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Sam Fulwood III Archives

The American Media Diet

Secretary of State John KerryOur knowledge of foreign affairs is dismal compared to other countries, but if we are going to remain leaders of an interconnected world, we can’t continue to lag behind.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Let’s Agree to Disagree

Roland MartinWe should embrace opposition to our ideas and opinions instead of fiercely opposing it and taking sides, as Michael Fauntroy and Roland Martin recently did in a Twitter debate.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Moving Past Stereotypes in Basketball—and in Life

Lone Peak High basketballOne Utah high school basketball team is breaking down prevalent stereotypes about race in the sport and showing America that talent isn’t color coded.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Fixing the GOP

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH)Saving the Republican Party will require some radical and fundamental changes, but preventing the party’s demise isn’t an impossible task.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, March 19, 2013

What Does the Facebook Generation Think About Racism?

Forest WhitakerTa-Nehisi Coates’s recent New York Times op-ed has sparked an important conversation about race matters in our nation—and it may help to inspire more vigilance among Americans of the younger generation.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Media’s Stereotypical Portrayals of Race

Kobe and LeBronThe news media present images that mislead and misinform our perceptions of minority populations in the United States.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Racial Flap Could Have Unintended Consequences

James W. WagnerEmory University President James W. Wagner is paying the price for ignorance and insensitivity, but we all stand to lose if talking about race becomes too risky.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Overlooked Story of Black Immigrants in the United States Deserves Attention

Barwako AbayleThe estimated 3 million black immigrants living in the United States often go ignored, but their daily plight is no less dramatic or demanding of public attention.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Black Immigration Views Too Often Ignore Fact and History

Immigration activistsThere is no place for “us-versus-them” talk in African Americans' conversations about immigration reform.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Lift Every Voice

Harry BelafonteEntertainment and civil rights icon Harry Belafonte challenges black celebrities and the African American community to become much more vocal in the discourse surrounding America’s gun violence crisis.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, February 5, 2013

1963 Can Still Teach Us Something

Taylor BranchAmerica’s civil rights history and the progress we’ve made as a nation since that era must serve as a beacon to solving challenges going forward.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Another Inaugural Call for Bipartisanship and Involvement

President Barack ObamaThe president’s second inaugural address asked for a familiar favor from all Americans: to be engaged and help move the country forward together.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Planned Cable Reality Show Hit with Protest

Shawty LoBacklash against a controversial Oxygen-network program filled with offensive stereotypes will keep it off the air, but Sam Fulwood III wonders what the show’s producers were thinking in the first place.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Escapist and Thought-Provoking ‘Django Unchained’

Even with its profanity and violence, Quentin Tarantino’s latest film succeeds in subverting certain Hollywood conventions on race.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, January 8, 2013

AP Poll Shows Increase in Racist Sentiment, but It Shouldn’t Be Believed

President Obama's re-electionWhile a new poll shows an increase in antiblack attitudes, this increase might have more to do with increased openness on these challenging issues, not rising racist feelings.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, December 11, 2012