Month: April 2015

Tuskegee Prez Horde Obama Tickets

By Michael April 29, 2015 1

TUSKEGEE (Cascade Press)

Is Tuskegee University President Brian Johnson hoarding tickets for First Lady Michelle Obama’s appearance at next month’s spring commencement exercises?

After much teasing on social media by Johnson concerning this year’s speaker, Tuskegee University recently announced that First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the commencement address on May 9. According to the university website, Mrs. Obama” will address about 500 graduates, as well as their friends, family and members of the university community.” read more

Book Signings Set for Museum

By Michael April 27, 2015 0

Cascade Publishing House is please to announce book signings have been set at the Sights and Sounds Black Cultural Epo and Museum for essayist and novelist, Harold Michael Harvey.

Harvey will sign his new book, JUSTICE IN THE ROUND, during the month of May at the Sights and Sounds Black Cultural Expo Museum. The museum is located in the North Dekalb Mall, 2050 Lawrenceville Highway, Decatur, Georgia 30033. read more

Tuskegee Grads Seek Ouster of Prez

By Michael April 26, 2015 7

TUSKEGEE (Cascade Press)

Tuskegee grads have launched a petition on Change.org to oust first year President, Brian Johnson. The drive comes nine months into Johnson’s first year on the job. It is believed to be unprecedented for graduates to seek the ouster of a college president via an online petition. read more

Harold Michael Harvey’s Media Kit

By Michael April 23, 2015 1

Today, I am releasing the attached media kit on my new book Justice in the Round: Essays on the American Jury System. Kindly access it by clicking the Download File link below.

Darren Richardson, Editor of The Pundit Project at Allvoices says that “Harold Michael Harvey’s columns have a way of getting to the heart of the matter…” read more

Dyson-West Thrilla in Ivy Towers

By Michael April 22, 2015 1

The Dyson-West Thrilla in the Ivy Towers is in full throttle. Michael Eric Dyson and Cornel West are embroiled in a public spat. It is one I would prefer to ignore. Brothers, it seems are always in a spat over who is the king of the hill or some other desultory issue that has nothing to do with closing the racial divide, or eliminating violence against women, or closing the economic gap between the races in this country. read more

Hip-Hop Prez Raps After Fight

By Michael April 18, 2015 3

TUSKEGEE, AL (Cascade Press)

A week after fights broke out in the Chappie James Center during a Young Thug concert, Tuskegee’s hip-hop quoting president, Brain Johnson took to social media to rap a hip-hop ditty: “Hear this again and again and again. All I ever did do, do or will continue to do is win.” read more

Time For New Policing Protocols?

By Michael April 16, 2015 0

Is it time for new policing protocols?

Statically, we are told that every 28 hours a citizen of the United States of America is killed by a law enforcement official.

It seems to me  more like every 24 hours. It seems that each morning I arise, the news  sources I subscribe to are broadcasting another violent citizen confrontation with an American police agency. At the rate these violent confrontations are unfolding we will be up to two a day before long. read more

Ode To My Segregated Schools

By Michael April 15, 2015 4

This is an ode to my segregated schools. In my educational experience I have attended three. At the  time, the law demanded that I attend those schools and none other. I love my segregated schools.

I woke up this morning, feeling like I did the morning after George Zimmerman had been cleared of the murder charges in the killing of Trayvon Martin. After a robust cup of java it dawned on me that the cause of my dread was not a repeat of that dreary morning two years ago. read more

Is Tuskegee Safe for Obama’s Visit?

By Michael April 14, 2015 3

TUSKEGEE (Cascade Press)

For several weeks now Tuskegee University President Brian Johnson has been hinting on social media that President Barack Obama or First Lady Michelle Obama would visit the campus. The speculation is that one of them would give the commencement address at next month’s graduation exercises. read more

Tuskegee Student Shot

By Michael April 13, 2015 11

TUSKEGEE (Cascade Publishing)

According to several parents who have students attending Tuskegee University, a Tuskegee student was shot in the leg over the weekend. The name of the student has not been released, but it is believed that the student is from the metropolitan Atlanta area.

Anonymous sources inside the Tuskegee City Police Department said, “the student was shot while attending a hip-hop concert in the Daniel “Chappie” James Center.” However, the City of Tuskegee has left the investigation of the incident up to the Tuskegee University Police Department. A call to the university’s Chief of Police, Patrick Mardis, seeking information about the shooting was not returned by publication time. Also, messages left with the president’s office and the public information office were not returned. read more