James B. Ewers Jr. - Higher Education
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