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Howard Fine Arts Professor Shows How African Dance Chronicled History


By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer

Dance as viewed through our modern lens is centered on entertainment. You can hardly look at a music video, sports game or viral clip that doesn’t involve the latest dance move of the moment.

Thanks, Odell Beckham Jr.

Dr. Ofosuwa Abiola, professor of Africana Dance and Performance History at Howard University and author of “History Dances: Chronicling the History of Traditional Madinka Dance.” (Courtesy Photo)

However, for Dr. Ofosuwa Abiola, professor of Africana dance and performance history at Howard University and author of “History Dances: Chronicling the History of Traditional Mandinka Dance,” the movements many watch and emulate had a much more important role in African history—to tell the Black story.

“History is a field founded…

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Mars Hill University professor nominated for Grammy


Mars Hill University history professor David Gilbert is nominated for a Grammy in the Best Album Notes category. (Photo credit: Mars Hill University)

A Mars Hill University history professor is up for a Grammy.

David Gilbert is nominated in the Best Album Notes category for the album “The Product of Our Souls: The Sound and Sway of James Reese Europe’s Society Orchestra.” Gilbert’s book of notes explores African-American musicians and stage entertainers in New York City.

“I have been a working musician all of my adult life and am very passionate about my research topics in African-American cultural history,” Gilbert said in a news release. “But I never imagined getting such recognition.”

Gilbert said the album contains remastered versions of what are believed to be the…

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Support your African teams! A challenge from Professor Lumumba – Nehanda Radio


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Professor Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba is a renowned Pan Africanist. He seeks to put Africa at the centre of his political, social and economic discourse. His world outlook is rooted in Afrocentrism and he argues his case with both intellectual and passionate conviction.

Professor Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba

For this, he has earned the respect of many. But there is an area where he will struggle to find converts. It is the area of football and I will explain why in this article.

In a speech, “When I look at Africa!”, he bemoans the deeply entrenched habit by Africans of lacking pride in their own things but developing a voracious appetite for all things foreign.

“ When I look at Africa, I wonder what the Founding Fathers would think if they were to come back. What would…

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Department of African American Studies | Professor Kelly Lytle Hernandez has been selected as one of two 2018 Local…


Professor Kelly Lytle Hernandez has been selected as one of two 2018 Local Heroes honored by KCET and PBS SoCal, the channels of the newly formed Public Media Group of Southern California. The award honors the accomplishments of those who are dedicated to making a difference in their community, recognizing activists, educators, community leaders and visionaries doing critical work that often goes unrecognized in the Southern California region. Professor Lytle Hernández was chosen for the work she has done promoting social justice, most recently with her Million Dollar Hoods project, which uses police data to monitor incarceration costs in L.A. and reports on trends in the local criminal justice system.  This year’s Local Heroes were chosen from a group of 15 outstanding individuals…

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Assistant Professor of English, African American Studies



Assistant Professor of English, African American Studies. The Department of English at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis invites applications for a …
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CWRU needs a full-time, tenure-track African-American history professor: Ted Steinberg (Opinion)


CLEVELAND — While President Donald Trump is seeking to end birthright citizenship for children of undocumented immigrants — citizenship rights codified in the 14th Amendment to the Constitution passed to protect black people after the Civil War — Case Western Reserve University is slashing funding for African-American history. At issue is a currently vacant faculty position in that field, a position that has been in existence at the university for 26 years.

In the wake of the recent massacre of 11 Jews at a Pittsburgh synagogue, the president of CWRU, Barbara Snyder, issued a statement condemning the murders as well as other hate crimes such as the slaughter of nine African-Americans in a Charleston, South Carolina, church in 2015. “History,” she writes, “is replete with…

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