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.

Is Hillary the One?

By Michael March 12, 2015 Off

Is Hillary the one? Is Hillary Rodham Clinton the one? Is she? If she is, what makes her the one?

Ever since losing a bruising political campaign to Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination in 2008, Hillary has been running for president. Her husband Bill, the 42nd President of the United States, secured her intentions to seek a place on the 2016 ticket by campaigning for President Obama in 2012. read more

Never Be Traitors in U. S. Senate

By Michael March 11, 2015 Off

There should never be traitors in the U. S. Senate. There should never be traitors in the U. S. Senate, sung to the tune of the SAE ditty.

This should be the anthem of all red blooded Americans. We should not tolerate any treasonous acts from members of Congress. It does not matter if the traitor is the Speaker of the United States House of Representative or 47 Republican Senators with the proverbial “hard on” for the President of the United States. read more

Racism on the Brain

By Michael March 10, 2015 Off

Racism on the brain is a disease. It affects many erstwhile well adjusted white people. Racism on the brain is a curable disease. I think President Barack Obama should issue a challenge to the nation to eradicate racism on the brain.

He should boldly declare this goal like President John F. Kennedy boldly charted the nation on a mission to the moon within the decade of the 1960s. read more

Selma Emotionally Moving

By Michael March 9, 2015 Off

Selma, emotionally moving!

Fifty years later, Selma is as emotionally moving, as that Bloody Sunday many years ago. I was twelve years of age back then. I had survived a decade of the Jim Crow south on a farm in central Georgia. My family was a few years removed from the farm. Yet city life did not bring about much change in the way the ruling society related to us. read more

Obama connect dots

By Michael March 8, 2015 Off

Obama connect dots. Standing at the apex of the Edmund Pettus Bridge, President Barack Obama connect  dots. He made the case for restoring the 1965 Voting Rights Act. This bridge, which bears the name of a Confederate General made the perfect backdrop for President Obama to connect these dots.

“This speech,” my 86 year-old mother called to say to me, “will be repeated for years to come by the children, just like Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, ‘I have a dream’ speech.” read more

Justice in the Round On Sale

By Michael March 7, 2015 Off

Justice in the Round is on sale! I am so excited. I have to say it again. Justice in the Round is on sale! Indulge me once again: Justice in the Round is on sale! If you don’t believe me, just click the Add To Cart Button to the right of this blog post. Go ahead, do it now, Add To Cart! I’ll be here when you return to finish reading this post. read more

Wheeler New ITC President

By Michael March 6, 2015 Off

The Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) presented, Rev. Edward L. Wheeler, Ph.D, as it new president this week. Wheeler was named the new ITC president in a press conference called by the Board of Trustees for the 57 year old theological seminary.

Wheeler will become the 10th president when he assumes his full-time duties as the new ITC President in April. He was lured out of retirement to address issues currently facing the ITC seminary. He comes to this position with an impressive resume. read more

AUC Book Signing

By Michael March 5, 2015 Off

The Atlanta University Center (AUC) will host a book signing for Atlanta based authors. It has been scheduled for April 19, 2015 at 2:00 p. m. The AUC book signing will be held in the Virginia Lacy Jones Exhibition Hall of the Woodruff Library.

We are excited to announce that we have been invited to this AUC book signing event. I will present my new work, Justice In The Round: Essays on the American Jury System. read more

Book Release Date Set

By Michael March 4, 2015 Off

Book Release date set for Justice In The Round. I am not sure if this news excites you, but we are bouncing off the ceiling. We are delighted to finally have a book release date set for Justice In The Round. It has been a long time coming. The book release date is set for April 19, 2015.

Justice In The Round was inspired by the jury verdicts in the George Zimmerman and Michael Dunn trials. It makes the case for reparatory justice in order to repair injustices caused by the racial dichotomies inherent in American jury deliberations. read more

Interview Financial Breeze Show

By Michael March 3, 2015 Off

Harold Michael Harvey beginning interviewed on the Financial Breeze Show

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Back in January, I had an interview on the Financial Breeze Show. The Financial Breeze Show is part of the Praise House Network. The Financial Breeze Show presented a  free-style interview format. It allowed me to cover a number of issues. We discussed my forthcoming book, Justice in the Round: Essays on the American Jury System, including Ferguson and Staten Island. I thought this interview on the Financial Breeze Show was important, so I wanted to bring it to the readers of my blog. read more