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The Man Shortage: What About Your Friends? - March 20th, 2019 9:00 PM
Note: from time to time I like to add posts from my wife to prove there'€™s more than one writer in the family (smile). This is from an old blog called The Man Shortage (now...
The Joyless Jazz of Social Media - March 12th, 2019 9:46 PM
In my MySpace days, I had a separate blog called '€˜The Jazz with Chazz'€™ posting lighthearted and weird stories from today'€™s headlines. Little did I know the subject...
An Iconic Takedown and Other Musings - March 6th, 2019 12:51 PM
Fellas, this isn'€™t the way you want to go out; standing up shouting, cussing into the air while the calm, cool reporter sits there unmoved, unflinching, unfazed by the...
The Sweeping of Black History Month - March 3rd, 2019 8:40 PM
That was some Black History Month eh? R Kelly, Jussie Smollet, Kamala Harris, who didn'€™t get in trouble in February? Obviously, it was a month to forget which you could...
Hold The Outrage - February 17th, 2019 10:36 AM
For reasons of my own, I don'€™t comment much on news stories made for our collective outrage. These emotionally inducing manufactured tales are in my opinion, not worth my...
Happy Black History Month! - January 31st, 2019 9:42 PM
Happy Black History Month, y'all! Why don't we start this February right? Hit it!  
The Accountability Test - January 30th, 2019 7:35 PM
Senator Kamala Harris has declared her candidacy for President of these Divided States of America. It'€™s only been a few days but already she has provided plenty of...
Here's Why I've Been Silent - January 29th, 2019 9:22 PM
Hey, it'€™s been over two weeks since my last post. Don'€™t worry; I'€™m on a long assignment at work so most of my energy is tied up with that. I promise to return with...
Nice Guy, Your Time is Up - January 9th, 2019 10:52 PM
Harvey Weinstein Les Moonves Bill Cosby and just last week, R Kelly. Nice Guy, with all of the #MeToo and #TimesUP accusations flying against powerful men...
The Niagara Movement - January 6th, 2019 11:03 PM
Submitted for your (dis) approval: Videos of the history of the Niagara Movement (and the NAACP which followed).    
Protect Your (Mental) Heart: Take a Break - January 6th, 2019 7:18 PM
You know, this past week has been full of fire and fury on social media. I like to slow things down a bit and post a serious-less entry. There will be no responses about that...
The Conscious Objective - January 3rd, 2019 7:42 PM
By nature, I'€™m what you consider to be a conscious€™ writer. Of course, that word has been overused over the years by prominent artists, I can see why folks are confused...
Going Through The Process - December 31st, 2018 10:40 PM
At this time last New Year'€™s Eve, my father spent the night in a hospital, fighting a flu plus other ailments that caught up to him over time. In the end, his body broke...
A Personal Message (2018) - December 20th, 2018 8:25 PM
2018 is almost over, time once again for most of us to reflect back on the year that was for the fulfillment of resolutions that wasn'€™t. Yes, there may be a few of us who...
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...