Category Archives: Life & Times

A Moment of Profound Clarity

Given my interest in history, pop culture, racial ideology, and the crossroads where these subjects intersect, it is embarrassing that it took me this long to see something that was right in front of my face. For many years, I … Continue reading

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On This, My 5th Spiritual Birthday…

A friend of mine calls it her Spiritual Birthday—the day she almost died. I like that more than Re-Birthday, which is what I’d been calling the anniversary of my own brush with the Grim Reaper. It is a day filled … Continue reading

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A Thing or Two About THE WIZ (or, Some People Just Don’t Get It)

Last night, NBC aired a live broadcast of the musical, The Wiz, based on the all-black Broadway play that first debuted on Broadway in the 1970s. The Wiz had been an adaptation of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, … Continue reading

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New York Comic Con 2015 Schedule

I’ll be at the New York Comic Con this year, appearing on several panels, and doing some signings. Hopefully some of you can swing by and say “hello.” Here’s my schedule… THURSDAY, Oct. 8th 3-4pm SIGNING – DCE Booth SC-01 … Continue reading

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Regarding the Cover to SHAFT #2 (a.k.a. Dedicated to Darrien Hunt)

No doubt, there will be people debating over the meaning and motivation behind Sanford Greene’s cover to Shaft #2, which came out today. For the record, the idea for the cover came to me long before the grand jury hearing … Continue reading

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Blaxploitation 2.0 (a.k.a. The Return of the BAMF)

If you’ve been following my career for any length of time, you know that blaxploitation is my thing. Hell, my career as a writer really started with my fascination with blaxploitation, starting nearly twenty years ago when I decided to … Continue reading

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Hanging My Head in Shame (a.k.a. Apology with a Capital A)

Not that long ago, I wrote about an experience I’d had with a woman, where I felt my blackness (among other things) was being called into question. The piece that I wrote was an immediate response to the moment, while … Continue reading

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Happy 4th Re-Birthday To Me

This weekend is the 4th anniversary of my almost dying. That’s an anniversary not many people get to claim, but for me it is one of great significance. I’ve already written about my near-fatal bout with pneumonia on several occasions … Continue reading

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Calling Blackness Into Question (or Being Black, With a Capital B)

Honestly, I’m tired of talking about these things. I’ve been dealing with race and racism my entire life, and now that I’m closer to 50 than I am to 40, I’m really tired of explaining myself and issues surround race … Continue reading

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A Veteran’s Day Tale

About a month ago, I was in New York City. When I was much younger, I lived in the city, and over the years, I’ve had plenty of amazing, surreal, and terrifying experiences in the Big Apple. But something that … Continue reading

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