Twin Poets give voice to social justice

DOVER — Once one understands the vocations and livelihood passions of The Twin Poets, the sources of their spoken word creations are no mystery. On stage, the identical twin duo of Al Mills and Nnamdi Chukwuocha use the power of poetry and spoken word to fixate their listening audience on the challenges facing urban America […]

Dreamers: Delaware State University is their school, the U.S. is their home

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On Labor Day afternoon, I found myself seated at the local Starbucks in Dover next to one of the Dreamers — undocumented children of immigrants — who I found out was in her sophomore year enrolled as a political science major at Delaware State University. As we individually worked on our separate laptops on different […]

COMMENTARY: Diversity equilibrium welcomed at this year’s Oscars

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As this year’s Black History Month wound down, the Feb. 26 Academy Awards ceremony couldn’t have taken place at a better time. One year after the so-called “white-out” controversy, African-American actors, actresses and filmmakers showed up among the nominations and the winners in record numbers. Although some would argue that the virtual absence of African-Americans […]

Former Delaware State University president Mishoe a veteran of Tuskegee Airmen

DOVER — A previously unknown chapter of the life of former Delaware State University President Luna I. Mishoe has come to light, as recent research determined that the seventh president of the university served during World War II as a Tuskegee Airmen. After his first professional academic chapter as a professor of mathematics and physics […]

COMMENTARY: Come together, America (It’s not that serious)

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“In God We Trust.” So it says on our monetary legal tender as a representation of the foundational belief of one country under God, with liberty and justice for all. So why, in the wake of the election of Donald Trump as the 39th president-elect, in the context of this great country’s history, have a […]

COMMENTARY: Academy Award selections subjective, not racist

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With a current controversy in which the Academy Awards is accused of racism, one could ask why we didn’t hear this clamor in 2014 and 2015. Those were the respective years that “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and “Belle” were ignored, with neither film receiving nary an Academy Award nor Golden Globe nomination. The snubs of […]