Clinton E. Galloway – Anatomy of a Hustle: Cable Comes to South Central L.A.
South Central Los Angeles for the past twenty five years (some would wage longer than that) has been the source of media, particularly movies dealing with the gang violence of the past. What if a different gang conspired to deny the community of a basic need, thereby depriving them of a source that would cause South Central to thrive past the difficulties it faced? In his book, Anatomy of a Hustle: Cable Comes to South Central L.A., Clinton E. Galloway, the gentleman you see in the video above details his personal struggle with a certain ‘crew’ in the city’s political office. We don’t say it often on ANF Extra, but this is a must read.
Who is Clinton Galloway, CPA?
Clinton is an accountant and a business manager who has been living in the Los Angeles area for nearly forty years.
How long have you been writing?
Clinton began writing his book seven years ago after his brother, Carl, passed away. Clinton felt it was time to tell their story.
What inspired you to write your book?
Anatomy of a Hustle: Cable Comes to South Central is the true life account of how the Galloway brothers were barred from the cable business by Tom Bradley and his minions. It recounts how the brother fought all the way to the Supreme Court and won, but were given only $1 in compensation.
What steps did you take to publish Anatomy of a Hustle?
The book was published by a small LA-based publisher which is concerned with social consciousness.
What’s your favorite part in the book?
“As my brother and I were escorted past hundreds of citizens, on our way up the steps to the Supreme Court of the United States of America, we could not help but be affected by the fact that the highest court in the land was going to hear our case. Our small group of regular citizens had brought the second-largest city in the nation to task before the highest court in the land.”
Outside of writing this book, I understand you’re involved in other projects. Would you mind sharing what those are with us?
The author is currently in discussions about a potential documentary based upon the book and the Supreme Court case.
Do you plan on attending any events soon? If so, please tell us where you will be?
The book’s publicist is currently arranging speaking engagements in San Francisco and Atlanta.
How can the readers contact you if they would like to receive a personal copy? Do you have a website?
Please visit http://www.anatomyofahustle.com/
What advice do you have for someone just starting out as an author?
Write for yourself, not the approval of others.
Is there anything else you would like to say in closing?
Please Google the case of Preferred Communications vs. The City of Los Angeles to see numerous references to my case. You’ll notice that the Galloways never got any support by Black Civil Rights organizations. (bold ANF Extra)