Guilty pleasures don’t define a black man.

Sam Jackson as Jules Winnfield from Pulp Fiction.
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Editor’s note: This is Chapter 1 of a serialized version of my political satire/memoir “Dungeons ’n’ Durags: One Black Nerd’s Epic Quest of Self-discovery, Racial Identity, and Crisis of Faith in Trump’s America.” You can continue to read this book FREE on Medium through Chapter 35. I feel confident it’ll…


I think the problem I'm having with your arguments Richard is they have an air of confident arrogance. Different translations of the bible have literally started whole denominations and practically started wars. …


To be clear, the topic I was referencing when commenting on whether Jesus taught it was homosexuality specifically, not sexual immorality generally.

And unless you have evidence to the contrary, everywhere I've studied about Jesus's life, it's mentioned he spoke Aramaic.

With regards to me an others getting "riled" up…


In many ways, these are worse than burning crosses and white hoods

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Since the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president, the U.S. has undergone a renaissance of racial reconciliation and a fight for civil rights. The murder of George Floyd by Derek Chauvin last May 2020, threw accelerant on the fire of racial justice reform.

In the midst of this…


There’s a growing movement to try to pass Critical Race Theory off as “racist propaganda”.

Scene from HBO’s “The Watchmen.” © 2019 HBO

Imagine if you will, a maximum-security prison built in Germany that was the largest of its kind in the country. Imagine if that prison was made up of predominantly Jewish men, where German officers in uniforms patrolled them like cowboys overseeing cattle. …


How you handle client and customer cancellations can mean the difference between more work or loss of income

Exit sign on a dark highway
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Last year when I signed up for my WaPo subscription, I was offered a special discount rate of $29 for the year (instead of $100+). I said “Hell yeah! I’ll take that.”

A year later, when the subscription was up, my rate was going to quintuple. I was like “Hell…


Justice, empathy, and compassion are your keys to ultimate freedom.

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The most recent excursions and upheaval in Gaza between Israelis and Hamas had me in a bit of a quandary. I despise the fact that Hamas launched rockets into Jeruselum. …


Millions of Americans feel today what POC have been feeling for a century.

Today, after overwhelming evidence that convinced a majority of the Senate, (including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell) that Donald J. Trump was guilty of inciting a seditious insurrection, nonetheless, with a 57–43 vote, the Senate failed to convict him during his historic second impeachment trial.

Today, any notion of what…


This is an online book. So start at the beginning.

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Hey there. If you’re new to this publication, welcome. This is an online version of my political satire/memoir, Dungeons ’n’ Durags: One Black Nerd’s Epic Quest of Self-discovery, Racial Identity, and Crisis of Faith in Trump’s America. Books typically start with chapter 1. But Medium does not make it easy…


“It’s A Superhero Movie” is not an excuse for bad storytelling

Wonder Woman 1984 is a disappointment of a movie filled with silly contrivances and lazy storytelling. What can we learn from it?

Let me start off by saying this is not a formal review of the movie per se. …

Ron Dawson

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