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African American Studies

More Evidence That Diverse Films & TV Shows Are Really Profitable

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.21.2017 | Entertainment

Diversity does sell, according to a report from the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA, released Tuesday. And if you had been...

For the Culture: A Reflection on Studying African American Religion

Sharde' Chapman | Posted 12.12.2016 | Religion
Sharde' Chapman

Religious studies for all of the progress that has been made in including a more diverse set of narratives is still largely dominated by dead white guys who talked about rationality and being with respect to white male bodies

How to Make the Most of College as an Activist

Erin McKelle | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Erin McKelle

When you're going into college (whether you're a freshman, senior, or somewhere in between) as someone who is, or aspires to be, an activist, the amount of preparation involved can seem overwhelming or even impossible to navigate. Believe me, I've been there.

WWMD? (What Would Marcus Do?)

Mona R. Washington | Posted 10.14.2013 | Black Voices
Mona R. Washington

Brother, I'll let that insult slide because I know you're feeding into some repressed anger right now. You need to get with that sankofa, reflect on our history. Know where you came from.

'Can't We All Just Get Along?' Learning to Become an Ally of Change and Justice

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 11.17.2012 | College
Dr. David J. Leonard

What if students, what if white students, starting in kindergarten and through graduate school, American's future leaders, teachers, and voters, learned a 4th "R" -- racism -- alongside of (w)riting, reading, and (a)rithmetic?

Blogger Fired For Calling Black Studies 'Victimization Claptrap'

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 05.08.2012 | Black Voices

The Chronicle of Higher Education dismissed one of its bloggers after outcry over a blog post she wrote questioning the legitimacy of black studies as...

Remembering Ten Black Christian Leaders

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clarence B. Jones

As our nation commemorates "Black History Month" it is fitting that we pay tribute to contributions of "elders" to our own nation's struggle for participatory democracy

Black Studies Programs Lack Support At HBCUs | By Harriette Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Despite university budget cuts and a rise in anti-ethnic-studies sentiment, black-studies programs have held their ground in higher-education curricul...

A Defining Moment in the History of Civil Rights

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary S. Chafetz

Who are the beneficiaries of what appears to be the teapot tempest over the recent arrest of an African-American man in The People's Republic of Cambr...