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Thank you for stopping by. Hello, my name is Edward Rhymes. I am an author, lecturer, consultant and speaker. On this site you will find my accomplishments, writings, interviews and projects (completed and in-progress). Thanks again for stopping by.

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Highlights

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  • Over 30 years experience working in the field of anti-racism, critical race theory and Black Studies
  • PhD in Sociology with a concentration in Critical Race Theory & Black Studies
  • An internationally-recognized authority in the field of critical race theory and Black Studies
  • Ordained chaplain (has done visiting chaplaincy work for the NFL - National Football League)
  • Work is being used in colleges and universities across the U.S. and World - including Howard, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Cornell, MIT, NYU, University of Puget Sound, UC Berkeley, Rutgers, Penn State, Old Dominion, University of South Africa, York University, the Sorbonne, to name a few
  • Essays and articles has appeared and my work has been cited in the nation’s leading newspapers, journals and textbooks (including the New African, the New York Times, New York Daily News, The Black Commentator, The Black Agenda Report, Issues in Higher Education, McGraw Hill's Race & Ethnic Relations), EbonyThe RootIdentities.MicVanguard
  • Advisory Board: McGraw Hill ANNUAL EDITIONS: Race & Ethnic Relations, Sixteenth Edition (2007-08)
  • Essays and articles have been cited by heads-of-state
  • Former Assistant Director of The Frederick Douglass Unity House, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
  • Former Director of Race Relations & Advocacy for the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh
  • Creator of the presentationBlack History Thru Music
  • Currently the Senior Consultant of Rhymes Consulting Services & Coordinator of Programs and Curriculum Development for Rhymes Edutainment
  • Founder & CEO of Rhymes Media Group
  • Host of RMG's Rhymes Reasons & #IndependentMediaMonday
  • Author of : When Racism Is Law & Prejudice Is Policy: Discriminatory and Prejudicial Laws, Decisions and Policies in U.S. History

PARTIAL LISTING OF PUBLICATIONS/CONFERENCES/SUMMITS/INVITATIONALS

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Guest Speaker: The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation's Frank Bolden Urban Journalism Workshop (August 11, 2011))

 

Guest Speaker: College of Mount St. Joseph (Multicultural Program), Cincinnati, OH (March 16, 2010)     


Guest Lecturer
(August 7, 2008): The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation's Frank Bolden Urban Journalism Workshop 


Rhymes, Edward E, When Racism is Law & Prejudice is Policy: Prejudicial and Discriminatory Laws & Policies in U.S. History, AuthorHouse Publishing (January 2007)


Guest Speaker
: Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s 6 O’Clock Series: Black History Through Music, (February 4, 2008); When Does It Go Too Far? Punchlines, Jokes & Prejudice, (October 22, 2007)


Panelist
(January 20, 2007): The Black & White Reunion’s 9th Annual Summit Against Racism
 
 
Featured ColumnistMint Press News - US Stance on Syria Reveals Our Ever-Shifting Defintions of "Terrorism" (August 28, 2013); Temporary Employment & The Permanence of Poverty (September 4, 2013); How Corporations Monopolize Public Services On The Taxpayer's Dime (October 29, 2013); Conspiracy Realists And The American Xenophobic Impulse (November 29, 2013); Calling Cures Cancers: The Age-Old Fight Against The Voting Rights Act (March 4, 2013);  Chaney, Schwerner & Goodman's Bodies Lie Moldering In The Grave (September 14, 2012); The Misdirections And Misconceptions About Welfare (August 28, 2012); The Unfriendliest Of Fire: The Consequences Of ‘Delegitimizing' Sexual Assault In The Military (August 22, 2012); Afghanistan And The Crisis Of National Stability And Unity (August 16, 2012); Senseless Violence And The Cultural Dynamics Of Sympathy (July 27, 2012); Non-White, Un-American, Foreign - The Determining Factor Of Who Is Considered A True American (July 26, 2012)
 
