Frontline correspondent and Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Gates hosts a Frontline segment called "Two Nations of Black America" which airs Tuesday night on PBS. Today, America has the largest black middle class in its history, yet half of all black children are born into poverty. (Interview by Barbara Bogaev)
Columnist, commentator and "mad economist" Julianne Malveaux. Her new book "Sex, Lies and Stereotypes: Perspectives of a Mad Economist" (Pines One Publishing) is a compilation of her newspaper columns. She's also a commentator on PBS and CNN. Malveaux says everything is economic from gender relations to job applications to toxic waste. The issues, she says, are issues of "who has and who doesn't, who will and who won't." Malveaux likes to incite, inspire and make people think.