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October 28, 2013
In her opinion piece,  “’I Wish I Were Black’ and Other Tales of Privilege,” Angela Onwuachi-Willig reflects on the challenges that Black students face in surmounting socio-...
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October 24, 2013
Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Charles M. and Marion J. Kierscht Professor of Law, University of Iowa College of Law, who is currently at Yale pursuing a Ph.D. (Sociology/African...
October 21, 2013
Vesla Mae Weaver, assistant professor of Political Science and African American Studies, Yale University, will give a talk at the Urban Ethnography Workshop, Monday, October...
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October 14, 2013
Robert B. Stepto, professor of English and African American Studies, Yale, will deliver the English 127 plenary lecture on Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man on  Monday,...
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October 3, 2013
Eldridge and Kathleen Cleaver are featured in a New York Times photo spread for the article, “The Afro as a Natural Expression of Self,” (Oct. 3, 2013.) The photo caption...
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September 26, 2013
Nick Forster (Film and African American Studies) will moderate a discussion (via Skype) with Elaine Brown, former chairperson of the Black Panther Party following a screening...
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September 10, 2013
Ed Rugemer brings to light previously overlooked connections between slave codes established in Barbadoes (1661), adapted in Jamaica (1684) and those implemented in setting...
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September 10, 2013
“Laws alone don’t promise equality,” as Angela Onwuachi-Willig illustrates using the heartbreaking 1920’s court case case Rhinelander v. Rhinelander. Societal norms and...
The New Black:: What Has Changed--and What Has Not--with Race in America
August 29, 2013
Jonathan Holloway, Elizabeth Alexander and Angela Onwuachi-Willig are published in the newly released collection of essays titled, The New Black: What Has Changed–and...
Elizabeth Alexander poem in Ghana, Yale
August 5, 2013
A class of Ghanaian students, ages 12 to 26, were introduced recently to the poem, Praise Song for the Day,” written by Elizabeth Alexander in honor of President Barack Obama...
Hazel Carby
June 15, 2013
Hazel Carby will speak on the panel, “Afrofuturism’s Others,” at Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium, London, on Saturday, June 15, 14:00-16:00. “In the context of Gallagher...

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