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I study biracial identity in America. Here’s why the royal baby is a big deal.

Vox, Tuesday, May 7, 2019
The day has finally come and the hashtags have already switched over from #RoyalBabyWatch to #RoyalBaby. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have officially welcomed not only the first British American baby born into the royal family, but the first biracial baby in modern history for the royal family... Read More »

Slavery reparations are new focus for Democratic presidential candidates including Tim Ryan

Cleveland.com, Monday, May 6, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. - More than 150 years after the United States outlawed slavery, Democratic candidates for the White House are endorsing a government study on whether the U.S. government should pay reparations to the descendants of U.S. slaves who have suffered generations of racial... Read More »

What is Heterodox Economics?: Conversations with Leading Economists

CRC Press, Monday, May 6, 2019
Since the Global Financial Crisis, economics has been under greater public scrutiny, revealing a crisis in the discipline. This represented a potential turning point on how economics should be thought and taught. Heterodox economics has played a prominent role in these discussions revolving around... Read More »

Breaking The Chains of Oppression with Prof. Sandy Darity

Macro n Cheese, Saturday, May 4, 2019
Professor William A. Darity, Jr. also known as 'Sandy' is an American economist and researcher. He is currently the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics and the director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke... Read More »

Combahee’s Legacy for Black Women Workers

LA Progressive, Thursday, May 2, 2019
Combahee’s Legacy for Black Women Workers   FacebookTwitterPinterestRedditShare Over forty years ago, the 1977 Black feminist Combahee River Collective statement laid out a bold platform for anti-capitalist change. Black lesbian activist Barbara Smith and her co-... Read More »

Educated African Americans are 16% more likely to say they experience racial discrimination than those who never attended college, Pew survey finds

Daily Mail UK, Thursday, May 2, 2019
Some 76 percent of African Americans say they experience discrimination, though educated black people are 16 percent more likely to report racial bias than those who never attended college, a new survey reveals. More than two-thirds (69 percent) of Among African Americans who have a high school... Read More »

Candidates are talking about reparations - here's what they mean

News Day, Thursday, May 2, 2019
The issue of reparations for black Americans in acknowledgment of the United States’ long history of slave labor has been a key topic of discussion among Democrats in the 2020 race for the White House. Here’s a look at the recent events and national conversations that may be feeding momentum toward... Read More »

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

New York Times, Wednesday, May 1, 2019
LONDONDERRY, N.H. — On his third trip to New Hampshire recently, Senator Cory Booker had a new and very specific focus: his “baby bonds” proposal to combat income inequality by giving every child a government-funded savings account. His plan would eliminate the racial wealth gap, Mr.... Read More »

Reparations, Refugee Diabetes Awareness, Healthy Children

BYU Radio, Monday, April 29, 2019
Reparations for Slavery Becomes a 2020 Campaign Issue 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... Read More »

‘We brought black culture to mainstream media,’ Dorothy Butler Gilliam reflects on six decades in journalism; Plus: Reparations for slavery becomes 2020 election issue

KPFA, Friday, April 26, 2019
0:08 – Dorothy Butler Gilliam (@DorothyBGilliam) has been a journalist for more than six decades. In 1961, she became the first black woman reporter for The Washington Post, until the mid-1960s. Later, she became an editor and columnist for the paper until her retirement in 2003. She... Read More »

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