After I was arrested with about 90 other Black college students during my senior year at Spelman College in March 1960 for helping organize and participating in student sit-ins at Atlanta's racially segregated restaurants, I wrote in my diary when I returned to Spelman's campus: "SOMETHING WORTH LIVING AND DYING FOR!"
Architect Phil Freelon, whose Freelon Group recently merged with Perkins+Will, will be heading to Atlanta on June 23 for opening ceremonies centered around the design of his newest civic space: It's the strikingly symbolic National Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCHR).
I see a common theme in the African American community -- a tolerance of the current state. "This system wasn't made for us, that's just how it is," I hear. This mentality permeates through world famous academics, and is widely read in higher education.
Easter was to my mother what Christmas was to me -- the best of the best. When I was old enough to articulate my preference for Christmas, I'd start with the unpleasantness of 'Good Friday.' How could torturing someone to death be the cause for celebration?
In its own way, the HBCU made the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom possible. Today's HBCU must make meaning of its legacy for its students, who must work tirelessly to usher in a better society and more just world.
Francisco Macias Nguema may not be as notorious as Joseph Stalin, but the people of Equatorial Guinea know him to be just as devastating. After 33 years and a litany of human rights violations, Obiang has grown more conscious of his international reputation.
It seems like from their interviews jurors were split on the other counts, some leaning towards finding him guilty, others leaning towards acquittal, but the one thing they all agreed on: the evidence was just not there.
Unless every vacation you take involves lying on the beach, there's a lot to be learned while traveling. We rounded up some of the most compelling (and popular) destinations for an edu-vacation.
Industry insiders call this time of year "wave season," and cruise lines and cruise agents are launching aggressive sales to capture advance bookings for the entire year.
Although spring break standbys -- Cancun, Jamaica, Havasu, Las Vegas and Florida -- certainly have their appeal, savvy travelers looking for an experience (and a deal or two) should look east to Europe.
Andrew Young recently received a portrait at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. It was a much-deserved honor for a man whose legacy is one of extraordinary impact.
One day, I stepped off the treadmill and picked up the phone. I didn't even know what I was doing. But I found myself calling a publication that had left a voicemail about Rielle Hunter. I was going to confirm the affair.
Political power, a poignant past and the powder keg present collided magnificently at the Paley Center for Media in New York City on the evening of Fe...
This week, Crain's New York Business reports that Wal-Mart is wooing black leaders again. The retailer invited a handful of black icons in New York City to visit the mothership in Bentonville, Arkansas.
I was taking my regular ocean walk near Marina del Rey when a friend called and said, "Hey, did you hear about your photographer friend Ernest?" Surprise, he said, your guy turned out to be a Civil Rights movement FBI informant.
The illustrious audience received I Dream in the spirit in which it was presented: as a fresh twist on an old story.