If I Was Thugnificent

Jose Vilson Jose

Last night, while I got adjusted to my work-sleep schedule, I decided I’d catch the season premiere of Boondocks, a cartoon known as much for …

The Education Boogey-Men

Jose Vilson Education, Jose

Over the last few years, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting educational innovators and thought leaders from throughout the country, people who I either admire …

Am I Not Human: Guantana-Close

Jose Vilson Jose

This morning on NY1, I saw some random meeting between some of the families of 9/11, and, when they were asked about President Obama’s closing …

I Didn’t Vote

Jose Vilson Jose

I rebelled. I didn’t vote. Well, let me be clear. I didn’t vote for a Christian, a politician, a populist, or any major candidate. I …

A Better Class of Criminal

Jose Vilson Jose

Imagine a viable presidential candidate 75-100% funded by the people. Not that that’s going to happen for a generation or two, but let’s imagine that …

Juneteenth: From Curt Flood to A-Rod

Jose Vilson Jose

Juneteenth: for many African-Americans in this country, this is the true day to celebrate the emancipation of slavery. Though the Emancipation Proclamation came out late …