05 October 2015 ~ 3 Comments

An ex-Con, an ex-Pimp, a Black Panther and a Message from God

An ex-Con, an ex-Pimp, a Black Panther and a Message from God

I started collecting Marvel Comic books when I was about 8. My first ambition in life was to be a motor man on a train, but soon tabled that dream and shot for the stars: I decided I would be Spider Man. And not later in life…far as I was concerned, I was ready already. I’d cut […]

01 October 2015 ~ 1 Comment

Man, You Come Right Outtavah Comic Book!

Man, You Come Right Outtavah Comic Book!
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Seven-year old me sat in a rat infested cat patrolled theatre with my brothers, eating stale popcorn and sipping watery sprite, watching Chinese men have their eyes ripped from the sockets by other Chinese guys and having the time of my short life! It was my first foray into the genre with the misnomer karate […]

20 September 2015 ~ 0 Comments

“Don’t Sell Your Soul For A Japanese Man…”

“Don’t Sell Your Soul For A Japanese Man…”

So says Rashidat Amanda Oumiya, the lovely subject of the third (and last…for now) instalment in my black women married to Japanese men, raising biracial children series for my column, BLACK EYE in the Japan Times. BTW if you haven’t read the first and second instalments, they’re must reads! Here are the links: Part 1: Women of Color Bound To […]

18 September 2015 ~ 0 Comments

The Radiant Ariana Miyamoto Knows How To Keep a Secret!

The Radiant Ariana Miyamoto Knows How To Keep a Secret!

As I mentioned in my brand new Locohama Newsletter, today’s issue of Metropolis Magazine features an interview and photo shoot with Miss Universe Japan,  Ariana Miyamoto— my first cover story!  First of many I hope! In it she tackles subjects like how she’s preparing for the international competition, why she doesn’t feel she needs to compensate for […]

17 September 2015 ~ 5 Comments

What’s it like to be “Black” in Japan?

What’s it like to be “Black” in Japan?

New video by Rachel and Jun. Well done guys!! About this video, I will say this though: the black male experience in Japan is vastly different from the black female experience (as is the case in the US and other places as well…notice the vast majority of cop shootings are of black males…we are truly the […]

16 September 2015 ~ 0 Comments

What The Hell is Going On in Yokohama???

What The Hell is Going On in Yokohama???
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Well, here’s one way to find out: You can SUBSCRIBE to my brand new Newsletter. That’s right! Finally, I’ve done it! I’m calling it: Locohama I will endeavor to make it a source (and resource) of not only information related to my own activities here in Yokohama, but to the many other content creators, news makers […]

04 September 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Grits and Sushi: Musings on Okinawa and Blackness

Grits and Sushi: Musings on Okinawa and Blackness

Well, you knew it was coming, and now it’s here: my FIRST piece for Metropolis Magazine will hit the streets tomorrow morning (September 4th)!! I’ve written a feature on a very inspiring and brilliant (not to mention beautiful) young woman named Mitzi Uehara Carter. She has dedicated her mind and energy to giving voice to and telling […]

27 August 2015 ~ 4 Comments

Guess Who’ll be Presenting at the Japan Writers Conference?

Guess Who’ll be Presenting at the Japan Writers Conference?

Well, it’s officially official! Yours truly is on the Program! Yep, I’ll be doing a presentation at the Japan Writers’ Conference on Saturday, October 24th at 2pm in Kobe Japan! If you’re a writer (or would like to be one someday), and would like to attend an annual gathering of English language writers, translators, editors, and […]

23 August 2015 ~ 4 Comments

‘Are you serious, God? An Asian dude? Really???’

‘Are you serious, God? An Asian dude? Really???’

My latest article for Black Eye is up! In my continuing efforts to give the black experience here in Japan its due, here is the 2nd instalment on black women finding love, home, and happiness here in japan, and building families with Japanese beaus and biracial children. This month I focus the Black Eye on Tara […]

28 July 2015 ~ 0 Comments

One-on-One: The Interview with Baye McNeil​ via Metropolis Magazine​

One-on-One: The Interview with Baye McNeil​ via Metropolis Magazine​

One on One: The Interview with Baye McNeil​ via Metropolis Magazine​     Here’s a link to catch the full (30 minute) version: http://metropolisjapan.com/podcast-one-on-one-baye-mcneil/ Here’s a a lnk to the edited (20 minute) version: http://metropolisjapan.com/podcast-metropolis-on-air-3/   PS: Signup for my Locohama Newsletter to be kept up on all the fascinating things going on in this part of the world, […]