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Remembering the Civil Rights Legacy of the Rev. William Lawson

Longtime Houston civil rights activist Rev. William "Bill" Lawson passed away this month at the age of 95. He was a close colleague of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and worked with him in establishing Houston's office of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. As a stalwart in the generation of civil rights leaders with King, Lawson fought to...Read more

Educators Must Embrace AI as a Supplemental Learning Tool

When the 2024 spring semester ended earlier this month, I found myself thinking more about how technology is changing college classrooms. The traditional lecture that my generation was subject to during our formative college years in the late 1980s and early '90s is now considered an outdated mode of teaching for today's Gen Z students. My ...Read more

More Grateful for Mom This Mother's Day

Mother's Day this year is extra special because for the first time in over two decades, I am spending it with my mom in person. In May, I have usually continued to work on summer projects after the end of spring semester, and since my mom's birthday is in June, I would just fly home to Athens, Georgia, for an extended Mother's Day celebration.

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Keeping Hope Alive During the National Day of Prayer

For thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness. For by thee I have run through a troop: by my God have I leaped over a wall. As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him. -- 2 Samuel 22:29-31

May 2 was the National Day of Prayer, and these verses ...Read more

NIL Continues to Evolve in College Sports

When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of college athletes being compensated nearly three years ago, the era of name, image and likeness (NIL) began, and even though schools would have to revamp their fundraising and recruiting efforts for their athletic departments and teams, the longtime pay-for-play debate was settled. College athletes, ...Read more

Young Americans Struggle to Find True Joy in Today's Digital World

The 2024 World Happiness Report, which is a collaboration with Gallup, the Oxford Wellbeing Research Centre, the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network and the World Happiness Report Editorial Board, found that young Americans under 30 are much more displeased with their lives than adults over 60. The startling fact about this ...Read more

Seeing the Glory of God in the Eclipse

As excitement was building up for the solar eclipse in Ohio the past two weeks, I saw an electric sign board that piqued my interest while commuting to work in Lima. The sign was placed on a corner in Huntsville, a village that I pass through with a small population of just over 400. It was from a local church and read "God in the eclipse," with...Read more

'Shirley' Portrays the Power of Compassionate Leadership in Politics

One of the recently released spring biopics that I looked forward to is the Netflix film on Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman to be elected to Congress in 1968. Simply titled "Shirley," the film takes viewers on an intense and dramatic journey of Chisholm's 1972 Democratic presidential campaign, a campaign she had no shot to win...Read more

Getting To Know 'The Christ of God' This Easter

[Jesus] said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Peter answering said, The Christ of God. Luke 9:20

I am reflecting on this momentous question that Jesus asked His disciples as I observe Easter this year. It is a question that every Christian should be able to answer boldly and passionately regarding the One in whom they confidently ...Read more

All Eyes Are on Female Rising Basketball Superstars

Like many sports fans this year, I have been in awe of the on-court accomplishments of Iowa women's basketball star Caitlin Clark. Her highlight reels on YouTube show her draining "logo threes" on the Hawkeyes' home court combined with precision backdoor passes to set up her teammates for easy layups.

The timing for Clark topping LSU legend ...Read more

The Film 'Origin' Delves Deeply into the History of Man's Inhumanity to Man

Ava DuVernay's acclaimed film "Origin" has been digitally released, which should hopefully attract more viewers to examine its intricate themes connecting American racism to global caste systems. Based on Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson's 2020 book "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents," "Origin" takes its audience on a riveting ...Read more

Addressing the Loneliness Epidemic With Heart

One of the concerning health headlines toward the end of 2023 was the loneliness epidemic that is affecting millions of Americans, causing premature death in many cases. And it's not just the U.S. that is grappling with so many adults and young people feeling alone and isolated. The World Health Organization declared loneliness a "pressing ...Read more

Rounding Out Black History Month With National Geographic's 'Genius: MLK/X' Anthology

For the past two years, students in my Black history Sports Icons course have watched Regina King's Academy-nominated film "One Night in Miami" to begin our section on Muhammad Ali, formerly Cassius Clay. Since "One Night in Miami" has a detailed focus on Malcolm X, I suggested to students who had some extra time between their class assignments ...Read more

 

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