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)
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
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”
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
On a sunny, cloudless Manhattan afternoon this past Saturday, June 18, 2016, I sat down with six close friends—five African-Americans and one Caucasian—to moderate the inaugural Politics, Race & Pop Culture Roundtable. During this hour-long conversation and debate, this opinionated group discussed President Obama’s complex legacy, the nature and extent of America’s progress in race relations since the O.J. Simpson verdict in 1995, and whether … Continue reading The Inaugural Roundtable: Barack, Orenthal James, Steph & LeBron
America needs Donald Trump—this is what I said, with a straight face mind you, to several African-American brunch companions last weekend in Northeast D.C. No, I haven’t switched political parties, and no, I haven’t lost my mind, and no, I didn’t say this as a means of silencing this extremely loquacious bunch so that I might get a few words in edgewise (although, as I … Continue reading America Needs Donald Trump
Recently, I sat down to discuss the presidential election of 2008, the subsequent 2010 election cycle, and the story behind the story—including the squandered opportunity for CHANGE—that inspired my first novel…We Hold These Truths. Continue reading We Hold These Truths, a novel by David S. Mitchell
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?