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.


Leonard Fournette Leading the Way with Character

by | October 22, 2015
Sometimes college student-athletes think only about the final score. So our hearts become full [...] Read more

Grad Student Takes Bold Step in Race Relations Dialogue

by | September 23, 2015
Recently, a college student in Buffalo, New York, made what I believe was a sincere effort to b [...] Read more

Symbols Shape What We Think and Believe in America

by | August 5, 2015
Now that the exhilaration of the removal of the Confederate battle flag has subsided a bit, let [...] Read more

Killings in Charleston Put Race Relations in U.S. to Test

by | June 22, 2015
Racial tension in this country became the focal point of discussion last week with the killing [...] Read more

Curfews Should Start at Home

by | May 30, 2015
  Some weeks ago now the controversial death of Freddie Gray led the city of Baltimore Mar [...] Read more

Aaron Hernandez: Did He Really Fall From Grace or Was it a Matter of Time?

by | April 16, 2015
Hernandez was a gifted professional football player by day and a thug at night. [...] Read more

We March for Good but Racism Forges Ahead, Too

by | March 18, 2015
Now that the Selma March anniversary is behind us and the speeches have been made, what have we [...] Read more

Coaches Play an Important Role in Our Society

by | February 26, 2015
Many of us can point to someone that we called “coach” who was instrumental in molding and [...] Read more

Celebrating Black History in the New Millennium

by | February 19, 2015
There are some compelling issues to be examined regarding Black History Month as we know it to [...] Read more

Believing and Achieving King’s Dream

by | January 15, 2015
The question lies not in the promises made but can the promises be kept. [...] Read more

Stuart Scott Connected With His Unique Style

by | January 6, 2015
As I have been around students all of my professional life, you must bring your “A” game if [...] Read more

Giving Black Boys a Framework for Success

by | December 23, 2014
I am waking up and going to bed asking the same question: What is going on, America? [...] Read more

Police, Black Community Desperately Need Dialogue

by | December 4, 2014
I grew up respecting and fearing the police. I still respect them but I also still fear them. [...] Read more

The Heartache of Michael Brown’s Mother is Permanent

by | November 27, 2014
Every day since the shooting, his mother has had to carry this unimaginable burden of losing he [...] Read more

What Does It Mean to Not be Black Enough?

by | November 4, 2014
So the question comes up, what is Black enough and what are the qualifications? [...] Read more