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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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The Nigerian Romance Scammers Who Set Up Shop Right in the American Heartland

The multi-state scam network operating out of Norman, Oklahoma broke countless hearts and stole millions in cash

The Real-Life ‘Bad Boys’ Cops Who Turned Dirty for the Sinaloa Cartel

Two Black Miami-Dade detectives who loved to cosplay as Will Smith and Martin Lawrence from the buddy-cop movie ‘Bad Boys’ were hoping to get rich by protecting $5 million worth of coke for the Mexican cartel. What they didn‘t realize was that they were actually working for a DEA informant

Black Like Me?: The Curious Case of the Georgia Klansman

A 30-year-old Black woman in suburban Atlanta was recently charged with terroristic threats by police for pretending to be a KKK member and vowing to kill her Black neighbors and burn down their homes

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