Strivings

reflections on race, religion, history & social change

May 20, 2019

Check out this interview I did with Baha'i Blog, a great site that provides high-quality, thoughtful content for Baha'is and their friends worldwide, about my new book, A History of the Baha'i Faith in South Carolina, which was just published at the end of February. Th...

April 27, 2018

Freedom of movement on one’s own two feet is a fundamental human right.

It was so basic to English common law that the Founders didn’t even bother to mention it in the Bill of Rights. (Oh, that and the pesky part about 20% of the non-Indian population being enslaved at...

June 27, 2017

I'm impressed. Justin Baldoni, known for his role in the TV show Jane the Virgin, has made a point for using his public platform in socially conscious ways. But you don't often see young male actors talking openly about their body image problems. One could argue that t...

April 11, 2016

Last month I recorded my first interview about my new book for "A Baha'i Perspective," a radio show and podcast based in Western Massachusetts. It was great talking with Warren Odess-Gillett, a warm and skilled interviewer, whom I was fortunate to meet last fall when I...

December 4, 2015

"People think it's about...a lot of competition.... I've found that the way it really works is by creating a spot where everybody can come and help facilitate each other's growth."

Facebook is an amazing, sometimes vexing, often mysterious place. Today, because I'm frie...

October 25, 2014

Just in time for the 100th anniversary of the death of Alonzo Twine this Sunday, October 26, 2014, my first piece for a great site called the Good Men Project went up this afternoon. The essay reexamines the life of this forgotten African American intellectual and firs...

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