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75 Top Economics Influencers To Follow

Friday, March 1, 2019
35. Sandy Darity Sandy Darity is the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies and Economics at Duke University. Some of his research topics include inequality by race, class and ethnicity, stratification economics, schooling and the racial... Read More »

What Hollywood Gets Right & Wrong, the Contradictions of College Sports & More

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Popular culture experts Mark Anthony Neal and Natalie Bullock Brown share their take on the 2019 Oscars with host Frank Stasio in the latest installment of #BackChannel, ‘The State of Things’ recurring series connecting culture and context. Read More

Grammy-winning Producer, 9th Wonder, Brings Life Experience and History to His NC Classroom

Thursday, February 28, 2019
In 2006, Douthit returned to NC Central - not to finish his degree - but to teach. He serves as Artist in Residence at the University's History Department; he also teaches down the road at Duke University as Lecturing Fellow for African & African-American Studies.  "They want to know... Read More »

Duke African & African American Studies Program Ranked in Top Ten

Monday, February 25, 2019
Duke University’s African and African American Studies Department sends students to study abroad in Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa’s Durban and Cape Town, Rwanda, Kenya and Ghana. Back in North Carolina, students can earn a B.A. in AAAS or minor in it. Professor Stephen Smith said, “Our department... Read More »

Three 2020 Democrats Say 'Yes' to Race-Based Reparations

Friday, February 22, 2019
“I’m pleased to hear a willingness to explore the idea of reparations, but I’m not sure what they have in mind constitutes a reparations program,” said William Darity, a Duke professor who has long been an advocate of reparations. “The danger is the possibility that the label ‘reparations’ is... Read More »

2020 Democrats Embrace Race-Conscious Policies, Including Reparations

Thursday, February 21, 2019
Sandy Darity, a Duke University professor who is a leading scholar on reparations and the racial wealth gap, said he believes more black Americans may come to see reparations as a defining issue for their support. “There is a point in black Americans making a collective decision to treat a... Read More »

Max Roach's Freedom Now! Suite: An Early Soundtrack to Black Lives Matter

Thursday, February 21, 2019
Months after the so-called Greensboro Sit-In, a staged version appears on the cover of Max Roach’s now classic We Insist – Max Roach’s Freedom Now! Suite. The album stands as an early musical testament to the burgeoning rage, anger and passion that would take the Civil Rights Movement from its... Read More »

Duke AAAS Major on Season 38 of 'Survivor'

Monday, February 18, 2019
A Duke pre-med student from Fayetteville will compete on Season 38 of “Survivor,” which premieres Wednesday (Feb. 20) on CBS. Keith Sowell writes on the Cardea Fellows Program page on the Duke University website that he is an African American Studies major with minors in biology and... Read More »

1969 Allen Building Takeover Alumni Reunite on 50th Anniversary

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
The sold-out event, “Commemorating the Allen Building Takeover: Fifty Years Later,” was hosted by the Department of African & African American Studies (AAAS) and held in the Ambassador Ballroom at the Washington Duke Inn. Two panel discussions, “The Original Protesters Tell Their Stories,” and... Read More »

Critics Say It’s Not Whether Kamala Harris is ‘Black Enough’

Monday, February 11, 2019
“Reparations,” said William “Sandy” Darity, an economist at Duke University. “We should be holding politicians’ feet to the fire on this issue. I think it should be a litmus test. “If [Harris] were enthusiastic for the development of a reparations program for black people, whether she is Indian, a... Read More »

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