What was the driving force behind your insistence to get your voice heard and get your first book published?
I read a lot work by people who wrote about the street culture, but never really been in the street culture, that’s problematic to me–– we should be documenting our own journeys.
What is the most unexpected, but significant review you’ve received for The Cook Up?
Your second book, The Beast Side, is a New York Times Best Seller but more than that it is…
It’s a bible to young minorities trying to find their way and instant proximity to whites who want to gain a better understating of some of the issues facing Black America.
Sadly some people refuse to acknowledge what it’s like growing up young and black in contemporary urban America. What’s your attitude towards that group of people?
I can’t make them care, so I just show love and educate who I can.