Named Filmmaker of the Month by the District of Columbia Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment (OCTFME) for the month of August. "Crispus” (produced, written and directed by Thomas) is based on the life story of Kalief Browder, a teenager falsely accused of stealing a backpack and thrown into solitary confinement in New York’s infamous Riker’s Island Prison.
Dr. Swinton is an associate professor in the Economics department at Howard University where he teaches introductory, intermediate, and urban economics. He is currently the director of graduate studies. His research interests include labor economics and education. Dr. Swinton has published journals that examine the teenage labor market, the benefits from attending HBCUs, and the returns to a college education. He co-authored a report for National Association for Equal Opportunity entitled "The State of Blacks in Higher Education.” He earned his B.S. from Florida A & M University in 2001, and his doctoral degree from Duke University in 2007.
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Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed lauded Howard University as “dream factory for our people” at this year's commencement ceremony.
Like so many others who have come before me, attending Howard University has opened numerous doors in my life. Receiving the recognition of becoming a competitive scholar is significant because it grants me the opportunity to advocate for the important role HBCUs play at this critical moment in our nation. HBCU students are history in the making and we must do all that we can to ensure their stories are told.”
Diversity has not been one of Silicon Valley's strong points. But as a new generation of technology professionals prepares to enter the workforce, that may be changing.
She started her nursing career at Howard in 1971, when it was still called Freedmen’s Hospital.
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