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Alexandria Thomas
December 11, 2019
Alexandria Thomas reviews Jamaican  artist Ebony G. Patterson’s collaged exhibit, “…to dig between the cuts, beneath the leaves, below the soil…,” for hyperallergic.com . The...
Philip V. McHarris
December 2, 2019
Philip McHarris’s essay,  “Community policing is not the answer,  has been published in The Appeal, December 2, 2019. Read Philip’s essay here: https://theappeal....
Carolyn Roberts, Assistant Professor, History/History of Science and Medicine; African American Studies
November 27, 2019
Carolyn Roberts is featured in a PBS/Nova documentary called, “The Violence Paradox,” which aired in November 2019. The program is available to watch here: https://www.pbs....
Ashley James, Guggenheim Associate Curator
November 15, 2019
Ashley James has been named associate curator of contemporary art at the Guggenheim Museum, making her the first black curator to work at the museum full-time. James, who...
Poster: Toni Morrison in Memoriam
November 6, 2019
Celebrate the life and legacies of Toni Morrison on November 13, with Daphne Brooks and her students from AfAm 426/AMST 443 and Yale faculty at the Afro-American Cultural...
Hazel Carby
October 10, 2019
“In Imperial Intimacies, Hazel Carby weaves together the story of colonialism and the story of her family,” writes Maya Binyam,  whose review of Professor Carby’s new...
September 17, 2019
Daphne Brooks takes readers along a tour revealing jazz pianist Mary Lou Williams’ insights into her musical virtuosity in the NPR article, “ ‘Drag ‘Em’: How Movement...
Daphne A. Brooks
August 16, 2019
 ”She was, in my mind, a rebel sister theorist of music,” writes Daphne A. Brooks in her tribute to the literary icon and Nobel laureate, Toni Morrison, who passed away on...
Rizvana Bradley
August 15, 2019
Rizvana Bradley has won the prestigious Gertrude Lippincott Award for her article, “Black Cinematic Gesture and the Aesthetics of Contagion,” (The Drama Review, v.  62, no. 1...
Daphne A. Brooks
August 15, 2019
A series of summer performances in Harlem, known as “Black Woodstock,” is the subject of Daphne A. Brooks’ New York Times article, “At ‘Black Woodstock,’ an All-Star Lineup...
Thomas Allen Harris
August 9, 2019
Award-winning filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris’ timely new PBS project, “Family Pictures USA,” creates a space for dialogue across the differences and healing in communities....