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CHN awarded a MacArthur Foundation 2021 Equitable Recovery Grant

By Black Family Summit News, Press Releases / Statements

Editor’s Note: Congrats to the Community Healing Network (CHN) from the Institute of the Black World 21st Century! CHN is an affiliated organization of IBW21 Black Family Summit. Today, July 27, 2021, the John T. and Catherine D. MacArthur Foundation announced approximately $80 million in awards in support of the Foundation’s Equitable Recovery initiative, centered on advancing racial and ethnic justice. With thanks to God and ancestors, we at Community Healing Network, Inc.,…

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Clockwise from top left: Michael Drake, president of Ohio State University; Elizabeth Alexander, president of the Mellon Foundation; Cecilia Conrad, a managing director at the MacArthur Foundation; and Henry Louis Gates Jr., a professor at Harvard.Credit...

Black Scholars Are Not ‘Rare Creatures’

By Commentaries/Opinions

When Purdue’s president said this, I had to respond because this myth is so pervasive. By G. Gabrielle Starr, The New York Times — In late November, the president of Purdue University, Mitch Daniels, told students that he will soon “be recruiting one of the rarest creatures in America — a leading, I mean a really leading, African-American scholar.” “Creatures?” a student asked. “Come on.” “It’s a figure of speech. You must have taken some literature,”…

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