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
Last week, Washington D.C.’s Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment released a profile of David S. Mitchell and his debut novel, We Hold These Truths, as part of its “Made In DC” series profiling local artists, trendsetters and entrepreneurs. Continue reading Author David S. Mitchell and #WHTT Profiled in New District of Columbia Series, “Made In DC”
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.
In an Inauguration Day interview on NBC4, author David S. Mitchell discusses the legacy of outgoing President Barack Obama, the Democratic Party’s engagement problem, and the personal experiences that inspired his new political novel, “We Hold These Truths.” Continue reading Author David S. Mitchell Appears on NBC4’s Inauguration 2017 Coverage
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”
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.
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