Social Commentary

Being A Black Man in America

Wilkine Brutus taking a picture with the LAPD in the early 2000s.

Today, I explore, rather specifically, what it means to be a black man in the United States of America. The U.S.A is a superpower, and within this land of the free lies the inconsistencies of its ideals, its deluded messages of freedom and justice for all.

What does it mean to be human?

Wilkine Brutus at Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Many of us do not have “free” time for such an age-old question, no, not through that 5pm traffic after a long day at work. If you’re coming home to semi-handle the urge to kiss and squeeze the hell out of a newborn baby, perhaps the question ‘what it means to be human” may pop up in that tired brain of yours.

Films (Shorts)

“One Man’s Loss” by Philip Sansom

One Man's Loss, a film by Philip Sansom

Glass can cut you, and alter how you see yourself. Glass can reflect your good and bad image, and force you to alter yourself again. Glass is fragile, like life itself–and when a homeless vagabond sees fate literally falling from the sky, he rides with it.

Art & Interviews

LOVING JANELLE MONAE w/Elliott Ashby & Sam Hammington

http://www.davidandrako.com/

I honestly believe I will date or, at the very least, have dinner with Janelle Monae. It’s just going to happen. And of course your biggest haters are your good friends. During our 1 1/2 hour wait in line at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, I marveled at the mere “chance” to propose to her on stage. Yes, while she’s performing.