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The Thinker’s Tank: Clark Atlanta University’s Jayme Beasley

“It is reason, and not passion, which must guide our deliberations, guide our debate, and guide our decision.” – Barbara Jordan The first interview of our inaugural series, The Thinker’s Tank, HBCU Politics seeks to interview the brilliant minds that have been, are, and will be shaping the future of politics and policy that impact … Continue reading

Politicians

VIDEO: Philander Smith College, Thurgood Marshall Law Alumnae, & Arkansas State Senator Stephanie Flowers Blasts Arkansas’ Lack Of Stand Your Ground Bill Debate

The lack of debate over Arkansas’ proposed Stand Your Ground bill, a controversial bill that has swept most of the nation, in the state senate finally boiled over and led Senator Stephanie Flowers to passionately remind her fellow colleagues that her son and other African American children deserve a chance to live. As noted in … Continue reading

Books

HBCU Politics™ Political Book Feature – The J Curve: A New Way to Understand Why Nations Rise and Fall

Locate nations on the J Curve — left for authoritarian, right for democratic. Then figure out how to force those on the left to open their societies, rather than encouraging them to shut them tighter by further isolating them. The West’s isolation of Kim Jong-il’s North Korea gives him the cover he needs to extend … Continue reading

Politicians

President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Speech – Full Text

President Obama’s State of the Union address as prepared for delivery on Jan. 20, 2015: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores; that unfolded with a new generation fighting two long and costly wars; … Continue reading