DARRYL SMITH JR. is the author of Life in Our Black Skin and a veteran of the United States Army. He served ten years before leaving the military to pursue his dreams of becoming a real-estate broker. Darryl is seeking his bachelor’s degree in business management at Thomas Edison State College. He wrote his first book because he felt it was necessary to voice how societal issues affect his daily living. He resides in Killeen, Texas, with his wife and kids.