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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice, Goldie Taylor » On Ta-Nehisi Coates

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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice, Goldie Taylor writes, " Without a doubt, Ta-Nehisi Coates is one of the most brilliant, prolific social and political philosophers of our time.  His compelling prose, lyrical and breathtaking by its nature, often leaves me without words. My soul quakes with every measure of every line."

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Marissa Alexander Takes Plea Deal In Florida ‘Warning Shot’ Case

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  JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A woman accused of firing a gun at her estranged husband and his two sons in what she said was self-defense took a plea deal in a case that first got attention beca...
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Dr. Vernellia R. Randall Honored by National law conference

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Congratulations to OUR COMMON GROUND Voice,  Professor Dr. Vernellia Randall. Dr. Vernellia Randall to be honored for her contribution to the success of the National Black Pre-Law Conference on the celebration of their 10th year of service to our community.
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Law professor, Vernellia Ruth Randall was born March 6, 1948 in Gladewater, Texas to Mary Pauline Hall Randall and Ernest Randall. Both parents were associated with Jarvis Christian College. Raised by her father in difficult circumstances in Mule Shoe, Texas, Randall attended the colored school there and graduated from Carver High School in Amarillo in 1966. Receiving an A.A. form Amarillo College, she entered the University of Texas and earned a B.S. from the School of Nursing. Randall obtained an M.S. in nursing from the University of Washington in 1978 and in 1987 her J.D. degree from Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. 


Retired now, she has been a professor of nursing and community health at Oregon Health Sciences University and Wright State University as well as a law professor at Northwestern School of Law, Seattle University School of Law and the University of Dayton. She was an associate with the Portland law firm of Bullivant, Houser, Bailey, Pendergrass and Hoffman from 1987 to 1989. In 1994, Randall was an Associate Professor, School of Law, University of Dayton.  She also has been director of the Academic Excellence Program for the University of Dayton, where she planned and implemented academic support services for students and trains teaching assistants.


An OUR COMMON GROUND Voice, we extend her our heartiest congratulations for this honor. 

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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice, Dr. Darrick Hamilton

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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice, Dr. Darrick Hamilton

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Dr. Darrick HamiltonAssociate Professor, Economics and Urban Policy

 

Darrick Hamilton is an Associate Professor at Milano – The New School for International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy, an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Economics at The New School for Social Research, a faculty research fellow at the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, an affiliate scholar at the Center for American Progress, a research affiliate at the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality at Duke University, and a former Associate Director of the American Economic Association Summer Research and Minority Training Program. He earned a Ph.D. from the Department of Economics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1999, and upon graduation received the National Economic Association's 2001 Rhonda M. Williams Dissertation Award.

 

Professor Hamilton was a Ford Foundation Fellow on Poverty, the Underclass and Public Policy at the Poverty Research and Training Center, and the Program for Research on Black Americans both at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor from 1999-2001, and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research at the Institution for Policy Studies, Yale University from 2001-2003. He is a stratification economist, whose work focuses on the causes, consequences and remedies of racial and ethnic inequality in economic and health outcomes, which includes an examination of the intersection of identity, racism, colorism, and socioeconomic outcomes.

 

He has published articles on disparities in; wealth, homeownership, health and labor market outcomes. His articles can be found in the following publications; African American Research Perspectives, American Economics Review, Applied Economics Letters, Challenge: The Magazine of Economic Affairs, Housing Studies, Journal of Economic Psychology, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Human Resources, Review of Black Political Economy, Social Science Quarterly, Southern Economics Journal, and Transforming Anthropology. In addition, his research appears in edited volumes published by The University of Michigan Press, National Urban League, and Oxford University Press.

