Paradocs Coffee on Fairfax

My notebook by Moleskin and Japanese Pilot Pen Go well with Taka’s coffee at his Paradocs Coffee Shop quaintly positioned on my favorite block in LA On this MLK Day I sat there reading an article about Samya Stumo Who sadly lost her life a little less than a year ago aboard Ethiopia Airlines flight…

“Plant Some Sh*t”

Los Angeles native, Ron Finley, is a man of his word. Finley said: “plant some shit” in an effort to inspire his community to cultivate plants, and that is what he continues to do. His repurposed swimming pool functions as a nursery today where his foliage thrives. Like the plants he grows that are vital…

The Bronze Titan

Ahmad Maceo Eldridge Cleaver was Eldridge and Kathleen Cleaver’s only son For him there was only one book anybody needed, the Qu’ran But, he did share with me a book entitled Jesus He also suggested I read Panther Baby by Jamal Joseph I took heed to everything this brotha shared with me After all, the…

Only For The Lonely

  I was in the desert, making my way home I lived in the desert, daily the sun beat down on my dome There was an alley behind where I lived, On this day goats were there The sight of a goat in my hood is rare so I decided to snap a photo And…

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109 PREFACE I’m probably just famished searching for meaning, because I’m lost But, I’ll be damned if anybody tells me Nipsey wasn’t a Boss Not because he told others what to do, but instead he helped people, and mastered knowledge of self It’s evident in his philosophy about gaining wealth (All Money In) And I…

Nipsey Hu$$le: The Theories

Why was Nipsey killed? 1. Eric Holder was jealous of Nipsey Hussle’s success. Some accounts stated that Nipsey brushed Holder off when he approached him to ask for help with his music. Still other accounts say that Nipsey brushed Holder off because Holder is a well known police informant and disgraced Crip gang member. After…

God Will Rise

Click here Note: The title of this article is inspired by the GOD WILL RISE tattoo Nipsey Hussle had on the right side of his face. Preface: Historical records reveal that COINTELPRO seeks to prevent the rise of a Black Messiah who can unify and electrify the Black Militant Movement. Mr. Ermias Joseph Asghedom –…

109 Chronicles

2007 — I took a leap of faith and traveled to South Korea that year. My first friend in Korea and neighbor was also born in 1979 on 10-09. 2013 — Hanguel (Korean Language) Day became a national holiday that year. Thereafter I found it easier to schedule parties or trips on my birthday so…