Monthly Archives: July 2015

Why The Bill Cosby Scandal Is Proof of What Many of Us Already Know…That Way Too Many People Still Do Not Take Sexual Assault Seriously

As a 36-year-old man, the first time I remember seeing Bill Cosby was on Fat Albert. As a kid who was a few years past toddler when I began to watch, I didn’t know Cosby as many of those older than … Continue reading

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Want To Lump All Police Officers Together Because of a Few Bad Apples? Feel Free. Just Don’t Be Surprised When They Aren’t There When You Need Them

A few days ago at around 11 p.m., I got a speeding ticket somewhere near Kansas City, MO, for going 83 in a 70. When I was pulled over, of course, I was a bit annoyed, but I understood that … Continue reading

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As a Black Man, Why I Don’t Need Or Even Want “Black” This and That

Black Lives Matter. Black Entertainment Television. The NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). The United Negro College Fund. I’m certainly not going to put down what these have meant to our community as I do understand that … Continue reading

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If This Man Were Behind Your Mirror (Poem)

If this man were behind your mirror, whether in your bathroom or the hall, Upon you prefacing with “Mirror mirror on the wall;” I would say hello with a smile you could not see, Since a smile would likely not … Continue reading

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SELLOUT (Poem)

   I entered this world about mid-’79, A little after the series finale of “Good Times;” A child loving today and anxious for tomorrow, Never realizing there were “rules” I was supposed to follow. Inexcusable injustices our race suffers, no … Continue reading

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Our “Sweet Sixteen” Anniversary

   My wife and I got married on July 13, 1999, in Clarksville, Tennessee. 16 years and two children later, we are celebrating our anniversary here in El Paso, Texas. The Army is a big reason we are here at … Continue reading

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For Writers, The Struggle IS VERY Real

Imagine that I were to ask you to do something. Now with this thing I ask you to do, I want you to spend several hours a day, several days a week, several weeks each month and even several months … Continue reading

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