As Black History Month comes to a close for the 35th time I am left reinvigorated. The family and I went to Washington DC last week for four days to see the sights. It's one of those things that I always wanted to do but like so many things in my childhood it was just [...]

By |2020-02-04T10:35:04-05:00February 28th, 2011|AAD ON RACE|1 Comment


When I was a young man growing up in 90s Bed-Stuy Brooklyn there were certain things that I eventually grew accustomed to. There was the sound of gunshots in the night. Long hot summers where anything was possible, and violence was inevitable. Conversations that began with "Yo, did you hear about..." And being searched by [...]

By |2020-02-04T10:13:20-05:00October 24th, 2010|AAD ON RACE|4 Comments


I think I'm tired of mean people. (I say "I think" because I'm not sure if I'm mean people myself or not.) I don't mind people who say or do mean things for the sake of comedy and to make others laugh. Heck, I'm one of those people. But what I've had enough of are [...]

By |2020-02-04T10:15:20-05:00March 2nd, 2009|RANDOM, Uncategorized|14 Comments

Dear Santa,

This year I'm not sure I want anything under my tree, given that Christmas came early with the election of Barack Obama as our next president. It seems a bit selfish to ask for anything more than that. Plus my son is happy and healthy and attending the public school of our dreams.?Yet for some [...]

By |2020-02-04T09:55:43-05:00November 13th, 2008|LIFE, Uncategorized|5 Comments

Cancer and the Presidential Campaign

The presidential campaign season is now officially upon us and we are being besieged by both political parties as they ask for our financial support and our vote. When you consider which of the candidates to support you should factor into your decision their plans about cancer. Both of the presidential campaigns have released plans [...]