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

Author David S. Mitchell Named Among Five PoC “Authors On The Rise”

September 8, 2017 — In an article published today on brightestyoungthings.com, Duende District Bookstore founder and all-around PoC literary maven, Angela Maria Spring, named David S. Mitchell one of five Authors On The Rise: “David Mitchell is one of those people you meet and know, without a doubt, he is going to conquer anything he wants to and aren’t we lucky that he wants to take … Continue reading Author David S. Mitchell Named Among Five PoC “Authors On The Rise”

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.

Tim Tyson—Author of “The Blood of Emmett Till”—on David S. Mitchell’s Debut Novel, “We Hold These Truths.”

During a recent #WHTTBookTour stop at The Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC, Professor Tim Tyson, author of the critically acclaimed new book, The Blood of Emmett Till and Blood Done Sign My Name, offered praise for David S. Mitchell’s debut novel, We Hold These Truths. Continue reading Tim Tyson—Author of “The Blood of Emmett Till”—on David S. Mitchell’s Debut Novel, “We Hold These Truths.”

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.”

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”

Election 2016 Hangover: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and the Obama Legacy.

On Saturday, November 12, 2016, I sat down with TRT World’s Washington, DC correspondent Tetiana Anderson and conservative commentator, Christopher Harris, for a candid session of Saturday morning quarterbacking on Election 2016. Click here to view the entire segment, called “Trump: President of the Divided States.” As Tetiana immediately noted at the outset of the discussion (Tetiana didn’t waste any time going in—ha!),  I penned a piece … Continue reading Election 2016 Hangover: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and the Obama Legacy.

Boo—And Vote

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