In case I need an alibi...

Feb 17, 2008, 8 p.m. ET
I'll be a guest on the inaugural edition of Howard University TV's Let's Talk Education hosted by Leslie Fenwick, dean of the Howard University School of Education. Dion Haynes, Washington Post reporter, is the other guest.

Feb 20, 2008 1:30 p.m. ET
I'll be a guest on NPR's News & Notes, hosted by Farai Chideya. Other guests are Why Black Women Are Angry and Black Perspective.

Feb 21, 6:30 p.m.
I'll be attending a talk given by Kasey Pipes, author of Ike's Final Battle: The Road to Little Rock and the Challenge of Equality. The event is hosted by Republicans for Black Empowerment.

Feb 27, 2008, noon ET
I'll be a panelist at "Race and the State" forum at the Cato Institute. Bruce Bartlett will be discussing his book Wrong on Race.