The Russell Sage Foundation Announces William Darity, Jr. as Visiting Scholar for 2015-16 Academic Year

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The Visiting Scholars program, now in its thirtieth year, provides a unique opportunity for scholars to pursue their research and writing while in residence at the Foundation, and is an important part of the Foundation's effort to analyze and understand the complex and shifting nature of social, political, and…
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America can be a full-employment economy once again

BY JOHN KOMLOS March 5, 2015 at 5:53 PM EST Source: Irving Berlin was dreaming of an old-fashioned Christmas. I’m dreaming of an old-fashioned economy in which everyone has a job. I know, it was ages ago, but what are dreams for anyway? Isn’t it strange that full…
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Professor Karla FC Holloway Receives 2015 MELUS Award

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Professor Karla FC Holloway will receive the MELUS Award for Distinguished Contribution in Ethnic Studies. She is the James B. Duke Professor of English at Duke University. She is a cross-disciplinary scholar also holding appointments in the School of Law, the Program in Women’s Studies, and the Department of…
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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 ‘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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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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