 

He has provided consultation to the following organizations: American Human Development Project, Center for Economic Development (CFED), Center for Social Development, Congressional Black Caucus, Council of Economic Advisors-The White House, Demos A Network for Ideas and Action, Economic Policy Institute, Empire State Coalition of Youth and Family Services, National Urban League, Service Employees International Union, and U.S. Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Finally, his research agenda has been supported by grants from the Ford Foundation, National Institute of Health, National Science Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Recent Significant Publications

 

Darity, William, and Darrick Hamilton. 2012. “Bold Policies for Economic Justice” Review of Black Political Economy, 39(1):79-85.

Hamilton, Darrick, and William Darity, Jr. 2010 (in press). "Can 'Baby Bonds' Eliminate the Racial Wealth Gap in Putative Post-Racial America?" Review of Black Political Economy

 

Hamilton, Darrick, Arthur Goldsmith, and William Darity, Jr. 2010. "Jobs and Healthcare: An 'Alternative' Public Option" in edited by volume: The 2010 State of Black America: Jobs: Responding to the Crisis. The National Urban League

 

Darity, Jr., William, and Darrick Hamilton. October 30, 2009. "Bernanke Ignores History of Black and White Wealth Rift" The Grio

Hamilton, Darrick, and William Darity, Jr. September/October 2009. "Race, Wealth, and Intergenerational Poverty: There will never be a post-racial America if the wealth gap persists" The American Prospect

 

Hamilton, Darrick, Arthur Goldsmith, and William Darity, Jr. 2009. "Shedding 'Light' on Marriage: The Influence of Skin Shade on Marriage for Black Females" Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 72(1):30-50

 

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1898 Race Clash Ruled a Coup l Larry Thomas l "Wilmington On Fire"

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Larry Thomas, has pursued a reassessment of the Wilmington racial violence for years. Thomas said the economic losses caused by white supremacists' overthrow of the New Hanover County government would amount to billions in today's dollars.

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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice, Larry Reni Thomas on Wilmington, NC Massacre of 1898 in the Washington Post today. Please support the film Wilmington on Fire Larry's book on the subject is featured in the film.


By killing and terrorizing blacks in Wilmington on Nov. 10, 1898, white supremacists were able to overthrow government officials in New Hanover County at gunpoint -- the only recorded violent government overthrow in U.S. history, according to the 500-page report, produced after six years of study. The plot ushered in a new anti-black political era for the Jim Crow South and ultimately cut black voting rights.


"Wilmington on Fire" is a feature-length documentary that will give a historical and present day look at the Wilmington Massacre of 1898 and how the descendants of the victims of the event are asking for legal action in regards to compensation / reparations. 


Listen to our interview with Larry Reni Thomas and the film's director, Christopher Everett here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ocg/2014/01/19/our-common-ground-with-janice-graham--wilmington-on-fire-1869-massacre-in-nc

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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice George E. Curry l Journalist - Publisher

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Meet George Curry and subscribe to The Curry Report

http://www.georgecurry.com

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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice George E. Curry is the editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service. The former editor-in-chief of Emerge magazine, Curry also writes a weekly syndicated column for NNPA, a federation of more than 200 African American newspapers.

Curry, who served as editor-in-chief of the NNPA News Service from 2001 until 2007, returned to lead the news service for a second time on April 2, 2012. His work at the NNPA has ranged from being inside the Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in the University of Michigan affirmative action cases to traveling to Doha, Qatar, to report on America's war with Iraq.


As editor-in-chief of Emerge, Curry led the magazine to win more than 40 national journalism awards. 

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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice Antoinette Harrell l "Nurturing our Roots" l

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Join her on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/NORtelevisionandradio

 

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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice, Antoinette Harrell a genealogist, family historian and radio and television talk shows " The Live Talk Shows Where Family Matters". She is the host of "Nurturing OUR Roots" television and radio shows and is a Film and Documentary producer. 

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Dr. William "Sandy" Darity on Ta-Nehisi Coates' "The Case for Reparations" φ from Demos

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  .  Dr. William Darity, a professor at Duke University and Stanford University has studied reparations in black America for over twenty years is interviewed by  Reniqua Allen for Demos.  Be sure to look for his new book, with co-author Kristen Mullen, From Here to Equality (take a look here) ,.

