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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.




  • 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



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)

(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

-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



Mirror on America: Short Essays and Images from Popular Culture 4th Edition; Joan T. Mims & Elizabeth M. Nollen (Bedford St. Martins, 2008), Should Music Lyrics Be Censored For Violence & Exploitation? (At Issue Series); American Anthropologist, Volume 110 Issue 1, 29 April 2008 (Pgs. 94-96); Editor: Roman Espejo (Greenhaven Press 2008); Howard University Law Journal (Spring 2007); Fit to Govern: The Native Intelligence of Thabo Mbkei (STE 2007); State of the Nation: South Africa 2007; Editors: Sakhela Buhlungu, John Daniel, Roger Southall, Jessica Lutchman (Human Sciences Research Council, 2007), The Real Lives of Strong Black Women: Transcending Myths, Reclaiming Joy; Toby Thompkins (Agate, 2005); McGraw-Hill 2005-06 ANNUAL EDITIONS: Race and Ethnic Relations 05/06 , Fifteenth Edition (Pgs. 204-205); ANC (African National Congress) Newsletter (October 2004)

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


  • 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)




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

: 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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