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.”

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