Contributing Editor: The Black Agenda Report - White Privilege, White Progressives & the 2008 Election (January 16, 2008); Losing What We Never Had: White Privilege & the Deferred Dreams of Black America (June 27, 2007);  Singing Soprano While Dissin’ The Bass: America’s White Thug Love & Ethnically Acceptable Violence (June 13, 2007), A H* By Any Other Color: The History & Economics of Black Female Sexual Exploitation (May 2, 2007), Caucasian Please! America’s True Double Standard For Misogyny & Racism (April 18, 2007)
 
Guest Commentator: The Black Commentator- Turning Racism Upside Down, To See It Rightside Up (February 23, 2006), Ode to Richard Pryor (December 15, 2005), Black Like Who? A Look At Black Identity, Black Unity & Black Studies (April 14, 2005), The Invisible Asterisk: Reflections of What Might Have Been (January 20, 2005), Brownballed? Desegregation Without Real Integration is an Invitation to Dysfunction (October 7, 2004), The Continuing Miseducation of the Negro (September 2, 2004), Featured Commentator: The Black Commentator Commemorative100th Issue- Acting White? African-American Students and Education (July 22, 2004)  

Keynote Speaker
(October 17, 2005): Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus’ Annual Conference on Violence & Conflict Resolution


Lecturer
-Racism Workshop (March 24, 2004): Human Awareness Day: Breaking Down Barriers- Host Institution: Coyle and Cassidy High School


Keynote Speaker
(November 6, 2003): 
Collegiate Invitational Leadership Summit on Race, Politics & The Economy- Participating Institutions: Bridgewater State College, Bristol Community College, Cape Cod Community College, Massasoit Community College & University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. Host Institution: Cape Cod Community College


Rhymes, Edward E. (1997), Ten Rites of Passage for African-American Adolescent Males (Program Manual), Rhymes Consulting Services


Rhymes, Edward E. (1995), The Father Awareness Program: Parenting Program for Fathers of Color (Program Manual), Rhymes Consulting Services

PARTIAL LISTING OF WORK CITED/FEATURED

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Writings Featured

Should Music Lyrics Be Censored for Violence and Exploitation? Espejo, Roman, Greenhaven Press (2008): Rhymes, Edward; Caucasian Please! America's Cultural Double Standard for Misogyny and Racism (Alternet): Hip-Hop and Rap Lyrics Is Unfairly Criticized for Violence pgs. 83 - 93.

Rap Music and Culture, Burns, Kate, Greenhaven Press (2008): Rhymes, Edward; Caucasian Please! America's Cultural Double Standard for Misogyny and Racism (Alternet): Sexism is Pervasive Throughout Culture pgs. 133 - 138

Mirror on America: Essays and Images from Popular Culture Fourth Edition, Mims, Joan T & Nollen, Elizabeth M, Bedford/St. Martin's (2009): Rhymes, Edward; Caucasian Please! America's Cultural Double Standard for Misogyny and Racism pgs. 199 - 205 (Alternet)

 

Textbook Advisory Board(s)

McGraw-Hill Contemporary Learning Series; Annual Editions Race and Ethnic Relations 07/08 16th Edition (2008): by Kromkowski, John A (Editor)

 

Book Citations

The Cambridge Companion to Film Music: Pg. 154, Rhymes Edward, A Ho By Any Other Color: The History and Economics of Black Female Sexual Exploitation.

State of the Nation: South Africa 2007: Pg. 437, Rhymes Edward, Cited by then-South African President Thabo Mbeki in ANC Today (African National Congress newsletter)

Embracing Sisterhood: Class, Identity, and Contemporary Black Women: Pg. 475, Rhymes, Edward, Brownballed: Desegregation Without Real Integration Is An Invitation To Dysfunction.

McGraw-Hill Race & Ethnic Relations 15th Edition: Pg. 205, Rhymes Edward, Cited by then-South African President Thabo Mbeki in ANC Today (African National Congress newsletter)

The School-to-Prison Pipeline: Education, Discipline, and Racialized Double Standards (Racism in American Institutions): Pg. 167, Rhymes, Edward, Turning Racism Upside Down To See It Rightside Up: The Remix.

