The problem with Spike: A Modern Greek Tragedy

I went to Chiraq with the other fellows from the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University. We were invited to see the movie by Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. (also known as "Skip"). I had been following some of the responses to the idea of the project when it was …

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Thinking of the Cultural Arts and Entertainment Scene…

Ok. Look. Every city should have a cultural arts and entertainment planner serving a position commissioned like a laureate and supported through allocated funds to consistently help curators, promoters, artists, and culturalists move in a way that fosters an ever blossoming scene.    Warning...Warning...Warning...What's next is a mini rant.... I was thinking about things and …

Reflecting on Hip Hop

In addition to the things I’ve been able to do as an artist I’ve had the pleasure of being an independent recording artist. I love music and dreamed of recording music for a long time. I participated in talent shows with my friends when I was young. I couldn’t sing anything but blended background and …