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Voter ID Laws: Why Black Democrats' Fight For The Ballot In Mississippi Still Matters

The Conversation US | Posted 08.24.2016 | Home
The Conversation US

This fall, we are faced with the question of who will become president. And equally important - who can vote?

What Should We Teach Them Now?

John Silvanus Wilson Jr. | Posted 07.12.2016 | Home
John Silvanus Wilson Jr.

Unless we teach in a way that remedies both black distrust and blue fear, we have little chance of realizing the America we are otherwise destined to become.

Anonymous Account Of Gang Rape Sparks Outrage At Spelman And Morehouse

Buzzfeed | Taryn Finley | Posted 05.05.2016 | Home

A series of tweets alleging Morehouse College students gang-raped a woman from Spelman College sparked outrage, protests, and a widely shared hashtag ...

Sanders' Surrogates Are Berning Down The Clinton "Firewall"

D. C. Rutledge | Posted 02.18.2017 | Home
D. C. Rutledge

Whether or not the African American community in Georgia and the rest of the country stands in agreement is yet to be determined as the primary season moves forward. However, one thing is for sure, the Clinton "firewall" is a media myth.

College Students Perform Electrifying Step Routine At Sanders Rally

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.17.2016 | Home

The Bernie Sanders rally at Morehouse College on Tuesday evening was electric. Almost 5,000 people attended the event at the historically black, all-m...

Martin Luther King Jr.: The Chief Aim of Education Is to Save Man from the Morass of Propaganda

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 01.20.2017 | Home
Karin Chenoweth

Many of the civil rights movement's demands had to do with the unequal schools and truncated educational opportunities African American children -- and other children of color -- faced.

An Open Letter to Civil Rights Pioneer Julian Bond from Morehouse Student Govt. Association

Timothy Tukes | Posted 10.05.2016 | Home
Timothy Tukes

I must humbly acknowledge I was reluctant when first asked to pen this letter. I admit I was only aware of the significance of your accomplishments on a superficial level mostly through mainstream media.

Wise Lessons in Servant-Leadership from Howard University's President

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.28.2016 | Home
Marian Wright Edelman

Today, Howard University's president Dr. Wayne Frederick is carrying on the tradition of inspiring college leadership set by Dr. Johnson, by our beloved Morehouse College president Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, who mentored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and many civil rights activists in my generation.

Morehouse College Partners with A3C for a Hip-Hop Academic Conference

Timothy Tukes | Posted 08.11.2016 | Home
Timothy Tukes

What better place to conflate smooth rhymes with rhetoric than Morehouse College? Morehouse College will partner with All 3 Coasts (A3C) Festival & Conference to launch the Formula, an academic symposium. The Formula hopes to establish a foundation for discussion on global issues through Hip Hop culture.

29 Ineligible Football Players Cost Morehouse College a Three-Year NCAA Probation

Timothy Tukes | Posted 08.07.2016 | Home
Timothy Tukes

Morehouse College's Atheltic Department faces a three-year probation and $5,000 fine for three major violations of NCAA bylaws occurring from 2009 to 2015. In July, the NCAA released the public infraction decision as part of its agreement with Morehouse College.

Why We Should Resist Black Male Exceptionalism: A Graduate's Perspective

Jared Loggins | Posted 05.22.2016 | Home
Jared Loggins

When former Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick stood before the Morehouse College Class of 2015 to deliver his commencement address, he joined a host of notable black men, who, in recent years have ascended to the heights of American public service and have too charged black men and boys to be exceptional.

"Remembering George Haley: The Greatest American You've Never Heard Of"

Curtis Valentine | Posted 05.22.2016 | Home
Curtis Valentine

I believe Ambassador Haley's place in American history should be more prominent. For a man who made American history six times, Ambassador Haley never spoke of his accomplishments or the past preferring to concentrate on the future.

REACH: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading and Succeeding; A Different Narrative for Black Men In America

Michele Hunt | Posted 04.20.2015 | Home
Michele Hunt

This book shines a light on impactful, positive stories of successful Black men who dared to dream big, and made their dreams come true against tremendous obstacles.

