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May 4, 2020

I have traveled across this country more times than I can remember. Hopping ocean to ocean and so many places in the between.  As a performer of my own work and even when I am performing for others.  I am almost never doing it where I live.  Flying and driving distance...

April 14, 2020

Believe it or not, at a certain point, every empire ends. Never because it wants to, but because it cannot see beyond itself. It does not know how to identify and address its blind spots. It believes it is the master of all things not in its control. They could not hea...

April 3, 2019

 

First published at Campus Activities Programming® - March/April 2019 Issue. 

In the shadow of the (deserved) backlash against Green Book's Oscar win, a new documentary premiered on the Smithsonian Channel that depicts a more accurate, beautiful, and terrible history of Victor Hugo Green’s Green Book. Filmmaker and CUNY professor Yoruba Richen a...

January 11, 2019

First published at Campus Activities Programming® - January/February 2019 Issue. 

I recently had the opportunity to attend a friend’s wedding in Havana, Cuba. This beautiful lush place of welcoming and joyful people will make you think twice as to why we in th...

September 13, 2018

First published at Campus Activities Programming® - July/August 2018 Issue. 

May 15, 2018

First published at Campus Activities Programming® - April 2018 Issue.

I was speaking recently with a student at Texas Christian University (TCU) about our visit the following week. We were discussing the temperature on campus in terms of welcoming and embracing diversit...

In honor of this most recent MLK day, we’d also like to take this opportunity to recognize the white guy in like the back-left-hand-side of the March on Washington photo. He probably had to take the train and also possibly a taxi to get there.

As Boston Globe writer Nes...