It Was Only One Hour Ago...

My father passed away at home on October 22, 2018 at the age of 87 after a short bout with lung cancer that was diagnosed before reaching the mid point of 2018. He also suffered from diabetes for about a decade, if not longer. The onset of gangrene began earlier this year with two of... Read more »

Why White People Should Not Apologize For Their Racist Ways (Opinion)

Can someone please explain to me why do racist white people keep apologizing and then disappear off of the World Wide Web after receiving severe backlash for their racist statement or posting a racist photo of themselves in blackface? They clearly knew what they were getting themselves into when they did it. So why are... Read more »

Producers Versus Beat Makers: A Hate Story

The topic of, whether or not, beat makers are producers has been an ongoing debate and the uncertainty lying between the two can be confusing to those who do not understand what the responsibilities consist of in both roles. When we look back at the evolution of producers, most, if not all, of what it... Read more »
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An Open Letter To A Colleague Who Is No Longer With Us

​A colleague who I worked with for several years at a two-year institution has recently passed on due to unforeseen physical health complications on January 7, 2018. Since then, condolences has poured in from friends, relatives, colleagues, former classmates, students, among many others on forums, obituary guestbook and social media.  January 13, 2018 Dear Colleague, I have... Read more »

Bittersweet Memories... That Is All I'm Taking With Me

Many artists and bands from across all genres, at one point or another, recorded a cover to, perhaps, pay homage to their favorite artist/ band or recorded to be included as a part of a project and released for public consumption.  While cover songs, most often than not, are arrangement based rather than songwriting based, it... Read more »

Our Money To Educate Minds Behind Bars Is A Terrible Thing To Waste

A recent opinion article, Let Prisoners Take College Courses, published by the New York Times on April 4, 2015, was written by John J. Lennon, an inmate at the Attica Correctional Facility in Attica, New York.  Lennon, one of the 23 inmates who is enrolled in a privately funded college program at the facility, believes the program should... Read more »