19Nov/12

Tatiana Zamir Wants to Touch You…

“Truth is a part of our foundation…even though pain may come from being vulnerable, beauty will surely follow.” –Tatiana Zamir Tatiana Zamir wants to touch you. Yes, you read that right. Not

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01Oct/12

I Dreamed of Rihanna’s Grandmother Last Night

Anyone who knows me knows that I believe that the dream world is much more than an odd vacation spot our brain visits as it recharges for another day. Indeed, some of

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17Jan/12

Update 1/17/12: Schooling Carmen E-Book (FREE for 48 hours)

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02Nov/11

Desperate Ex-Skinhead Turns to Former Black Enemy to Escape Life of Hate

“I wasn’t on any great mission for the white race. I was just a thug.” -Bryon Widner Before he fell in love and married his wife, Julie, Bryon Widner had once devoted

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18Jul/11

White Hate Crime Convict Scheduled to Die July 20; Bangladeshi Victim Wants Him Spared

When terrorists attacked America on 9/11, Mark Anthony Stroman went on a murderous rampage to, as he put it, “exact some measure of equality and fairness for the thousands of victims of

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16Jun/11

‘Black Like Me’ White Author Darkened His Skin to Write About "Being Black"

Today is my birthday. And Tupac’s Too. Another June 16th human being I really love is John Howard Griffin. I hope you already know all about this man, but if not, he

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06Jun/11

Tupac’s Godfather Geronimo Ji-Jaga: The Definition of Tragedy Turned Triumph

Geronimo Ji-Jaga died Thursday, June 2nd in Tanzania, Africa. [embedplusvideo height=”387″ width=”480″ standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/iqgdF2foAA0?fs=1″ vars=”ytid=iqgdF2foAA0&width=480&height=387&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=0&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=&notes=” id=”ep1895″ /] Music in the video: “The Fire” by The Roots f. John Legend I’m the definition of

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28Dec/10

Mike Vick and I Have Something in Common

First things first, let me confess that as it relates to discussing Michael Vick’s crimes against animals I cannot be considered unbiased. I have an 8-year-old pit bull who has been with

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26Dec/10

Tyler Perry’s Extreme Makeover…Burned Home Edition

So, I realize Tyler Perry is an entertainment mega-mogul who owns his own friggin’ film studio, but it is still pretty difficult to think of him and not get a visual of

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15Dec/10

The Sexiest Teacher Alive: Don’t Let the Clark Kent Steez Fool You

I mean no disrespect to Geoffrey Canada’s wife, but her husband is my idea of what a real man looks like. Okay, okay, before I get myself in too much trouble, let

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13Dec/10

Nicole Richie Designs a New Life

I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for any story that at it’s heart is about transformation. I think that’s why I love HGTV so much–you know–the creativity and elbow

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12Dec/10

Give Oprah a Friggin’ Break

Let’s suppose for a moment that we all agree on the following premise: The purpose of life is to Love and be of service to others Develop one’s own emotional, intellectual, creative

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12Jul/08

I Don’t Have a Racist Bone in My Body

I was returning home to Los Angeles on a flight from Atlanta, where I’d spent a couple of days at a writer’s conference. Weary from a weekend filled with late night poetry

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22Feb/05

Exclusive Interview with Tyler Perry: Finally Reaping Write-ousness (ARCHIVE)

If success really is the sweetest revenge, anyone who ever did anything wrong to Tyler Perry better recognize that the score has officially been settled—and he has upwards of $65 million in

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