The critics never did respect Kobe for what he truly was. And now it's too late.
Author - Brandon Loran Maxwell
Brandon Loran Maxwell is a writer, speaker, prize winning essayist, and founder of DailyChela.com. He is also the host of The Lowrider Samurai Podcast. 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 topics. 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 produced in 2009. In addition, Brandon has fronted various punk rock and hip hop groups. He often writes about prison reform, immigration reform, pop culture, music, and Chicano culture.
"American Dirt" has catapulted a discussion about identity to the forefront of public discussion—and Chicanos are leading the way.
Lowriding is America's most dynamic underground tradition.
Make no mistake. Special interests want us to conform and forget our histories.
Mexican Americans have a unique history with the United States that other Latinos simply don’t share.
There's a reason Mexican American street gangs transcend economic class, geography, and even centuries.
A discussion about gentrification.
A discussion about the disability community.
Twitter sure seems to ignore a lot of Latinos when it comes to the verification process.
In Vietnam, Chicanos died at twice the rate of their counterparts.
A quick message from the founder of The Daily Chela.
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There isn't just one narrowly defined definition of America. We are all products of our own upbringings and environments.
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...
A discussion about immigration, "Latinx," and gun laws.
Immigrants are the common denominator when it comes to America's "greatness."
Why don’t violent offenders, like drug offenders, also deserve a second chance?
Eazy-E wanted to help form a Latino version of N.W.A.
A discussion about pachuco culture, modern gangs, discrimination, and nationalism during WW2.
Love him or hate him, one Chicano rapper has written the blueprint everyone else follows.
The truth is we are all winners in the 4.5-billion-year planetary lotto.
Maybe Fred, like the rest of us, just wanted to get out and live a little.
A look back at terrorist incidents suggests that citizens taking a more aggressive approach might help save lives.
A few may come close, but there will never be another one quite like him.
There are a hundred avenues to escape the future, but not a single road to escape the past.
What is life without risk? Without spice? Without danger? Love is no exception.
American values are at risk. It's on Americans to save them.
If reincarnation exists, humans better hope they don’t become trees.
Nowhere have attacks on Mexican Americans been more prominent than in academia.