Free State of Jones

Posted on 06/25/2016 at 4:23pm
Matthew McConaughey (center)  and Mahershala Ali (center left) star in THE FREE STATE OF JONES

Free State of Jones tells the kind of Civil War era story that should have been on Hollywood screens aread more >

Strategy, Service and Serendipity (5-15-2016) Wilson College Commencement

Posted on 05/16/2016 at 11:07pm
Wilson College 2016 Commencement Program, Hood and Honorary Doctor of Letters.

Yesterday I had the privilege of delivering the commencement speech for Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1869, Wilsonread more >

Happy Birthday, Langston Hughes! (A’Lelia Walker and Langston Hughes)

Posted on 02/01/2016 at 7:14pm
Langston Hughes

Happy Birthday, Langston Hughes and Happy Black History Month 2016! For my A’Lelia Walker biography, I’m in the midst ofread more >

Happy 148th Birthday to Madam C. J. Walker!

Posted on 12/23/2015 at 10:22am
MW Portrait Color aleliabundles.com MadamWalkerFamilyArchives 8-28-2015 for BIO

Today — December 23, 2015 — is the 148th anniversary of Madam C. J. Walker’s birth! She was born Sarahread more >

A’Lelia Walker and Pope Pius XI (Rome 1922)

Posted on 09/22/2015 at 5:18pm
Pope Pius XI in February 1922

As President Obama greeted Pope Francis on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base this afternoon, I couldn’t help butread more >