, following, and supporting our museum over the last twelve months.
When we opened last year, our highest priority was to make the Broad collection of contemporary art accessible to the widest possible audience. It has been an honor to see so many Angelenos, families, tourists, art aficionados and novices, downtown neighbors, artists, and others stream through our doors every day to enjoy the collection, its remarkable building, and so many of our live programs.
Thank you for embracing The Broad as your own. We look forward to welcoming you back for many years to come. See below for just a few of the things we have for you in the coming month.
–With many thanks,
Founding Director of The Broad
If you have net yet stepped foot in to The Broad, you are missing one of the grandest, most important art museums in the world. From the sight of its very exterior, brilliant and amazing architecture, to the indoor beauty of its sculptive walls, The Broad houses some of the most important works of modern art of all time. Enter, discover, and explore. It is truly a cultural landmark worthy of its stunning and beautiful building. –Bruce Edwin
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A Pakistani fashion model–Qandeel Baloch– was strangled to death by her own brother after she posted a photo online of herself with a Muslim cleric, joking about the Muslim holiday of Ramadan, which is considered holy among Muslims, and a time during which they are supposed to fast.
She reportedly falsely stated that she and the cleric had drank colas and and smoked tobacco together. The joke reportedly sparked widespread furor among many Muslims. The brother claimed he enacted an ‘honor killing’ in the name of his religion.
Reportedly hundreds of Pakistani women are murdered each year by so called ‘honor killings. Any religion that teaches killing those who make a joke of it, is a religion of violence–not peace. While Ms. Balock should have known the danger she faced for exercising her freedom of speech, it is unfortunate that she lived in a land that not only did not respect freedom of speech, but that worse–tramples on human rights and suppresses the rights of women.
–The Hollywood Sentinel
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The following is an excerpt from the upcoming article by Bruce Edwin, titled “The Problem of Porn”
Child Sex Abuse in Hollywood
Child abuse in Hollywood, perpetrated by pedophiles who work in the industry, or at times–pretend to work in it–is according to former child star Corey Feldman and others, widespread. According to Mr. Feldman, one particular hugely popular and powerful Hollywood mogul is a pedophile that has raped children. Feldman, who reportedly brought his own abuse case to the Los Angeles Police Department, stated that unfortunately, due to statute of limitation laws, there was little that could be done.
Another recent film about abuse in Hollywood, which debuted in 2015, called ‘The Open Secret,’ detailed cases of child rape accusations against one A-list movie producer, among others. One children’s talent agent even went so far as to go an camera admitting that he had sex with young boys that were underage, but that they wanted it, and it wasn’t that bad of a thing to do. A 4th grade substitute teacher was recently fired for showing a reality show to the children in class in which the participants are all nude, with their genitalia barely blurred out. Daily, we read of instances in which children are rescued, or pedophile trafficking rings are busted, throughout the world.
Mental Illness in Teens and Children
Scarification of the 90’s turned into the cutter scene of the 2000’s, in which kids would cut themselves repeatedly with a knife, razor blade, or other sharp object, to feel alive.
Emotionally dead or wounded, mental illness among teens and young adults sky rocketed, with waves of mass shootings perpetrated by young kids; the majority, having found to have been treated by psychiatrists and on psychiatric drugs.
According The Los Angeles Times several years ago, the biggest killer in the U.S. had now become pharmaceutical drugs. Major pharmaceutical companies increased their agenda to make and sell more drugs, with the psychiatric industry creating more labels of mental illness, and prescribing more and more psychiatric drugs to adults, teenagers, children, and even babies. Destroying kids sanity in the name of sanity, and eroding their sense of right and wrong, with drugs that allege to cure depression or psychosis yet that often cause it, Big Pharma and the Psych industry single handedly went on to destroy the lives of more children than any other cause.
The following are 10 Steps to Keeping your Kids Safe in Hollywood
1, Do not condemn them. Let them be able to tell you about anything, so they are not afraid to communicate with you. When you are a friend that cares for them, they will not have a reason to be adversarial, and will be more willing to tell you honestly what is happening in their life. Naturally, you still need to discipline them, but you can discipline from a point of friendship and rationality, rather than fear and bullying.
2, Know where your kids are at all times. Consider getting a GPS tracking device that you insist they keep on them, that you can monitor on your phone. I will discuss these more in a later issue.
3, Never leave your child anywhere by them self in the entertainment industry
4, Don’t put your kids on psychiatric drugs! If they are so called hyperactive, they are probably on too much caffeine or need to get more physical activity. If they are depressed, they need a better diet or may be being bullied. Communicate–not drug!
5, Teach your kids that dangers of unprotected sex at a young age, and the risks of being sexual at a young age.
6, Don’t let your child be photographed or filmed by anyone you do not know or trust. Be there during any filming of your child.
7, Be aware of your child’s online activity. Many child sex predators reach kids through the internet, pretending to be someone they are not.
8, Teach your kids good self esteem. The better they fee about themselves, the less chance they have of being a victim.
9, Don’t use bad language in front of your child, and teach them not to as well. Teach them decency and class.
10, Don’t argue in front of your kids. If you are fighting with your partner or spouse, take it away from the kids. Children model the actions of what they are exposed to, and if they are exposed to abuse in any form, will often either become an abuser, or drawn to an abuser later in life.
If you have specific questions about keeping your kids safe in Hollywood, or need free help with an area of concern with your children in Hollywood, feel free to call the office of Bruce Edwin at 310-226-7176 or e-mail StarpowerManagementLLC @ gmail dot com for free help.
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