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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.

Where Does the NFL Stand on Racism, Bigotry These Days?

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

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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I have often said that if you are Black and male, when you leave the house, you may never see it again. Why? The chances of us being shot or killed are pretty high.

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The number of nontraditional students has increased dramatically as the economy and increased cost of college are contributing to the surge of college students who are working.

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Race relations have been and will be the Achilles Heel of the United States of America, at least for the foreseeable future. I hope that I am wrong.

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If you are a new or returning college student make sure that you have the credit card conversation with your family.

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