18 October 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! Pt.32

Click here for pt.1 Farrakhan, in that address to a Million Black Men, also provided the catalyst for my doing something that I’d never done at the behest of any man prior. He’d said something that made me get up off of that couch… …and get down on my knees. Yeah, he’d pissed me off by using that Lynch Letter, […]

16 October 2010 ~ 4 Comments

On a personal note…

On a personal note…

Dear Loco Readers: I feel like I’ve arrived at a junction. A crossroads. At least as far as Loco in Yokohama is concerned. Writing is a pursuit which fills me with adrenalin. Sitting at a keyboard, looking at my words, my thoughts, my feelings filling in the empty field of white does it for me. This […]

14 October 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Go Loco, Go Loco, it’s your birthday, it’s your birthday!

Loco in Yokohama is turning two on Friday! Listen to this- one of Loco’s faves- while you read: Two years! Wow, right? It just hit me the other day… I was reading a story about Barack Obama’s meteoric rise to power (and his plummet from favor.)  It reminded me of my first blog, Ain’t no stopping us […]

10 October 2010 ~ 10 Comments

Japan Writers Conference

Japan Writers Conference

Made my way over to Ekoda, Tokyo this morning for the Japan Writers Conference.  And I’m so glad I went! It’s a free two-day event, that started today and will be ending tomorrow. It’s held annually and is now in its fourth year. Many people with an interest in writing, editing, publishing, translating, and other forms of word-smithing were there […]

07 October 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Hi! My name is Loco…and I’m a racist! pt. 31

Hi! My name is Loco…and I’m a racist! pt. 31
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click here for pt. 1 “God gave Noah the rainbow sign, no more water the fire next time.” httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXwVnYGJ_Cw httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MruG888gH50 httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VduF3wm0fCw Start around 2:32 on the above clip. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usFsXNCoYzc httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWINDRQRKCg James Baldwin…(sigh!) Here was a man! A man that didn’t mince words. He didn’t infuse his words with religion to give them some lofty significance. He […]

05 October 2010 ~ 5 Comments

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! pt. 30

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! pt. 30
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc1NDBWNZkE”>httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc1NDBWNZkE

click here for pt. 1 “Where the fuck is the bus???” I was downtown Brooklyn on the corner of Jay and Willoughby Streets, in front of the MTA building, with half a dozen friends and about 1000 other black men. Waiting for some buses. The sky had turned the color it turns before the sun begins its […]

03 October 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Live from Locohama, S2/E35: Catch the dream!

Live from Locohama, S2/E35: Catch the dream!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoabkGf29AM”>httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoabkGf29AM

With the population decline, the well of kids to draw from has declined as well. So, High Schools have amped up their recruitment  a bit. Enrollment meaning funds and profits, of course. I noticed this year that the walls outside the third-year classes are literally littered with advertisements from every High School, public and private, in the area, […]

03 October 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Sunday morning’s for ballin’

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What is Loco doing when he isn’t trying to be a prolific writer? I’m balling with my J-posse, of course! httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PTGYTP9Vxo It’s raining threes (-: Loco

01 October 2010 ~ 6 Comments

Hi! My name is Loco…and I’m a racist! Pt. 29

Hi! My name is Loco…and I’m a racist! Pt. 29
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSskWIASFqU”>httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSskWIASFqU

Click here for pt. 1 Speaking of OJ, a couple of weeks after his trial, there was yet another major event that would impact my thinking on race in America. In fact, I’m pretty sure the OJ trial, all of the racial tension surrounding it, and the media orgy on race related matters resulting from […]

28 September 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! Pt. 28

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! Pt. 28
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfXfS8JTMKI”>httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfXfS8JTMKI

click here for pt. 1 As my former boss confirmed in my comments section (thanks Meg (-: ), our company was a house divided, becoming more and more so as the OJ trial progressed. Impacted, as our business was, by the viral nature of this story, we had a lot more down time than any […]