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We are about tightening it up, staying relevant, and moving forward at all times. This is Hamp’s Corner of America.
This is thirteenth and Juneau, in Milwaukee, WI where I grew up. Thus the origination of our title Hamp’s Corner of America. The front of 1334 W. Juneau, a reddish brick 3 story building would have been where you see my car sitting now while I took this picture in 1992. My family lived on the third floor. At the time, the building you see was a tavern called “The White Castle.” I’ve played on the roof of this building. Without going any further about this place, you can read several blogs in my book entitled, “The Episodic Thoughts of Hamp.” This book, along with two others I’ve written is where I mention events and incidents that happened in my life. There is a 3rd book I am writing about my father whereas an entire chapter is dedicated to 1334 W. Juneau. You will get the full idea of the memories and affection I have for this little corner on thirteenth and Juneau. — Codis Hampton II
I come from a business background through entrepreneurship, a career beginning as a Government employee supply clerk retiring in 1996 as a Procurement Director in anticipation of our base designated for closure. The next few years I continue working in the procurement field for a Defense Contractor, city, college administration, culminating in resigning from a private contractor who had a contract to support Defense Department vessels. By 2005, I decided to continuing writing while managing my consulting firm. I first discovered my passion for writing in 1999 after publishing an online newsletter with my own opinionated articles leading off each issue. Since then I’ve written my first book, Unchon-ni, published 2 more books. By 2011, I added bimonthly blogging to my writing resume. I began hosting Hamp’s Corner of America Blog Talk Radio show in June of 2014. It’s a spin off or extension of sorts from my blogs. I’ve also found the show to be an ideal platform for presenting ideas and comments to a certain segment of our society. It’s directed at people of color who may not see or hear the stories that speak to our interest from other American news outlets..
In this politically charged year of 2014, most people have become accustomed to instant critique and sound bites from various media. With the ability to spend money at will without any trace of who these people are, this practice will continue through the next few years until the majority of the American public has had enough. Meanwhile, the truth is often bent; twisted, shredded, and repackaged to resemble something that your conscious tells you is a lie. Independent thinking is not a lost art. Just because people with those types of opinions seem to dominate the landscape, they are still a minority, no matter their color or creed.
It’s these life altering events that shape a person, family, neighborhood, and community. The truth must be treasured and not compromised. Those real experiences supply the foundation upon which we are built and thus enable us to do the right thing based upon facts. That is the creed upon which I’ve based my life in every circumstance. No matter what, somehow one should always do the right thing for all involved. It keeps one grounded.
As of the Spring of this 2015 date, I have written three books. I have 3 more in my production hopper. One, based on my fathers life, will be released this fall, another, as yet an untitled book of fiction, by the spring of 2016. And yet another, based upon our political environment is scheduled for a fall release in 2016. It should be noted that all my books have been and will be independently published by my choice of publishers. I can say at this point in my life, I am at peace with my work, my God, and my existence.
-Codis Hampton II.