Judging by its title, Steve Stoute’s book, “The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Changed the Rules of the New Economy,” seems a quintessential read of the exploits of the likes of Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Run DMC, Eminem, Kanye West and many, many others who are name-dropped liberally throughout.
Thomas A. LaVeist, Ph.D., who recently joined the Milken Institute School of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, reviews Dr. Freeman Hrabowski’s new book Holding Fast to Dreams.
Morgan State University received a $23.3-million BUILD award last week, one of 12 announced by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). According to university sources, this funding is the second largest in its history and the highest yet from the NIH. The NIH Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) program is a set of experimental training awards designed to learn how to attract diverse students into biomedical research and encourage them to become contributors to the NIH-funded research enterprise.
Black Engineer of the Year Diversity Leadership Award winner William D. Albright was at the forefront of the diversity movement in America for nearly three decades, before retiring as director of quality of work life and benefits at MITRE in the early 2000s. Albright recently published a book described as shedding light on a changing period in American history and race relations.