A new form of Jim Crow arises from Roberts Court

Originally published in Orlando Sentinel, July 25, 2013 By Jeremy I. Levitt and Yohuru Williams, Guest columnists In light of its recent decisions in critical cases involving voting rights and affirmative action, it appears that the U.S. Supreme Court is waging legal...

Nelson Mandela: He is my hero, and a nation’s savior

Originally published in Orlando Sentinel, June 28, 2013 Soon, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, former South African president and bulwark freedom fighter, will leave us for more transcendent horizons. Madiba, the Xhosa clan after which he is affectionately named, is more...

For black professors, Obama remarks and record disappoint

June 14, 2013 (Editor’s note: This guest column is based on an open letter sent to President Barack Obama by six African-American male professors last week.) President Obama’s recent commencement speech at Morehouse College inspired this column. As...

Liberia Must Confront Its Past if it Wants a Brighter Future

by Jeremy I. Levitt and J. Peter Pham December 8, 2005 – (Baltimore Sun) Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, chosen president of Liberia last month in the country’s first free polling in its 183-year history, is the first woman elected to a presidency in Africa. The...

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