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Photo of Jonathan Holloway speaking at Stillman College
March 20, 2014
“Yale Professor Jonathan Holloway describes childhood, civil rights in community-wide lecture” Yale University African American Studies Professor and Department Chair...
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February 28, 2014
Kaneesha Parsard’s review, “The Medium of Emancipation,” a review of Lawrence Scott’s book, Light Falling on Bamboo (2012) appeared in small axe salon, 28...
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February 25, 2014
Vesla Weaver and Kica Matos have written an editorial published today in YDN, “Recognize, revalue and rid,” that urges local government—and citizens—to address...
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February 14, 2014
Phoenix Alexander will present a paper on the topic, “Power-as-rupture, power facilitating,” at the 40th Annual Conference of the African Literature Association - Texts,...
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February 7, 2014
AS UCLA considers departmentalization of its African American Studies program, Robin D.G. Kelley has written an incisive argument for departmentalization, answering exhausted...
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January 29, 2014
Dr. Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar, Nicholas Forster, Theodore Van Alst.   7-10pm; Loria, Room 250, 190 York St. Yale MLK Event—THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975 Please join us for a...
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January 28, 2014
In his Foregin Affairs essay, Holloway writes, “…whatever Obama’s reputation as a post-racial political leader, his political success and his political sensibility owe...
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January 21, 2014
Marcus Anthony Hunter’s Washington Post op-ed, “Voter suppression is a threat to all,” urges citizens to revive Dr. King’s call for civic education and activism...
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January 20, 2014
In commemoration of the Martin Luther King Jr., holiday for the PBS Newshour, Elizabeth Alexander read from her work as a way to reflect on Dr. King: “I wanted to let us...
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January 13, 2014
The Sunday New York Times featured an op-ed co-written by Vesla Weaver, Assistant Professor of Political Science and African American Studies: “Is the United States a ‘Racial...
Photo of Amiri Baraka
January 9, 2014
Amiri Baraka, the provocative Black writer, activist and iconic figure of the 1960’s Black Arts Movement, died today in Newark, NJ. He was 79 years old. Mr. Baraka taught at...

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