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W.E.B Du Bois

The Souls Of Black Folk

Timothy N. Welbeck, Esq. | Posted 08.11.2016 | Black Voices
Timothy N. Welbeck, Esq.

"Between me and the other world there is ever an unasked question: unasked by some through feelings of delicacy; by others through the difficulty of r...

STEM vs. Liberal Education: A False Choice

Michael Roth | Posted 03.20.2016 | College
Michael Roth

Fears of being crushed by debt or of falling off the economic ladder are pressuring students to conform, and we must find ways to counteract these pressures or we risk undermining our scientific productivity as well as our broad cultural creativity.

How Does it Feel to be a Problem?

Amanda Bennett | Posted 11.11.2015 | Black Voices
Amanda Bennett

In his 1903 book, The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois discusses continually being asked in indirect ways, "How does it feel to be a problem?" Three African American seniors at the University of Alabama came together to answer that question.

Celebrating W.E.B. Du Bois: A Towering Figure Who Died 52 Years Ago

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.27.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Du Bois is recognized as one of the monumental intellectual and political figures of the 20th century and certainly its most influential African American thinker. Author of eighteen books, Du Bois' writings challenged America's ideas about race and helped lead the early crusade for civil rights.

Globalizing Black History Month: Recalling the Professor and the Punjabi Lion

Murali Balaji | Posted 04.25.2015 | Black Voices
Murali Balaji

Long before Mahatma Gandhi's activism inspired the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and civil rights leaders, another trans-Atlantic relationship would play a significant role in shaping African-American thought: the close friendship between W.E.B. Du Bois and Indian freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai, known by many as the Lion of Punjab.

Globalizing Black History Month: Recalling the Professor and the Punjabi Lion

Murali Balaji | Posted 04.25.2015 | Black Voices
Murali Balaji

As February winds down, one of the most overlooked aspects of Black History Month is how African Americans influenced and were influenced by global mo...

'The Birth of a Nation': A Century Later

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics
The Zinn Education Project

The first major box office hit charged a staggering $2 admission and reached 50 million people before sound films appeared in 1927. Its millions in profits built Hollywood. Beyond profits, it aimed to educate the public in the values of white supremacy.

On the "A" w/Souleo: Three Crowdfunding Projects for Your Consideration

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 03.17.2015 | Arts
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

In many cases crowdfunding has allowed creative artists the chance to bypass the Hollywood greenlighting system to produce works that might otherwise be shelved.

College Must Be More Than Just a Classy Trade School

Michael Roth | Posted 10.31.2014 | College
Michael Roth

Sure, we must pay attention to what our graduates will do with their education, and we must give them the skills to translate what they learn in classrooms to their lives after graduation. But we shouldn't reduce our understanding of "their lives after graduation" to their very first job.

Behind the Veil: Ferguson and the Reign of God

Trey Lyon | Posted 10.19.2014 | Religion
Trey Lyon

There are the large moments. The ones where the Veil is lifted. These are the moments when the music stops and the dance ends. These are the moments when one can keep humming the tune and twirling like nothing has changed or stop to realize that those beyond the Veil have no cause for dancing.

Jesus Christ in Ferguson

Edward J. Blum | Posted 10.14.2014 | Religion
Edward J. Blum

These are not new questions for American communities. African Americans have been calling for justice in this land of injustice for more than 400 years.

Remembing W.E.B. Du Bois: A Towering Figure Who Died 50 Years Ago

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Du Bois was one of the towering intellectual figures of the 20th century. Fifty years after his death, his ideas -- and his activism for economic and social justice -- remain an important influence on American culture.

Racism on Trial: Where Do You Stand?

David Bedrick | Posted 09.17.2013 | Black Voices
David Bedrick

egardless of your opinion about George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin, we mustn't ignore the underlying conversation -- a heated, potent, and critical discussion about race and racism.

Conformity Is the Enemy: From Groupthink to Diversity

Michael Roth | Posted 05.31.2013 | College
Michael Roth

Conformity, whether rationalized or simply imposed, undermines our government, our press, and our educational systems. We've had to learn some hard lessons about this in the last 10 years. Surely one of them is that we must defend diversity as a tool for innovation and for responsible decision-making.

Thinking About Education With Washington and Du Bois

Michael Roth | Posted 10.03.2012 | College
Michael Roth

Sure, we have to pay attention to what our graduates will do with their education, and we must give them the skills to translate what they learn in classrooms to their lives after graduation. But we shouldn't reduce our understanding of "their lives after graduation" to their very first job.

Saul Alinsky Elementary School? How We Honor America's Radicals and Reformers

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

A society that really wants to celebrate the life of an important figure -- to keep his or her memory alive in our collective psyche -- must do so publicly and permanently.

The Man Behind the March: Remembering Bayard Rustin

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Bayard Rustin, the trailblazing civil rights activist, was a pacifist, a radical, black and gay. Controversy surrounded him all his life. But this year -- the 100th anniversary of his birth and 25 years after his death -- his name is back in the news.

Honoring W.E.B. Du Bois 2012

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 06.24.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

The Board of Trustees at the University of Pennsylvania appointed Dr. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois Honorary Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies on February 17th 2012. This short video captures the day's activities.

Defiant Daughter Emerges in Harlem Renaissance Era Drama

Len Hollie | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Hollie

A distinctly New York play finally lands in the city when Knock Me A Kiss, by playwright Charles Smith, begins previews Thursday in its Off-Broadway premiere.