Black History Month Spotlight: Dr. Michael Eric Dyson

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson is widely known as one of the most influential, powerful men in the nation. This orator has shaped the dialogue of America though his intellectual take on politics, race relations and a myriad of other topics that  are of utmost importance to the African-American community.

According to his website, Dr. Dyson, a Georgetown University sociology professor, is a New York Times opinion writer and his work appears on such media outlets as The New Republic and The Undefeated.

Tackling such subjects as hip hop with his book “Holler If You Hear Me: Searching For Tupac Shakur” to politics with “The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race In America” he has become noted for  his impressive literary compositions.  His latest effort, “Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon To White America,” sets the standard in describing  and addressing the current conditions in the country.

This ordained Baptist minister has appeared on numerous talk shows and has been lauded as authoring some of the most important African-American books of this century.

Dr. Dyson is living proof that one can achieve anything, for he rose from humble beginnings to becoming one of the most distinguished  men in the nation.