Education

Living Up to the Legacy of William R. Ming, Jr: A Commitment to Civil Rights and Social Justice

William R. Ming, Jr.  was a trailblazer, a central – and some would say unsung – figure of the Civil Rights Movement, and one of the greatest legal minds in the last century. During his career as an attorney

Investing in Education is an Investment in Our Future

This week I had the privilege of speaking at Hillsborough Community College’s annual Black, Brown and College Bound Summit, in Tampa Bay. Each year, the event is held to highlight the importance of higher education, but also to address and discuss barriers that can prevent young people from going to college and getting a degree. 

Equal Access to Education a Civil Rights Issue

It's March Madness time, and I'm sure that if any of you are like me, you've been trying to get in as many games as is possible. It's hard to ignore, though, that, while people of color make up the vast majority of NCAA basketball and other sports teams, black and brown people are woefully underrepresented in the classrooms of colleges across the nation.