My Portfolio

I started ghostwriting in 2009 and in that time I have penned hundreds, if not thousands of articles and 15 books. Despite this large body of work, like all of us who've made our living as a ghost, until recently, I had very little to show for it. Six months after Being Biracial: Where Our Secret Worlds Collide was published, I decided I needed to change that.

Below are some of my bylined pieces.


 

  • The Truth About INSYS Therapeutics And Big Pharma’s Battle To Take Down Legal Cannabis
    The Truth About INSYS Therapeutics And Big Pharma’s Battle To Take Down Legal Cannabis

    The 2016 US presidential election cycle was a productive one for pro-cannabis activists. Voters in California, Massachusetts, Nevada and Maine approved referendums that legalized recreational cannabis. In Arizona, however, a similar referendum (Proposition 205) was defeated, seemingly in defiance of pre-election polls that indicated it would pass. Political analysts credited a strong last-minute push by...

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  • The New Prohibition Battle: True Cannabis Legalization Is A Constitutional Matter
    The New Prohibition Battle: True Cannabis Legalization Is A Constitutional Matter

    Federal law prohibits the cultivation, sale and consumption of cannabis products within the borders of the United States. The majority of states have passed laws in contradiction to this edict (33 states and two territories have legalized medical marijuana; 10 others and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational cannabis), but the federal government can...

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  • CBD And Depression: Unlocking Further Benefits Of Cannabidiol
    CBD And Depression: Unlocking Further Benefits Of Cannabidiol

    As researchers gain a better understanding of the utility and versatility of cannabidiol (CBD) and it’s increasingly accepted by the general public, the role of this cannabinoid in treating depression has become a significant topic of interest both inside and outside the cannabis community. Frustrated with erratic results and undesirable side effects of conventional antidepressants,...

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  • The Truth About Veterans and Medical Marijuana
    The Truth About Veterans and Medical Marijuana

    This was published in Big Buds Magazine. Every year on November 11, in celebrations both large and small, the nation comes together to thank veterans of all wars the United States has participated in. Veterans Day is one of the few instances where we can put our politics and ideology aside to acknowledge the sacrifices these...

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  • 6 Common Misconceptions About Adult Children of Alcoholics
    6 Common Misconceptions About Adult Children of Alcoholics

    This article was originally published on The Fix. No one doubts that the legacy of alcoholism is toxic. But do we really know as much about the effects alcoholics have on innocent bystanders as we think we do? Like an ill wind sweeping across time, alcoholism inflicts multi-generational damage. It is the gift that keeps...

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  • Mexican Supreme Court Declares Cannabis Prohibition Unconstitutional
    Mexican Supreme Court Declares Cannabis Prohibition Unconstitutional

    This was published in Big Buds Magazine. The full legalization of cannabis in Mexico moved one step closer to reality on October 31, when the National Supreme Court of Justice, the highest court in the land, issued a ruling declaring the country’s existing ban on recreational cannabis unconstitutional. In its findings in favor of two...

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  • Utuado, Puerto Rico: Un Año Después del Huracán María
    Utuado, Puerto Rico: Un Año Después del Huracán María

    Como la mayoría de las situaciones traumáticas, para todos nosotros en Puerto Rico, el huracán María no fue un evento común, ya que alteró nuestra realidad y el diario vivir de cada Puertorriqueño. Mucho después de que los medios noticiosos en los Estados Unidos y otros países reemplazaran nuestra historia con nuevos titulares y los...

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  • Utuado, Puerto Rico: One Year After Hurricane Maria
    Utuado, Puerto Rico: One Year After Hurricane Maria

    All-inclusive resorts facing white, sandy beaches; the forts in Old San Juan; El Yunque Rainforest; the bioluminescent bay; home of tostones, arroz con gandules and the original piña colada; salsa music and the coquí frog all have the makings of the perfect vacation on the Caribbean island dubbed, “La Isla del Encanto” (The Enchanted Island)....

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  • Pondering My Racial Identity Post-Hurricane Maria
    Pondering My Racial Identity Post-Hurricane Maria

    I have been writing from the Biracial and Multiracial perspective since I co-authored the book, Being Biracial: Where Our Secret Worlds Collide in 2015. Being Biracial is an anthology of essays from either Multiracial people or parents of mixed race kids. My parents raised my brothers and me to self-identify as Black, and yes, I...

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  • Why I Did a Complete 180 About Medical Marijuana
    Why I Did a Complete 180 About Medical Marijuana

    If you knew me when I was growing up, you'd know why it's pretty surprising how I feel about marijuana. It is surprising to many why I did a complete 180 about medical marijuana. When I was 18 years old, I slipped while taking a shower in my apartment in New York City. My lower...

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  • Procter and Gamble Commercial: Let’s Talk About the Talk
    Procter and Gamble Commercial: Let’s Talk About the Talk

    If you haven’t heard about the Procter and Gamble commercial, The Talk, let me please be the one to introduce it to you. It’s raw, it’s historical and it’s spot on! Anyone claiming it’s race baiting, racist or that they’re going to boycott Procter and Gable because of it, I say this: ask yourself why...

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  • Was Charles M. Schulz a Racist? All Depends on Your Perspective
    Was Charles M. Schulz a Racist? All Depends on Your Perspective

    Was Charles Schulz a racist? Well, it all depends on your perspective. Yesterday my cousin Jason asked if I’d seen this meme, which was created from using a still from The Peanuts Thanksgiving television special that originally aired in 1968. We got into a discussion about the Peanuts creator, the late Charles M. Schulz. I...

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