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
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.”
On Friday, January 20 @9:00am, David will offer commentary during NBC’s coverage of the Inauguration of Donald J. Trump. Watch David as he offers analysis, a unique historical perspective, and insight on how to proceed during these precarious-and critically important-political times. Download the NBC4 Washington app and watch the Inauguration coverage on the go! For a deeper understanding of David’s analysis on how America arrived … Continue reading David S. Mitchell to Appear on NBC4 Washington’s Inauguration 2017 Coverage
RSVP HERE!!! David S. Mitchell, author of the recently released novel, We Hold These Truths, will appear on an esteemed panel of political thought influencers and community leaders for a discussion addressing social and economic change during the upcoming Trump administration—and critical lessons from the Obama years. Mitchell will also explain why We Hold These Truths constitutes an important and timely articulation of how inaction by … Continue reading RSVP for Philly Panel Discussion on Friday, January 27th, 2017: “Moving Forward Intelligently under President Trump”
Sixteen years ago to the day, as a freshman in college, I finally went to bed after a long night of following returns in the Election of 2000. I rested comfortably, believing Al Gore had just narrowly defeated George W. Bush. And then I awoke to learn that he hadn’t. Over the next several weeks, my roommates and I watched nervously as the recounts continued, … Continue reading Boo—And Vote
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
During a heavy hitting and candid discussion on February 17th about the race politics swirling around the 2016 contest for the U.S. presidency, I offered my thoughts on how African-American voters should approach the candidacy of Hillary Rodham Clinton. Continue reading Should Black Voters Remain Loyal to the Clinton Brand?
In an article penned in The Nation last week on February 10th, some say Michelle Alexander compellingly argued that Hillary Clinton doesn’t deserve African-American votes in 2016 because both she and President Bill Clinton supported policies that “decimated black America.” I tackled this topic—and others—earlier today. Continue reading Were Black Folks Duped by the Clintons in the 1990s?