I’d Rather Be Your Lover

New York City finally got a break from the wrath of Mother Nature. It was the springtime and the atmosphere, sunny and warm, rejuvenated life. New Yorkers took advantage of the climate by doing outdoor recreations such as bicycling, running, and photography. At Marcus Garvey Park in East Harlem, my friend Cory and I played […]

Uptown Flava/BK Style

Chapter 1: Early Morning Uptown. Harlem, New York, May 25, 1998, sleeping in a cozy apartment was DeVante, a brown-skinned African-American male and high school senior. At exactly 6:30 in the morning, 2Pac’s “I Get Around” song serenaded the bedroom waking him up. He opened his eyes and saw the sunlight streaming into his big, […]