As a brown man with a very small platform (Co-Founder of The Table Setters) to share my views about race and the state of our country, my voice screaming at the top of my lungs saying, “It’s not about that” in regards to mostly black NFL players “taking a knee”…


The Truth about the movie Detroit!

The truth is

Everything from our physical being to our intellectual prowess of street culture, medical innovations that were tested on our persons without our permission, to breeding us for selling. All this for the financial gain of others, mainly Anglos. Moreover, from the…


Until the age of seven, I didn’t realize I was a dark brown skin little boy amongst a sea of white people in elementary school in San Jose, California in the mid 1960’s. Because my non-profit speaking partner (Matthew John Schmitt) and I are retracing our history of how we…


Definition of Encapsulate: Its related noun, “capsule,” derive from “capsula,” “to give a summary or synopsis of something,”

That’s how I felt after seeing the Denzel Washington directed, August Wilson film, Fences. And being my age, fifty-eight, and on the night of the Golden Globes, I shutter at the endless…


Matthew John Schmitt, my co-founder in The Table Setters, shared this post on Facebook already about the apology to Dakota Native Americans from a host of retired US military soldiers in regards to the oil pipeline recently temporarily halted. It’s awesome in it’s written form. God has gifted me with…


Having been born in 1958 as a baby boomer, the term “In The Closet” was used way later than the words we would throw around in the locker room as a late 70’s high school student athlete in San Jose, California. The word we used as a derogatory remark…


Madea

Contraction for “Mother Dear”; used for a grandmotherly, mathriarch figure.

That was Ms. Dorthy Navy, who transitioned into the Omega chapter of life this week. She is for sure a Matriarch to many in her immediate family and beyond. She allowed many extended family (of which I am one…


Checkmate

Do you know the pain that surrounds us as being black people stolen from a land called Africa? Can you really match that pain? Should you try? Or, should you just listen to the stories? …


So much goes into telling, “my story” while being a writer of color. People love that term now a days. It works well in public speaking. However, I have a tendency to rub my arm highlighting my dark brown chocolate skin when I say it! I love doing that as…


This is just some brave shit! Great writing. Obviously, it sucks, but you are doing well. Lay off the pills, get healthy, workout, and write some more. You are really good at turning pain into laughter for others who aren’t as brave as you! :) I love where your husband missed out on some good shit. I agree, he would love some of the things going on now.

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