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Observations from a Nigga

"Agitate." ~ Frederick Douglass

Traitor

I have been living in Washington, DC for twenty years and there has been dramatic changes in the so-called chocolate city. This renaissance or gentrification has real estate prices booming, demographics changing, political power shifting, and the black citizenry on... Continue Reading →

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A Torn Net

There has been a lot said about Ballou Senior High School in southeast Washington, D.C. I am not going to write about data. I am going to write from my gut to my heart and hopefully my words will reach... Continue Reading →

Get Sick and Die! Part 2

Let's continue with the debacle...After surgery I have an open wound which needed care and bandaging on a regular basis. The hospital arranged for nurses to come to my apartment three days a week (more money). They were pretty nice... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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