Author: Michael

Harold Michael Harvey is a Past President of The Gate City Bar Association and is the recipient of the Association’s R. E. Thomas Civil Rights Award. He is the author of Paper Puzzle and Justice in the Round: Essays on the American Jury System, and a two-time winner of Allvoices’ Political Pundit Prize. His work has appeared in Facing South, The Atlanta Business Journal, The Southern Christian Leadership Conference Magazine, Southern Changes Magazine, Black Colleges Nines, and Medium.

Three Black Women for Biden’s Supreme Court Short List

By Michael September 21, 2020 0

Four years ago, I could not imagine that three days after the transition of a trailblazing jurist on the Supreme Court, anyone would be talking about her replacement. But this is 2020, the third year of the Trump Presidency; we have observed any, and everything goes beyond the pale.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the notorious RBG, lived a life of purpose. She held on as long as she could. Her passing caused me to reflect on the last days of Justice Thurgood Marshall’s life. When Marshall announced he was retiring, a reporter asked him why now. Marshall replied, “My body, man, it’s falling apart.” read more

Thoughts of Pandemic, Death, and Rebirth

By Michael September 19, 2020 0

Thoughts of Pandemic, Death, and Rebirth

H. Michael HarveySep 19 · 5 min read

In the closing days of 2019, my social media newsfeed was replete with comments from friends and strangers, near and far, lamenting how dastardly 2019 had been and excitingly looking forward to 2020. A clearer vision, they all proclaimed. While I looked forward to the dawn of 2020, I dismissed much of what I was reading on my computer screen. read more

Democrats Targets Georgia Senate Races

By Michael September 18, 2020 0

Last week we posited reasons why the DNC should target the senatorial races in Georgia. Here is a link to our story, “Why The DNC Should Target Georgia (https://medium.com/@hmichaelharvey/why-the-dnc-should-target-georgia-db568f4fd236?source=friends_link&sk=0733663b0f00621b8555ef35021508f4)

This week Majority Forward announced plans to team with America Votes for what they describe as a “sustained and integrated mobilization program” in the two senatorial seats up for grabs in the November General Election. Rarely are both senate seats up simultaneously, but this year there is a special election to fill the unexpired term of Johnny Isakson, who resigned at the end of 2019 due to health concerns. Majority Forward, reportedly aligned with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, plans to pour $6 million into two Democratic candidates, Rev. Raphael Warnock and John Ossoff. read more

Award-Winning Pundit Wins Literary Award

By Michael September 17, 2020 0

Award-winning journalist and political pundit Harold Michael Harvey has captured his first literary award, a Bronze Medal for his memoir Freaknik Lawyer: A Memoir on the Craft of Resistance. Read about his fascinating journey from farm boy to an award-winning journalist to an awarding-winning lawyer to an award-winning author. read more

Book On C. T. Vivian Sparks Reflections

By Michael September 15, 2020 0

My C. T. Vivian Story: A Powerful Flame That Burned Brightly ( Harold Michael Harvey, Cascade Publishing House, Atlanta, 2020) sparked reflections from Richard Keil, the founder of the Tubman Museum of African American Arts, History, and Culture in Macon, Georgia.

Keil’s human rights legacy began in the 1950s at the height of the civil rights movement in the United States. read more

Why the DNC Should Target Georgia

By Michael September 3, 2020 0

From 1868 to 1964, Georgia, the self-proclaimed peach state, voted Democratic in each Presidential election cycle. In 1968, Georgia broke with nearly a century of voting for Democratic Presidential candidates. That year, Georgia gave its ten electoral votes to American Independent Party candidate George C. Wallace. Then in 1972, Georgia sided with Republican Richard Nixon, before again giving the nod to a Democrat, native son, Jimmy Carter in 1976 and 1980. read more

Kenosha Sets Stage for November Election

By Michael September 1, 2020 0

Last month the sports world stopped business as usual for a moment to contemplate the latest Black life disregarded by a white police officer, following the shooting of Jacob Blake in the back by a Kenosha, Wisconsin cop. It seems each police encounter is more gruesome than the previous one.

I applaud NBA players who sat out a couple of games to protest this wave of police brutality that is sweeping the country. read more

During the Negro Leagues Centennial, a New Book Focuses on Bob Kendrick’s Storytelling

By Michael August 24, 2020 0

by Douglas Malan 

Editors Note…

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of Negro Leagues Baseball.  During its heyday, teams were often made up of ballplayers who previously played at historically black colleges and universities.  Negro League teams were the only opportunities for African-American college ballplayers to continue playing the game.  In his recently published book entitled “The Duke of 18th & Vine”, Black College Nines’ contributing writer Harold Michael Harvey references that relationship between the two entities and delves into the man who leads the Negro National Museum and his storytelling.  Below is our Douglas Malan’s interview with Mr. Harvey. read more

Freaknik Lawyer Wins Book Award!

By Michael August 21, 2020 8

We are excited to announce that Harold Michael Harvey has won a bronze medal from the Living Now Book Awards in the category of male memoirs for his work Freaknik Lawyer: A Memoir on the Craft of Resistance ( Cascade Publishing House, Atlanta, 2019).

Harvey’s book will be featured next year in the Awards section at the prestigious BookExpo America 2021. His novel Paper Puzzle received similar exposure at BookExpo America 2011. read more

You Are the Generation We Have Been Waiting On to Continue the Fight

By Michael August 15, 2020 0

By: Floyd L. Griffin Guest Blogger

Back in the 1950s, when I was coming of age, walking the streets of Milledgeville, Georgia, there were only two named generations. My parents’ generation which we now call the “Greatest Generation,” and mine.

Many members of the “Greatest Generation” were born in the” roaring 20s.” They endured the hardship of the “Great Depression,” a time when millions of Americans were out of work and struggled daily to put food on the table. read more