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READING

I am aware how self-serving today’s topic is considering I am a writer, but the importance of reading cannot be overstated. Reading is more than fundamental it is the tool that can separate the not so fine line of ignorance versus knowledge. Society is moving fast. Change, whether you deem it progress or a hindrance, […]

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SORRY

Five letters that, when truly sincere, can have so much impact and meaning to so many. Until fairly recently I had rarely apologized in my life. Of course “my bad” easily rolled off my tongue after I fouled a little too hard in ball or came to close to hitting a pedestrian at a crosswalk, […]

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COMMUNITY POLICING

Once upon a time in small communities like Brooklyn, NY, residents would walk down the street and see a neighborhood patrolman, we will call him officer McMurphy, rousing the local hooligans for missing school, loitering or just general perceived mischief. Now back then this wasn’t profiling, racial or otherwise, because McMurphy walked the beat regularly […]

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JOSE FERNANDEZ

It was just recently revealed that the toxicology done on Marlin’s star Jose Fernandez indicated he had cocaine in his system at the time of his death. One of his fellow passengers in the boat, Eduardo Rivero also had drugs in his system. The third, Jesus Macias was not found to have any drugs in […]

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SPORTS REPORTERS ARE FULL OF IT

All of these sports reporters need to stop with the BS indignation over Kevin Durant leaving the OKC Thunder for the Golden State Warriors. All NBA cities are not created equal, especially for the appeal it may hold for wealthy men of color. With all due respect to Oklahoma City, (a city that I have […]

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CAPTAIN CHAOS

I am the lead architect, Chief Engineer, El Capitan, HNIC, CEO, Big Dawg, Boss Hogg of all of the Chaos in my life. Sure, there are other contributors, enablers and facilitators who can share in the credit and/or blame, but at the end of the day all the responsibility for my life’s choices and status […]

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STATE OF HIP HOP

As hard as I try not to, from time to time I sound like the old school dude stuck in the past when it comes to lamenting the state of hip hop today versus its alleged glory years of the late 80s-90s. For so many, music is a soundtrack for one’s life journey… the first […]