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Karen E. Nelson Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Karen E. Nelson Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences does not publish data on the race or ethnicity of its members. But according to a JBHE analysis of the group of 84 new members, it appears that only one of the new members is Black.

Study Finds Childhood Poverty Affects Adult Brains' Ability to Control Emotions

Study Finds Childhood Poverty Affects Adult Brains’ Ability to Control Emotions

This study is particular important to African Americans. Some 21 percent of all American children under the age of 18 are now being reared in poverty. And Blacks are three times as likely to be poor as Whites.