After President Clinton’s 1993 Inauguration, I was approached, by the National Black Gay and Lesbian Leadership Forum, to leave my job at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and represent the Black Gay and Lesbian military community for the Campaign for Military Service (CMS). As a Navy service member, I…

James Baldwin suggested, “ignorance allied with power is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.” Wake UP America!!

As a U.S. Navy veteran, I am all too familiar with the American will, right, and might. I have witnessed and personally experienced countless acts of American extremism, white supremacy, and terror…

James Baldwin suggested, “ignorance allied with power is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.”

Martin Luther King Jr. said upon the remembrance of the work of renowned sociologist and historian W.E.B. DuBois, so long as the devaluation of Black people persisted, “the brutality and criminality of conduct toward the…

“Juneteenth is sacred. It is a day to honor our ancestors, reflect on community love, family unity, and self-love. There is no national holiday that can heal that wound.”

“Juneteenth is sacred. It is a day to honor our ancestors, reflect on community love, family unity, and self-love. There is no national holiday that can heal that wound.” Dr. Maurice Franklin

‘To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage…

The Tulsa Massacre, Greenwood, and the Trauma that still plagues Black America

“There are so many ways of being despicable it quite makes one’s head spin. But the way to be really despicable is to be contemptuous of other people’s pain.” — from Giovanni’s Room (1956) — Baldwin

One Hundred Years ago, on May 30th, a 19-year-old black male named Dick Rowland…

In an excerpt of Audre Lorde’s Litany for Survival, she writes:
We were never meant to survive.

And when the sun rises we are afraid
it might not remain
when the sun sets we are afraid
it might not rise in the morning
when our stomachs are full, we are afraid
of indigestion
when our stomachs…

-Despite progress, race problems continue to persist

Black History week began in 1926, five years after the Tulsa Massacre, by historian, scholar, and author Dr. Carter G. Woodson. Dr. Woodson chose a week during February to honor the Great Emancipator President Abraham Lincoln and Scholar and Orator Frederick Douglas’s birthdays. Douglass escaped slavery and became a prominent…

Effective Leadership Development in Nonprofit Organizations

The state of leadership in many nonprofit organizations includes the presence and characteristic of socially popular leaders, who operate in institutional cocoons. These leaders and organizations they lead are stuck in an organizational cycle as an ever-emerging nonprofit organization. An ever-emerging organization life cycle…

Dr. Maurice Franklin

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