Jason Riley, author of “Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed,” will deliver a lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, in Georges Auditorium at Dillard University, 2600 Gentilly Blvd., in New Orleans. A book signing will follow the lecture, which is free and open to the public.

Riley is a member of the editorial board of The Wall Street Journal and a Fox News commentator.

In “Please Stop Helping Us,” Riley argues that current strategies for helping black people advance socioeconomically are not working. For example, he asserts that minimum-wage laws actually price a disproportionate number of blacks out of the labor force and that affirmative action in higher education has resulted in fewer black college graduates.

Riley’s lecture is part of the Brain Food series at Dillard. Charles M. Blow, a New York Times columnist and CNN commentators will deliver a Brain Food lecture Feb. 3. For information, visit www.dillard.edu or call (504) 816-4800.