The Collectivity of Life: Spaces of Social Mobility and the Individualism Myth: Pg. 193, Rhymes, Edward, Turning Racism Upside Down To See It Rightside Up: The Remix (Black Agenda Report).

Fit to govern: The Native Intelligence of Thabo Mbeki: Pg. 227, Rhymes Edward, Cited by then-South African President Thabo Mbeki in ANC Today (African National Congress newsletter)

Headbutting in Academe: An Autoethnography: Pg. 188, Rhymes, Edward, Dr. Bill Cosby, I Respectfully Disagree.

On the Contrary: Leading the Opposition in a Democratic South Africa: Pg. 360, Rhymes Edward, Cited by then-South African President Thabo Mbeki in ANC Today (African National Congress newsletter)

Articulations: A Harold Wolpe Memorial Lecture Collection: Pg. 144, Rhymes, Edward, After Apartheid: Heated Words About Rape and Race (New York Times, Nov. 24, 2004)

Arts-Based and Contemplative Practices in Research and Teaching: Honoring Presence: pg. 130, Rhymes, Edward, Caucasian Please! America's True Double Standard For Misogyny & Racism (Black Agenda Report)

 

Magazines/Newspapers/Newsletters

The Root: The ‘Acting White Theory' Doesn't Add Up (01/30/13) by Ivory Toldson PhD: Rhymes, Edward, "Acting White?": African American Students and Education (Black Commentator) 

Ebony: The "Acting White Theory" Doesn't Add Up (01/30/2013) by Ivory Toldson PhD: Rhymes, Edward, "Acting White?": African American Students and Education (Black Commentator)

Colorlines: Rock-n-roll racism (07/26/2007): Rhymes, Edward, "Caucasian Please! America's Cultural Double Standard for Misogyny and Racism" (Alternet)

Bossier Magazine: Where Does The Black Muslim Woman Fit In Discussions Of Sexuality? (04/21/2017) by Iman Hussein:  Rhymes Edward, A "Ho" By Any Other Color: The History and Economics of Black Female Sexual Exploitation (Black Agenda Report)

Entity MagazineHow the Sexualization of Women Is Affecting Your Daughters (2017-03-26): Rhymes Edward, A "Ho" By Any Other Color: The History and Economics of Black Female Sexual Exploitation (Alternet)

Mic: Viola Davis Finally Gets to Be Sexy on Screen - And That's Groundbreaking (09/08/2015) by Zak Cheney Rice: Rhymes Edward, A "Ho" By Any Other Color: The History and Economics of Black Female Sexual Exploitation (Alternet)

African National Congress (ANC) Newsletter: Dislodging stereotypes (10/28/2004): Rhymes, Edward, The Continuing Miseducation of the Negro (Black Commentator)

 

Dissertation/Thesis/Journal Citations

"Obviously doctor, you've never been a 13-year-old girl." Jeffrey Eugenides' Virgin Suicides as a Novel of Female Adolescence by Delva, Carol Ghent University (doctoral dissertation); Gent, Belgium: Rhymes, Edward, A "Ho" By Any Other Color: The History and Economics of Black Female Sexual Exploitation (Alternet)

A Co-Performance of Radical Change: Venus Hottentot, Slut Shaming, and Sexual Violence, by Stephenson, Ayshia, Elizabeth: Rhymes Edward, A "Ho" By Any Other Color: The History and Economics of Black Female Sexual Exploitation (Black Agenda Report)

Rhymes Edward, When Racism is Law & Prejudice is Policy: Prejudicial and Discriminatory Laws, Decisions and Policies in U.S. History (Authorhouse)

Educational Plans Beyond High School: Narratives of Black Males' Postsecondary Decision-Making Processes (doctoral dissertation) by Smith, Lee, Zakiya, Shani; University of Maryland: Rhymes, Edward, "Acting White?": African American Students and Education (Black Commentator)

