Professor Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham's book, Righteous Discontent, and conception of the term "politics of respectability" were discussed in a recent Boston Globe editorial, "The new face of civil rights."
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has just received a major grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to increase excitement about STEM education and fields of study via his longtime interest in family genealogy. The program involves the creation of genealogy and genetics summer camps and will involve several college and university partners including Spelman College, Morehouse College, and North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. Read more about Professor Gates receives major RWJ grant to Advance interest in STEM education
The work of AAAS Professor William Julius Wilson (as well as that of Devah Pager, Professor of Sociology at Harvard University) figured centrally in the Sunday main editorial of the New York Times on the status of Black men in America today.