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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice, Dr. William "Sandy" Darity discusses Ta-Nehisi Coates'  "The Case for Reparations"

 

"We’re just recovering from the effects of deluding ourselves into thinking this society has become post-racial as the consequence of a black president. In some respects I think that that has contributed to maintaining a veil over the issues surrounding racial injustice and racial depravation.  Now we finally have the political security to talk about these issues, despite the fact that we have a black president, and so maybe partly there’s relatively propitious timing for the article. We’re coming to the end of the Obama presidency. Now is the time to look beyond the Obama era and try to address what needs to be done."

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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice, Dr. William "Sandy" Darity discusses Ta-Nehisi Coates'  "The Case for Reparations"


"We’re just recovering from the effects of deluding ourselves into thinking this society has become post-racial as the consequence of a black president. In some respects I think that that has contributed to maintaining a veil over the issues surrounding racial injustice and racial depravation.  Now we finally have the political security to talk about these issues, despite the fact that we have a black president, and so maybe partly there’s relatively propitious timing for the article. We’re coming to the end of the Obama presidency. Now is the time to look beyond the Obama era and try to address what needs to be done."

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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice Dr. Tommy J. Curry

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Dr. Tommy J. Curry
Professor of Philosophy, Texas A&M University

http://www.racismreview.com/blog/author/dr-tommy-j-curry/

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 OUR COMMON GROUND Voice Dr. Tommy J. Curry

Black Liberation, Civil Rights and Social Justice" 

Professor of Philosophy, Texas A&M University

Tommy J. Curry’s work spans across the various fields of philosophy, jurisprudence, Africana Studies, and Gender Studies. Though trained in American and Continental philosophical traditions, Curry’s primary research interests are in Critical Race Theory and Africana Philosophy. In Critical Race Theory, Curry looks at the work of Derrick Bell and his theory of racial realism as an antidote to the proliferating discourses of racial idealism that continue to uncritically embrace liberalism through the appropriation of European thinkers as the basis of racial reconciliation in the United States. In Africana philosophy, Curry’s work turns an eye towards the conceptual genealogy (intellectual history) of African American thought from 1800 to the present, with particular attention towards the scholars of the American Negro Academy and the Negro Society for Historical Research.

In Biomedical ethics, Curry is primarily interested government regulation, the ethical limits of government intervention in the practice of medicine, and democratic potentialities that arise from collaborative doctor-patient diagnoses and regenerative medicine like stem cells. Currently his research focuses on the linking the conceptualization of ethics found in the Belmont Report to Civil Rights and social justice paradigms.

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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice Christopher Everett, Filmmaker | "Wilmington On Fire"

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Wilmington On Fire  http://bit.ly/1gpAsaU

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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice, Christopher Everett

Christopher Everett's “Wilmington On Fire, is a documentary which details a little-known, bloody massacre against an all Black township in North Carolina in 1898. The descendants of the victims of the event are asking for legal action in regards to compensation / reparations. 

This feature-length documentary that will give a historical and present day look at the Wilmington Massacre of 1898 and how the descendants of the victims of the event are asking for legal action in regards to compensation. The Wilmington Massacre of 1898 was a bloody attack on the African-American community by a heavily armed white mob on November 10, 1898 in the port city of Wilmington, North Carolina. It is also considered one of the only examples of a violent overthrow of an existing government (coup d'etat) and left countless numbers of African-American citizens dead. This event was the spring board for the white supremacy movement and Jim Crow (segregation) throughout the state of North Carolina, and the American South.

