Utica, NY (WIBX) - Pulitzer Prize winning commentator and writer, Dr. Leonard Pitts, Jr. gave a moving and powerful speech on the theory of race and ethnicity at Utica College last night. Dr. Pitts, Jr., also received an honorary doctorate from the college, hence his new Ph.D. designation.

For those unable to attend last night's event, click the audio buttons below to hear some of what the talk was about from my conversation with the Miami Herald Columnist. Pitts, Jr.'s, column appear in 250 publications across the country.

He's won the following awards:

  • Pulitzer For Commentary in 2004
  • 5 National Headliners Awards
  • 7 Sun Shine State Green Eyeshade Awards
  • 3 NABJ Awards of Excellence
  • NABJ Journalist of The Year in 2008
  • President's Award