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Richard J. Powell named the College Art Association's 2016 Distinguished Scholar

"In America, inequality begins in the womb" by John Komlos

May 20, 2015 at 4:22 PM EDT Editor’s note: In his last column for Making Sen$e, economist John Komlos laid out his argument for how income inequality begins at birth. In his latest piece, he broadens his explanation to include even more factors that determine a child’s future, like…
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SITPA Fellowship Call for Applications

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Duke University’s Summer Institute for Tenure and Professional Advancement (SITPA) invites applications for the SITPA Fellowship. SITPA is a mentoring and professional socialization initiative designed to facilitate the successful transition from junior faculty status to tenured associate professor for early career faculty. The underlying objective of…
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Income inequality begins at birth and these are the stats that prove it

BY JOHN KOMLOS May 4, 2015 at 3:38 PM EDT http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/plight-african-americans-u-s-2015/ Editor’s note: In this essay, Economist John Komlos argues that we must look more deeply at the recent events in cities like Baltimore, New York and Ferguson, Missouri, and consider the socioeconomic plight of young black men in…
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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: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/america-can-be-a-full-employment-economy-once-again/ 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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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 Jan 22
    • This Black Gun Club Is All About Open Carry
    • 'The Huey P. Newton Gun Club, named after the co-founder of the Black Panther Party, advocates for armed self-defense against police brutality. It was established in Dallas, Texas, in 2014 Shot by video journalist Katina Parker for +AJ+
    • Sun Jan 22
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. as an Aging Radical Theologian: The Later King (part two)
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. as an Aging Radical Theologian: The Later King (part two)by Charles Bane, Jr. | NewBlackMan (in Exile)"He who has been earnest in the love of knowledge must have thoughts immortal; if he attains truth, and in so far as human nature is capable of sharing in immortality, he must altogether be immortal." -- PlatoVirtually every scientist can explain to a layman the hundreds of thousands of genetic locks that must be opened
    • Sun Jan 22
    • Radical Imagination: Jazz and Social Justice
    • "Our best musicians in the jazz tradition were radical imaginers," says Samora Pinderhughes. A pianist and composer in his mid-20s, he has asserted his connection to that lineage with The Transformations Suite, an earnest and ambitious new work combining music, words and visuals. The piece, which took five years to chisel into shape, was inspired by African-American resistance and protest movements, and the oppression that many still endure.' -- +Jazz Night in America  
    • Sun Jan 22
    • The Designs of Black Architect Julian Abele
    • 'The blue prints and drawings for many of Duke University's earliest buildings were on a rare display for the public on January 12, 2017. The showcase gave Duke students, faculty, staff and community members a chance to explore the work of Julian Abele, who was the African-American architect who designed the majority of Duke's campus.' -- +Duke University  
    • Sun Jan 22
    • How Social Media Killed Traditional News
    • 'The church was the first news magnate, says tech entrepreneur Oliver Luckett. It was a top-down centralized network where just few people could access the word of God, and would disseminate that information to the masses. Centuries later another top-down network emerged: print and later television media boomed and set the agenda, relaying information with authority from just a handful of networks. Today's communication system has a different architecture: it's holonic, says Luckett, or horizontally
    • Sat Jan 21
    • REVIEW: August Wilson's 'Jitney' Roars onto Broadway
    • 'August Wilson's Century Cycle is a masterpiece -- 10 plays that explore the Black experience in America, decade by decade.  Nine of them have been on Broadway. And now the tenth is, too. As directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, and starring Andre Holland of Moonlight, this magnificent production of August Wilson's Jitney is one of the best shows to be staged this year. ' 
    • Sat Jan 21
    • #TheRemix: Senator Jeff Sessions + Race + Law Enforcement
    • 'On this episode of #TheRemix,  Drexel University law professor Donald Tibbs talks with host James Braxton Peterson about the possible confirmation of Jeff Sessions as attorney general of the United States and  how Sessions could affect cases involving police shootings of unarmed people of color.' 
    • Fri Jan 20
    • #BlackCodeStudies: The EP (The A-Side)
    • #BlackCodeStudies: The EP  (The A-Side) Eleggua (Intro) | Ibeyitrickster+crossroads+openFreedom (interlude) | Nonamequotidian+free+femme Let It Go | Lorine Chia, Romero Mosleyhustle+loss+fight How Much Would You Cost | Matana Robertsbreak+commodity+bodies Black Beatles | Rae Sremmurd, Gucci Manewild+young+free
    • Fri Jan 20
    • Can it be Physically Damaging to be African American? The Link Between "Lived Life" Experiences and Health
    • 'Can it be physically damaging to be African American? Duke University Professor Jay Pearson says there's chromosomal evidence that our bodies react to a combination of ethnicity stress and socioeconomic status. There are important resources associated with those identities that can enhance health, but there are also important risks associated with those identities that can compromise health. Pearson talks with Kelly Brownell the Dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University.'