Mitch Easter, 9th Wonder Will Be Inducted Into N.C. Music Hall of Fame

Thursday, May 2, 2019
“It means more to me that the culture is represented than that a I’m being recognized,” Douthit said. “It’s something that can be recognized in our state history. “Some of us can walk into museums and not relate to what’s there, but, now, if a kid who is making beats on his laptop walks into the N.... Read More »

Seven Undergraduates With a Record of Advancing Knowledge and Bringing Change

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
This year’s winners are Kayla Corredera-Wells, an African & African American Studies and cultural anthropology major; Kevin Solomon, a political science major; Valerie Muensterman, an English major with minors in creative writing and theater studies; and Jay Zussman, a... Read More »

Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, Courting Black Support, Pitch Differing Economic Plans

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Recently, some scholars who previously praised the policy have made sure to clarify it is not a panacea. The LIFT Act “won’t do much for wealth concentration, and it won’t do much for altering the position of people with the lower end of the wealth distribution,” said Sandy Darity, a Duke... Read More »

1969: Duke Building Taken Over By Students Protesting Racial Inequality

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
The Allen Building Takeover did not bring about an immediate solution to all the grievances brought forward by students in the Afro-American Society. However, meaningful change would eventually come and the protest would inspire change and leave a lasting legacy for all students at Duke. ... Read More »

Reparations For Slavery Becomes 2020 Campaign Issue

Monday, April 29, 2019
Guest: William Darity, Professor of Public Policy, Duke University Several of the Democratic party’s top presidential hopefuls have said they support –or are at least open to –the US government making some sort of reparations to African Americans impacted by slavery. That could mean cash... Read More »

Beyoncé's 'Homecoming' Brings HBCU Culture to the Forefront

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
“For Black audiences, particularly for Black youth, it’s a reminder of the legacy of these institutions and that particularly in this moment – this kind of Trump’s America – that these are still vibrant institutions that still have a mission to educate Black folks,” said Dr. Mark Anthony Neal,... Read More »

Newly Elected Academic Council Chair Kerry Haynie Looks Ahead at 2-Year Term

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Haynie, associate professor of political science and African and African American studies, has had a long career in academia. Haynie was chosen to succeed Don Taylor, the current chair of Academic Council and a professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy, in a closed ballot vote by the council... Read More »

America, Take Note: Georgetown Students Are Acting on the Courage of Their Convictions

Sunday, April 21, 2019
William Darity Jr., a professor of public policy at Duke University and a scholar on the economics of reparations, told Politico that he was “admiring” what the students at Georgetown were doing. But he also urged them to work on a nationwide effort instead of going only for “piecemeal” solutions... Read More »

The Black-White Wage Gap is Growing. It's Worst in Texas.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
The household wealth gap has a profound impact on the financial stability of black families, said William Darity, an economics professor at Duke University who studies economic inequality. It makes it harder for black families to weather recessions and personal setbacks, pass along real estate and... Read More »

Scholars Say Inequality Remains in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
The forum, “Inequalities and the Erosion of Social Cohesion in Post-Apartheid South Africa,” featured presentations by Hiroyuki Hino, a visiting research scholar at the event host, the Duke University Center for International and Global Studies (DUCIGS), and economics professor  Murray... Read More »