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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The Dark Secrets of Nepal’s Famous Buddha Boy

Long before Ram Bahadur Bomjon claimed to be the reincarnated Buddha, he was just a simple, strange 15-year-old who left his Nepalese village to meditate…

Any Billionaire’s Morning Routine Is Weak Compared to a Single Mom’s

This is how billionaire Mark Cuban starts each morning: “My rise and grind is to get up every morning knowing how I am going to…

The High Cost of Being a Black Entrepreneur in the Cannabis Industry

Until very recently, it was a serious and often life-ruining crime to possess pot in America. That’s all changed obviously. In 2012, Colorado and Washington…