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.

Using Dr. King’s Leadership to Extend Black History Month

by | March 15, 2012
“This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with new meaning, “ [...] Read more

Preparing for Life After High School

by | June 21, 2011
Millions of students are graduating from high school this graduation and will be opening a new [...] Read more

Has Technology Replaced Common Decency and Manners?

by | December 23, 2010
I was answering an email recently and thought about how far technology has taken us. In today [...] Read more

Styling at HBCUs is Most Appropriate

by | September 14, 2010
When I was a student at an HBCU in the South, I don’t remember there being a dress requiremen [...] Read more

LeBron James Has Both Fans and Detractors These Days

by | July 14, 2010
In case you haven’t been around lately, LeBron James is making headlines. James, formerly the [...] Read more

Using Good Customer Service in the Higher Education Marketplace

by | April 2, 2010
I have often said that people don’t want to know how much you know until they know how much y [...] Read more

King’s message of hope keeps us together

by | January 15, 2010
I couldn’t help but think of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as the news broke last night and [...] Read more

Navigating the Racial Highway in America

by | August 9, 2009
If you want to have a good debate or scare people away, then start talking about race.  The &# [...] Read more

Black Males Need the “Old School Approach”

by | June 16, 2009
The behavior of some Black males has always been called into question. Adjectives like intimida [...] Read more

Are a Boy’s Chances Better at Becoming a Sports Star or a Doctor?

by | May 28, 2009
I often ask young children, especially boys, what they want to do when they reach adulthood. On [...] Read more

Can Michael Vick Take the Steps to Rebuild His Life?

by | April 23, 2009
It was only a few years ago that Michael Vick was playing quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons a [...] Read more

African American boys can learn something from President Obama

by | April 1, 2009
President Barack Obama’s victory is meaningful to a cross-section of Americans. His candidac [...] Read more

The Perils of being young, African American and Male

by | March 19, 2009
There is an unhealthy generational gap within the African American male community. It is acute [...] Read more

America Is Saying ‘Yes We Can’ Because of President-elect Barack Obama

by | November 7, 2008
Six years ago many of us could not really say with any authority that we had heard of Barack Ob [...] Read more

Stay The Course Or Change Directions Is The Question

by | September 18, 2008
As Election Day approaches, we must decide whether characteristics will trump the issues of the [...] Read more