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August 27, 2014
Hazel V. Carby, the Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of African American Studies and American Studies at Yale University, has been named the 2014 recipient of the...
August 26, 2014
The Before Columbus Foundation announced that among the winners of its thirty-fifth American Book Awards this year is Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory and Identity in Black America...
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August 23, 2014
Jonathan Holloway, recently appointed Dean of Yale College, delivered a convocation address to welcome the Class of 2018 at Freshman Assembly in Woolsey Hall, August 23, 2014...
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August 15, 2014
Listen to Slate’s “All Criminal Justice” podcast to hear African American Studies political science professor Vesla Weaver and Yale Law School professor James Forman Jr.,...
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August 13, 2014
“SWAT teams and angry protesters clashed in a small St. Louis suburb for a third day Tuesday, following the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. The eruption of...
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July 24, 2014
Wills Glasspiegel (Afrcan American Studies/American Studies ‘18) recently wrote and produced an hour-long public radio documentary, “Proving the Bubu Myth: Janka Nabay, War...
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July 16, 2014
Yale President Peter Salovey announced today that Jacqueline Goldsby, Professor of English and African American Studies, has been appointed Acting Chair of the Department of...
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July 11, 2014
Melissa Castillo Garsow, author of Pure Bronx, will participate in the Harlem Book Fair panel, “The New Urban Aesthetics: The Black Arts Movement, Revised,” moderated by Mark...
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June 26, 2014
Wills Glasspiegel’s recently published article, “Footwork: 10 Essential Tracks,” in Pitchfork, is an introduction to the footwork music and dance genre from Chicago,...
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June 20, 2014
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Professor Elizabeth Alexander to discuss the black art aesthetic and whether hip hop is poetry. Professor Alexander is the...
June 8, 2014
Christopher Lebron, assistant professor of African American Studies and Philosophy at Yale, has won the American Political Science Association’s prestigious Best First...

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