03 January 2017 ~ 2 Comments

When Hateful People Hate You!

When Hateful People Hate You!

Just saw a link on my blog stats page. It sent some traffic my way so I followed it and it lead to a white supremacist website. Before I could close the page (my normal response to sick minds) curiosity got the best of me. Somehow I imagined, in almost a decade of having a […]

02 January 2017 ~ 2 Comments

Funky Upgrades and Funky Outbursts

Funky Upgrades and Funky Outbursts

The upgrades to the webpage are coming along nicely. Particularly the #BlackEye page, where every article I’ve written for the Japan Times can be found (if you’re interested, check them out HERE). Also making some upgrades to my workshop. Anyone who’s attended over the past couple of years can tell you it’s pretty tight as […]

01 January 2017 ~ Comments Off on Playing the Game of Resolutions

Playing the Game of Resolutions

Playing the Game of Resolutions

I quit making New Year’s resolutions. I make mine on any day of the year except December 31st because then, technically, it’s not a New Year’s resolution. It’s just a resolution. Right? I prefer to just do shit without making breakable promises to myself. Because every time I broke a New Year’s resolution (and I’ve broken MANY) […]

31 December 2016 ~ Comments Off on Happy 2017 from Loco in Yokohama!

Happy 2017 from Loco in Yokohama!

Happy 2017 from Loco in Yokohama!

Just wanted to take a moment out to wish all of you happy holidays and a healthy, prosperous New Year! Your boy Loco has had a lot on his plate for the past couple of years so content on this blog has taken a hit. But this year I’m going to re-integrate LIY into my […]

18 December 2016 ~ 1 Comment

Japan has its own Big Bang Theory

Japan has its own Big Bang Theory

It’s that time again. The latest Black Eye is up and atcha! And we’re closing out 2016 with a Big Bang! Big Bang Nicole that is! Actress, model, dancer AND Pro-Wrestler! She’s got a lot more than Hot Sauce in her Bag! Here’s an excerpt from this amazing athlete’s story: “I remember watching matches on TV with Kyoko Inoue, […]

21 November 2016 ~ Comments Off on Americans Might be Baka, But We’re not THAT Baka!

Americans Might be Baka, But We’re not THAT Baka!

Americans Might be Baka, But We’re not THAT Baka!

The latest #BlackEye is up! Shared some thoughts on the recent election… Here’s an excerpt: “Are you sure she’s going to win?” my Japanese co-worker seated beside me asked. I leaned over and glanced at her computer screen. I saw what had upset her. Texas’ results had just come in, and Trump had sprinted further ahead […]

16 October 2016 ~ 1 Comment

From Dakar to Tokyo: A Senegalese Musician Dances All the Way to Japan!

From Dakar to Tokyo: A Senegalese Musician Dances All the Way to Japan!

This month, Black Eye is proud to present the story of a Senegalese Muslim – who just happens to bear my namesake. He came to Japan 14 years ago, and brought the rich culture, music and dance of Senegal with him. And Japan is the better for it. Here’s a sneak peak: Baye Fall’s big break […]

18 September 2016 ~ 1 Comment

From the “Harlem of London” to the Theaters of Tokyo, One Woman’s Inspiring Journey

From the “Harlem of London” to the Theaters of Tokyo, One Woman’s Inspiring Journey

This time around, #BlackEye brings you the remarkable story of a British woman who came to Japan with little more than a plane ticket, a passport, and passion, and was able to turn that passion into a blossoming career in the Tokyo Theater. Allow me to introduce Reina! Here’s an excerpt from her inspiring story: “Originally I wanted to be an […]

14 August 2016 ~ Comments Off on Son of Zambian Freedom Fighter Makes His Home in Japan

Son of Zambian Freedom Fighter Makes His Home in Japan

Son of Zambian Freedom Fighter Makes His Home in Japan

It has been brought to my attention that Black Eye has been fairly African-American-centered. Time to rectify that! A review of the articles I’ve written over the past two years reveals that, while I have tackled Jamaicans in Japan fairly extensively, and once a British woman of African descent, the rest of the people I’ve […]

29 July 2016 ~ Comments Off on The First Time President Obama Spoke To Me

The First Time President Obama Spoke To Me

The First Time President Obama Spoke To Me

You know, I was sitting here thinking why has this speech, this moment, moved me so much! And I think I’ve figured it out…   Bear with me.   This was not the first homerun speech I’ve heard the President make…not even close. In fact, his greatest homerun speech was also delivered in Philadelphia back […]