George Washington Carver (January 10(?), 1864-1943) was a remarkable and multidimensional man, one of the great scientific minds of the 20th century, whose impressive intellectual range is reflected and reaffirmed in the numerous names by which we know him: agricultural scientist, agronomist, botanist, chemist, chemurgist, conservationist, educator, environmentalist, as well as an ecologist, before it became a widespread and standard concern in academic discourse and social policy. The extraordinary trajectory…
President Barack Obama has the opportunity, in this second term, to put his feet on history. He won an election that his opponent had essentially claimed, he has been firm about that which he would negotiate on, and he has offered a progressive inauguration speech that offers up a liberal agenda, embracing Social Security and […]
This is the month when our minds and hearts turn toward Haiti in focused homage to the Haitian people, who through their liberation struggle carved out of the rugged rock and horror of the Holocaust of enslavement a special space for African and human freedom in the world.
Who is surprised that Lance Armstrong was doping? Who thinks he was the only one? Who is surprised that he used the Oprah Winfrey show as his platform to “come clean”? We are a nation of cheaters and Armstrong is one in a long line of our nation’s cheaters. Indeed the very foundation of our […]