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Property: A Revisionist Approach

There was a time when Black farms prospered. Just two generations out of slavery, by 1910 Black farmers had amassed more than 16 million acres of land and made up about 14 percent of farmers. The fruit of their labors fed much of America. Now, they have fewer than 4.7 million acres. Black farms in…

Revolution – Nothing Less!

I need spellcheck to spell “despair.” I told my mom, “Not guilty verdicts make me cry.” She said, “Guilty verdicts can make you cry as well.” She was referring to the innocents wrongfully convicted like the in the killing of Malcolm X. It was the other side of the coin. It wasn’t the decision that…

The Maldives is Building a Floating City in Response to Climate Change

The atoll nation of Maldives is creating an innovative floating city that mitigates the effects of climate change and stays on top of rising sea levels. The Maldives Floating City is designed by Netherlands-based Dutch Docklands and will feature thousands of waterfront residences and services floating along a flexible, functional grid across a 200-hectare lagoon. The waterfront…

Cruella

Cruella reimagines its title character as a rock ‘n’ roll goth punk rebel, which makes her very cool and easier to root for despite the fact that the eye-popping aesthetic essentially brings out the yucky half of her double-sided personality, the part that’s quick to exploit her friends’ capacity for forgiveness and stuff like that. The…

Chadwick Boseman Missed A Year Later

Chadwick Boseman’s death caused a moment of collective trauma for the fans who adored him and for communities who drew courage from his example. As he was filming and still working, he was facing a private battle with cancer, doctors’ visits, surgeries, and the realization that his life may be cut short. He merged his…

Gender Bias Information Gap

Two summers I was sitting in my office. And I opened up the The Florida Bar Journal. The lead letter to the editor was from another legal practitioner complaining about why men were not included in a gender bias study. He complained, in essence, that gender bias does not exist. I was flabbergasted. After having…

Chadwick Boseman’s Howard University Commencement Speech

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The Law of the Kardashians

Good evening, Professor Ahmad, The registrar released the course offerings for the fall semester and I noticed that you will be teaching “The Law of the Kardashians.” Could you please advise on what aspects of the law this course will touch on? Do you have a brief course synopsis/plan? I’m looking forward to hearing back from…

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COVID-19, Climate Change, and International Law

As a part of the the American Society of International Law’s Signature Topic on Climate Change, I participated in a panel on COVID-19, Climate Change, and International Law with Cinnamon Carlarne (Ohio State Law), Leslie-Anne Duvic-Paoli (King’s College London), and Daniel Farber (Berkeley Law). I shared my ideas on how the pandemic economic recovery should…