One Thing Newsrooms Can Do: Capitalize "B" When Reporting About the Black Community

In the wake of the George Floyd tragedy and the subsequent call to eradicate racism that’s manifested via protests worldwide, I’m writing today to request the mainstream news media begin capitalizing the “B” in Black when describing people and the ...

COVID-19 While Black (single) parenting a differently abled adolescent Black boy

COVID-19 While Black and parenting/single parenting a differently-abled adolescent Black boy!

How can you be useful in this moment?

Many people have asked me what they can do to be useful in this surreal moment.

National protests present an opportunity to reshape policy

For more than a week, a national wave of protests have broken out in response to the brazen murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

A statement from African Authors Sans Frontieres in solidarity with African Americans

As African writers without borders who are connected beyond geography with those who live in the United States of America and other parts of the African diaspora, we state that we condemn the acts of violence on Black people in ...

Do you harbor racist thoughts?

When Ahmaud Arbery’s sensational killing became media fodder, many in the media decried it as a clearly racist murder, and even former Vice President Joe Biden got in on the act, calling it a “lynching.”

URBAN AGENDA: Serious Criminal Justice Reform Efforts Must Include Records Expungement

George Floyd’s murder at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer is a sickening reminder that in 2020, black people are still treated as if they are disposable.

Black American reawakening

Today, I write to you as a Black man and as president of Emerson College.

The stuff of Dreams — MLK goes right on marching

The citizens of this country are in the midst of a battle that we have been fighting for a very long time. A battle of racial inequality, systemic abuse, and injustice.

Stay safe during these uprisings

By now most people have seen the images and read stories about the various uprisings across the country.

America is better than this

The orchestrated violence roiling an increasing number of American cities is cause for considerable concern.

HBCUs need their alumni/friends amidst COVID-19

The higher education landscape––like all of America––has been sidetracked by COVID-19.

As we recover from COVID-19, equity must remain our steadfast core value

Before I began leading the health departments in Baltimore and New York City, I was a young pediatrician at a Federally Qualified Health Center in Washington D.C., where most of the families I served were either longstanding low-income residents or ...

Congratulations graduates

Graduation is such an exciting and exhilarating time in a person’s life. It is the culmination of hard work and dedication.

Thoughts on reopening the economy

A by now familiar and in fact quite hypocritical claim permeating the liberal media bubble is that President Trump and the GOP are engaging in a cynical plan to relax shelter-in-place restrictions due to coronavirus and rush reopening the country ...