#African American Studies

AP African American Studies Courses In Pilot Program,

Across the country, public school boards, parents, and politicians have been putting restrictions and what topics are allowed to be taught in the classroom. From race, parts of American history, gender, and sexuality, schools have placed bans and fought over curriculum. Now, one of the nation's largest and most influential...
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WKU African American studies program hosts annual Kwanzaa celebration

The WKU African American studies program and the history department joined together Dec. 1 in order to celebrate Kwanzaa with students on campus. Saundra Ardrey, history professor and member of the African American studies program, organized and was one of the leaders of the event. Ardrey said the celebration has been going on for at least 15 years on campus.
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Piloted Advanced Placement African American Studies course fosters interdisciplinary thinking

This school year, College Board is piloting their newest Advanced Placement (AP) course, AP African American Studies, at 60 high schools across the country. Although College Board has not named the 60 schools or released a course syllabus, educators in the pilot program describe the course as an interdisciplinary study of African American history, politics, art and culture. The course will cover over 400 years of Africans’ and their descendants’ contributions to the United States (U.S.), starting in 1513 from when the first known African, Juan Garrido, came to North America and going onward. Students in the program this year will take a pilot AP exam but will not receive scores or college credit, as the goal is to expand the course to 200 high schools during the 2023–2024 school year and make it available to all high schools the following school year.

Daphne Brooks of Yale University Honored by the American Musicology Society

Daphne Brooks, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of African American Studies, American Studies, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Music at Yale University, was presented with the Music in American Culture Award from the American Musicological Society. The award honors a book of exceptional merit that illuminates some important aspect of American music and “places it in a rich cultural context.” Professor Brooks was recognized for her book Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound (Harvard University Press, 2021). She is also the author of an earlier book, Bodies in Dissent: Spectacular Performances of Race and Freedom, 1850-1910 (Duke University Press, 2006). From 2016-2018, Professor served as the co-editor of the 33 1/3 Sound: Short Books About Albums series published by Bloomsbury Press. With Professor Brian Kane, she is the co-founder and co-director of Yale University’s Black Sound & the Archive Working Group Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. Brooks earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley. She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Mind the Gap: Students Have Plenty on Deck between Breaks!

When students return after a break and quickly fill in the once-quiet buildings and rooms across campus, it’s difficult to remember what campus felt like without them. This week was no different, as students jumped back into Brewster life with vigor. And, while it might be easy for an outsider to view this calendar stretch as a countdown to the fast-approaching Winter Break, we invite you to measure this time by its fullness rather than its length.

Temple University’s Center for Anti-Racism holds grand opening

Temple University is now home to a center that seeks to solve problems of racial inequity and injustice. This week, Temple hosted the grand opening of its new Center for Anti-Racism. More than 200 people packed the event held on Monday at Room 140 in Mazur Hall. The center’s vision was spawned two years ago by Professor Molefi Kete Asante and other members of the Temple community following the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.

Social Work professor leads students through Kwanzaa observances

Nearly 60 undergraduate students, many of them members of the UTA chapter of the NAACP and of Greek-letter fraternities and sororities, packed into a lecture Wednesday on campus to understand more about the cultural holiday Kwanzaa. “I knew nothing about it,” said Devien Davis, a sophomore and member of UTA’s...

Experts to discuss reparations for slavery in UNC event

Reparations to Black Americans for slavery is one of the nation’s oldest and fiercest political debates. Next week, expert scholars will debate the issue as part of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Program for Public Discourse. The December 8 event, part of the program’s Debating Public Policy Series, will bring together...

The View from the Pew

In an excerpt from the latest episode of Undisciplined we hear from Dr. Calvin White, Jr. about his experience growing up in the Church of God in Christ and how that shaped his life. Caree Banton is an Assistant Professor of Afro-Caribbean History at the University of Arkansas who is...

Inaugural International DEI Conference Meets on Dec. 2

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Nov. 29, 2022 — An inaugural International Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference will be hosted this year by West Liberty University and was planned by the DEI Office, under the auspices of Dr. Monique Akassi, special assistant to the president for DEI and Strategic Initiatives. “We...
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Black Feminism, Ecology and Storytelling With Chelsea M. Frazier

Prof. Chelsea M. Frazier, literatures in English, understands the power of a well crafted narrative. As one of the newest faculty members in the Department of Literatures in English, Frazier teaches her undergraduate and graduate students how art and literature show Black women’s conceptions of the world and ecological problems — and provides them with the tools to tell stories of their own.
University of Arkansas

African and African American Studies Undergraduate Student Ani-ya Beasley Presents at Conference

Ani-ya Beasley is a sophomore at the U of A, majoring in African and African American studies, biology and biomedical engineering while on a pre-medical track. On campus, she serves as an ambassador for African and African American studies, community chair of Distinguished Lecture Committee and as a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Council.

Top 10 Holiday Gifts for Black Dads

Daughters, sons, wives, please put down those socks, ties, and Old Spice. Dads are actually open to receiving an “outside-the-box” gift. Trust. And to help you out, I’ve compiled a list of 10 alternatives to business as usual. #10: Empowering Information – Hey, I taught African American...

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Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble to Receive NISO’s 2023 Miles Conrad Award

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) today announced that Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble, Professor of Gender Studies and African American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), will be the recipient of the 2023 Miles Conrad Award, a lifetime achievement award for those working in the information community.
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LSU graduate students, faculty come together to form new Black History Research and Writers Group

A group of LSU graduate students in the United States history cohort and faculty members joined together to create a new Black History Research and Writers Group at LSU. The group was inspired by history graduate student Justin Martin’s experience in African American Studies as an undergraduate student and in the Department of History as a new graduate student.

Imani Perry Wins the National Book Award for Nonfiction for South to America.

Imani Perry, the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, won the National Book Award in the nonfiction category. She was honored for her book South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation (Ecco Press, 2022). “It is a book about encounters. It is a book about the encounter with history but also with human beings,” Dr. Perry said. “And as part of it, self-discovery, to try to understand why a Southern identity is so centrally important to me, and why it’s so centrally important to the formation of this country.” In accepting the award Professor Perry eloquently stated that “I write for my people. I write because we children of the lash-scarred, rope-choked, bullet-ridden, desecrated are still here, standing. We may write in solitude but we labor in solidarity. Community is never easy but absolutely necessary, may we meet the challenges of a broken world together, making intercessions with love unbound and heart without end.” Professor Perry is a graduate of Yale University, where she majored in literature and American studies. She earned a Ph.D. in American studies from Harvard University, a juris doctorate from Harvard Law School, and a...