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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice Dr. Byron E. Price l Privatization of Prisons

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Dr. Byron Price

www.byroneprice.com

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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice, Dr. Price, is the former Dean of the School of Business and a professor of public administration at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York in Brooklyn, NY. He formerly served as an associate professor of political science in the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University (TSU) in Houston, Texas. Dr. Price spent five years at Rutgers University-Newark at the School of Public Affairs and Administration where he served as an assistant professor and director of the MPA and Executive MPA Programs as well as a number of other leadership positions including serving as the Associate Director of the National Center for Public Performance and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Public Management and Social Policy. A leading scholar in the field of prison privatization, he is the author of the book, Merchandizing Prisoners: Who Really Pays for Prison Privatization published by Praeger Publishers in March 2006 and the coedited 3-volume set entitled “Prison Privatization: A Controversial Industry” by Praeger Publishers, September 2012.

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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice l Activist Carmen del Rosario l Roots for Transformation

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Activist Carmen Del Rosario l Roots for Transformation l Violence Against Women and Children in Africa l 

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Ms. Carmen Del Rosario served as the Director of the Boston Public Health Commission’s Domestic Violence Program for 10 years. Del Rosario was a pioneer in developing strategies to engage boys and men in positive ways to prevent violence and to promote healthy relationships. In the year 2000, under her leadership, de Domestic Violence Program received funding from the CDC to develop , implement and evaluate a five years demonstration project working with men as fathers. 

Over the past eight years Carmen has been working in East Africa, (Tanzania) Central Africa (Eastern Congo) and West Africa (Liberia), developing, coordinating and implementing programs to respond to survivors of Gender Based Violence (GBV), Women’s Empowerment Program as well as prevention initiatives with men from different background; these include, refugees’ men, religious leaders, traditional leaders, the police, and the UN peacekeepers. Carmen has developed intervention and prevention programs providing technical support to capacity development of the implementing partners in partnership with government, UNHCR, WFP, UNICEF and INGO.

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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice Jeffery B. Perry l "Hubert Harrison & Invention of the White Race"

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The website maintained by Jeffrey B. Perry the biographer of Hubert Harrison and literary executor of Theodore W. Allen (author of "The Invention of the White Race").
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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice, Jeffrey B. Perry is an independent, working-class scholar formally educated at Princeton, Harvard, Rutgers, and Columbia.

His work focuses on the role of white supremacy as a retardant to progressive social change and on the centrality of struggle against white supremacy to progressive social change.

For forty years Perry has been active in the working class movement as a rank-and-file worker and as a union shop steward, officer, editor, and retiree. He has also been involved in domestic and international social justice issues including affirmative action, union democracy, and anti-apartheid, anti-war, and anti-imperialist work.

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Free Marissa and All Black People

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''Marissa's un-freedom cages me. Who will keep our sisters if not us?''
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The parallels between Marissa’s unjust prosecution/imprisonment & Mike Brown’s killing by law enforcement are evident to me. Yet, I am well aware that for too many these are treated as distinct and separate occurrences. They are not. In fact, the logic of anti-blackness and punishment connects both.

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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice, Dr. Mark Anthony Neal reflects on the 30th Anniversary of Groundbreaking 'Cosby Show'

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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice, Dr. Mark Anthony Neal reflects on the 30th Anniversary of The Cosby Show

 

"This weekend marks the 30th anniversary of when The Cosby Show first aired. The sitcom - which focused on the lives of two African American professionals and their five children - was groundbreaking for its consistent depiction of black middle-class life, without any of the stock stereotypes that had largely accompanied previous presentations of black life on television and in film.

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Neal writes, " To be clear, no one could ever accuse the Huxtables of being a black family in whiteface, but we also understood that there would be no Malcolm X speeches in between segments. Cosby navigated race much like the first black president, Barack Obama, does - letting the images of black respectability do the heavy lifting. To Cosby's credit, he was aware of the criticisms of the show's tepid race politics, launching the spin-off A Different World in the fall of 1987, with daughter Denise at the center."

