We Are O.NE. Series. Let’s make this a place where I get to be me and you get to be you. Let’s make this a place where together, we are O.NE. Put your hands in the middle and share your story.

I was born and raised in Omaha. After attending college in both Lincoln and Omaha, enlisting in the U.S. Coast Guard, living in Baltimore, Dallas and Kansas City, I found my way back home in 2006.

I am a product of the love of my father and mother who in a nutshell taught me…as one door closes another door opens…

I am a poet and publisher.

Underlying virtually all of my reflections is my effort to make sense out of the black experience in America – an often painful and only partially successful effort. I bare my soul and in doing so I try to help my readers to better understand the soul of America.

With the love of my parents and the environment they created for me, I was at a very young age gifted to challenge. Through my travels, life experiences and relationships successes and failures, I hope those who read my work receive a view of the world that will lend knowledge, love and understanding.

Photos by Eric Francis