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
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”
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
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.
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”
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.
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
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