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Kelley Williams-Bolar, Stealing A Free, Public Education, John Kasich and the Black Vote


The Hardball Roundtable digs into their reporters’ notebooks to tell Chris Matthews something he doesn’t know. Michelle D. Bernard discusses the investigation, arrest, prosecution, and incarceration of Ohio mother Kelley Williams-Bolar for “stealing” a public education. VIDEO HERE:   Air Date:  October 27, 2015 RELATED LINK:   “Why Are We Arresting Mothers for “Stealing” a […]

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Why Are We Arresting Mothers for “Stealing” a Public Education?

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August 04, 2015 by Michelle D. Bernard MichelleBernard Michelle D. Bernard is a columnist for The Seventy Four, where she also serves as a member of the journalism advisory board. She is president and CEO of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy. Talking Points Jailed for “stealing” a public education? @MichelleBernard […]

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The Seventy Four: Michelle Bernard to Contribute to Campbell Brown’s Education Reform, Online Newsroom

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Former CNN and NBC anchor Campbell Brown announces mid-July launch of education reform website: The Seventy Four by TNM Staff / Published yesterday by Talking New Media NEW YORK, NY – June 23, 2015 — Leading education advocate and former CNN and NBC anchor Campbell Brown today announced the creation of The Seventy Four, a […]

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“My Brother’s Keeper” Alliance to Expand Opportunities for Young Men of Color


President Obama is turning his My Brother’s Keeper initiative into an outside alliance that will live on after his presidency.  He described the new effort at an event in New York City on Monday, May 4, 2015.  Michelle Bernard discusses the initiative and the need for comprehensive education reform with NPR’s Mara Liasson. LISTEN TO […]

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Speaker for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast sees “A War on Black Boys”


King and Michelle Bernard: Michelle Bernard will be the keynote speaker Monday, Jan. 19 at the 27th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast, which benefits the Crispus Attucks Community Center. What happened, political commentator Michelle Bernard wonders, to the post-racial America she thought dawned with the election of President Barack Obama. Six years after a […]

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Essence Magazine: Game Changers and Rising Stars: The Power List 2014


In creating this year’s Power List, Essence magazine named Michelle Bernard as a “Rising Star.”  In creating this years list, Essence magazine “set out to identify the trendsetters, heavy hitters, rainmakers and moguls who are directing the action and setting new courses in their respective fields. To do that … [they] interviewed industry insiders, researched […]

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ARISE NEWS: Previewing the President’s 2014 State of the Union Address


Michelle D. Bernard joins host Julian Phillips with Arise Review and Spencer Overton of George Washington University Law School to preview President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address.   VIDEO HERE:   Air Date: January 26, 2014

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Up with Chris Hayes: The Politics of Gentrification


Michelle D. Bernard joins Chris Hayes, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Michael Bell join MSNBC’s Chris Hayes to discuss the politics of gentrification. VIDEO HERE: Air Date:  June 17, 2012   Also,  The Nation, “What Can We Do About Gentrification:  Are We Self Segregating as We Get More Diverse?” by Chris Hayes, June 18, 2012   Visit […]

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Michelle D. Bernard at the Ross School of Business of the University of Michigan: Action-Based Learning to Action-Based Living


May 2, 2012: Michelle D. Bernard, president & CEO of the Bernard Center, opinion maker, and lawyer tells Ross graduates metrics for success in life at Spring Commencement. ANN ARBOR, Mich. — She dropped the Accounting for Lawyers class after one day and was urged not to take any more economics courses as an undergraduate. Not […]

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Michelle Rhee Joins Parents At Rally For Education Reform

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By Kathleen Megan, The Hartford Courant At an education rally Wednesday on the steps of the state Capitol, Michelle Rhee, founder of an activist education reform group, said she had two “cornerstones” when she served as chancellor of schools inWashington, D.C. “I was going to send my own two kids to the school district I was running,” […]

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