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Demonstrators call for dismissal of Marissa Alexander case during ‘Stand Your Ground Week’

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Demonstrators call for dismissal of Marissa Alexander case during ‘Stand Your Ground Week’
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"The demonstration is part of “Stand Your Ground Week,” taking place in Florida. Hundreds of regional and national activists are coming together to support Alexander, build awareness about domestic violence and reproductive justice and strengthen opposition to mandatory minimum sentencing."


For more information about the case of Marissa Alexander. 

http://bit.ly/WRnTwP

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“It’s total moral surrender”: OUR COMMON GROUND Voice Matt Taibbi unloads on Wall Street l Inequality and our broken justice system

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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice, Matt Taibbi, author of "The Divide," tells Salon about Geithner's excuses, Piketty's success and Nixon's cronies

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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice, Matt Taibbi, author of "The Divide," tells Salon about Geithner's excuses, Piketty's success and Nixon's cronies.


His relentless coverage of Wall Street malfeasance turned him into one of the most influential journalists of his generation, but in his new book, “The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap,” Matt Taibbi takes a close and dispiriting look at how inequality and government dysfunction have created a two-tiered justice system in which most Americans are guilty until proven innocent, while a select few operate with no accountability whatsoever.

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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice James Perry l Fighting Housing Discrimination

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Learn more about James Perry

http://jameshperry.com/

 and the 

Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC)

http://www.gnofairhousing.org/

 

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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice James Perry  is currently the Executive Director of the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC), a private, non-profit organization created to promote equal housing opportunity. Under James’ leadership and management, GNOFHAC has tripled in size and helped thousands of residents.

 

In all his previous positions, James achieved significant results. His organizations have won all of their civil rights lawsuits filed on behalf people targeted by unfair practices or discrimination based on race, income, disability, mental illness, or against people with HIV/AIDS.

One of James’ major initiatives has been to fight in New Orleans and in Washington DC for fairer payouts by the Road Home Program. Recently, on behalf of residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina, James led his organization’s successful lawsuit against St. Bernard Parish, which passed an illegal ordinance that resulted in racial discrimination.

 

He was a candidate for Mayor of New Orleans and we hope he will run again.

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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice Yvette Carnell l Breaking Brown - KultureKritic- Your Black World

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Yvette Carnell, Breaking Brown, Your Black World and KultureKritic

http://breakingbrown.com/

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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice Yvette Carnell, web publisher is a current events commentator and analyst writes mostly about politics, social, and cultural issues for my personal blog, BreakingBrown.com as well as BreakingBrown.tv and Breakingbrown.me. She is also an editor for YourBlackWorld and a managing contributor on KuluteKritic.


Before embarking on a career as a writer, she served as a Congressional aide, first to Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), and later to former Congressman Marion Berry (D-AR). In her role as a legislative staffer, she prepared briefings, staffed Congressional hearings, represented Members with their constituents, and performed other support duties .


Her articles have been featured in the Huffington Post and YourBlackWorld. I have been quoted by national news outlets including, but not limited to; The Nation, The Guardian, Politico and NPR.

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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice Frank Schaeffer l Why Jesus Would Have Hated Most Modern Day Religion

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Jesus would not be a “Bible believer,” as we use that term in the post Billy Graham era of American fundamentalist religiosity."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit with Frank on his website. http://www.frankschaeffer.com/

 

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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice, Frank Schaeffer is the New York Times best selling author of more than a dozen books Frank Schaeffer is a survivor of both polio and an evangelical/fundamentalist childhood, an acclaimed writer who overcame severe dyslexia, a home-schooled and self-taught documentary movie director, a feature film director and producer of four low budget Hollywood features Frank has described as "pretty terrible," and a best selling author of both fiction and nonfiction. Frank is the author of "And God Said, 'Billy!'" and many other books. Frank's three semi-biographical novels about growing up in a fundamentalist mission: "Portofino," "Zermatt" and "Saving Grandma" have a worldwide following and have been translated into nine languages. Jane Smiley writing in the Washington Post (7/10/11) says this of Frank's memoirs "Crazy For God" and "Sex, Mom and God": "[Schaeffer's] memoirs have a way of winning a reader's friendship...Schaeffer is a good memoirist, smart and often laugh-out-loud funny...Frank seems to have been born irreverent, but his memoirs have a serious purpose, and that is to expose the insanity and the corruption of what has become a powerful and frightening force in American politics... Frank has been straightforward and entertaining in his campaign to right the political wrongs he regrets committing in the 1970s and '80s...As someone who has made redemption his work, he has, in fact, shown amazing grace."

