One person — one article can change a life.

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As a gawky teenager I was saddled with low self-esteem, high anxiety and little self-confidence. The good news is my situation changed for the better through writing.

But writing was not a natural talent I discovered until one person changed my outlook. That’s when “The Power of One” principle first impacted me. There was one special high school teacher who saw a flash of talent in me that I didn’t see myself.

In hindsight, this educator had a profound impact on my career trajectory.

It was during an English literature class when one high school teacher helped me realize my…

Congress, DOJ, and state lawmakers must act ASAP to effectuate racial justice in policing.

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Now that a semblance of justice has been rendered via the guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin for murdering George Floyd, it’s time to maximize the movement for systemic police reform. This is an urgent national priority to achieve equal justice under law for all citizens, especially for communities of color.

It should be obvious to any objective observer that the current paradigm of policing disproportionately impacts African Americans and other minority groups in major ways. …

An illuminating case for passing the Sunshine Protection Act

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We have all heard the 17th century English proverb: “The early bird catches the worm.” But what was true in prior time periods is not always the case in our modern 21st century Information Age.

Today, time zones have been eviscerated for some workers, as the world is increasingly interconnected 24/7 via mobile, digital and virtual technology. That’s one important reason why we should not have to agonize every year over changing the clocks to “spring forward” in March and “fall back” in November (see four factors below).

Most Americans pushed the clocks forward one hour on March 14 —…

It’s your constitutional duty to remedy sedition by president if House sends articles of impeachment

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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. …

Expel Evil Entity from White House to Preserve and Protect Democracy

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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.

Professor Issues Call to Action, Debunks Common Myths in Higher Education

Professor Elwood Watson holds his latest book, “Keepin’ It Real: Essays on Race in Contemporary America” (Photo Courtesy of Dr. Elwood Watson, East Tennessee State University)

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.

In recent articles published by Inside Higher Education, History News Network (part of The George Washington University) and, Dr. …

Joins the Current Research Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities

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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. …

Failed POTUS is antithesis of civil rights hero, says historian.

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…

Why the results-only model is best practice amid a pandemic.

A professionally dressed man works at home with double computer screen and laptop on his desk with plants facing window
A professionally dressed man works at home with double computer screen and laptop on his desk with plants facing window
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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…

Affordable Care Act provides health security for vulnerable Americans.

President Obama holds up microphone while delivering remarks to crowd.
President Obama holds up microphone while delivering remarks to crowd.
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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. …

David B. Grinberg

Strategic comms consultant for social justice, DEI, CSR | prior career spokesman at U.S. EEOC, WH political appointee for Bill Clinton | DC-based, NY-bred

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