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Dr. Akil Houston, portrait in his officeWOUB Digital’s Spectrum interviewed Dr. Akil Houston, Associate Professor of African American Studies at Ohio University, for an episode on “Blackface and Other Racist Symbols Still Plague Our 21st Century Society.” Despite advances in civil rights in our countrys history, our society, in the 21st century, is still plagued by […]

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African American Studies news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Feb 18

Dr. Akil Houston, portrait in his officeDr. Akil Houston, Associate Professor of African American Studies at Ohio University, was quoted in an Agence France Presse article headlined “Rappers, women aiming big at Grammys after past snubs.” After last year’s shutout, Jay-Z dissed the Academy in “APES**T” — his track with wife Beyonce — vying on Sunday […]

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African American Studies news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Feb 11

Bayyinah Jeffries, portraitThe Post interviewed Dr. Bayyinah Jeffries, Assistant Professor of African American Studies, in a story headlined “A glimpse into the turbulent history of African Americans in Athens.” Bayyinah Jeffries has recently started exploring the university archives to learn more about Ohio Universitys and Athens histories in regard to race relations. […]

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African American Studies news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Feb 03

Dorsey Odell Blake, portraitUniversity Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Jan. 21-26 By George E. Mauzy Jr. From Compass Ohio University celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in January 2019 on the Athens Campus. The annual celebration, which has adopted the holidays national theme, Kings Vision: Humanity […]

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African American Studies news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Jan 01

Francine Childs stirs emotion in the crowd as she speaks during a panel discussion held in Frontroom on January 23, 2015.The OHIO Women magazine featured Dr.FrancineC.Childs, Professor Emerita at African American Studies atOhio University, in a story headlined “A place to gather.” Over the years, Childs Elliott Street home became a gathering place for many as she echoed her grandmothers principles of hospitality and good works. … Every year, Childs […]

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African American Studies news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Nov 20

Brea Muzykoski, portraitThe Law, Justice & Culture Certificate program has 25 students who are learning about law, justice, and culture through interdisciplinary coursework. Brea Muzykoski is a second-year student majoring in Political SciencePre-Law and minoring in African American Studies. Muzykoski found herself interested in law, justice, and culture when she first began […]

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African American Studies news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Nov 14

Dr. Akil Houston, portrait in his officeDr. Akil Houston, Associate Professor of African American Studies at Ohio University, was quoted in an article on The Cut headlined “The Complicated Psychology Behind Bee-Stung Lips.” There is a fundamental discord, then, between what is attractive and what is found in nature when it comes to lips. The golden […]

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African American Studies news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Oct 10

Dr. Robin D. Muhammad, portraitDr.Robin Muhammad, Associate Professor and Chair of African American Studies, talked to the Post about “How the Department of African-American Studies plans to celebrate its 50th anniversary.” For the 50th anniversary, she wants the department to continue to do what it has always done. She wants to hold film screenings, […]

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African American Studies news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Sep 05

Dr. Gary Holcomb, wearing sunglassesDr. Gary Edward Holcomb, Professor of African American Studies, authored a book being released on Sept. 11 titled Teaching Hemingway and Race. “Teaching Hemingway and Raceprovides a practicable means for teaching the subject of race in Hemingways writing and related textsfrom how to approach ethnic, nonwhite international, and tribal characters […]

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African American Studies news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Aug 30

Dr. Akil Houston, portrait in his officeDr.Akil Houston, Associate Professor of African American Studies, was quoted extensively in an EdSurge story headlined “#BlackStudentsMatter: Why Digital Activism Is a Voice for Black students.” There are great conversations happening on social media and people apart of the Black Twitterverse are bringing issues to the forefront. It brings a […]

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African American Studies news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Aug 24

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