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Interview with Sandy Darity, one of the cornerstones of the academic component of ADOS & Reparations

The Coli, Thursday, July 11, 2019
Current U.S. politicians are considering paying reparations to black Americans more than they have at any point since the Reconstruction Era. And a Duke professor is at the helm of the discussion.  William A. Darity, Jr., Samuel DuBois Cook professor of public policy and the director of the... Read More »

Duke professor William Darity Jr. is leading the conversation about reparations

Duke Chronicle, Thursday, July 11, 2019
Current U.S. politicians are considering paying reparations to black Americans more than they have at any point since the Reconstruction Era. And a Duke professor is at the helm of the discussion.  William A. Darity, Jr., Samuel DuBois Cook professor of public policy and the director of the... Read More »

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee wants "positive discussion" of slavery reparations bill

CBS News, Wednesday, July 10, 2019
House lawmakers held a hearing last month over a bill that would set up a commission to study paying reparations for slavery. Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee, D-Texas, is sponsoring that bill. She joins CBSN to explain the case for reparations and whether America can afford the cost.   Watch the... Read More »

LEADER IN LITERACY: FOX FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Voice: Durham Literacy Center, Tuesday, July 9, 2019
LEADER IN LITERACY: FOX FAMILY FOUNDATION Congratulations to the Fox Family Foundation, the 12th Annual Leaders in Literacy Award recipient! The Fox Family Foundation is a vital partner and supporter of the Durham Literacy Center and dozens of other area nonprofits. We are grateful for everyone... Read More »

What the 2020 Candidates, James Comey and Other Politicos Are Reading This Summer

Politico, Saturday, July 6, 2019
From the frenzy of the 2020 presidential field to Robert Mueller’s congressional testimony to the unremitting tweets of @realDonaldTrump, summer 2019 has shown no signs of slowing down. But for those who can pry their eyes away from the news, even briefly, Politico Magazine here presents... Read More »

Building Worker Power on the Docks

Jacobin, Friday, July 5, 2019
Dockworkers have power. Workers in the world’s ports can harness their roles at strategic choke points to fight for their rights on the job as well as broader social justice causes. Peter Cole brings this reality to light in a comparative study, Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban... Read More »

Durham Summerstage brings trumpet player Shamarr Allen to town for Fourth of July

, Wednesday, July 3, 2019
  Durham (WTVD) -- A taste of New Orleans is coming to the triangle. Trumpet player Shamarr Allen, who grew up in the 9th Ward, will be performing on Fourth of July at the Durham Summerstage. It is all part of the Bull City celebration of its 150th birthday. More information here... Read More »

School board faces mural dilemma: free speech or racial justice

San Francisco Chronicle, Tuesday, July 2, 2019
The debate over a controversial mural had reached a fever pitch. Those who wanted to destroy the racially charged fresco at Washington High School argued that preservationists were asserting white privilege to save an offensive painting. Those who wanted to save it held that erasing the mural... Read More »

Most Americans still oppose reparations, but that’s shifting with younger generations

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Monday, July 1, 2019
Only one of the Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidency brought up reparations at the political debates last week. It was Marianne Williamson, a best-selling author, self-help guru and spiritual adviser to Oprah Winfrey, considered on the fringe among the crowded field of... Read More »

The unbearable whiteness of American charities

Vox, Monday, July 1, 2019
You’ve heard of the racial wealth gap. Meet the racial philanthropy gap. That discrepancy, argues Edgar Villanueva, translates directly into a racial philanthropy gap: a bias in how that wealth is dispersed, which keeps control away from people of color, and minimizes donations to groups run by... Read More »

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