Archive for the ‘New York City’ Category



It seems every few years I’m struck with a similar dilemma, in a time of disaster relief, where and to [...]

A sacred space is disappearing from our communities with too little fanfare: the Black bookstore. Recently, one of the largest [...]

I recently found myself in a conversation with three White males. As we made small talk,  one asked me, “So [...]

Just last week, the United States celebrated the 58th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision which made segregation in [...]

Sixty four schools will likely close in Philadelphia. New York is aiming at closing forty seven schools this year, down from [...]

As I climbed the subway stairs on an unusually warm and sunny Spring day, I saw the shadows of two [...]

Marc Lamont Hill, Susan L. Taylor, Talib Kweli, Kephra Burns, and April R. Silver invite you to a benefit celebration [...]

Debating Education Reform

October 19, 2010 · 1 Comment

Recently, I had the pleasure of appearing on “Our World with Black Enterprise” hosted by Marc Lamont Hill. The show [...]

This week “Waiting for Superman” premiered nationally and it has reignited the conversation on the United States’ failing schools. The [...]

Yesterday, protests at Ground Zero continued to gain international attention. What’s at issue is a figment of the American public’s imagination: the ground zero mosque. Herds of “well-intentioned” Americans flooded lower manhattan to chant down the construction of what they are calling a ground zero mosque, but what really is an Islamic community center. This case is a powerful lesson in framing, which I was first introduced to by the George Lakoff but you and I experience constantly. If we want to make sure The Community Center at Park 51 is built, we’ve got to re-frame the conversation, or else the Islamophobes have won!