Bernice Johnson Reagon

Weekly Round Up: From Gender Equality to Net Neutrality

Happy Tuesday!   Looks like our neighbors on the East coast are bracing for another snowstorm over the next few days, stay safe and stay warm!  We hope that everyone celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday!   We honor his legacy and work and encourage folks to remember him in giving back to their communities.   Here’s …

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Weekly Round Up! Sports Camp and Racial Justice.

Happy Tuesday!   It seems there’s always plenty to keep us busy.  Perhaps we should take a tip from Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, spotted last month using his laptop on the subway, a form of transit he describes as “fast, cheap, and easy,” adding that, “when I do, I am always working. … The universe can be …

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Who’s in the news…

Stephanie Coontz writes about “The State of Marriage” and “Marriage: Saying I Don’t“… “The Real Goal of Ariz.’s Book Banning Thought Police: Harass Latinos” by Rinku Sen for Colorlines.com… Bernice Johnson Reagon “urges students to pursue progress” during her talk for the Purdue celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr…. Listen to Ed Miller discuss …

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Who’s in the news…

Steve Broder on Hitting the Debt Ceiling…  Featured in Colorlines – Real Diversity Looks Like Inclusion and “The Help” Today Still Don’t Have Rights, Actually by Rinku Sen…  Charles C. Mann shares with us The Real Story of Globalization… Did you miss Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on Bill Maher… The Washington Post feature – Music …

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Weekly Roundup / Video Friday

Ecologist and author Sandra Steingraber explores the material that links her to coffee, library books, postage stamps, hardware displays, bank tellers, and a bus line. Read it here.  Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon asked UNCA’s 4500 graduates “What if you are not an aberration?” Check it out here.  And in our Friday Video, Enrique Morones visits Bill …

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Bernice Johnson Reagon at The White House

The fabulous Bernice Johnson Reagon was a guest performer at The White House for Tuesday’s distinguished Black History Month event.  “In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement” featured Johnson, as well as Bob Dylan, Jennifer Hudson, Natalie Cole, the Blind Boys of Alabama, and other talented musicians. The New York …

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