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India DECLAIR l The IDeClair Show l Dealing With The Difficult. REAL. RAW. RIGHT NOW...

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India DeClair, Host, The IDeClair Show

Dealing With The Difficult. REAL. RAW. RIGHT NOW...

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Say YES… IDECLAIR IT! 

Creatively Expressing Unexpressed Anxiety is what I do!  PERIOD.

As a wife, mother, and PowerWoman, IDECLAIR knows what it takes to be successful in today’s stressful and uncertain times.

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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice Dr. David Ikard l"Blinded By the Whites"

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Dr. David Ikard

Nation of Cowards Blog  http://nationofcowards.blogspot.com/

Author, "Blinded By the Whites:Why Race Still Matters in 21st-Century America (Blacks in the Diaspora)";  and "A Nation of Cowards"


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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice Dr. David Ikard is a senior professor of African American Literature at the  University of Miami (FL).

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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice Dr. Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

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Author, "The Book of Jeremiah The Life and Ministry of Jeremiah A. Wright"

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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice, Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith, author, "The Book of Jeremiah The Life and Ministry of Jeremiah A. Wright, 

 

She is the former Senior Pastor of Advent United Church of Christ, in Columbus, Ohio, is a 1986 graduate of Yale Divinity School, where she earned her M.Div.


She received her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Occidental College and her Doctor of Mininistry from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.

She is the author of four books, Carla and Annie, From Calvary to Victory, Forgive WHO?, andCrazy Faith: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives, which is currently in its second printing. Her work also appears weekly on The Washington Post, as a member of a panel of theologians, scholars and writers who comment on issues pertinent to religion.

She is the Gordon Cosby Seasoned Fellow at the Spirit House Project (ATL). 

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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice Dr. Thabiti Lewis l Race and Sports in America

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Dr. Thabiti Lewis 

Author, “Ballers of the New School”

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Thabiti Lewis has written for several newspapers, magazines, journals and magazines such as The Source Magazine, Crisis Magazine, AmeriQuests, News One, The St. Louis American, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Oregon Humanities Magazine, and The Oregonian. He has also contributed several political and cultural commentaries to cable and radio programs.

In December of 2010 he published this pioneering book about sports, race, and American culture, Ballers of the New School: Race and Sports in America (Third World Press). Prior to this he edited and co-edited special issues of journals (The Willamette Journal and AmeriQuests Journal). He is the editor of Conversations with Toni Cade Bambara (University Press of Mississippi), and is completing a book-length study about the art of the politics in the fiction of the writer Toni Cade Bambara. He is also at work on a study of the performance of heroism, race, and gender in four American sports museums.

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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice Dr. Joyce Ladner | Sociologist, Author, History Maker

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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice, Dr. Joyce Ladner

Her career includes work at various universities and institutions: Southern Illinois University, assistant professor and curriculum specialist, 1968-69; affiliated with Wesleyan University, 1969-70; University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, research associate, 1970-71; Hunter College of the City University of New York, sociology faculty, 1976-81; Howard University, professor of sociology, 1981-98, vice president of academic affairs, 1990-94, interim president, 1994-95; Brookings Institution, senior fellow, government studies, 1977.

When she became interim president of Howard in 1994, she was the first woman to hold the position at the university. She retired to Florida in 2003

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