A Generation of Serfs

I live in Oakland, CA. It’s one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. Now that Silicon Valley in on full tilt and rich white folks are essentially pushing less rich white folks out of San Francisco, Oakland has taken the overflow. We are getting new restaurants, nightlife, you name it. The cost of living here is rising… Read more →

Cocky Young Negro

Cocky. Arrogant. Self-centered. I may be all of these things or none of these things – I don’t know. I do know that I carry myself a certain way and have since high school. Allow me to explain. See, there are some benefits to moving as much as I did as a child. You learn how to adapt. In the… Read more →

According to America, I Should Be Dead

As I draft out this article, it’s Monday, December 28, 2015. The date is important. It’s the day that a grand jury failed to indict officers that shot 12-year-old, Tamir Rice within 2 seconds of arriving on the scene. Tamir Rice was playing with a toy gun. Sad day, little homie couldn’t even get an indictment. I’m not even talking… Read more →

Putting On For Oakland: The Positive Impact of Black Rage

I wrote this article in a few places. One of them being the old site where the Salvation Army used to reside in Old Oakland on Clay Street. The Salvation Army was one of the shelters I lived in when I was but a lad. I remember there being folks coming in pretty often to teach people how to bleach… Read more →

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