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Kent State and the Frisbee Revolution

Michael Winship | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics
Michael Winship

Thinking I'd write a piece on the 45th anniversary of the deaths at Kent State, I realized I'd already written it -- five years ago. There's not a lot I'd change in this, although there's some comfort in the knowledge that unemployment has dropped from the 9.9 percent of 2010

A Coast Guard Workforce for Tomorrow

Adm. Paul Zukunft | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Adm. Paul Zukunft

I'm looking to follow the lead of Dr. Olivia Hooker, who fought to become the first African-American woman to enlist in the U.S. Coast Guard, and build a 21st-century Coast Guard workforce that draws upon the richness of all Americans. We must continue our efforts to be a more inclusive organization that attracts a diverse workforce.

Insights From a Month in Mississippi

Stephen R. Haynes | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics
Stephen R. Haynes

In Mississippi ,at least, the civil rights movement was not primarily about desegregating schools or removing separate waiting rooms, water fountains and other symbols of racial apartheid. Its fundamental thrust was registering and organizing voters to dismantle a system of white supremacy upheld by state-sponsored terrorism.

Jarrett L. Carter

Five HBCUs Saving The World Through Sustainability | Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Five historically black colleges and universities are taking bold steps to preserve the environment and build healthier communities for African-Americ...

Top 10 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Accomplishments in 2013

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Black Voices
Marybeth Gasman

Each year we search the nation for the very best of what is happening at HBCUs. This year we found some terrific successes including significant philanthropic contributions, great new programs, and legal and moral victories. Consider our choices and feel free to add your own.

Diverse Conversations: The Crucial Role of Student Life

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 05.07.2013 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

In this installment of "Diverse Conversations," I sat down with Dr. Marcus Chanay, Vice President of the Division of Student Life at Jackson State University and an expert in the area of student life, having spent a decade helping to shape and mold his department.

Bill Moyers, Prince Sihanouk (and Me)

Michael Winship | Posted 12.25.2012 | World
Michael Winship

On a Monday morning in January 1979, my boss Jerry Toobin, the news and public affairs director at WNET, New York City's public TV station, walked into our work area and said to me and my fellow cubicle mates, "Bill Moyers would like to talk with Prince Sihanouk. Anybody got an idea how to find him?"

Fighting for the Future of Black Men: Southern University's Role

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 10.29.2012 | Black Voices
Marybeth Gasman

With regard to Black men in America, their success is our success as a nation. The majority, and in fact everyone, should start paying attention to their potential and ensuring their success.

Is State-Sponsored Pre-K The Solution For Struggling Mississippi?

| Posted 10.15.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. What would help the children of Mississippi, which has test scores that...

First White Student To Head NAACP At A Black College Found Dead

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 08.10.2012 | Black Voices

Michael Teasley, a white student who became the first white president of an NAACP student chapter at a historically black college, was found dead in h...

JSU Football Players May Have Beaten Student Before Shooting Him, Mother Claims

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.28.2012 | College

Nolan Ryan Henderson's mother says her son was beaten by more than a dozen Jackson State University football players before he was shot in the face ov...

Memorable Moments from the NAACP Image Awards

Vic Bulluck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vic Bulluck

2011-03-02-mj.jpgThe NAACP Image Awards is the nation's premier multi-cultural awards show celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color.

Kent State and the Frisbee Revolution

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

Despite all the anger and worry today there' is still a lack of interest afflicting many of those who rallied to the cause of Barack Obama in 2008, knocking on doors, contributing money -- voting.