New Book – Discussion and Signing at Texas Southern University

I will discuss and sign my latest book, Environmental Health and Racial Equity: Building Environmentally Just, Sustainable, and Livable Communities, from 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Thursday November 17, 2011, Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas.This new book, my sixteenth written over the past two decades, is published by American Public…

My Return to Texas Southern University in Houston

It has been three weeks since I rejoined the faculty at Texas Southern University in Houston as the Dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs. My first stint at TSU was in the 1970s and 1980s. TSU was my first academic job out of graduate school. Houston, and especially Black Houston, was…

20-Point Plan to Depopulate Black Atlanta

Atlanta is often affectionately called the “Black Mecca” of the South. The city has undergone a dramatic demographic shift over the past four decades. Black Atlanta is shrinking.Twenty major trends, a “20-Point Plan,” account for the depopulation of Black Atlanta. Many of these trends are detailed in The Black Metropolis in the Twenty-First Century, a…