Aspects of Migrants' Theology of God and of Human Beings: A Missiological Exploration of Some Responses to the Xenophobic Violence (masters thesis) by Nganga, Susan, Wanjiru, University of South Africa: Rhymes, Edward, The Continuing Miseducation of the Negro (Black Commentator)

Howard Law Journal, Spring 2007; The Third Annual Wiley A. Branton/Howard Law Journal Symposium What Is Black? Perspectives on Coalition Building in the Modern Civil Rights Movement: Rhymes, Edward, "Acting White?" African-American Students and Education (Black Commentator)

"Through the Haha Door": The Social Philosophy of Louis C.K. (masters thesis), by Brooks, Rachel, Middle Tennessee State University: Rhymes, Edward, "Ode to Richard Pryor," (The Black Commentator)

The role of the media in framing President Jacob Zuma's multiple or concurrent sexual relationships as cultural polygamy (masters thesis) by Nicola, Davies-Laubscher, Stellenbosch University, South Africa: Rhymes, Edward, The Continuing Miseducation of the Negro (Black Commentator)

Back on track: the epidemic of violence among African-American youth in the Gresham Park Community (doctoral dissertation) by Brown, Hubert, Atlanta Theological Association; Interdenominational Theological Center: Rhymes, Edward, Caucasian Please! America's True Double Standard For Misogyny & Racism (Black Agenda Report).

Journalism and Mass Communication Vol. 7, No. 4, Sugar and Spice, and Everything Nice: Do Female Stereotypes Supersede In-group Favoritism Among Men When Evaluating Female Criminal Suspects in News Stories? (April 2017):  by Appiah, Osei & Holt, Lanier (Ohio State University), Dale, Katie (Florida State University), White, Tiffany (University of Georgia): Rhymes, Edward, Woman As Aggressor: The Unspoken Truth of Domestic Violence (Mint Press News)

From Social Merchandising to Social Spectacle: Portrayals of Domestic Violence in TV Globo's Prime-Time Telenovelas, University of Southern California, International Journal of Communication 11 (2017): by Joyce, Samantha Nogueira (Saint Mary's College of California, USA), Martinez, Monica (Universidade de Sorocaba, Brazil): Rhymes, Edward, Woman As Aggressor: The Unspoken Truth of Domestic Violence (Mint Press News)

Beyond the Borders of Black and White: Exploring the Effectiveness of Domestic Violence Services Provided to Individuals Indigenous of Other Ethnicities and Mores (doctoral dissertation), Chicago School of Professional Psychology, by Houston, Sonja T: Rhymes, Edward, Woman As Aggressor: The Unspoken Truth of Domestic Violence (Mint Press News)  

Whiteness,' Criminality, and The Double Standards of Deviance/Social Control; Contemporary Justice Review, Volume 18, Number 2, 3 (April 2015), pp. 197-214: by Heitzeg, Nancy A: Rhymes, Edward, Turning Racism Upside Down To See It Rightside Up: The Remix (Black Agenda Report).

Undue credit, International Socialist Review: The Quarterly Journal of the International Socialist Organization, Issue 58 pg. 7 (2008) by DiLeo, Petrino: Rhymes, Edward; Losing What We Never Had: White Privilege & the Deferred Dreams of Black America, Part 2 (Black Agenda Report)

Xenophobia/Afro-Phobia In The Post-Colonial Africa: Strategies For Combat, Journal Theologia Viatorum, 33/2 (2009), pages 216-241; by Gathogo, Julius and Phiri, Isabel: Rhymes, Edward, The Continuing Miseducation of the Negro (Black Commentator)

Media Violence, Council on Communications and Media, American Academy of Pediatrics, November 2009, Volume 124 / Issue 5: Rhymes, Edward; - "Caucasian Please! America's Cultural Double Standard for Misogyny and Racism" (Alternet)

American Anthropologist Vol. 110, No. 1 (March 2008): Rhymes, Edward, Singing Soprano, While Dissin' the Bass: America's White Thug Love and Ethnically Acceptable Violence (Black Agenda Report).

