Today, in its #FridayReads series, Black Enterprise Magazine featured David S. Mitchell’s We Hold These Truths and the entrepreneurial drive that took Mitchell from corporate lawyer to political novelist. Read the full interview here! Continue reading Author David S. Mitchell—and his debut novel “We Hold These Truths”—Featured in Black Enterprise Magazine
Family, I’m reposting this article I penned two years ago today on MLK Day. It is, unfortunately, as relevant right now as it was before the dawning of the Trump Era. Read, discuss, rethink, strategize—then do something to change our narrative. “You may have the right to remain silent, but you have the obligation to speak up.” -Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. #ReclaimMLK _______ It … Continue reading Objects at Rest (Revisited)
Rolling, rolling, rolling. After a successful stop in Boston a few weeks ago, David gets back to his Southern roots as he makes his way down to the great state of Georgia. On Saturday, May 6, 2017 @ 2:30 p.m., David will appear at the September Gray Fine Art Gallery as part of its Community Engagement Series. Fair warning: This event will be unlike any … Continue reading Author David S. Mitchell to Appear in Atlanta, GA to Discuss Debut Novel “We Hold These Truths” in Cultural Engagement Series
It’s a pretty ridiculous question, I know—how does one choose between two geniuses of the same genre? Nevertheless, I attempted an answer based on what else…my personal experience. And the winner is…? Continue reading Jilly From Philly or Queen Badu?
His unequivocal greatness and influence on nearly every genre of modern American music is far too obvious, extensive and important to sully with words of my own, so I’ll simply use his. R.I.P. to Maurice White – curator of joy and hope, leader of the greatest band ever and THE architect of the soundtrack of our lives. “You will find peace of mind If you look way … Continue reading Be Ever Wonderful
The mainstream media is really having a tough time articulating and managing the phenomenon that is Cameron Jerrell Newton, isn’t it? For a good period of time now—at least since the early 1990s when I came of age in an era of American sports dominated by “His Airness” Michael Jordan—most of the mega-sports stars hailing from the African-American community have, for lack of a better … Continue reading Just Another Day at the Ball Park—Politics as Usual in America
As I stand in a dark, obscure basement venue somewhere on U street in the District of Columbia surrounded by Asian and European and South American and African and African-American and so many other Americans, I see once again the immense possibilities for love-and loving-right here in our often divided nation. Thank you Emily King for reminding us of what hope feels like. Please continue … Continue reading Emily King