Who am I?

My name is Gordon Eric Marble.

I give perspective from a black grandpa’s point of view.

I am your average black, babyboomer male, American citizen. Back in the seventies and eighties I was a photo journalist papa razzi. I covered the “Chitlin circuit” in Los Angeles.

I have seen first man in space man in space, an American President assassinated and many others. Two urban riots, Watts, Los Angeles. Man walk on moon. Several wars. First black President. Gay marriage Creation of the Internet. Smart phones, TVs. Electric cars. Donald Trump a president. A pandemic. A man made destruction of the climate.

I have never been to Prison. Navy veteran during Vietnam, with a spooky background. Urban street survivor. Black militant, Jr College grad. Parent, grandparent, and recovering alcoholic. Did a lot of Federal Service work.

IQ 141, general knowledge, off the scale. Mom bought me a complete set of Encyclopaedia at age 12. Read every volume by age 16.

Most white people are surprised when they meet, especially when I say, I’m Straight out of Compton!

I hear, “You’re different from other blacks.” It’s because I don’t fit the profile, of news media black, or blacks stereotype in movies and TV and commercials. The fact that I have never been to prison really raises eyebrows, That really pisses me off.

The truth is I am a typical black man. I see my type all the time. Because most of my black relationships are not through some media. They are face-to-face contact, face-to-face and one on one conversations. My friends and my family, My associates and fellowship.

I believe in God but I am not religious. Science is evidently truth.

I am honest and straight forward. I’ll take a chance on losing a friendship to tell person in truth.

The only thing that truly separates people, is “class”. There are people with class and people without.

Also believe that if you throw a rock in a field with dogs, the one that yelps gets hit. It’s the same dynamic, when someone gets angry over my opinion, and they yelp, they probably got hit.

Volume paying on racism is simple. I really don’t care if a individual dislikes me because of the color of my skin. As long as they are not a judge, DA, law enforcement, politician, employer, Doctor, Pharmacist, Educator or cook.

Unlike other people I like opinions. I can hear them or read them but I don’t have to accept except them.

Met a lot of interesting people in mynit life. Some famous, some not.

Well that’s the basic.

One more thing. I reserach and verify what I post.


Published by marblesmind

Freelance journalist, Studied journalism at LACC. Former Member of Los Angeles Press Club. 1975. 6 year Navy Vet, during Vietnam. Last 3 years Naval Intelligence unit.

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