As we approach the end of another semester, Stephen Brier was gracious enough to grant me an interview that focused on the history of public education in the New York City area. Dr. Brier, an accomplished educator, speaks of his influencers, his professional life, and how he maintains balance as he manages a heavy workload…. Read more »
On March 25, 2017 our community came together to support the integration of the United States and Cuba. The National Conference for the Full Normalization of US-Cuban Relations was held at Fordham University School of Law. Issues such as ending various sanctions against Cuba (economic, financial, and travel), were discussed. The bottom line is that… Read more »
As I continue to share my thoughts and views on police brutality. I was invited to a demonstration at Columbia University last week that featured a presentation about police reform from a group called the Morris Justice Project. This project has been in existence for the last 6 years and this group has made tremendous… Read more »
In a day and age where rumors run rapid in inner city communities, allegations against hip hop legend Afrika Bambaataa seem unreal. Most of us consider Bambaataa’s Planet Rock one of the major influences, in a B-boy driven era, that birth a new culture and lifestyle in American history. Personally I believe that a man… Read more »
In a world where people are constantly concerned about their diets, Michael Twitty is examining social justice through food. Twitty a culinary historian, based in Washington D.C., suggests that we preserve the heritage, of what most of us refer to as, “Soul Food.” Twitty investigates the battered past of his ancestors, and how food played… Read more »
Good Morning, As we deal with trying times, I was inspired to write this song dedicated to the many lives that have been lost due to police brutality. As of last year, when I wrote this record, 194 lives had been taken due to police brutality. Brotha’s and Sista’s this has to be stopped. If… Read more »
Yes Brotha’s & Sistas, tax season has arrived again, and financial literacy remains key as we continue to strive for ultimate liberation. Although most of us are planning to catch up on bills, take vacations, and upgrade our technical devices, it’s imperative that we begin to seriously consider investing a portion of our returns. While… Read more »
Yesterday while surfing the Internet, I came across an early message from The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. As a black man that grew up as a Pentecostal Christian through the Apostolic faith, I have grown to gain understanding of the economic status of African American people. Take a listen to this short message from Minister… Read more »
As our 44th President completes his last news conference, I can definitely identify with the agitation of many of the American people. Many of my friends, family, and colleagues express concern; in regards our new President elects ability to run the United States of America in a productive, yet secure manner. As Mr. Trump… Read more »
What’s Good Brotha’s & Sistas, I hope the New Year is producing positive and enlightening energy for you and your families. I had some space in my schedule to check out this interview dealing with current issues, in regards to black men & women in urban communities. Although I’m sure these issues are also… Read more »
Happy Holidays from Humanities Heart!
WISHING YOU & YOURS THE BEST DURING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON. Sincerely, Jeff
In Search of Justice
Please take a look at what happened to Kenneth Chamberlain Sr., also like the Facebook Page here. Why are the Blacks in Law Enforcement of America concerned about our urban communities? Check out Cornell Carelock and his approach to music and healing! LET’S STOP POLICE BRUTALITY TOGETHER!!
Are You Ready For 2017? A Call For Justice!
by Jeff Suttles As we approach the last month of this year, I can’t help but to wonder what’s ahead. Yes, Donald Trump will enter the White House. No, I’m not afraid, but I am concerned for the working class. What type of opportunities will become available for a musician that decided to go… Read more »
Don’t Call Me N*gger
by Andrew Smoot In a time where so much emphasis is placed on what is considered to popular in order to determine what is good and bad, this prompt allowed me to really do some soul searching (as well as the rest of the course work). It’s impossible to not approach this from a Christian… Read more »
Black Lives Matter Playlist
Jeff Suttles Creates New Blog for Social Justice
Here I sit just about a week after the election of our new president. I can honestly say that I was a little shocked, but it’s all beginning to sink in. Upon observing people digest the results of the 2016 presidential race, I witnessed people deal with their feelings in… Read more »
Intern For Social Justice
Looking for interns for Social Justice (writers, editors, photographers, videographers, etc.) If interested please email reply to: jsuttles[a]gc[dot]cuny[dot]edu (please insert Intern in the subject line).