This is the first episode from the series A Black Guy and a White Guy. Conor Anstett and myself, LeRon L. Barton talk about the Newyorker story Catperson. We discuss dating, sex, and consent. This is a two part series. Please check it out and tell us what you think! LeRon
Here is the trailer to my new series “Race Card.” In this series, Black, Latino, Asian, Native American, and people of Middle Eastern Descent talk racism and who they are in a funny, but candid and real way. First episode coming soon!!
I was invited to be a guest on The Dr. Vibe show alongside musician Alexander Williams to talk about Hip-Hop and its role in fighting white supremacy. I had a great time discussing rap, racism, and how hip-hop can be a change for good. Check out the interview.
I was a guest on The Dr. Vibe Show to talk about my essay Men and The Need To Be Vulnerable. We discuss how men need to embrace their emotions, why brushing off their feelings is harmful, and how I became comfortable with expressing who I am. Check it out!
In May, I was given a chance to appear on The Stream, a news program on Al Jazeeraa that focuses on topics that are discussed on social media. I along side a panel of Black women talked about colorism in the global Black community. I had a wonderful time talking about this topic with the guests and hosts. I hope to be back. Check it out!
I had the opportunity to participate in an interview with Storycorps, an organization that is committed to sharing stories of people everywhere in the world. We talked about writing, race, gender, travel, friends, and new projects. I have to say this was the best interview I have ever given. Such a great time, I advise everyone to participate in a StoryCorps interview.
I appeared on the Dr. Vibe Show to discuss my essay “Stop Blaming Trump for Racism (It was already here).”
Yesterday, I returned as a guest to The Jesse Lee Peterson Show. We resumed our discussion on race, gender, sexism, and why Black people are targets by the police. Take a listen.
On Thursday May 18, 2017, I was given a chance to appear on The Jesse Lee Peterson show. Peterson, a Black conservative preacher who thinks Black people don’t know how to act and white people having the right to be afraid of us, and I spoke about my latest essay, “Gaslighting: Don’t Do It.” While I knew the conversation would be challenging, I didn’t know it would be ridiculous. Peterson denied that Gaslighting exists and said men should not be weak. Overall, a very interesting exchange. Check out the interview.
This originally appeared at Kalw As the Bay Area marks the two-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death, demands for police accountability continue in the aftermath of major scandals that rocked the Oakland and San Francisco police departments. When the East Bay Express invited Bay Area residents to submit personal reflections on racial injustice, dozens wrote in. Among them was writer LeRon Barton, who’s struggled with staying true to himself as a black man. LERON BARTON: If I come in contact with a police officer, it’s a flip of a coin. You…