RGIII: Composure Under Pressure

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Voter Suppression: My Voice Deserves To Be Heard

I've been paying lots of attention to the 2012 presidential election...some would call me a "politics enthusiast". I have always been very fascinated with the political environment here in the U.S. as well as other countries. I am disappointed when I read some of the vilifying and abrasive comments Read

Making of Red Hook Summer Sneaker: Son of Mookie

Spike Lee has inspired me since I was very young.  In high school, I even created a film project for a class based on one of his movies.  He has just released his feature film, Red Hook Summer depicting the time a young boy spends living with his grandfather Read

Ice Age 4 Celebrity Sneakers

Its been an amazing week!  Monday, I had the opportunity to view an an early screening of Ice Age 4 in New York City.  Some of the cast members from Ice Age were there: Keke Palmer, Queen Latifah, Aziz Ansari, John Leguizamo and Ray Romano.  The movie was great! Read


PBS – Road Trip Nation

PBS Ideastream – Applause

Sneaker From Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” Video

Fox 8 News – Custom Sneaker Artist Van Monroe

TV 20 – Van Monroe and Mayor Frank Jackson

Fox Business News – Obama Sneaker


Jun/Jul/Aug 2008 Courrier International

January 2009 Cleveland Magazine

Winter 2009 – The Conscious Voice

Oct/Nov 2008 – Giant Magazine

August 2010 – OSBA Journal

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Read July 14, 2012 – Cleveland Sneaker Artist Van Monroe Back In The Spotlight With ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’

Read May 2, 2009 – Cleveland’s Sneaker Artist is Helping Promote ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ Movie

Read October 7, 2008 – Painted Sneakers Propel Cleveland Native Van Monroe to Stardom

Digital Journal

Read Sep 16, 2012 – Spike Lee’s ‘Bad 25′ premieres in Toronto’