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Leonard Pitts Jr. – Social Commentary at Its Best


Leonard Pitts Jr.  won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary for his twice-weekly syndicated Miami Herald column, which appears in more than 200 newspapers, and has won numerous other journalism awards. Pitts has a readership in the multi-millions across the country, and his columns generate an average of 2,500 email responses per week.

His books have been widely praised as well. Tavis Smiley called him “the most insightful and inspiring columnist of his generation” in writing about Pitts’ 2009 collection of columns, Forward From This Moment.  Publisher’s Weekly described his 2009 first novel, Before I Forget, as a “rare, memorable debut.”  Visit his website
Note: has taken the liberty to have Leonard Pitts reside among our humble pages because we find his perspective, ideas and commentary to be among some of the best. Here are examples – Asheville Citizen-Times
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