James B. Ewers Jr. - Higher Education
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James B. Ewers Jr.
Members of the academy offer insight into current events and higher education issues that impact people of color.


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The Battle for America’s Soul

by | March 26, 2018 Citizens of America, we are under siege and on the battlefield against each other. We live in t Read more

Time for Elected Officials to Act Against Gun Violence

by | March 11, 2018
School shootings in the United States have made me numb, almost with a sense of hopelessness. R [...] Read more

Where Is the Village When We Need It?

by | February 27, 2018
I grew up in the East Winston section of Winston-Salem, N.C.  Our neighborhood was close-knit, [...] Read more

One Month of Black History is Not Enough

by | February 1, 2018
Black History Month is here. It is a time when we celebrate the many accomplishments and contri [...] Read more

Praying for Kindness in 2018

by | January 9, 2018
I can remember people many years ago making New Year’s resolutions. These were things we want [...] Read more

Sexual Harassment Leaves Lasting Emotional Scars

by | November 30, 2017
Sexual harassment is nothing new. It didn’t just come on the scene recently. Women and some m [...] Read more

Pro Athletes Have a Unique Platform and They’re Using It

by | October 31, 2017
Certainly, before Colin Kaepernick’s gesture, you didn’t see cameras scanning the crowd to [...] Read more

Trump Creates Chaos and Confusion

by | September 27, 2017
The current president of the United States of America is always in the middle of chaos and conf [...] Read more

Charlottesville Evokes Memories of the Sixties

by | August 16, 2017
I am a product of the 1960s and grew up in a Southern city. Segregation, separate but equal, we [...] Read more

‘Just in Case,’ Is That Our New Anthem These Days?

by | July 17, 2017
In 2017, Black men in America walk a dangerous walk. The relationship between Black men and the [...] Read more

Brienne Minor: Michigan’s Tennis Hidden Figure

by | June 22, 2017
Brienne Minor is a tennis player at the University of Michigan where she recently won the NCAA [...] Read more

Bethune-Cookman and Notre Dame’s Common Denominator

by | May 23, 2017
In my opinion, both universities made the wrong choices in commencement speakers. [...] Read more

Colleges are Hotbeds for Inappropriate Behavior

by | May 4, 2017
It appears that racism has no boundaries. It rears its distasteful head in too many places and [...] Read more

Is Our Nation Prepared for the Next 4 Years?

by | March 29, 2017
Would anyone disagree that we are living in some troubling times in the United States of Americ [...] Read more

Serena and Venus Williams are Champions on and off the Court

by | March 12, 2017
March is Women’s History Month, so honoring the Williams sisters seems to be a natural fit. [...] Read more
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