JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Tallis Piaget, author of Black Boogiemen
If a person grows up in the inner city and works hard (good grades, goes to college, earns a substantial degree), the first action this person performs upon reaching a somewhat successful status is LEAVE. In turn the inner city loses its most important assets, leaving these areas lacking positive role models. Well, “Black Boogiemen” is a fictional story about a charismatic leader that unites all of these successful men, and forces them to return to the worse parts of the inner city to LIVE.
This covert team of men (Black Boogiemen) truly bring about change to the inner city. They first begin to affect the aesthetics, beautifying the neighborhoods. They revamp the educational system making it more conducive to the young urban mind. Finally, they get rid of all of the drug dealers and gangbangers, and they force every urban youth to pull their pants up (or else). Eventually, the inner city morphs into something comparable to a Utopian Society, free of the nefarious aspects that plague all poor urban areas.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write “Black Boogiemen“?
Tallis Piaget: Being honest, I see the deplorable state of most inner cities throughout America. No matter what state we visit, their urban area is Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Tallis Piaget, author of Black Boogiemen