Monthly Archives: December 2013

Thinking of a Friend

I meant to write this last week, but I didn’t. Maybe I was too busy. Or maybe I forgot. Or maybe I just didn’t feel like dealing with the emotions. I could, I suppose, offer any number of reasons that … Continue reading

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Fighting the Good Fight (or How I Was Too Stupid to Take a “Real” Job In Order to Pursue My Dreams

In the winter of 1995, I was facing dire circumstances. I had no regular job, aside from the occasional temp job here and there, occasionally working the front desk at a tattoo shop, and even more occasionally landing work as … Continue reading

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Happy Re-Birthday (or, What Happens When You Don’t Die)

“Mr. Walker, you’ve had a heart attack,” said the emergency room doctor. “There must be some kind of mistake,” I said to her, setting off an argument I’d be having for the next two days. As it turned out, I … Continue reading

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BECOMING BLACK – an excerpt, part 2

I have a new book out, a collection of essays entitled Becoming Black: Personal Ramblings on Racial Identification, Racism, and Popular Culture. Here’s an excerpt from the essay “Evolutionary Being.” I take no pride in admitting that I have prejudices. … Continue reading

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Yes, Virginia, Santa Claus IS BLACK!!!

Anyone who says Santa Claus is not black is an idiot. Want proof? Check out Black Santa’s Revenge. Black Santa’s Revenge is a short film that I wrote, produced, and directed. It is based on a short comic story that … Continue reading

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W-100: SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN

White One Hundred: 100 Great Films Starring Only White People, #15 — Singin’ in the Rain—For the record, I’m not a big fan of musicals. In fact, you can probably count on one hand the number of musical that I … Continue reading

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My First Book Report

At some point in life, pretty much every kid has to write a book report—those dreaded essays that prove we read a book, in which we need to recap the plot, offer character descriptions and, worst of all, provide some … Continue reading

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Introducing Darius Logan

Here is an initial character sketch of Darius Logan by artist Mshindo Kuumba. Darius is the hero of my Young Adult book series, The Adventures of Darius Logan. Mshindo did the cover art for the first book in the series, … Continue reading

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BECOMING BLACK – an excerpt

I have a new book out, a collection of essays entitled Becoming Black: Personal Ramblings on Racial Identification, Racism, and Popular Culture. Here’s an excerpt from the essay “How I Became Black.” In an ideal world, adults seek to protect … Continue reading

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W-100: BIG

White One Hundred: 100 Great Films Starring Only White People, #14 — Big — I’ve been bad about updating the White One Hundred, and for that I feel terrible. This entry will, no doubt, ruffle some feathers—especially given the scene … Continue reading

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