Senators Warren, Burr, Tillis, Cassidy, Kennedy Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Honoring Life of Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook

Cook Center, Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.),  Bill Cassidy (R-La.), and John Kennedy (R-La.) introduced a resolution honoring the life and achievements of Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook (1928 - 2017), who was the first African... Read More »

How Cities Can Do Better Than the Fight for $15

YES! Magazine, Friday, October 6, 2017
As we head into election season for municipal offices, candidates running for local city councils and mayor’s offices need a bold offensive strategy in order to reverse a shrinking workforce, growing pools of contingent workers who are vulnerable to volatile and low wages and reduced work hours,... Read More »

'No solution in sight': Spain braces for Catalonia declaration of independence

CBC/Radio-Canada, Wednesday, October 4, 2017
The Catalonia vote for secession from Spain may have boxed the regional government into a corner, leaving it no choice but to declare unilateral independence — a move that could trigger a constitutional crisis and spark more violent clashes. "It basically opens a valley of tears and a process... Read More »

Cook Center Grant to Support Study of Race, Religion, Health

Duke Today, Wednesday, October 4, 2017
The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University has received a $2.7 million grant to study the relationship between religion, spirituality and cardiovascular disease risks in African Americans. The five-year project is supported by the National Institute on Minority Health and... Read More »

Donald Trump is a textbook racist

LA Times, Wednesday, October 4, 2017
"Civil rights advocates, social scientists and regular citizens have all called out President Trump as a racist in recent weeks. The president’s supporters have countered with stories about the blacks and Latinos he has hired or befriended, and with personal testimonies: “I’ve known Donald Trump... Read More »

What happened with Catalonia’s vote for independence — and what’s next

PBS News Hour, Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Catalonia has long sought independence, but the most recent push began in 2010, when a constitutional court overturned an agreement giving it more autonomy, part of an effort by the central government to tighten its fiscal belt during the global economic downturn, Associate Professor of... Read More »

1 in 7 white families are now millionaires. For black families, it’s 1 in 50.

The Washington Post, Tuesday, October 3, 2017
“We have growing wealth disparities among whites as well, but the white group is so much further ahead that the class of elite blacks is nowhere near the class of elite whites,” said Darrick Hamilton, an economist at the New School in New York and associate director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center... Read More »

Flyover: What's the American job worth?

National Public Radio, Sunday, October 1, 2017
We're talking jobs this week on Flyover. Specifically, tax breaks and other government incentives given to private companies to bring jobs to your communities. Is that a good deal for you? Is this the way to a stronger economy?  Our guests were Wisconsin Public Radio reporter Shawn Johnson... Read More »

Can Catalonia Split With Spain?

Council on Foreign Relations, Friday, September 29, 2017
A showdown looms between Spanish authorities and the prosperous northeastern region of Catalonia over a planned October 1 referendum on independence. While some residents of the linguistically and culturally distinctive region have long pushed for secession, the current impasse has its roots in... Read More »

Cook Center on Social Equity Receives $2.7 Million Grant For Race, Religion and Health Project

Duke Today, Friday, September 29, 2017
The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity has received a $2,713,229 grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). These funds will support a five-year study aimed at investigating the relationship between religion,... Read More »