Powered by Bravenet Bravenet Blog

Subscribe to Journal

Blog Archive

« Prev  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  Next »     (1,585 entries found)

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...
April 4, 1968: The Day America's House Burned to the Ground - April 4th, 2018 11:10 AM
This isn'€™t a day of celebration. It'€™s a day of tragedy. Fifty years ago the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. faced his mortal end by an assassin'€™s bullet in a...
I Wanted to be Shakespeare - March 31st, 2018 8:32 PM
This is not a poem or a sonnet, but a confession. I wanted to be like '€˜The Bard'€™, William Shakespeare. For a writer or English major as I was back in college,...
Thoughts From A Voice From South Central - March 9th, 2018 9:17 PM
I was born in South (Central) Los Angeles and grew up in the community. I spent years attending the schools, reading books in libraries, shopping in department stores down the...
Is This It This Time? Is It Time for a Break? - February 21st, 2018 10:25 PM
Trying this again; I've done this recently perhaps close to a month ago but I think this time I need to take a break. Since the year began, I've been faced with challenges...
This One Word: Author - February 18th, 2018 9:38 PM
I had a discussion with someone I know quite well, which persuaded me to write this piece. From 2005 to 2013 I taught writers workshops in L.A. and Oakland. I'€™ve seen my...
When The Community Has Their Say (notes from recent Vermont/Manchester community forum) - February 13th, 2018 11:04 AM
A curious audience of South Los Angeles residents filled the auditorium of the Community Christian Reformed Church this past Saturday to hear the latest on the...
Archive: The Threat to Our Free Will: Social Media - February 12th, 2018 11:32 PM
Note: Charles is still on hiatus, but he wanted to share this past article with you. What if every waking moment you were told what to think, what to say, what to write?...
Taking Some Time Off (For Now) - February 3rd, 2018 10:02 PM
Hey folks, guess what? I'm taking time off. Real life is interfering with my writing flow, but I plan to use this Black History Month (February) to get back and get some...
Important Quotes From The Miseducation of The Negro (By Woodson) - February 2nd, 2018 7:50 PM
The following are a series of quotes from The Miseducation of The Negro by Carter G. Woodson. He is known for the quote below, but here are a few more from the book that...
A Plea for Real Rent Control in California - January 26th, 2018 7:36 AM
The subject of out of control rents is a serious issue here in California, especially when landlords take advantage and raise them up to astronomical levels, making it...