I was born and raised on the Lower East Side of Detroit, Michigan in an ethnically diverse and vibrant neighborhood. I am a product of the ‘Affirmative Action’ hiring era, when minority hiring was all about quotas. So, my fundamental understanding of race, equality, and fairness has been informed by the various positions I’ve held during my variable career as corporate exec, entrepreneur, and educator.
My professional life as a corporate executive took me from Detroit to Chicago to Dallas, then finally to Atlanta, Ga. where I settled with my family for thirty-eight years.
Part of that time, I owned and operated several retail grocery and liquor businesses, but as I approached middle age, I decided to return to school in pursuit of a Masters Degree. In 1996, I graduated from Clark Atlanta University and worked as an Educator for 14 years.
For most of my adult life, I’ve been a writer, starting with my college newspaper The Ferris Torch as the sports editor. In later years, I focused on promotional copywriting for several radio stations, and most-recently I wrote political commentary for The Michigan Chronicle, as well as profile/campaign pieces for various well-known politicians.
Since I love writing stuff, I have decided to host this blog. Over time, the site will include my personal opinions regarding race, politics, and high-profile news items. But because I’m a news and politics junkie, I really enjoy focusing on and analyzing the players in the political game.
Thanks for stopping by, come anytime and tell me what you think.