I am an American maroon griot of West Coast Origin. I was raised on Grandma’s gumbo, and Grandpa’s Black Liberation Theology, and Mom and Dad’s insistence on voracious early literacy, and encouraged tendencies towards the mellifluous. The influences of Zuma, Hamoa, Makena, and Julia Pfeiffer Beaches cannot be entirely discounted, nor any of several redwood forests Muir or Montgomery Woods, not to mention a couple of dormant California volcanoes, Shasta and Tamalpais. As a singer songwriter I co-founded Rhythm & Bliss, Taiwo Taste The World, as well as being a solo artist. I like to develop of culturally proficient recovery technologies such as African Centered Reality Therapy, The Book of Sand: 12 Steps of Racism Recovery Anonymous. I coordinate The Recovery Center, a project of the Multicultural Substance Abuse Prevention Program at Lane Community College. As a national, state, and local level consultant I have written successful grants, co-authored curricula, and worked in successful and innovative prevention programs in California, Oregon, and Washington. I provide technical assistance to numerous community coalitions on Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment, Gang and Violence Prevention, and other Multicultural Issues. I won an Associated Press award for a radio commentary on racial profiling. I’ve written commentary for local newspapers and radio. I host a weekly television program called DiversiTV.