Beyond Diversity: Valerie Smith and the Importance of Intersectional Leadership in Predominantly White Institutions

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July 1st, 2015 marks an event that many students of color at predominantly white institutions could imagine only in their wildest dreams: a black feminist scholar will become the president of Swarthmore College. Valerie Smith, who has served as Princeton University’s Dean of College for the past three years, was announced president-elect of the private liberal arts college this past February.

Smith is an accomplished leader making history in more ways than one with her election. An interdisciplinary scholar of African American literature and culture, Smith brings an intersectional perspective to academe as a woman of color invested in mobilizing education for social change. While at Princeton, she founded the Center for African American Studies and led initiatives to diversify faculty members and the student body.

At Princeton, Smith also chaired a committee that examined the academic and cultural experiences of low-income and first-generation students…

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” The Matter of White ManNess: The Bad Apple Argument NOT” :: Open Mic Discussion

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" The Matter of White ManNess: The Bad Apple Argument NOT"

When people hear stories of police misconduct, brutality and murder under law or videos of college students singing songs of lynching Black people or elected officials creating legislation designed to oppress and discriminate many are quick to defend the system as a whole and say that these are just examples of “a few bad apples”. We submit that such arguments are ‘bullshyt’. These problems are definitely systematic and "the bad apple arguments" do not pass the test of logic. 
Does not a rotten apple pollute all the apples in the crate ? Or, is their bacteria in the crate which infects all the apples ? This racist behavior living in a “specialized white male culture’ living off of white privilege and supremacy is impossible. It pollutes and empowers whatever real or assumed power they are granted. Our children die and live by this system. Our tax dollars support it. 

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Tribute to Dr. Yosef Ben-Jochannan ll Dr. Wilmer Leon of Sirius/XM Radi ll LIV

Tribute to Dr. Yosef Ben-Jochannan 
In Conversation with Dr. Wilmer Leon 
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March 21, 2015 10 pm ET LIVE

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ABOUT Dr. Yosef Ben-Jochannan 

He was one of the most courageous and inspiring scholars of our time would live for nearly a century, paying personal witness to dramatic transformations in the lives of Black people across the globe. Now a Beloved Ancestor. See more below.

We will discuss with Dr. Leon about today’s urgent and pressing issues and events before African-Americans.

ABOUT Dr. WilmerLeon Dr. Leon’s Prescription

Wilmer Leon is the Nationally Broadcast Talk Show Host of "Inside The Issues with Wilmer Leon" Saturday’s from 11:00 am to 2:00pm on Sirius XM (126).

Wilmer J. Leon III, Ph.D. is a Political Scientist whose primary areas of expertise are Black Politics and Public Policy. Wilmer has a BS degree in Political Science from Hampton Institute, a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from Howard University, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Howard University.Dr. Leon is also the host of XM Satellite Radio’s, "Inside The Issues", a three-hour, call-in, talk radio program airing live nationally on XM Satellite Radio channel 126."

Dr. Leon was a featured commentator on CNN’s Lou Dobbs Tonight and is also a regular contributor to The Grio.com, The Root.com, TruthOut.org, The Maynard Institute.com and PoliticsInColor.com. He is an OUR COMMON GROUND Voice for more than 5 years.

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Remembering “Dr. Ben” ll In Conversation with Sirius/XM Host, Dr. Wilmer Leon,

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Tribute to Dr. Yosef Ben-Jochannan  In Conversation with Dr. Wilmer Leon
HOST, “Inside the Issues with Dr. Wilmer Leon
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March 21, 2015 10 pm ET LIVE

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dr.ben2ABOUT Dr. Yosef Ben-Jochannan

He was one of the most courageous and inspiring scholars of our time would live for nearly a century, paying personal witness to dramatic transformations in the lives of Black people across the globe. Now a Beloved Ancestor.

ABOUT Dr. WilmerLeon Dr. Leon’s Prescription

Wilmer Leon is the Nationally Broadcast Talk Show Host of “Inside The Issues with Wilmer Leon” Saturday’s from 11:00 am to 2:00pm on Sirius XM (126).

Wilmer_Leon_2011-02-17_18-12-03_webWilmer J. Leon III, Ph.D. is a Political Scientist whose primary areas of expertise are Black Politics and Public Policy. Wilmer has a BS degree in Political Science from Hampton Institute, a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from Howard University, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Howard University.Dr. Leon is also the host of XM Satellite Radio’s, “Inside The Issues”, a three-hour, call-in, talk radio program airing live nationally on XM Satellite Radio channel 126.”

