IN THE NEWS
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
National Public Radio Morehouse Professor Weighs in on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Voter Comments Marc Lamont Hill, Morehouse’s Distinguished Professor of African American Studies, appeared on National Public Radio to discuss NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s comment’s that uninformed voters should probably not vote. Hill said we have to change the structural realities that lead people to make bad choices.
SEPTEMBER 4, 2016
CBS-Baltimore Rev. Patrick Clayborn Takes Over for Reid at Bethel AME The Rev. Patrick Clayborn ’98 preached his first sermon at the 231-year-old Bethel AME Church in Baltimore.
AUGUST 30, 2016
Palm Beach Post First Black in 22 Years Elected to Bench, Two Other Winners Named Bradley Harper ’99 became the first African American elected to the Palm Beach (Fla.) County bench in 22 years when he won election to a county court judge seat.
AUGUST 29, 2016
The New York Times Blacks Beg to Differ with Trump’s Depiction Morehouse political science professor Matthew Platt was quoted in a story about presidential candidate Donald Trump’s outreach to the African American community.
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AUGUST 25, 2016
Atlanta Journal Constitution First Day of Class The Atlanta Journal Constitution featured Morehouse in a photo spread about the first day of classes for college students.
AUGUST 16, 2016
Chicago Tribune For African-American Police Officers, A Foot in Two Worlds Chicago police Sgt. Ernest Spradley ’96 is quoted on how he was once pulled over by a white police officer, who cursed at him before knowing Spradley was also a police officer.
AUGUST 10, 2016
ESPN’s The Undefeated Morehouse’s David Satcher Leads National Effort to Combat Youth Concussions David Satcher ’63 was featured in a story in The Undefeated on The Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine, has spawned the creation of the National Council which on Youth Sports Safety. That organization has done extensive research on brain injuries and concussions in youths under 19.
AUGUST 4, 2016
“The Tom Joyner Morning Show” HBCU Presidents’ Letter Calling for Unity and Peace President John Silvanus Wilson Jr. ’79 and Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell were interviewed by radio legend Tom Joyner about a letter that they, and nearly 30 other HBCU presidents, authored and
signed. The letter issued a national call for the reduction of gun violence and raised awareness about the trauma it causes. The letter also called for an HBCU National Symposium on Gun Violence.
The Huffington Post Why An HBCU Leader Felt Compelled to Speak Out on Race and Policing The Chronicle of Higher Education “What Should We Teach Them Now?” With the nation in intense debate about race and policing after the deaths of black men at the hands of law enforcement officers in Louisiana and Minnesota, and then after a black gunman killed five police officers in Dallas, President Wilson wrote two pieces that generated buzz around the country. Wilson first penned a letter to Morehouse students about why their lives matter. Then, he wrote about the three things— discipline, determination and staying on the high road—that young black men should be taught today.
JUNE 7, 2016
Ebony.com Understanding Muhammad Ali’s Identity and Our Own David Wall Rice ’95, assistant provost and chair of the Morehouse Psychology Department, wrote an opinion piece in Ebony. com. “The beauty of Muhammad Ali is that he was perfect and flawed, and he showed it,” Rice wrote. “Certainly, Ali is the Greatest, but his self seemed more than great. He demonstrated a balance of humanity in the face of hate without losing himself.”