Observations from a Nigga

"Agitate." ~ Frederick Douglass


I recently visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture and frankly I was overwhelmed. As soon as I entered this massive structure across the street from the Ku Klux Clan-ish looking Washington Monument, I sat down and... Continue Reading →


In my middle class, black existence in the 80's, things started to change. For Sale signs went up, some of my friends were not as freshly dressed as they used to be. I remember going to a friend’s house and... Continue Reading →


I am not good with the ladies. I have no game, no assets, so lame. People assume I am a ladies man because of the way I move, but I really prefer reading a book than making love. On the... Continue Reading →

Politically Speaking

This country fundamentally irritates me to the core; the cynicism and pessimism rolls down my cheeks in frustration. I am a Democrat, but they don't speak for me for they are gutless, spineless performers who are really in cahoots with the... Continue Reading →

Hoop Dreams

I have a dream. I have a dream that one day…We once again celebrate the man who saved America's soul. America's greatest American. Unfortunately, that speech is a dream, not steeped in reality. The reality is police brutality, a fifty... Continue Reading →

Obama and Me

As the Obama Administration comes to a close, I have reflected on these eight years. When the Obama years began in 2008, I was beginning a descent into a personal hell, much like the country Obama was elected to save.... Continue Reading →

What Happens to a Dream Deferred?

I work at a place where dreams die. I work at a place where poverty leaks like a faucet. I work at a place where intellect dies. I work at a place where profane language is the norm. I work... Continue Reading →

We Are Our Own Slaves

Unite for America’s Sake

I am watching this presidential race with a combination of amusement and utter despair. This election is an embarrassment…and entertaining. Donald Trump has become a residue political figure created by the white man’s disdain for having a “monkey” and “monkey... Continue Reading →

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