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Observations from a Nigga

"Agitate." ~ Frederick Douglass

Get Sick and Die!

I have been a lifelong Liberal Democrat. I abhor the machinations of the Republican Party and its current representative in the White House. But I agree with Republicans on one aspect, be responsible for your health, exercise, and eat right.... Continue Reading →

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Can I READ?

As I start another school year, I can't help but reflect on the 2017 graduates. My thoughts are solemn, my soul aches for graduates who are functional illiterates; yes, graduates. The elephant in the room is literacy. This foundational component... Continue Reading →

NMAAHC

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 →

Hypocrisy

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 →

Companion

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 →

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