Mark Naison is a Professor of African-American Studies and History at Fordham University and Director of Fordham’s Urban Studies Program. He is the author of three books and over 100 articles on African-American History, urban history, and the history of sports.
*+-Mark Naison: Asking young people to go through entire days sitting in their chairs, devoid of any regular physical outlet, is to ask them to do something entirely unnatural for any human being, much less a child.
*+-Mark Naison: What makes “whiteness” a legitimate field of study is that throughout American history, huge advantages were given to people who were defined as “white”- but the definitions of who was “white” changed over time
*+-Mark Naison: It’s time to pull the mask away and see the corruption that lies at the heart of dominant School Policies whether they are pushed by Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Rahm Emmanuel, or Barack Obama.
*+-Mark Naison: The U.S. Department of Education and its short-sighted cheerleaders among civil rights groups are actually hastening the development of more of a two-tier education system than we already have.
*+-Mark Naison: This smothering, stifling police presence is THEIR REALITY, something they deeply resent not only for the fear it inspires, but for the message it sends about what the rest of the city and the rest of the nation thinks of them
-+*Treva Brandon Scharf: Can’t afford a gym membership? Get bored easily by exercise? Don’t want to run into your ex at Equinox? No problem! There’s always the great outdoors – otherwise known as your local park.
-+*Walter Moss: There is little chance that any Republican nominee will put dealing with climate change at the center of his/her agenda, but we progressives should insure that at least the Democratic nominee does.