André Coleman has worked as a professional and freelance reporter for more than 30 years. His work has appeared in the Pasadena Weekly, Pasadena Now, the defunct LA City Beat and LA Valley Beat. He also covered sports for the Pasadena Star-News and the LA Daily News.
A lifelong resident of Altadena, California, in 1998 André optioned his first screenplay. Currently, he is the Managing Editor of Pasadena Now.
"The jump from the print product to an online site has been a fun ride. People read it.
Since childhood, I have had a love for books, art and film. I got real life lessons in politics in 1969 when my family became the first Black family to move to our street in Altadena. The school district, Pasadena Unified, became the first one west of the Mississippi forced to implement court-ordered busing. I was one of the first children on the bus. Telling this story now makes sense as the nation is once again mired in a conversation about race.
I'm not sure that conversation will ever end.
I am hard at work on three screenplays, and contemplating another novel.