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Wheeler New ITC President

By Michael March 6, 2015 2

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 0

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 0

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 0

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

Guest on A Talk Radio Show

By Michael March 1, 2015 0

Join me tonight, March 1, 2015, as I appear as a guest on a talk radio show hosted by BMichelle. The talk radio show is titled Live. It will focus on Raising the Mandingo Man Child. Tonight’s show is the second installment in this series and specifically deals with relationships between mothers and their sons. The host of the talk radio show is BMichelle. She is the author of two inspirational books, Shades of Mandigo and LISTEN. read more

Tuskegee Honored at Hall of Fame

By Michael February 25, 2015 4

Tuskegee honored at Hall of Fame.  The crimson helmet of the Golden Tigers of Tuskegee is on display as part of the College Football Hall of Fame’s “Helmet of the Week” feature.

It is an appropriate designation as the month long celebration of Black History draws to a close next week. After all, the legendary football program at Tuskegee has won more games than any other Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in the history of college football. read more

Paper Puzzle Signing

By Michael February 13, 2015 0

The novelist and essayist Harold Michael Harvey will appear at the Sights & Sounds Black Cultural Museum, Saturday, February 14, 2015 to autograph his novel Paper Puzzle. The public is welcome to come out and visit with the author from 10:00 a. m. until 2:30 p. m.

Long before Ferguson and Staten Island, Harvey was writing about the injustices in the judicial system. Paper Puzzle is a modern day Southern murder mystery that exposes the underbelly of the good ol’ boy network of power and judicial system abuse. read more

Cooking and Eating Paleo

By Michael February 11, 2015 4

Since Labor Day 2014, I have been cooking and eating Paleo. I’ve always being a healthy eater, but after a hearty breakfast up at the ranch during our Labor Day getaway, my wife asked if I would join her in cooking and eating the Paleo way. I had just eaten more than my share of biscuits with homemade jelly and a big bowl of grits. Needless to say, while enjoying my breakfast, I was unaware that within hours I would be asked to give up this delectable fare. read more

A Delightfully Funny Valentine

By Michael February 10, 2015 0

Have you ever had a delightfully funny valentine?

Several weeks ago, I posted to my Facebook page an old photograph of my wife and I. It was taken in July 1979. She was my guest at a wedding reception that my mom had prepared for my brother Gerald and his college sweetheart, Cotilda Quarterman.

Three weeks ago, I followed this photograph up with one of us, which was taken during the 2014 Christmas season. The caption on the second picture indicated we met 35 years ago. read more

Black History Week 1969

By Michael February 7, 2015 7

It was the forty-fifth day of the year, the last day of Black History Week 1969. I was a senior at the Lanier Senior High School, probably no more than five feet eight inches tall, and weighing in, after being soaked in a rainstorm, at one hundred and fifteen pounds.

Lanier had opened its doors to educate white boys exclusively in Macon, Georgia, three years before Dr. Carter G. Woodson began the first observance of Negro History Week in 1927.  Most of the town’s leading white citizens had graduated from Lanier. Many did not go on to college. It was enough to have been a “Lanier Boy.” The discipline and bearing of a Lanier boy were unmatched by any white youngster growing up in Middle Georgia during that day. read more