One of the first kids I ever mentored was charged with murder at 14 years old. He stole a car, was chased by the police, ended up losing control, and crashing into a 56-year-old woman in a wheelchair who was waiting to cross the street. I remember learning about the story on the news and […]Read more "Antwan’s Promise"
When I was in the 5th grade, I imagined myself strung up by the neck from the swing set, and I have not been the same since. I was never very happy as a child; youth had been unkind to me. I was overweight, cripplingly shy, and I made for an easy target. I had to […]Read more "Whispered Stories"
Since I have moved to the city, podcasts have become an essential part of my life. They help me survive my commute and they are one thing that nothing in the city is: free. So when I heard that Melissa Harris Perry was going to speak on the Another Round Podcast, I had to listen. […]Read more "Saying No To Great Expectations"
During a recent pseudo-political circus gathering for a certain comically precarious presidential candidate, a familiar face took the stage to show support for the Republican nominee. Like many other conservative politicians vying for a seat at his illustrious table might have done, Sarah Palin lauded Trump and displayed her resentment for the various protesting individuals and […]Read more "America’s Ban(d) of Thugs"
As a lifetime Washington Redskins fan of 24 years, I’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. I was born in 1991, and when my newborn eyes saw the Burgundy & Gold hoist the Lombardi trophy that year I knew that this was my team. I remember 1999, when Brad Johnson led us to […]Read more "An Open Letter to Robert Griffin III"
February 28, 2016 | Madison, Alabama The rally was a spectacle. The air was filled with anticipation as Republican Presidential front-runner Donald J. Trump was coming to town. The Madison City School’s football stadium parking lot was decorated in red Republican-friendly clothing, Trump apparel and street vendors while mounds upon mounds of people gathered to […]Read more "A Different World: To Be Black at a Donald Trump Rally"