Dear Senate Majority Leader McConnell: the House of Representatives will soon vote to approve an article of impeachment against President Trump, as Vice President Pence refuses to invoke the 25th Amendment of the Constitution to remove him from office.
The House is ready to impeach Trump for his seditious act of inciting an insurrection against Congress to prevent a peaceful transfer of power and otherwise illegally attempting to overturn the presidential election results.
Trump’s unprecedented lawless actions — including, but not limited to, intentionally inciting violent riots outside and within the U.S. …
As today’s chaos at the U.S. Capitol unequivocally demonstrates, Donald Trump is a lawless and rogue president who represents a clear and present danger to our democratic form of government.
Trump is a grievous tyrant who has deceived his followers and decimated the presidential oath of office to faithfully uphold the Constitution and serve “We the People”.
Now it’s past time for the U.S. Congress — in addition to Vice President Pence along with the Cabinet — to swiftly implement the appropriate constitutional remedies to remove Trump from office, as prescribed via the impeachment process and the 25th Amendment, respectively.
Trump has perpetually attacked the norms and moral values which form the fabric of America. Trump is the real enemy of the people. …
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — As America continues to grapple with Covid-19 and issues of racial injustice, historian and author Elwood Watson, Ph.D. of East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is calling on academia to prioritize ethnic studies programs to improve higher education and cross-cultural competence for the benefit of all students in today’s increasingly diverse society.
BHOPAL, India — The Current Research Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (the journal) has announced the selection of Elwood Watson, Ph.D. as the new co-editor in chief. The journal is a distinguished international publication comprised of editors and contributors from dozens of major colleges and universities worldwide.
Dr. Watson teaches African American Studies, Gender Studies, Popular Culture, and Post-World War II U.S. History at East Tennessee State University, where he has worked as a professor in the department of history for 20 years. …
As the nation collectively mourns the death of John R. Lewis — while also honoring his life and legacy — Professor Elwood Watson, Ph.D. is calling out President Trump for dishonoring the memory of the beloved civil rights icon.
Trump said today he will NOT pay his respects to John Lewis, as the former Georgia congressman lies in state at the U.S. Capitol.
In a sharply worded essay on Medium, Dr. Watson notes that Rep. Lewis considered Trump as an illegitimate president and a racist, due to Trump’s words and deeds over decades. Lewis was targeted by president-elect Trump in a racial tweet storm during January 2017 (over the Martin Luther King Day holiday weekend). …
As the novel coronavirus lingers, companies are increasingly leveraging remote work arrangements — some for the first time.
I’ve worked remotely in the public and private sectors for the past decade. Thus I can tell you that while there’s no “one size fits all” solution regarding telework, some models have proven more effective than others.
Successful remote work paradigms should be based on the specific industry and/or company involved, in addition to the nature of the work and specific job classifications. Remote work is not applicable to all jobs.
Employers need to experiment with different telework management models to discover the best outcome for their workforce. …
Note: This article was published by The Good Men Project on June 30, 2020.
As the USA wages a life and death battle against the skyrocketing spread of novel coronavirus, the critical importance of preserving Obamacare is more relevant today than ever. This is particularly true as more litigation to cripple the landmark law is pending at the Supreme Court.
In case you missed it, March 23 marked the 10-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly known as Obamacare. …
As we meticulously wash our hands to prevent contracting the novel coronavirus, we must also be mindful to cleanse our hearts of hatred during this period of pandemic.
Unfortunately, the President of the United States continues to be infected with racial and ethnic bigotry — a cruel and cowardly testament to these trying times of death and despair.
Throughout his careers in business and politics, Trump has never refrained from targeting minority groups for discrimination, condemnation and blame for a host of reasons— whether real, perceived or manufactured. …
James Baldwin, the 20th century intellectual, novelist and playwright, once observed: “History is the present. We carry our history with us. To think otherwise is criminal.”
This is an important point to ponder during Black History Month, as Baldwin was widely known as the voice of the African American experience.
Thus we should not only focus on trailblazers of centuries past, but also consider more recent history when assessing the state of racial progress.
America will once again pause on Monday to honor the monumental life and legacy of civil rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK).
The annual MLK Day national holiday is an opportune time to ponder some of Dr. King’s timeless words of wisdom and their immense influence on the nation and world more than half a century later.
Like other giants of American history, MLK showed that great leadership begets great communication (among many other things). …