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Angela Project Sparks Baptist Reflections on Slavery and Repair

Word & Way, Thursday, July 18, 2019
African-American novelist and playwright James Baldwin said, “History is not the past. It is the present. We carry our history with us. We are our history. If we pretend otherwise, we literally are criminals.” With that in mind, black and white Baptists gathered together in Birmingham, Ala., in... Read More »

Behind Trump’s ‘go back’ demand: A long history of rejecting ‘different’ Americans

The Washington Post, Monday, July 15, 2019
The Know-Nothings wanted German and Irish immigrants to get out because they were allegedly subversive and diseased people who were stealing American jobs. White preachers and politicians of the 1820s urged freed blacks to move to West Africa, supposedly for their own good. From that drive to... Read More »

Debate grows over reparations for slavery and racial injustice

CQ MAGAZINE, Monday, July 15, 2019
Mikala Bembery almost didn’t make it inside. More than two hours into a House Judiciary hearing on a bill (HR 40) to examine the idea of reparations to remedy the still-lingering damage of centuries of legal slavery in the United States, Bembery stood in line just outside the room where actor... Read More »

The Finance 202: Investors track new Washington drama as debt ceiling deadline approaches

The Washington Post, Monday, July 15, 2019
Investors won’t be getting a break from Washington-bred drama this summer.  Just as a pause in escalating U.S.-China tensions seemed to promise a respite, a fast-approaching deadline for lifting the debt ceiling presents a new potential crisis.  Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin... Read More »

Welcome to Libra week

Politico, Monday, July 15, 2019
Welcome to Libra week — Facebook’s proposed digital currency will likely take a hammering on Capitol Hill this week with a Senate Banking Committee hearing on Tuesday and a House Financial Services hearing on Wednesday. Trump ripped the would-be digital currency last... Read More »

Two Economists Fuel Democratic Debate Over How Far Left to Go

Wall Street Journal, Sunday, July 14, 2019
For decades, William Darity Jr. and Darrick Hamilton toiled in obscurity. They criticized mainstream economists and politicians for failing to address racial inequality, and touted more radical remedies of their own. Now, with the 2020 presidential campaign under way and liberal... Read More »

Businesswomen in Manhattan learned why negotiating is crucial for women

WIBW, Friday, July 12, 2019
Businesswomen in Manhattan learned why negotiating is crucial for women in the workforce at the Women in Business luncheon on Friday. The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the program about learning negotiation strategies based on the video series by Duke University professor, Ashleigh... Read More »

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 »

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