New Publication by Lindah Mhando

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Mhando, Lindah., African Youth in Contemporary Literature, Popular Culture, and Imagined Spaces: “Identity Quest.” (With Yenika-Agbaw) . New York, NY: Routledge. 2014. This book explores how African youths are depicted in contemporary literature and popular culture, and discusses the different ways by which they attempt to construct personal and…
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Robbing Ferguson’s children of their joy

August 23, 2014 By Karla FC Holloway http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/08/23/4089127_robbing-fergusons-children-of.html?rh=1 ‘The talk” – that moment when parents sit down with their black and brown boys to explain to them the limits of their freedoms and how their conduct in public places will not be given the same laxity as their white…
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Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art History, Appointed Dean of Humanities

Powell has been appointed Dean of the Humanities within Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, effective August 1. He will serve as dean through June 2016. He succeeds Srinivas Aravamudan, who is stepping down for health reasons and returning to the faculty. Powell brings a wealth of leadership experience…
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Professor Angel Harris Invited to the White House

Angel Harris has been invited to the White House to participate in a Symposium on Parental Involvement on July 30-31. The event will consist of 50 people, which includes representatives from the White House, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the…
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Race and Politics Research Hits Home

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Kerry Haynie recalls his family's community activism May 5, 2014 | By April Dudash Kerry Haynie loves to cook and bake traditional family dishes like cream cheese pound cake and German chocolate cake, a few favorite desserts. Here, he’s making a sweet potato casserole. Courtesy of Kerry Haynie DURHAM,…
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"Parental Involvement Is Overrated" by Professor Angel Harris

By KEITH ROBINSON and ANGEL L. HARRIS April 12, 2014, 2:32 pm Most people, asked whether parental involvement benefits children academically, would say, “of course it does.” But evidence from our research suggests otherwise. In fact, most forms of parental involvement, like observing a child’s class, contacting a school…
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"Fair Wages: A History of Getting Paid" with Karin Shapiro

Ed talks with historian Karin Shapiro about the convict leasing arrangements of the 1890s that led to labor disputes with free workers, and even sparked a violent conflict in Tennessee.
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Hip-Hop Music in the Classroom with 9th Wonder

The State of Things | WUNC A new documentary, “Hip Hop Fellow,” follows Patrick Douthit aka 9th Wonder’s teaching experiences during his fellowship at Harvard University. The film premiers at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham next weekend. Host Frank Stasio talks with Douthit; director Kenneth Price;…
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NEH Grants Awarded to AAAS (in Collaboration with the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality) and Matory's Center for African & African American Research

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded AAAS, in collaboration with the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality, a grant to conduct a three-week summer institute for secondary school teachers to be held in July 2013 on "African American Literature and Social History." Professor J. Lorand…
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Achievement Gap at Duke: Investigating the Factors Influencing the Academic Performance of Black Students

Senior Distinction Project by Dayo Oshilaja April 22, 2011 Download full paper here:
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    • Sun Dec 21
    • 18-Year-Old Activist Emma EuBanks on Why #BlackLivesMatter Protests Give Her Hope
    • FusionThe first protest Emma EuBanks attended was shortly after the announcement that a grand jury would not be seeking an indictment of Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michel Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Since then, the 18-year-old St. Paul, Minn. resident, has been at several rallies, including one held Saturday at the Mall of America. She spoke to Fusion about why she attended the event, and how protesting had changed her.
    • Sun Dec 21
    • Kidz Bop is the Death of Civilization (from the Car Chronicles)
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    • Sat Dec 20
    • How Black Women are Leading the #BlackLivesMatter Movement
    • Al Jazeera AmericaWhile recent protests have focused on the deaths of black men, it's black women who are leading the chargeProducer Jihan Hafiz followed young black women in Washington, D.C., as they organize and build their movement. And while their targets are police brutality and racism, if they see people in their own communities block out the voices they care about, their response is the same: "Shut it down."
    • Sat Dec 20
    • At the Visual Crossroads: Blackness and the Matter of Life or Death
    • Photograph Credit:  Koran Addo/ St. Louis TodayAt the Visual Crossroads: Blackness and the Matter of Life or Deathby LaCharles Ward | @LaCharles88 | special to NewBlackMan (in Exile)The violent killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Eric Garner in New York, John Crawford in Ohio, Aiyana Jones in Detroit, and Tamir Rice also in Ohio and countless others, all at the hands of White police officers, has reignited conversations regarding race and gender, the hypermilitarization of police, and
    • Fri Dec 19
    • The D'Angelo Cycle
    • The D'Angelo Cycleby I. Augustus Durham | special to NewBlackMan (in Exile)Preface: 1) I vividly remember preparing for school, sixth grade to be exact, when "Brown Sugar" came on my parents' analog radio--that was probably the first time in my short-lived life I underwent sonic hypnosis; and 2) a Facebook "friend" some years ago suggested an album release by Justin Timberlake could save R&B . . .As an English PhD candidate, my lens on
    • Thu Dec 18
    • "CPR": Ali Shaheed Muhammad feat. JaPoet, David Luke, and Merna (fka Ayah).
    • Ali Shaheed MuhammadAli Shaheed Muhammad delivers a stirring song, entitled "CPR", and accompanying visual, in response to the growing worldwide concern over police brutality and murder particularly in the United States. Produced by New York native, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, CPR features Tennessee visual artist/rapper, JaPoet, Georgia co-producer/rapper, David Luke, and recent collaborator, Palestinian/Canadian singer/songwriter, Merna (fka Ayah).This is one for the people. #BlackLivesMatterVideo edited by Merna and @bloowoods
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