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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

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Trump Relegates Transgender Americans to Ranks of Second-Class Citizens

Trump Relegates Transgender Americans to Ranks of Second-Class Citizens

by | July 26, 2017

On July 26, 2017, President Donald J. Trump announced -- via Twitter, of course -- that transge

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Math Big Factor in Diversifying STEM Pipeline

Math Big Factor in Diversifying STEM Pipeline

by | July 20, 2017

The common denominator for entry into most STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathemati

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

‘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

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The Value of ‘an HBCU Experience’

The Value of ‘an HBCU Experience’

by | July 3, 2017

During my junior year in high school, my assistant principal pulled me aside and told me someth

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Frozen Place University

Frozen Place University

by | June 27, 2017

I wrote in March about the concept of "The Sunken Place" as portrayed in the movie "Get Out." T

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Brienne Minor: Michigan’s Tennis Hidden Figure

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

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Sex and Higher Ed? Pitino’s Light Punishment Says It All

Sex and Higher Ed? Pitino’s Light Punishment Says It All

by | June 15, 2017

The NCAA Committee on Infractions just showed how its moral compass sort of points the right wa

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Bill Maher Controversy Needs to be Kept in Perspective

Bill Maher Controversy Needs to be Kept in Perspective

by | June 11, 2017

While we need to continue to have debates on the n-word and other topics that affect our commun

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Excellence Does Not Shield Black Students from Racism

Excellence Does Not Shield Black Students from Racism

by | June 6, 2017

Excellence does not shield Black students from the challenges of being Black in America.

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NCORE a Logical Place to Advance Conversations About Race

NCORE a Logical Place to Advance Conversations About Race

by | June 4, 2017

If anyone was ever under the illusion that the election of Barack Obama had somehow signaled th

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Inclusion as a Process for Embracing Diversity Toward Better Learning

Inclusion as a Process for Embracing Diversity Toward Better Learning

by | June 1, 2017

Fully two-thirds of the current U.S. population have not completed a four-year college degree.

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Too Many Men are Socially Isolated

Too Many Men are Socially Isolated

by | May 30, 2017

So many men have difficulty establishing and maintaining valuable, close, relationships with ot

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Bethune-Cookman and Notre Dame’s Common Denominator

Bethune-Cookman and Notre Dame’s Common Denominator

by | May 23, 2017

In my opinion, both universities made the wrong choices in commencement speakers.

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Why Betsy DeVos Will Never be the HBCUs’ ‘Boo’

Why Betsy DeVos Will Never be the HBCUs’ ‘Boo’

by | May 22, 2017

What the Betsy DeVos debacle at Bethune-Cookman University provides is an opportunity for criti

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