Author Archives: Michael A. Gonzales

About Michael A. Gonzales

Michael A. Gonzales has written essays for New York, Uptown, The Village Voice, HYCIDE and Best African-American Essays 2010 edited by Gerald Early. A former NY Press columnist, he's contributed pop culture journalism for Wax Poetics, Vibe, Spin, XXL, Essence, Entertainment Weekly and Juicy. He lives in Brooklyn where he is currently working on a crime fiction novel and blogging at Blackadelic Pop.

The Worst People in America: Suge Knight

Former Ram, Death Row Records owner, and hip hop villain. Continue reading

Posted in Worst People in America | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Something Happened

Back in Hagerstown, Md, Michael Gonzales finds something like the African-American Last Picture Show waiting for him… Continue reading

Posted in Memoir | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Dark Days – Life in Crack City

From comic books to cocaine, now nearly 30 years after crack’s appearance, Michael A Gonzales writes about Harlem at the height of the Crack Wars. Continue reading

Posted in Memoir | Tagged , , , | 17 Comments