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  • President Obama
    Goodbye, Mr. President

    Every four or eight years, a new President is inaugurated and the existing President exits the White House. But this particular year, it wasn’t just any president exiting the White House, but the first...

    • Posted February 14, 2017
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  • Barack Obama
    You Can Thank Me Now: Reflections on President Obama’s Legacy

    The closer it gets to January 20th, 2017 the more I find myself able to truly process the gravity of what has been occurring. For the last eight years, myself and other millennials have...

    • Posted January 17, 2017
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  • African-American Poverty
    Are You A Victim of Economic Discrimination?

    In recent years, our awareness about workplace discrimination has grown considerably. We are aware that our employers cannot and should not discriminate against us on the basis of our gender, our ethnic origin, our...

    • Posted January 11, 2017
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  • Diversity Integration in Education
    The Dark Side of Integration in Education

    There was the overt racism, which I saw frequently enough. A white parent once came to a school board meeting, stationed himself in the front row of the audience section and asked how the...

    • Posted January 4, 2017
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  • Citizens Academies
    Erase the Fear: My Experiences with Citizens Academies

    While our great country has thick societal scars, we have created landmark legislation in a generation that has had profound impact on the lives of a segment of the population. The Civil Rights Act...

    • Posted December 20, 2016
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  • Maurice Henry
    “It is What it is – Dad.”

    I had a conversation with my young teenage son reflecting on the 1960’s and the Black Panther movement.  He asked me what I knew about it since growing up very young in the South...

    • Posted September 13, 2016
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  • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sidney-hankerson/just-be-a-man-about-it_b_9094946.html
    Just Be A Man About It

    On Friday, January 8, 2016, the Obama Administration hosted its first ever “White House Dialogue on Men’s Health.” The event featured U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy and White House Cabinet Secretary, Mr. Broderick...

    • Posted February 10, 2016
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  • Blacks and Guns
    African Americans and American Gun Culture

    Stefan B. Tahmassebi of the George Mason Civil Rights Law Journal indicated that the first recorded law restricting African Americans from owning guns was in Virginia in 1640. A century later, the 27 words...

    • Posted September 10, 2013
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  • Maurice Henry
    Which America Are We Living In?

    There has been intense chatter about Black-on-Black crime in response to the reaction of the George Zimmerman verdict in Sanford, FL.  The most used example is the uptick in “gang related” homicides in Chicago....

    • Posted August 10, 2013
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  • Make Me Wanna Holler, by Marcus Kwame
    Makes Me Wanna Holler Too

    I remember reading Nathan McCall’s Make’s Me Wanna Holler for the first time back in 1998 and how it made me feel. The book chronicles the author’s story as a Young Black Man in...

    • Posted July 27, 2013
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