Exclusive Interview: Rock City on the 57th #GRAMMYs, Growing Up Poor and #WhatDreamsAreMadeOf

Timothy Tukes | Posted 04.12.2015 | Home
Timothy Tukes

Rock City's new project #WhatDreamsAreMadeOf is an homage to St. Thomas and their struggle. They hope their new project can narrate the stories many have overcome and still face, specifically growing up disadvantaged and in poverty.

Prayers For Our Children For The New Year

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.04.2015 | Home
Marian Wright Edelman

In a world rife with war, religious, racial, gender, sectarian, and political strife, when so many children lack safety, enough food, shelter, health care, and education and suffer unthinkable losses of parents to disease, violence, and war, I hope this New Year will bring adults closer to our common sense and moral responsibility for children's well being.

Christmas Vespers, Concerts, and Candlelight Services at Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 02.10.2015 | Home
Diane Propsner

On December 6, 2014, thanks to live-stream technology, I enjoyed the 88th Annual Spelman‒Morehouse Christmas Carol Concert from the comfort of my abode. I was not disappointed.

What Collateral Damage Could the Cosby Quagmire Inflict on the African-American Community?

Chandra Thomas Whitfield | Posted 01.31.2015 | Home
Chandra Thomas Whitfield

While many of us have celebrated and enjoyed Cosby's talents, he is one man who in no way represents an entire race of people. We all must do our part to ensure that no matter how this situation ultimately unfolds, that it does not end up casting an unwarranted negative shadow on an entire community.

J. Cole Visits Morehouse Students

Timothy Tukes | Posted 01.24.2015 | Home
Timothy Tukes

There on the side street juxtaposed to Chivers, Mays and Dansby Halls, a crowd of more than two hundred wide-eyed, screaming students gathered with cell phones in hand stand ready to digitally record some unforgettable moment.

'Unintelligent Blacks': Why Apple's Tim Cook and Charles Barkley Should Talk Inclusion

George Alexander | Posted 01.06.2015 | Home
George Alexander

Just last week it was reported that Barkley chose to unleash to the airwaves on a Philadelphia radio station a declaration about what he deems as "successful" blacks' biggest problem -- "unintelligent" black people. Check it out.

Dear Morehouse Football

Timothy Tukes | Posted 01.04.2015 | Home
Timothy Tukes

We need to address and deal with the prevalent culture centered on performed, hyper masculinity at Morehouse. Instead of fostering competitiveness and distinction, the community should encourage its students to consider the humanity of others.

Vh1's 'ATL: The Untold Story of Atlanta's Rise in the Rap Game'

Nsenga Burton | Posted 11.03.2014 | Home
Nsenga Burton

Despite a strong introduction, the film quickly falls into a narrative that is hyper focused on rap music, yet fails to include in a meaningful way, other musical movements that were taking place simultaneously and contributed significantly to the rise of Atlanta rap.

Troy Davis' Nephew Is Raising Money To Pay For His Sophomore Year At Morehouse

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 07.09.2014 | Home

The last few years have been difficult for Antone De'Juan Davis Correia. In September 2011, his uncle, Troy Davis, was executed in Georgia after h...

In Atlanta, Freelon's New National Center for Civil and Human Rights

J. Michael Welton | Posted 08.19.2014 | Home
J. Michael Welton

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).

The Case for Underrepresented Students at Predominately White Institutions

Ernest Owens | Posted 07.27.2014 | Home
Ernest Owens

I wanted to continue the legacy of brave students of color who proved that we are just as smart and deserving, if not more, than those elite and privileged that for many years dominated these institutions.

Cradle-To-Power: From the Talented Tenth to My Brothers' Keeper

John Silvanus Wilson Jr. | Posted 07.23.2014 | Home
John Silvanus Wilson Jr.

The lost lives of Clay Cross and Kendarius Edwards underscore how our nation's safety, security and competitiveness are compromised with every instance of wasted potential and every senseless death.