Zaron Burnett III

Zaron Burnett is an investigative journalist and longform features writer based in Los Angeles. He covers culture, politics, race, and other perplexing mysteries for MEL.

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A Conversation Between Black Men of Different Generations About Dating White Women

Most of the time it seems we prefer to ignore American history, but if you’re a black man, occasionally it will show up in your…

What It Means When You Die a Half-Made Man

Los Angeles had just endured its coldest winter in recent memory. Then, yesterday, the city finally enjoyed one of its first warm days of spring….

The Perfect Irony That ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Film Was Also a Real-Life Scam

It’s April 2013 in New York. Ensconced in a Chelsea studio bubbling with celebrities and champagne, an international man of mystery records his vanity music…