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Author - Brandon Loran Maxwell

Brandon Loran Maxwell is a writer, speaker, and prize winning essayist. His writings and commentary have appeared at The Hill, Salon, Townhall, The Washington Examiner, The Oregonian, FEE, and Latino Rebels Radio, among others. He regularly speaks on a variety of social topics, and has been cited at outlets such as Vox and The Washington Post. His personal essay "Notes From An American Prisoner" was awarded a Writer's Digest prize in 2014, and his one-act play "Petal By Petal" about drug and alcohol addiction was performed at The Little Theater in 2009. In addition, Brandon has fronted various punk rock and hip hop groups. He holds a B.S. in political science, and often writes about prison reform, immigration reform, pop culture, music, and Chicano culture.

News

Chicanos Remember The Abilene Walkout

On Saturday, activists marched to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 school walkouts in Abilene, Texas. In total, about 300 students—mostly Mexican...

Politics

6 Quick Takeaways From The Debate

The Democrats kicked off another debate tonight, this time on CNN. The debate was three hours long, but never shy of interesting moments, even if it lacked...

Poetry

Escaping The Past

There are a hundred avenues to escape the future, but not a single road to escape the past.