Educating Black Youth Moral Principles through Black Art 2008 (doctoral dissertation): Buchanan, Mariah S, Georgia Southern University: Rhymes, Edward, The Continuing Miseducation of the Negro (Black Commentator).

Drugscapes and the role of place and space in injection drug use-related HIV risk environments, International Journal of Drug Policy, Volume 20, Issue 1, January 2009, Pages 4-13, Tempalskia, Barbara & McQuieb, Hilary: Rhymes Edward, Turning Racism Upside Down To See It Rightside Up (Black Commentator).

What is the role of race in Thabo Mbeki's discourse? Pg. 111 (masters thesis), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, by Daniels, Glenda: Rhymes, Edward, The Continuing Miseducation of the Negro (Black Commentator)

 

Syllabi Required Reading

Santa José State University, Department of English & Comparative Literature, ENGL 1A First-Year Writing, Section 32: (Fall 2017): Rhymes, Edward; - "Caucasian Please! America's Cultural Double Standard for Misogyny and Racism" (Alternet)

Saint Louis University, ESL Division, ESL 110-01/02/ (Spring 2010): Rhymes, Edward - "Caucasian Please! America's Cultural Double Standard for Misogyny and Racism" (Alternet)

Adelphi University, Department of Sociology Freshman Seminar: Historical Legacies, Current Predicaments, Dreams of a Better Tomorrow (Fall 2007): Rhymes, Edward - "Caucasian Please! America's Cultural Double Standard for Misogyny and Racism" (Alternet)

Columbia University Law School, Feminist Legal Theory Workshop LLM (2010): Rhymes, Edward, Misdirections and Misconceptions: Welfare and Affirmative Action Part 1 (Mint Press News)


Partial Listing of Organizations & Groups I've Served & Worked With

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  • Pittsburgh Black Media Federation
  • NHCLC (National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference)
  • Buffalo Bills (NFL)
  • Cleveland Browns (NFL)
  • Minnesota Vikings Alumni Association
  • Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
  • Pittsburgh Bureau of Police
  • Pittsburgh Schools
  • Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee (PAJC)
  • Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus
  • HighMark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • College of Mount St. Joseph (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Deer Lakes School District (Pennsylvania)
  • Shaler Area Schools (Pennsylvania)
  • United Methodist Church of Western Pennsylvania
  • Victory Family Church (Cranberry TWP, PA)
  • Northway Christian Community Church (Wexford, PA)
  • New Community Church (Wexford, PA)
  • SABES Systems for Adult Basic Education Support (Fall River, MA)
  • Salem State College (Salem, MA)
  • Cape Cod Community College (West Barnstable, MA)
  • New Bedford Public Schools (New Bedford, MA)
  • Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School
  • Old Rochester Regional School District (Rochester, MA)
  • Dartmouth Public Schools (Dartmouth, MA)
  • Fairhaven Public Schools (Fairhaven, MA)
  • Fall River Public Schools (Fall River, MA)
  • Providence Public Schools (Providence, RI)
  • Chatam County Office of Human Relations (Chatam, NC)

 

PARTIAL LISTING OF INTERVIEWS/MEDIA APPEARANCES

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National – In Black America w/ John L. Hanson (KUT 90.8); The Bev Smith Show (American Urban Radio Networks); Make It Plain w/Mark Thompson (XM 169 – The Power); Progressive Radio Network w/Darryl Clark; This Is Hell w/Chuck Mertz


Regional/Local
: Pete Braley Show (WBSM AM 1420 – New Bedford, MA); It Takes A Village (Cable Access Ch. 35 – New Bedford, MA); Rob Kall Show (WNJC AM 1360 – Philadelphia, PA); The Moore of Pittsburgh w/Chris Moore (KDKA AM 1020 - Pittsburgh, PA); The Lynn Cullen Show (WPTT AM 1360 – Pittsburgh, PA); Honsberger Live! (WPXI Ch. 35 – Pittsburgh, PA); Night Talk w/Mike Pintek (WPXI Ch. 35 – Pittsburgh, PA); The Santita Jackson Show (WVON AM 1690 – Chicago, IL)

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