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From This One Hobby - November 21st, 2018 9:45 PM
When I began to write way back when, I had no idea where this hobby would take me. I wrote as a way to keep me busy when no one wanted to talk with me or even participate in a...
Video: Point of Pride: The People's View of Bayview/Hunter's Point - November 15th, 2018 10:49 AM
Submitted for your (dis)approval: Point of Pride: The People's View of Bayview/Hunter's Point. (Produced in 2014) From their YouTube description: Point of Pride: The...
Archive: Cause and Effect? - November 13th, 2018 7:06 PM
A thought from 2011: Remember the good old days when you could talk to someone who didn't share your political beliefs in a SANE manner? Yes, you scored some points, the...
In Tribute: Stan 'The Man' Lee - November 12th, 2018 4:11 PM
It happened so fast. I sat on a cement block close to the apartment my grandmother used to live in holding something in my hand. The contents inside held my interest. The...
News and Opinion - November 7th, 2018 9:54 PM
Maybe I'm too '€˜old school'€™ but I can'€™t help but notice a trend in journalism that is far removed from the word itself. For example if I were to ask what is a...
A Message to the Internet Soul Patrol; Part Two - October 25th, 2018 10:57 PM
Last post,actual evidence was shown of Black businesses burned and looted during the 1992 Unrest as a response by those who argue Black California is 'gone'. I offer another...
A Message to the Internet Soul Patrol: Burning Down Our Own - October 25th, 2018 9:27 PM
A message to the Internet Soul Patrol: when you say California is '€˜gone'€™, remember there is an reason why we (Black people) find ourselves in the financial hole...
One Mid-October's Thought: My Joy of Writing - October 16th, 2018 7:37 PM
Hey folks, just checking in with you. I haven'€™t posted anything in a while and I didn'€™t want to write just anything on this blog but because the month'€™s almost over,...
The Hobby That Turned Into A Dream - September 24th, 2018 9:22 PM
This fall marks a special occasion for the writer of this piece. This is the fortieth year I can proudly say that I'€™m a writer. While I have been a '€˜professional'€™...
The Reason I Walked Out - September 2nd, 2018 7:08 PM
Last week, there was a community gathering in my neighborhood. The Community Coalition every summer hosts a Power Fest for South L.A. residents. Out of curiosity, I attended the...
In Tribute: Aretha Franklin - August 16th, 2018 10:23 PM
Growing up in the 1970'€™s, it was easy to hear the soulful voice of one Ms. Aretha Franklin. Whether I heard her on the AM radio dial, a vinyl album, cassette or eight track...
The Futility Of It All: A Confession - August 4th, 2018 10:17 PM
I have been asked many times if I'm still writing. The answer is yes, as a reporter for the California Crusader Newspaper. Now if you'€™re asking me if I'€™m still writing...
July 2018 Update - July 24th, 2018 10:22 PM
Hey there! Just a short post to thank you all for your support. It means a lot to me. Here's an update: I'€™m fine. I have been working on a few projects I want to get...
The Last Word on Vermont/Manchester (South L.A.) - July 7th, 2018 11:08 PM
Unless something drastically changes, this will be my 'official'€™ last word on the oft-mentioned property of Vermont/Manchester€™. Today was a day I needed closure on this...
Separation of Debate and Hate - June 18th, 2018 8:40 PM
Over a week ago, yours truly took the hit for loudly disclosing on social media: LeBron doesn't shake hands at the end? There's your legend right there........€ This...
Father's Day - June 18th, 2018 12:26 AM
Yesterday was extremely hard for me because my father wasn'€™t here to celebrate his special day. It'€™s been a few weeks now since he left us, but every day since that...
It Takes an Eagle to Snatch the Root - May 21st, 2018 7:25 PM
The human mind can only take so much. Day after day ever since the beginning of this new century, our hearts have been flooded with news story after news story. A good majority...
An Appeal to Think for Yourself (Another Social Media Rant) - May 14th, 2018 11:21 PM
A year or so ago I wrote social media is a medium where no one literally cares what you have to say. One year later, I've been proven right. There are a million people who...
My Father's Son - May 10th, 2018 9:59 PM
This may not be the last time I write about him, but I will say at least a few things before I let him go (for now) and resume my life all over again. Tonight marks two weeks...
In Tribute - April 27th, 2018 12:44 AM
Late last night on April 26, I lost one of my closest friends. Thank you Chat for raising me to be the man you wanted me to be and becoming every bit of the man you were. I...
When The Time is Right - April 24th, 2018 12:05 AM
As I do every year, I went to the L.A. Times Festival of Books in the University of Southern California. This time around, it was a much needed distraction from the challenges...
Freedom of Expression - April 14th, 2018 10:37 PM
For forty years I have embarked on this lifelong journey of becoming a writer. At first it was a hobby since I wasn'€™t chosen to play basketball with my classmates. Later in...
Welcome to 2018, L.A. Style - April 14th, 2018 10:31 PM
It'€™s not exclusive to South Los Angeles, but everywhere you go in the city there are construction crews holding up traffic, working on building the next project after...
Archive: The Measure of a True Man (2nd Repost) - April 13th, 2018 11:28 PM
Reposting this for the entire world to see. (4/13/2018) On this Father'€'s Day, there'€™s only one man who deserves it more in my mind than he'€™ll admit, Charles Sr....
Commentary: Write 4 Self - April 8th, 2018 1:58 AM
Note: The following is a commentary. This is something I needed to get off my chest, I guess. It'€™s late at night and very quiet in my house which is the best atmosphere...