Author David S. Mitchell—and his debut novel “We Hold These Truths”—Featured in Black Enterprise Magazine

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

Objects at Rest (Revisited)

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)

Look What We Found…

From the archive…previously unreleased video footage from the North Carolina swing of the 2017 #WHTTBookTour. As you take time away from the daily grind to share food, time and fun with your families, don’t forget about the progressive movement. Critically important mid-term elections are just around the corner. The hard work—organizing voters and raising money for forward-thinking candidates—must start now. Let’s play to win in … Continue reading Look What We Found…

RSVP for Philly Panel Discussion on Friday, January 27th, 2017: “Moving Forward Intelligently under President Trump”

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”

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

The Inaugural Roundtable: Barack, Orenthal James, Steph & LeBron

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

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