R. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy, PhD

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Interrupt Street Harassment

Interrupt Street Harassment

by R. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy, PhD   Mar 23, 2012

I remember growing up and learning how to “holler” at girls. I’ll be honest, I’ve never found it particularly natural to stand in a... Read More

Will there Ever be Justice in the War on Black Males?

Will there Ever be Justice in the War on Black Males?

by R. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy, PhD   Mar 16, 2012

“There’s a war going on outside no man is safe from, you could run but you can’t hide forever.” These words, by Mobb Deep,... Read More

Deny the Past, Deny the Future:Jada Williams, Fredrick Douglass and Educational Disparity

Deny the Past, Deny the Future: Jada Williams, Fredrick Douglass and Educational Disparity

by R. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy, PhD   Mar 06, 2012

At the close of each Black History Month I often feel a profound sense of loss. This feeling is not because there will be... Read More

The (Real) Gay Conspiracy 

The (Real) Gay Conspiracy 

by R. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy, PhD   Feb 27, 2012

Over the past few years it’s come in vogue to make the statement, “I’m not homophobic. I’m not afraid of gay people.” Without fail,... Read More

What We Can Learn from RHOA in Africa (!)

What We Can Learn from RHOA in Africa (!)

by R. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy, PhD   Feb 20, 2012

I have a confession: I watch the Real Housewives of Atlanta. Religiously. Now, before you tune out, I watch and examine the show as... Read More

Realizing Black Male Success

Realizing Black Male Success

by R. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy, PhD   Feb 10, 2012

“Black male success”. These three words are elusive in the press and too rarely associated with the brothers in our everyday lives. A recent... Read More

The Willie Lynch School of Social Research

The Willie Lynch School of Social Research

by R. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy, PhD   Feb 03, 2012

It’s Black History Month and as both a professor and a lover of Blackness, Black things and Black people, I want us all to... Read More

Common Vs. Drake: No Winners, Only Losers

Common Vs. Drake: No Winners, Only Losers

by R. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy, PhD   Jan 26, 2012

First things first, I am a fan of Common and I am not a fan of Drake. With that being said, with each passing... Read More

Affirmative Action on Death Row

Affirmative Action on Death Row

by R. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy, PhD   Jan 23, 2012

“Affirmative action”. These two words remain a verifiable powder keg because they bring the history of race in America to the present. While there... Read More

Multiplying Black Genius

Multiplying Black Genius

by R. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy, PhD   Jan 19, 2012

Conversations around education tend to focus on the achievement gap, failing public schools, and international competition. While all of these things are important, we... Read More