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Dr. James Ewers
Members of the academy offer insight into current events and higher education issues that impact people of color.

Another Black Boy is Killed and My Pain Is Constant

I have often said that when a young African-American male leaves home it is uncertain whether he will return home.

Time to Close Father-Son Gap

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Fatherless homes, especially for young boys, can mean that kids grow up without a role model and a mentor.

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We forgot to ask if our kids were ready for college. I was a college administrator and I should have known better.

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Here we are in 2014 and race remains at the top of our social disorders list.

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League has to eventually tackle controversies about the use of Redskins as a team name and possible N-word penalty.

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Today’s parents can take a lesson from the old school in battling “affluenza.”

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Is it OK to just put our goals and dreams on auto pilot and think that we will achieve them? Of course not.

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Despite recent media attention, both the schools and the conference have great days ahead of them.

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The kids in my neighborhood were a part of the village. We had elders there who provided us with guidance, instruction and discipline.

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Though the debate persists over whether college football players should receive some sort of compensation package, it is still a privilege to be able to have an athletic scholarship to attend college.

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