WHY?: Dr. Greg Carr is a [giant] when it comes to [Africana studies], [ask Brian Williams]. So I was very excited to hear that he has just been named chair of the department of Afro-American Studies at Howard University. Look for Carr to help place Howard University at the center of the Africana studies field. If you're a high school student planning on going to Howard or a parent planning on sending your kid to Howard, make sure you connect with this man.