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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We Finally Know Who’s Behind That Viral Sugar Daddy Scam Account

Back in April, I examined the curious case of TheSugarDad1, a mysterious social media presence whose popular Twitter account boasted more than 360,000 followers. Known…

Is Shaft Still the Icon of Blackness He Used to Be?: A Roundtable

Shaft’s back, y’all! The man with the greatest theme song in the history of movies returns to the big screen today. This latest installment follows…

Ava DuVernay’s ‘When They See Us’ Is a Blistering, Vital Study in Empathy

In her new Netflix series When They See Us, filmmaker Ava DuVernay shows the audience an undeniable truth for people of color in America: Our…