Julius L. Chambers (1936–2013) delivered the keynote for the 1996 22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, themed “With Liberty and Justice for All”. At the time, Chambers was Chancellor of North Carolina Central University and Former Director of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. In Julius Chambers: A Life in the Legal Struggle for Civil Rights (The University

Starr Forum: Innovation and Its Enemies A Book Talk by Calestous Juma 2014-2015 MLK Visiting Professor in the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) Professor of the Practice of International Development Director, Science, Technology, Globalization Belfer Center for Science and International AffairsWHEN: Thursday, November 17, 2016 | 5-6:30pm CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE WHERE: 33 Massachusetts

Rasheed Auguste is a member of the MIT Class of 2017 and a 2016 MLK Leadership Awardee. A double major in Nuclear Science and Engineering and Physics, Rasheed is a nuclear materials undergraduate researcher, a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Rho Nu Chapter, and a brother of the Chocolate City living group on campus. Auguste’s recent

Dr. Jacquelyn Taylor and her colleagues at Yale have written the following op-ed for The Huffington Post (12 July 2016) addressing the ongoing murders of black men by police. The Power To Serve, The Imperative To Protect: A Letter To Police From Nurses We know that police put themselves in harm’s way when they don the badge, and some have lain down their

Ta-Nehisi Coates has scripted Marvel Comics’ Black Panther. Issue #3 of 11 was released on June 30, 2016, with illustrations by artist Brian Stelfreeze. Black Panther follows an African king named T’Challa with superhuman strength and intellect, who presides over the fictional nation of Wakanda. Black Panther was first launched in 1966, just a few months before the Black Panther political

Dr. Jacquelyn Taylor is lead author of a recent study published in npj Genomic Medicine, a Nature Publication journal, titled “Lead toxicity and genetics in Flint, MI.” Dr. Taylor and co-authors Michelle Wright and David Housman highlight the interaction of genetics and lead toxicity, specifically among children of African descent, in relation to the Flint, MI lead poisoning crisis. A call to immediate action,

Ta-Nehisi Coates has scripted Marvel Comics’ Black Panther. Issue #2 of 11 was released on May 11, 2016, with illustrations by artist Brian Stelfreeze. Black Panther follows an African king named T’Challa with superhuman strength and intellect, who presides over the fictional nation of Wakanda. Black Panther was first launched in 1966, just a few months before the Black Panther political

Calestous Juma‘s new book bears a compelling cover image: a modern lightbulb shattering a traditional one from within. Innovation and Its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies, forthcoming in July 2016 by Oxford University Press, shows that many debates over new technologies are framed in the context of risks to moral values, human health, and environmental safety. But it argues that behind these

Dr. Jacquelyn Taylor, the Yale School of Nursing’s newly appointed Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, is lead author of a recent study published in Scientific Reports. The study, titled “A Genome-wide study of blood pressure in African Americans accounting for gene-smoking interaction,” focuses on the interaction genetics and the negative of lifestyle behavior of cigarette smoking on

Ta-Nehisi Coates: National Book Award Winner

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Ta-Nehisi Coates‘ Between the World and Me (Spiegel & Grau/Penguin Random House) took home the 2015 National Book Award in Nonfiction. Established in 1950, the National Book Award is an American literary prize administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization, in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature. Winners of the 66th National Book Award

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