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Being Black in America

#BeingBlackInAmerica: I'm no longer seen as the "Non-threatening" Black guy as Casting would often refer to me at auditions in Hollywood. How do I know this? Because despite my non-existent criminal record, my many degrees, my tailored wardrobe, the authentic smile that stays plastered on...

Never Lie to Yourself

Most of my life I lied to myself. I constantly told myself I was never good enough; didn’t look good enough, talented enough, smart enough, connected enough or tough enough to really get what I wanted out of life. Growing up, many people reinforced those...

Confessions of an Artist: Depression and Suicide in Hollywood

We have all been shocked, saddened, alarmed and even dumbfounded when media outlets report that someone we’ve admired for years on television, screen or stage died at the hand of suicide. Robin Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Lee Thompson Young are just a few from...

A Season of Isolation

No matter what profession you’re in in Hollywood, or any other city in the world for that matter, you always seem to have multiple jobs or titles. We all wear many hats and at times that can become overwhelming, stressful, tiresome and aggravating. That’s when...

Confessions of an Artist Part 3

Artists: We are misunderstood creatures that are led by our emotions, dreams and will to succeed in doing what we feel we were placed on this earth to do. No one said this journey would be easy and as a matter of fact, everyone said...

REFLECTIONS

It’s that time of year again where we sit and reflect on the year’s accomplishments, failures, lessons learned, friends gained, friends lost, the passing of loved ones, broken hearts, new found loves, career changes, iPhone upgrades, weight loss, weight gain, and mostly importantly; the individual...

Unapologetic

My mom told me that she was hardest on me than my 8 other siblings because not only did I have a sharp tongue and smart mouth but because I seemed to never apologize for what she considered was wrong that I believed to be...

Is It Really Lonely At The Top?

Everyone has been hearing for years that it’s lonely at the “Top”! Is this really true? If it is then why are people at the bottom saying it also? How do they know? Well… I will let you know. Truth is; it’s lonely way before you...

Alone With God…The Things That Come Out.

This day has proven productive but now night has fallen upon LA and my head is flooded with thoughts of regret, missed opportunities, lovers past, love lost, future ambitions and consequences from past and current mistakes. I ask myself is it all worth it?! Thinking...