Blackie’s Bio

David Gioradno-Steece began his writing career in the early 1960s as the Editor of the Delta Lions Club Monthly. He wrote speeches for the Governor, Judicial, and parochial candidates. He has written and presented bills before the Louisiana State Legislature, Municipal and State Police Retirement Boards, and prepared multi-million dollar budgets in both the public and private sectors.

In the early ‘70s, he was contributing columnist to The Mamou Acadia Press (a multi-Parish Central Louisiana newspaper), The City News of Kenner (a suburb of New Orleans), The Star and Crescent (a monthly local law enforcement periodical). In 1973, he co-founded Louisiana Concerned Citizens Committee and Pulse, the only totally political newspaper in Louisiana at that time. A year later, he became its editor, at which time Pulse was picked up as a supplement to the above captioned publications.

He was a speaker at Governor Jimmy Carter’s Presidential announcement breakfast. Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, Pascal F. Calogero, Jr., appointed him to serve as a speaker/debater for the New Orleans Regional Citizen Conference on the Courts. He was appointed by a joint resolution of the Jefferson Parish Council to serve on the Sesquicentennial Commission. He was elected to two terms as a director and one term as President of Louisiana Concerned Citizens Committee, and additionally, served on the following boards as a director: Strategic Marketing, Inc. (a public relations company), Cash Register Sales, Inc., Astute Detective Agency, Inc., and as Treasurer for Reserve Adjustment Bureau, Inc. (a national collection agency), and too many other civic organizations to list.

During David’s career as a gangster, he was commissioned by the Louisiana State Police, the New Orleans Police Department, Harahan Police Department, and after his last arrest in the early 1970’s was commissioned by the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office, Slidell Police Department, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Delgado Community College Police.

He held a Louisiana Private Investigators License #1166-080194-LA. In Mississippi, he was commissioned as a Criminal Deputy by the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Office. In Texas, he operated under Texas State Licenses #C-04623 and C-6646, licenses #360657 and 367479, as a Private Investigator, Security License #388213 and an Administrative License #388658. In Arkansas, he was commissioned by the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office. His narcotics arrest record earned him Gold Shield Detective badges in three of the parish/counties he served in. Additionally, he served as a Safety Driving Instructor for AARP Driver’s Safety Program.