Category Archives: The American South
For those in the North Carolina Research Triangle area, you can see this extraordinary Piedmont guitarist and singer-songwriting tonight, then tomorrow night in Aberdeen, NC. Next month, readers in New York and New England can catch him live.
“When I think of Martin, I can’t help but see the dogs and the sticks and the little girls in the church,” said Paul Herring, who has organized Juneteenth celebrations in Flint, Mich., for 10 years. “But when I think of Juneteenth, I see an old codger kicking up his heels and running down the road to tell everyone the happy news.”
Making a difference in cultivating African-American men into the collegiate experience is now a full-time job for this role model, scholar, and genuinely warm and embracing leader. Dorsette speaks frankly on the challenges to African-American men in universities, what can be done and what he is doing, plus a final bit of advice for graying white dudes with goatees.
Lots of “what if?”
Scholars far more qualified than I have held forth on the continued relevance of the HBCU. As a white professor from the North at a HBCU, what I find most refreshing is learning from students about how the HBCU experience is relevant to them – today. I want to share one example with you in this post.
NCCU Centennial HBCU Symposium – Setting the Agenda for Historically Black Colleges and Universities
A national dialogue on historically Black colleges and universities faces the realities of moving forward in today’s competitive higher education landscape while remaining true to historical mission.
Roll your own electricity, y’all.
Interest in Henrietta Lacks overtakes the stoners and the erectile-challenged.
The single most moving day in my life as a scientist.
One of two surviving members of the 1957 Royal Ice Cream sit-in reflects on a life of activism.