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WWI: Civil Liberties During Wartime

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I spent 8yrs of research in the Library of Congress archives for my first book– so I was OVER THE MOON to be invited back to this sacred institution to give a formal presentation on social movements/NAACP activism during World War I. From the official announcement: During wartime, the tension…

Black Politics in Trump’s America

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A month after Trump was sworn in as President, many people wondered out loud about the fragile state of black citizenship rights. The New America Think Tank convened a dynamic panel which was broadcast on CSPAN.  Official description: Black America’s voter participation rates reached historic highs in order to help…

The State of Civil Rights in the Obama Era

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As Obama’s last months of being POTUS were coming to an end–a conference of academics and policymakers was assembled at Harvard University Kennedy School to evaluate his legacy. Click on this CSPAN link for my panel! Panelists include: Douglas Blackmon, Megan Francis, Matthew Pratt-Guteral, Clarissa Martinez de Castro, Ronald Sullivan,…

Final 2016 Presidential Debate Analysis w/ Democracy Now!

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A professional highlight of mine was being in-studio with the team at Democracy Now! The debate night special entitled “War, Peace and the Presidency” featured an exciting group of guests including: Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner, the chair of Princeton’s African American Studies department Eddie Glaude, the Institute of Policy…