Living in the Future: Things My Kids May Never Say

During my lifetime many things have changed. Fashion, technology, food processing, and the cost of living are all dramatically different from my child hood. In some ways the world has progressed and in other ways we have regressed. In some cases items have simply been rebranded, repackaged, relabeled, and sold on shelves again. In order…

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Chicago Childhood Favorites

An illustration of how kids played during my childhood. Today kids do not play outside much.  I recall always wanting to be outside as kid.  The only thing that would prevent that was homework.  Video game systems were still in their infancy;  a visit to the arcade was more likely.  I took a moment to…

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Autobiography Pt. 3 – Redbird Country

In 1997, I began my college career at Illinois State University.  At this point in my life I felt I had overcome adversity to beat the odds and enter college.  Many African American men my age were dead or in jail.  I felt I needed to take advantage of the opportunity.  My grandmother Betty Jean…

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Black Television Actors That Influenced Me

Television today is not what it used to be. It seems like scripted reality television has dominated the airwaves. While I work to finish the last few parts of my autobiography, I wanted to share the Black male television actors that have positively influenced me over the years. By the way, if you have not read…

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