Frederick Douglass Convocation Keynote

It was a pleasure to keynote this year's Frederick Douglass Convocation at Morgan State University.


Ida B. Wells’ 153rd Birthday: The Sword is Still Teaching

Dr. Paula Giddings, author of Ida: A Sword Among Lions, discusses Ida B. Wells and important lessons to be learned from her regarding history and contemporary analyses


The 4th of July, Hip-Hop and National “Inattentional Blindness”

Say what you want about the level of resistance to this country’s wonderfully constructed image and mythology, that which it creates about itself or those it holds in check; but hip-hop is a leading force in that fight.  In fact, without hip-hop very little of the symbolism or artistic expression of radical resistance to the … Continue reading The 4th of July, Hip-Hop and National “Inattentional Blindness”