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Notable Alumni | LeKeisha Grant Embodies Entrepreneurship, Empowers Young Women

LeKeisha Grant, portraitEditor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Awards honor alumni for broad career accomplishments, commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University and the College of Arts & Sciences. Lekeisha Grant ’07 Specialized Studies Lekeisha Grant is an entrepreneur. She started her first  business in […]

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Posted on 10/20/2019

Finding Friendship Thanks to Law, Justice & Culture Learning Community

Olivia Gedeon, Joe Landusky, Brea Muzykoski, and Lydia Wendel all began their academic careers at Ohio University in late August of 2017 in the Law, Justice & Culture Learning Community, taught by the Director of the Center for Law, Justice & Culture, Dr. Haley Duschinski. The four became fast friends. […]

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Posted on 09/16/2019

Jeffries Authors ‘Black Religion and Black Power: The Nation of Islam’s Internationalism’

Bayyinah Jeffries, portraitDr. Bayyinah S. Jeffries authored an article on “Black Religion and Black Power: The Nation of Islam’s Internationalism” in Genealogy. Jeffries is Associate Professor of African American Studies at Ohio University. Abstract: The Nation of Islam’s influence has extended beyond the United States. This Black American Muslim movement has used […]

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Posted on 08/05/2019

Love and Hate | From #BlackLivesMatter to the White Power Presidency, Sept. 26

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, portraitThe Love & Hate theme fall event features speaker Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on “From #BlackLivesMatter to the White Power Presidency” on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. in Schoonover 145. This event is hosted by the Love and Hate Theme Committee in conjunction with the departments of African American Studies, History, Political […]

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Posted on 08/02/2019

Spectrum Interviews Houston about Blackface and Other Racist Symbols

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 country’s history, our society, in the 21st century, is still plagued by […]

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Posted on 02/18/2019

Houston Quoted on Rappers, Grammys and Counterculture

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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Posted on 02/11/2019

Post Interviews Jeffries about History of African Americans in Athens

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 University’s and Athens’ histories in regard to race relations. […]

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Posted on 02/03/2019

MLK Celebration | King’s Vision: An Essential Alternative to Now, Jan. 23

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 holiday’s national theme, “King’s Vision: Humanity […]

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Posted on 01/01/2019

OHIO Women | Francine Childs Provides ‘Place to Gather’

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. Francine C. Childs, Professor Emerita at African American Studies at Ohio 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 grandmother’s principles of hospitality and good works. … Every year, Childs […]

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Posted on 11/20/2018

Muzykoski Drawn to Personalized Approach of Law, Justice & Culture Certificate

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 Science–Pre-Law and minoring in African American Studies. Muzykoski found herself interested in law, justice, and culture when she first began […]

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Posted on 11/13/2018