MEDIADr. Levitt in the News
In our continuing coverage of the Killing of Trayvon Martin: the trial of George Zimmerman… in an Arise News Special on day 1 of the trial, Debbye Turner Bell spoke to Jeremy Levitt Ph.D. Levitt is an attorney and law professor at Florida A&M University in...
International Law Professor Jeremy Levitt of the Florida AM college of Law and Professor of Education, Marc Lamont Hill at Columbia University joined us to discuss the role race will play in the trial of George...
Law professor Dr. Jeremy Levitt, who wrote a piece in the Orlando Sentinel taking the far right to task for their “foolish racism” attacks against President Obama, appears on Bill O’Reilly’s show to debate these attacks, and engage in a heated...
Originally published August 08, 2013 in The Orlando Sentinal George Zimmerman’s killing of Trayvon Martin in Sanford has sparked national debate on several issues, from racial violence and race relations to the “stand your ground” self-defense law and gun control. The...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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 choice of Ms. Johnson-Sirleaf is a remarkable breakthrough in a historically patriarchal society where women largely have been kept at the periphery in politics. She explicitly campaigned on her gender, and many of her supporters wore T-shirts that proclaimed, “All the men have failed Liberia; let’s try a woman this time.” It was a none-too-subtle reminder of the failure of men who have led the country into nearly two decades of authoritarian rule and civil strife from which it is only now emerging.read more