Expertise: Media, race and ethnicity
Sam Fulwood III is a senior fellow for Politics and Elections and Interim vice president for Race and Ethnicity at American Progress. He is also the former director and founder of American Progress’ Leadership Institute, a program to assist with the advancement of people of color in public policy.
In an earlier profession, Fulwood was a metro columnist at The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, Ohio, the last stop in a nearly three-decade journalism career that featured posts at several metropolitan newspapers. During the 1990s, he was a national correspondent in the Washington, D.C., bureau of the Los Angeles Times, where he contributed to the paper’s Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the 1992 Los Angeles riots.
He has also worked as a business editor and state political editor for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; as an assistant city editor, business reporter, editorial writer, and Johannesburg, South Africa, bureau correspondent for the Baltimore Sun; and as a police, business, and sports reporter at The Charlotte Observer.
Fulwood is the author of two books: Waking from the Dream: My Life in the Black Middle Class (Anchor, 1996) and Full of It: Strong Words and Fresh Thinking for Cleveland (Gray & Company, 2004).
Fulwood earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1978.
By Sam Fulwood III
|Vision Is the Secret Sauce for the Democratic Nomination||Center for American Progress Action||July 22, 2015|
|The Ridiculous Premise of Romney 2016: Champion of the Poor||Center for American Progress Action||January 15, 2015|
|Romney’s Failing Etch-a-Sketch||Center for American Progress Action||September 18, 2012|
|Sadly, Republicans Relish Racial Divide||Center for American Progress Action||August 28, 2012|
|Brightening Economy Is Bad for GOP Presidential Hopefuls||Center for American Progress Action||February 14, 2012|
|Demographics Could Reshape Politics||Center for American Progress Action||January 24, 2012|
|Facts Just Don’t Matter to Some People||Center for American Progress Action||January 10, 2012|
|Black Against Black in the Next Presidential Contest||Center for American Progress Action||October 18, 2011|
|Trump Counts on the Crazies||Center for American Progress Action||April 26, 2011|
|When It’s Racist, Say So||Center for American Progress Action||June 1, 2010|
|A Dream Deferred?||Center for American Progress Action||January 15, 2010|