The Maryland Boys

The Maryland Boys

ABOUT Calvin Ruffin II

Calvin Ruffin II
Author, Activist, Film maker, Director, Multimedia Journalist. I have worked for directors like Spike Lee, John Singleton, Brett Rather and others. My multimedia company Ruffin2productions was established circa 1990. This is our first novel.



The African American experience has been told from many cities. The inner city cultures of LA,, Chicago, Detroit and New York, among others have all been represented in books, TV, music, and film. The African American experience of “Chocolate” city, Washington, D.C. is the most unique of them all because of it’s language, indigenous cultural music, fashion and close proximity to the White house.