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May 29, 2020
A proper understanding of urban rebellion depends on our ability to interpret it not as a wave of criminality, but as political violence. “Thursday evening, protestors in...
Tyler Miles
May 14, 2020
“Whether singing in the Alley Cats, Zooming with his first-years, or reading a peer’s thesis, Tyler Miles ’20 makes it a priority to cultivate community. So, for the Saybrook...
May 12, 2020
How did a turbaned drag queen from the sexual underground of America’s deep south ignite rock’n’roll? We unravel the mystery behind Little Richard’s subversive genius. “As...
May 11, 2020
For more information and to RSVP, click here. “Join us on May 13th at 8:00 p.m. EST (5:00 p.m. PST) as thought leaders around the country discuss the current crisis, explore...
May 1, 2020
Doctoral candidate Teona Williams has been named the 2020 Medgar and Myrlie Evers Research Scholar.   “The Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) and the...
April 30, 2020
African American Studies Department Statement on COVID-19 As the public health crisis associated with the Coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, there have been disturbing...
April 1, 2020
Stephanie Andrade’s latest op-ed, in collaboration with two other scholars and based in large part, on her dissertation research on the dynamics and consequences of...
Philip McHarris
March 30, 2020
Philip McHarris’ latest article published in Essence magazine: “THOSE LIVING IN PUBLIC HOUSING THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY ARE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE TO THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS AND...
February 17, 2020
from Family Pictures USA Afropop closes its 12th season with award winning documentary Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela: A Son’s Tribute to Unsung Heroes by Thomas...
February 16, 2020
Philip McHarris’ latest essay published in The Washington Post: “If former New York mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg was missing from action in the...
Cover of Imperial Intimacies
February 11, 2020
Professor Hazel V. Carby’s recent book, Imperial Intimacies, was recently featured as a 6-part series in Public Books, an online magazine of ideas, scholarship, and the...