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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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Saddle Sore, Dusty and Proud: A Day with Black Cowboys at the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo

The all-Black rodeo is once again on tour, thrilling crowds while connecting audiences with a deep, rich history of the Black West

The Minnesota Cop Who Crashed His Patrol Car into a UFO

In 1979, a sheriff’s deputy in rural Minnesota encountered what he could only describe as an unidentified flying object. And no expert, investigator or engineer could ever prove him wrong

Third Eye Blind Is Out Here Wrecking Marriages Coast-to-Coast, According to Reddit

A thread from 2012 has become a touchstone for testimonials of men who believe their wives and girlfriends cheated on them with the band that gave us lyrics like, ‘How do I get back there to the place where I fell asleep inside you?’