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Apollo Theater To Present Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud at 50

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Additional programming for Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud at 50 includes Live Wire: re-Volution Live - 50 years since Say it Loud on Thursday, October 18 at 6:30 p.m. at The Apollo. The free event will feature a night of music and conversation with Christian McBride and Mark... Read More »

Diary (London Review of Books)

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Thomas Sankara, the revolutionary leader of Burkina Faso, was shot dead in the presidential buildings in Ouagadougou on 15 October 1987. I was the West Africa correspondent at the time for Radio France International and Libération, based in neighbouring Ivory Coast. The day before the... Read More »

Racial Wealth Inequality Overlooked as Cause of Urban Unrest, Study Says

Monday, September 10, 2018
More than 50 years ago, riots tore through many U.S. cities, prompting national scrutiny of the root causes. Yet a half-century later, says new research, a key contributor to the social upheaval of the 1960s remains under-explored: racial wealth inequality. Meanwhile, the racial wealth gap that... Read More »

Duke debates reparations for slavery as Confederate controversies continue (WTVD)

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
In the audience and on stage at Duke Monday night sat African-American students, scholars and everyday residents whose ancestors never received their 40 acres and a mule. It was the 19th-century federally ordered reparation for slavery; A way for newly-freed blacks to have an initial... Read More »

Should there be reparations for African Americans? Scholars tackle the topic at Monday panel (Duke Chronicle)

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Reparations for African Americans are crucial to fight white supremacy and compensate for slavery's consequences, scholars said at a town hall forum Monday, but they aren't enough. Racial inequality and discrimination are so engrained in diverse aspects of the American society that no single... Read More »

Duke history professor Thavolia Glymph organizes "American Universities, Monuments, and the Legacies of Slavery" symposium

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Speakers during the “American Universities, Monuments, and the Legacies of Slavery” symposium discussed the national debate about Confederate monuments. Organized by Thavolia Glymph (History professor at Duke), the March 30-31 event included conversation about the Robert E. Lee statue that was... Read More »

Mellon Foundation to Fund Expansion of Duke Model For Mentoring Underrepresented Early Career Faculty

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is funding the expansion of Duke’s Summer Institute on Tenure and Professional Advancement (SITPA) program. SITPA is an intensive research mentoring and professional socialization program for early career faculty who are from underrepresented groups or who otherwise... Read More »

Duke Researcher Dispels Old Myths About Racial Wealth Gap

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Professor William Darity is working to debunk pernicious myths about income inequality that remain pervasive in our society.  Click https://psmag.com/economics/meet-the-researcher-dispelling-old-myths-about-the-racial-wealth-gap to find the full article.

AAAS Faculty Member Joins List of American Academy Arts and Sciences Fellows

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Richard Powell named one of four Duke professors elected as American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellows for 2018.  Read the full story at http://www.dukechronicle.com/article/2018/04/four-professors-elected-as-2018-american-academy-of-arts-and-sciences-fellows
Asst. Prof Winters Offers Critique at Black Perspectives

Asst. Prof Winters Offers Critique at Black Perspectives

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
AAAS Secondary Joseph Winters offered a critique of the discourse of “Afro-Pessimism” at Black Perspectives, the Public Scholarship platform of the African American Intellectual History Society (AAHIS). The organization was co-founded in 2015 by 2017 American Book Award Winner Ibram Kendi. Read the... Read More »

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