Dr. Leon was a featured commentator on CNN’s Lou Dobbs Tonight and is also a regular contributor to The Grio.com, The Root.com, TruthOut.org, The Maynard Institute.com and PoliticsInColor.com. He is an OUR COMMON GROUND Voice for more than 5 years.

We will discuss with Dr. Leon about today’s urgent and pressing issues and events before African-Americans.


                                                                               

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The ALFO Show :: The Shameless Political Games – Checkmate

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Doesn’t matter whether its checkers or chess. When the rules don’t matter and lies work better than truth. Its GOP CHECKMATE. Always is for those who will do anything to win.

 

Join ALFO tonight to discuss democracy and our tax-dollars in the mix of their games.
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THE ALFO SHOW provides Political Insight, Analysis and Review . . . calling out the madness on the full spectrum of the political landscape. He calls out the issues, lies, intentional and conspiratorial confusion and the names of those who perpetuate the grooming of a misled and misinformed and underinformed Black electorate and activist community. 

ALFO challenges the weak, knee bending, shadow fearing leadership and politics in America. Every Friday he is challenging Black people to pick up the mantle. He provides a scathing critique of racist politicians, corporate controlled and paid for public policy maker and those who support them.

The ALFO Show is an alternative for Black people who are harmed by“ the scathing critique of racist, corporate controlled media has largely and not surprisingly been ignored by those whom the author, Ismael Reed labels the “Jim Crow Media.” The ALFO Show is the Best of PUSH-BACK POLITICAL TALK. Listeners call it, “just damn’ talk radio”.

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This Week’s Episode of THE CHAUCEY DEVEGA SHOW on TruthWorks Network: The Notorious B.I.G. and Hip Hop Music

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This Episode: “The Notorious B.I.G., the current state of hip hop music with Jack Hamilton, Slate magazine”

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This Episode: "The Notorious B.I.G., the current state of hip hop music with Jack Hamilton, Slate magazine"

In this episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show, Jack Hamilton of Slate Magazine and Chauncey talk about the life and legacy of the late, great, MC known as The Notorious B.I.G., the current state of hip hop music, the occasion of how many seminal hip hop albums are now 20-years-old, teaching popular music in the classroom, writing about music for Slate, the colorline and black music, and how/if the conversion from analog to digital has changed–in a negative way–publics’ relationships with popular music, as well as the complicated role of the white critic in black music.

 If you seek an analysis of the facts in a fusion of intelligent observation and alternative views , you might become a friend. We judge him by both, and you will too. Learn more about The Chauncey Devega Show and We Are Respectable Negroes here: www.chaunceydevega.com/

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This Week’s Episode of THE CHAUCEY DEVEGA SHOW on TruthWorks Network: Ferguson and the Killing of Michael Brown

This Episode: “A Conversation With Journalist Lou Dubose About The Killing of Michael Brown and Ferguson

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The Chauncey DeVega Show on TruthWorks Network

This Episode: "A Conversation With Journalist Lou Dubose About The Killing of Michael Brown and Ferguson

 

Our guest, Lou Dubose talks with us on the killing of Michael Brown by Darren Wilson, and the police riot in response to citizen activism. 

Lou Dubose, editor of The Washington Spectator. He is a very accomplished and experienced journalist who has written for the Nation magazine and has also appeared on news programs such as 60 Minutes.

 

Mr. Dubose has written an excellent series of stories about the events in Ferguson based on his experiences there in the aftermath of the police riot against the town’s black and brown community.

 

In this conversation, Lou and I discuss the racial geography of Ferguson, what he learned from the young people he spoke to about their experiences with police harassment, how the police responded to the media, the inter-class tensions within the black community in response to the protests about Michael Brown’s death, and his thoughts about the grand jury investigation into Darren Wilson and the future of Ferguson if the latter is not put on trial for the killing of Michael Brown.

 

If you seek an analysis of the facts in a fusion of intelligent observation and alternative views , you might become a friend. We judge him by both, and you will too. Learn more about The Chauncey Devega Show and We Are Respectable Negroes here: www.chaunceydevega.com/

 

The "Chauncey DeVega Show" is the official podcast for Chauncey Devega and the website "We Are Respectable Negroes".

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