Stephen C.W. Graves is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Black Studies at the University of Missouri. He is also an affiliate of the Department of Political Science. Stephen received his PhD in Political Science from Howard University. His book entitled A Crisis of Leadership and the Role of Citizens in Black America: Leaders of the News School, is a theoretical examination of the concepts of citizenship and Black leadership. While teaching, Dr. Graves has been involved in the community as the founder of Troublesome, a non-profit organization that focuses on community outreach and serving underrepresented groups.