Derek Phifer

Chasing Ghosts

Chasing Ghosts

Have you ever had so much fun that you didn’t want the experience to end? I’m talking about one of those nights that will go down in the annals of champagning and campaigning lore (shout-out to Jalen and Jacoby). What do you think was more responsible for your incredible experience – the event, the location, …

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Traveling while black

Traveling While Black

Traveling While Black What’s it like traveling while Black? Well, the last five years have been eye-opening, to say the least. I went from being the only African-American teacher in a Jewish school in Brooklyn to exploring Asia to teaching English in Spain. There have been some remarkable and life-altering experiences along the way. For …

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