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“Lost Puppy”

Remembering a Griot

By Edmund W. Lewis, Editor August 20, 2007 In 1987, I traveled to Atlanta, GA to participate in a conference for black students attending predominantly white universities. It was great to meet and interact with other campus leaders who were committed to raising the consciousness of their peers and expanding their understanding of the problems people of color faced on college campuses. What I didn't know was that one of ...

From Sniper To War Resister: My Journey

by Army National Guard Spc. Eleonai "Eli" Israel Two months ago, I took a stand that changed my life forever. As a Soldier, a JVB Protective Service Agent, and a Sniper with the Army who had been in Iraq for a year (running over 250 combat missions), I refused to continue to be a part of the occupation. I regret nothing. This is my story. Currently, as I write ...

None So Blind As The Colorblind

by Sean Gonsalves Several years ago, I went to visit my grandfather at Mass General Hospital in Boston after he had bypass surgery. Thanks to my younger brother (a batboy for the Oakland A’s at the time) I had some primo tickets for the A’s-Red Sox game that evening and was trying to flag down a cab to take me to Fenway. After no less than a half-dozen cabbies shooed ...

EDSTATS you can use SPECIAL: Black PHD Index 2007

Note: Many folks have asked me to see if I could pull together some data on the state of Black PhDs in the US today. Well, below is an index that quickly shows the crisis (or crises) that we - as a people - face in the realm of US higher education: a growing dearth in Black PhDs in every field except education... and especially in the mathematical, ...

Peace Tax Return

If a thousand people were not to pay their tax-bills this year, that would not be a violent and bloody measure, as it would be to pay them, and enable the state to commit violence and shed innocent blood. – Henry David Thoreau “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience” Only for the brave The Peace Form is for people who want to register a protest to paying taxes for war, or people ...

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