The Racial Wealth Gap’s Roots in Federal Policy The promise of “40 acres and a mule” officially was made in 1865. The U.S. government decided that newly freed African Americans should have a plot of land to call their own. Three years earlier, when 90% of African Americans still were enslaved, the federal government enacted […]
The Ways & Means podcast team hosted the live Climate Whistleblowers event as a part of Duke Energy Week 2020. Featured guests include environmental justice activist Hilton Kelley. Kelley won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for his work in Port Arthur, Texas. A former Hollywood stuntman, Kelley returned to his childhood home of Port Arthur […]
A research team from Duke University treks into the Himalayas to investigate why a promising way to deliver electricity to those who need it, the micro-hydro minigrid, sometimes works and sometimes doesn’t.
How researchers are using Google Earth to find the undocumented slums of India.
New research on the difficulties some people face to gain wealth, even when they do everything right.