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Paris Lay
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Local White Man Touts "Many Black Friends And Family Members" As Definitive Proof That He's Not A Racist
Local Man taking photo while NOT being racist. A fter posting yet another in what has become a disturbing amount of racially insensitive memes on his personal Facebook account, local White man James Hecker was finally called a racist by local Black man Pari...

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Our History As Told By Our Museum
D uring the five plus hour plane ride to Washington, D.C. I passed the time by reading a novel titled “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead. The novel tells the story of a runaway slave named Cora as she attempts a daring escape from her hellish li...

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The Republican Party's Great White Problem
The GOP isn't the problem. Uneducated, misinformed, racist White people are. O n the night of November 3rd, 1964, a little under a year after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Lyndon B. Johnson won the Presidential Election over Barry Goldwater. I...

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The Never-Ending Hypocrisy of Sports Fans
Can't Beat Em, Join Em'. A bout a week ago my brother Zeph and I were discussing our thoughts on the NBA's pending free agency period. During the colorful conversation we mostly lamented the fact that our beloved Lakers didn't have a chance at any marquee s...

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Lessons From Zeph
T hree things always populated my mind in regards to my father when I was a young boy. Foremost was his scent. Not surprising, as experts in the matter say smells are key in creating memories.  I spent a lot of time in my younger years in a small rural town...

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Cause and Effect: America's Inevitable Response To Barack Obama and Racial Equality
This night in 2008 sealed America's fate in 2016. "A nd where we are met with cynicism and doubts and those who tell us that we can't, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes, we can", Barack Obama exclaimed as a cr...

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Black Swagger Extinguished
W hen I was a little boy around 10 years old, I remember Mike Tyson knocking out Frank Bruno in the 3rd round of their heavyweight title fight. The pure power on display on March 16th, 1996 seemed to sear the sport into my permanent conscience. I don't reme...

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The Twisted Confessions and Atramentous Musings of A "Broke" Writer (The Pitch)
T here are seminal moments of particular paramountcy within a postulant writer’s journey. These moments can be as minuscule as a writer's initial purchase of Final Draft or as gargantuan as the first time we type the words “The End” after one hundred plus p...

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All That Glitters
T ruth be told I put WAYYY too much energy and time into caring about this. Every year I think to myself, “I’m a struggling Black artist getting upset at rich White people winning awards that I thought other rich White people should have won. What the hell ...

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All That Glitters
T ruth be told I put WAYYY too much energy and time into caring about this. Every year I think to myself, “I’m a struggling Black artist getting upset at rich White people winning awards that I thought other rich White people should have won. What the hell ...
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