Interviewed by Ethelbert Miller

I was honored to be the subject of an interview by Ethelbert Miller for his weekly radio program in Washington, D.C., On The Margin. He had asked me for a copy of American Prophets months ago, set up the time for an EARLY Thursday chat and at 5 minutes to 6am PDT, his...

In Search of Color Everywhere

My planned 12N presentation for World Poetry Day was In Search of Color Everywhere and other African-American poetry. This title comes from an anthology edited by Ethelbert Miller. I had the honor of interviewing Ethelbert in 1994, when he was touring to promote this...

Zen, BLM Shuts Down Bernie

I was at the Bernie Sanders rally yesterday (8.8.15) in downtown Seattle’s Westlake Center where he was interrupted a second time by protestors from #BlackLivesMatter. And I get why it is #BlackLivesMatter and not #AllLivesMatter. Unemployment, incarceration...

SPLAB Turns 20

Though the official date was December 13, 2013 that the organization I created turned 20, we celebrate Saturday at Spring Street Center. Details below. It is hard to believe how quickly 20 years can flash by and how much work one can do in that time. Favorite memories...