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The Hip-Hop Archive and its Tensions

The Hip-Hop Archive and its Tensions

by | April 5, 2009

Last month the Hip-Hop Archive at Harvard University’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute co-hosted Hip

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Remembering a Legend: John Hope Franklin

Remembering a Legend: John Hope Franklin

by | April 1, 2009

In 1997, while I was doing my dissertation research, I had the wonderful opportunity to intervi

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African American boys can learn something from President Obama

African American boys can learn something from President Obama

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President Barack Obama’s victory is meaningful to a cross-section of Americans. His candidac

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A Time for Change?  President Obama on Indian Country and Native Nations

A Time for Change? President Obama on Indian Country and Native Nations

by | March 27, 2009

U.S. President Barack Obama has been heralded for taking more actions in the first 30 days of h

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‘His Genius Could Not Be Denied’

‘His Genius Could Not Be Denied’

by | March 26, 2009

In Memoriam: Dr. John Hope Franklin (1915-2009) ‘His Genius Could Not Be Denied’   By Hila

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Changing the Conversation About HBCUs:  YES WE CAN!

Changing the Conversation About HBCUs: YES WE CAN!

by | March 22, 2009

Over the past month, I have been to three meetings in which the leaders of HBCUs have come toge

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The Perils of being young, African American and Male

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

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The Beleagured Michael Steele

The Beleagured Michael Steele

by | March 16, 2009

Several weeks ago, the Republican National Committee  elected Michael Steele as its first Blac

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Hiding Behind Racism

Hiding Behind Racism

by | March 9, 2009

A few weeks ago, I was part of a campus panel discussion that discussed the N-Word, racism and

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Of Watermelons, Chimps and Cowards

Of Watermelons, Chimps and Cowards

by | March 4, 2009

It was not that long ago that we were ushering in the “post-racial” era in American racial

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During an Economic Crisis, Don’t Make Cuts in Institutional Advancement

During an Economic Crisis, Don’t Make Cuts in Institutional Advancement

by | March 2, 2009

A few days ago, I was on the phone with a good friend, Nelson Bowman, who works as the Director

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What the Media want to Know about HBCUs?

What the Media want to Know about HBCUs?

by | February 26, 2009

I often receive calls from reporters asking me to speak about HBCUs.  Reporters like to includ

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Arne Duncan on Tour and the Next Generation of Educators

Arne Duncan on Tour and the Next Generation of Educators

by | February 17, 2009

One important area of concern that received little attention during this year’s monumental pr

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Educators of Conscience Call for an Academic Boycott of Israel

Educators of Conscience Call for an Academic Boycott of Israel

by | February 13, 2009

On Monday, February 2, 2009, scholar Benny Morris gave a lecture, “The First Arab-Israeli

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Defining a Person’s Blackness?

Defining a Person’s Blackness?

by | February 12, 2009

Last October at an annual conference that highlights various aspects of the Black experience, I

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