To Those Who Think It’s Okay

One of my favorite books is The Crisis of the Intellectual Negro by Harold Cruse. I discovered this book while attending a class as a political science major at Florida A&M University. We studied it for an entire semester and the class so inspired me that in 1998 I attended a conference held in Harold Cruse’s honor at the University …

A Diva in the Making

Fourteen year old Samantha Crawford at Sphinx Performance Academy, Chicago, Illinois
I have asked Dr. Maxine Montgomery-Crawford to share an article about her daughter, violinist Samantha Crawford. Dr. Montgomery-Crawford is a distinguished professor at Florida State University and author. It has been a pleasure to watch Samantha blossom as an artist. Enjoy reading about Samantha and listening to a future …

Tom, It Isn’t Funny Anymore!

Education is a boring subject for most of us and a turn off when it comes to reading blogs. It is more fun listening to Tom Joyner and company in the morning, joking about African American names that you cannot pronounce and the abundance of bad credit among African Americans. It is his job to make us laugh and it …