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Black Voter disenfranchisement in 2008: Jim Crow Returns

Black Voter disenfranchisement in 2008: Jim Crow Returns

by | September 11, 2008

The Michigan Messenger reported on Sept. 10, that, “The chairman of the Republican Party in M

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Where are Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders in Higher Education?

Where are Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders in Higher Education?

by | September 8, 2008

How does your university or college classify Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander students

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Obama Is Being Lifted Up by the Elders

Obama Is Being Lifted Up by the Elders

by | September 4, 2008

Sen. Barack Obama made reference to a preacher who made America better in his acceptance speech

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Claflin University Ranked Best Black College by Forbes

Claflin University Ranked Best Black College by Forbes

by | September 1, 2008

This past week, Forbes determined that Claflin University is the best Black college in the coun

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Solidifying Hip-hop Studies

Solidifying Hip-hop Studies

by | August 26, 2008

Research on hip-hop has expanded in breadth, rigor and nuance in the past ten years. Currently,

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Thinking About Justice in Little Rock: Philander Smith College

Thinking About Justice in Little Rock: Philander Smith College

by | August 24, 2008

Recently I was invited to address the faculty and staff at Philander Smith College, a small Bla

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Being Black, Male and Educated in Today’s World

Being Black, Male and Educated in Today’s World

by | August 21, 2008

There are far too many black males being portrayed as useless citizens in our society.  We see

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Apologies Abound and CNN’s Black in America: The Inescapable Nexus

Apologies Abound and CNN’s Black in America: The Inescapable Nexus

by | August 14, 2008

On July 28, in the year 2008, the United States House of Representatives, almost 150 years afte

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“But professor? You’re not white, you’re German, right?”

“But professor? You’re not white, you’re German, right?”

by | August 11, 2008

As a proverbial “vanilla brother” (as my Dean affectionately refers to me) at an HBCU, on t

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In the World of HBCUs, Research Must Inform Practice

In the World of HBCUs, Research Must Inform Practice

by | August 6, 2008

Quite often students and others ask me why I do research — What’s the purpose?  Do

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Should HBCUs take a Page from Obama’s Notebook on fundraising?  Yes!

Should HBCUs take a Page from Obama’s Notebook on fundraising? Yes!

by | July 30, 2008

Liberals and conservatives alike have raved about Barack Obama’s innovative approach to fundr

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CNN’s Black in America Sounds Clarion Call To Do More

CNN’s Black in America Sounds Clarion Call To Do More

by | July 29, 2008

I am black in America so the recent two-part series produced by CNN entitled “Black in Americ

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Go to college or get paid? Mr. Jennings I Ain’t Mad At You!

Go to college or get paid? Mr. Jennings I Ain’t Mad At You!

by | July 28, 2008

Last Tuesday, Arizona University basketball recruit Brandon Jennings decided to make an unprece

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HBCUs Here and in South Africa — Common Missions, Common Challenges

HBCUs Here and in South Africa — Common Missions, Common Challenges

by | July 22, 2008

I just returned from leading a study abroad program in South Africa, which focused on the count

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