Celebrating the One-Year Anniversary of the Publication of “We Hold These Truths”—and the Village that Made it Possible

From the desk of @theauthordavid: Happy 1st birthday to my first-born novel, We Hold These Truths. It’s been 365 days of unimaginable self-reflection and personal growth; a period during which I met Americans of all stripes who were hungry for knowledge, their hearts still beating to the rhythm of change. We haven’t always agreed, but we’ve been unified in our thirst to understand just what happened … Continue reading Celebrating the One-Year Anniversary of the Publication of “We Hold These Truths”—and the Village that Made it Possible

Washington Life Magazine, D.C.’s Premier Lifestyle Monthly, Names “We Hold These Truths” Among Its “SUMMER SELECTS”

In its annual Summer 2017 issue released this week, Washington Life Magazine, the foremost authority on power, philanthropy and society in the nation’s capital, recognized author David S. Mitchell’s debut political novel We Hold These Truths in its short list of “Summer Selects.” “I am thrilled, and deeply humbled, to be mentioned alongside the likes of Marita Golden, Seema Reza, and Clint Smith—these are truly … Continue reading Washington Life Magazine, D.C.’s Premier Lifestyle Monthly, Names “We Hold These Truths” Among Its “SUMMER SELECTS”

Author David S. Mitchell to Appear in Boston, MA to Discuss Debut Novel “We Hold These Truths”—and the Path Forward for Progressives

The #WHTTBookTour is officially in full swing: The District of Columbia, North Carolina, Philadelphia, Chicago, and now… On April 1, 2017, author David S. Mitchell will return to the Boston area (David spent three years studying at Harvard Law School in nearby Cambridge) to discuss his debut political novel set in the Barack Obama era—and the path forward for progressive politics and policies in America. Click … Continue reading Author David S. Mitchell to Appear in Boston, MA to Discuss Debut Novel “We Hold These Truths”—and the Path Forward for Progressives

Author David S. Mitchell: In Conversation @ The Regulator Bookshop in Durham, N.C.

On Thursday, January 26, 2017, author David S. Mitchell appeared alongside former Democratic US Senate candidate and lawyer, Ken Lewis, and Duke University professor and critically acclaimed author, Timothy B. Tyson (author of The Blood of Emmett Till and Blood Done Sign My Name). During this rich discussion on David’s new novel, We Hold These Truths—and the critical real-world themes it evokes—the three panelists covered … Continue reading Author David S. Mitchell: In Conversation @ The Regulator Bookshop in Durham, N.C.

Author David S. Mitchell Appears on Talk Show, “The State of Things.”

On Thursday, January 26, 2017, author David S. Mitchell joined friend and former North Carolina US Senate candidate Ken Lewis on WUNC radio’s “The State of Things” for a spirited—and candid—discussion on race and politics. During the nearly 20-minute segment, David, Ken and host Frank Stasio discuss David’s new novel, We Hold These Truths, how this novel exposes the unsavory consequences of the Democratic Party’s continued … Continue reading Author David S. Mitchell Appears on Talk Show, “The State of Things.”

Lactose Intolerance in the Presidential Election of 2016

Like many African-Americans, I’m lactose intolerant. I discovered this just over a year ago when I began suffering from phantom headaches and a general malaise. These symptoms were really uncomfortable and made it difficult to focus on tasks requiring analytical thinking. You see, I had an addiction to coffee doused with cream, and since giving that up wasn’t an option, I sought a solution that … Continue reading Lactose Intolerance in the Presidential Election of 2016

Why Democrats Need a Stronger Republican Party

When the “Founders” sat down in Philadelphia during the summer of 1787 to write our Constitution, they were driven by and concerned with a host of specific, critical logistical matters—for example, whether executive power should exist in one person or three, or whether slaves should be counted for purposes of determining proportional representation in the House of Representatives—but at the forefront of their minds, and … Continue reading Why Democrats Need a Stronger Republican Party