Starting Your Dreams Later In Life and Embracing the Detour

I know it's been a while since I've posted anything but that's because of my job. I'm working as a reporter covering Oakland and I host an arts segment on the radio where I get to interview amazing artists from around the Bay Area. Plus I'm publicizing my book and building my speaking career! 
You know what's funny? I thought this would all happen by the time I was 27-30.  Nope. That wasn't God's plan for me. I'm finally beginning to do the things I've wanted to do and I'm almost 40 years old. Some people reading this who are 40 will say 40 is still young. But some younger people reading may think 40 is nearly ancient. But I'm writing this post for those who like me, thought their career and personal dreams would come true much early in life. I'm here to tell you not to give up. 
You know, death inspires life. A number of my relatives and friends have passed away, ranging in age from 20's to 80's. Actor Luke Perry, my middle…

My Interview With Fantastic Negrito is on Ebony.com

I told you in a recent post that I would have some special news regarding Black roots artist Fantastic Negrito! Well it's all in the title of this post. It's rare when a person gets to sit down with an artist they admire and ask them anything they want. This is why I love being a journalist.

I enjoyed our interview and I learned a lot about Black artists from the back in the day who laid the foundation for rock, punk and other sounds in pop culture. It's a great interview. This is my second piece for Ebony. Read on and buy Fantastic Negrito's new album The Last Days of Oakland. Also, he's currently touring with Chris Cornell, so check him out in a city near you. He is AMAZING live.

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