The Transformation o...

In what took Usher most of his 20-year music career to accomplish, it took Justin Bieber just a short five years to reap similar financial success and actually surpass his mentor. Usher Raymond IV was an R&B phenom who started his career much like Bieber as a young teen and is among...

Re-conceptualizing t...

By Dr. Darron Smith No one can argue that Robert Griffin III has been anything but sensational in his masterful rookie season. His football skills combined with his leadership abilities have earned him much respect and admiration among his fellow Redskin teammates (being named captain midway...

LEARNING TO TAKE THE...

By  Dr. Brenda Juárez, Lerone Bennett Jr. once asked, “Who is freedom’s friend?” For many in the US, this question is obtuse because the answer is blatantly, even embarrassingly (for you) obvious—we are! The “we” here refers to we, White people—a point underscored by the idea...

Raising Culturally R...

By Dr. Darron Smith How do white parents manage to teach their black adoptive children to negotiate white spaces when many white Americans remain skeptical and unconvinced that race actually matters, according to recent survey data? The nation is “colorblind,” many white folks reason,...

Entertaining While B...

By Dr. Darron T. Smith Virtually every major white institution and its stakeholders are well aware of the multiple stereotypes regarding Black males, and much of that information is gleaned largely from popular media. No other medium has the ability to reach so many American homes influencing...