Archive for the ‘Electoral Politics’ Category

Next Friday, May 1st, I will be presenting on research that I have been conducting with Brittany N. Fox (Columbia […]

In President Obama’s last State of the Union address he said, “I’m reaching out to some of America’s leading foundations and corporations […]

The Meaning of Mandela

December 15, 2013 · 0 Comments

The passing of Nelson Mandela has stirred emotion around the globe. Recently, invited me to share my thoughts on […]

I have to admit, until recently I didn’t really know who Chief Keef was. I recognized his name from the […]

It usually sets in much later, but my election fatigue has set in already. It’s that feeling that you have […]

On Thursday July 26, 2012 President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order creating the White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for […]

America has entered new territory when it comes to issues of sexual diversity: “Toleranceville.”  Never heard of it? Sure you […]

“I think I’m Malcom X, Martin Luther/ Add a King, Add a Jr.” –Lupe Fiasco Building Minds Faster (B.M.F.) Recently, […]

Our NAACP Problem

July 26, 2010 · 3 Comments

Recently, a firestorm surrounding Shirley Sherrod erupted. A spliced video of her speech ended in her force resignation from the USDA and condemnation by the NAACP. Following the debacle, there were multiple editorials and comments about the failures of the NAACP. While I completely agree the NAACP and USDA failed to respond appropriately to Sherrod, I don’t think the picture that has been painted of the NAACP is accurate or contemporary. Beneath I offer some reasons why and what it means for movement building.

For a few years now, Michael Steele has been trying to meet me on Beat Street by being more “Hip-Hop” […]