The Street Capitalist is about going from despair to hope written by a former eighth grade dropout and ex-drug dealer. It’s a testament to God’s grace and the power of new beginnings. The central theme is that no matter where you start off, or where you find yourself today, a course correction is possible; there is hope for a brighter future, a better tomorrow. This internal truth comes forth from one of the darkest places known to man, the state penitentiary; even here, this light isn’t diminished. Thus, “The Street Capitalist” is one small light. For it’s better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
At one time or another, we all get caught up in wishing we had more of this or that and how wonderful our lives would be if only we could get this or that. Darren King was the same way; like a lot of people he was already blessed and didn’t know it. It took a windfall of unexpected, unexplained riches that turned his life upside down and nearly cost him everything he held dear to realize the wisdom of the saying, “The grass isn’t always greener on the other side.”
Tagger is an urban novel centered around the graffiti culture of East LA. When a beef between rival graffiti artist Ricco and Adul turns ugly and Ricco is murdered, the streets finger Adul as the killer. But going to jail is the least of his worries, as the dead man just happens to be the baby brother of one of the biggest drug dealers in Los Angeles.
Immanuel Johnson is a young, frustrated, black man with a sense of destiny. On top of this he has a Messiah Complex, and after serving five years in a maximum security prison where he immerses himself in black nationalist and radical religious literature, he comes to believe that he is a reincarnation of Christ and that he must sacrifice his life for the salvation of Black America. But not before writing a scorching diatribe to explain his actions to the world.