"Something to Remember on Memorial Day" by Dr. Marvin A. McMickle

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This coming weekend, Americans will celebrate Memorial Day. For many, this holiday signals the beginning of summer and will include family cook-outs, get-togethers with friends, shopping and fun. For too many others, it is a somber reminder of treasured lives lost in war.

Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, in his newest Democrat and Chronicle Unite Rochester blog post, urges us to remember those African Americans who were often denied freedoms but made sacrifices, including their lives, so that we could remain free.

Read, share, and comment on Dr. McMickle's post here:

http://blogs.democratandchronicle.com/unite/2015/05/19/something-to-remember-on-memorial-day/

Dr. Marvin A. McMickle's essay, "Riots Leave Lasting Scars on a Community" published in Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle

Once again, our nation is faced with dissent and rioting in the streets in response to clashes between its citizens and law enforcement. The rioting that ensued recently in Baltimore prompted Dr. McMickle to point out the detrimental and significant effects that arise out of a temporary reaction to injustice.

You may read and respond to Dr. McMickle's article, published in the April 29, 2015 Democrat and Chronicle, here:

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/opinion/guest-column/2015/04/28/riots-leave-lasting-scars-community/26531081/

DR. MARVIN A. MCMICKLE'S ADVICE TO STUDENTS: "DON'T TAKE 'NO' FOR AN ANSWER"

Dr. Marvin A. McMickle shared a personal story recently in the Rochester, NY's Democrat and Chronicle Unite Rochester blog. He relates his high school guidance counselor's rather inaccurate advice and urges all students to "overcome someone else's low expectations."

To read or comment on the essay, click here: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/local/blogs/unite/2015/03/27/dont-take-no-for-an-answer/70576362/

DR. MARVIN A. MCMICKLE'S REACTION TO INDIANA'S RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACT

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle recently shared his views with Rochester, NY's Public Broadcasting media outlet WXXI on Indiana's controversial law that will allow the opportunity for discrimination and bias in workplaces, churches, and other services around that state.

Please read his statement here:

http://wxxinews.org/post/local-reaction-indianas-religious-freedom-restoration-act