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Scholar Helps Students See Relevance of Black History

Attending a race conference held at Princeton University was a pivotal moment for Dr. Andrew Rosa, as he discovered his true passion for teaching and interest in African-American studies.

Rosa attended the conference in 1994 during his final year as an undergraduate student at Hampshire College, where he was an English and history double major with an emphasis on the African-American experience.

Upon graduating from Hampshire, Rosa attended Temple University where he earned his master’s degree and then returned to New England where he was part of the second class to complete a newly formed Ph.D. program, at the time, in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Dr. Andrew Rosa

“As a grad student, I got to see and experience a wide…

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Stabilization of African Continent a Global Security Issue – Scholar


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The president of the European Commission said during his annual address to the EU Parliament in Strasbourg that United Europe has become an unavoidable force in world trade. Mr. Juncker underlined the necessity for the EU to become more of a global player, adding that the bloc should be more independent with regard to defense and security.

Sputnik discussed Juncker’s comments with Fabio Massimo Parenti, associate professor of economic and political geography at the Lorenzo de’ Medici Italian International Institute.

Sputnik: What are your thoughts on United Europe becoming an unavoidable force in world trade?

Fabio Massimo Parenti: Cooperation is the key word. We should be able to further develop cooperation with China, according to my last study….

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In memoriam: ‘Polly’ Nooter Roberts, art historian and scholar of African art

Mary “Polly” Nooter Roberts, UCLA professor of world arts and cultures/dance, died peacefully in her sleep at home on Tuesday, Sept. 11. She was 59, and had been living with stage four metastatic breast cancer for more than eight years.

Roberts was trained as an art historian and became one of the world’s foremost scholars of African arts. She focused her research in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where she undertook long-term dissertation research among Luba peoples, and in Senegal, where she conducted field research on the arts of a local Sufi movement called the Mouride Way.

Roberts studied the philosophical underpinnings of African visual and performance-based arts and was celebrated for her sensitive and innovative translation of cultural experience into museum exhibitions….

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Young Guyanese scholar dies suddenly in Peru

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(GUYANA CHRONICLE) – Twenty-two year old Yogeeta Persaud, a former top performer at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) , collapsed and died suddenly while on medical outreach in Peru on Sunday.

Persaud , formerly of Golden Fleece village on the Essequibo Coast , is the only child of businessman Takoor Persaud. The businessman told the Guyana Chronicle that information received from Peru suggests that his daughter was shadowing a doctor on medical outreach when she collapsed and died.

In 2013 , the former Anna Regina Multilateral student was Guyana’s second top performer at the CSEC examinations and she earned herself a scholarship as a result of her performance.

She was adjudged Most Outstanding Overall CSEC candidate that year by the Caribbean…

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William Abraham: All Souls’ first African scholar returns to Oxford

The distinguished philosopher with a trim beard and an impish grin took his seat on the dais in the Old Library at All Souls, Oxford. The evening sun was streaming through the windows of the dark panelled room. Church bells were ringing. A few dozen people, mainly silver-haired fellows, sat awaiting his observations.

It was a timeless scene in the loftiest of Oxford’s ivory towers — yet with one difference from the norm: the speaker’s ethnicity. William Abraham was elected in 1959 as All Souls’ first African prize scholar; he is still All Souls’ only African prize scholar. A few years after his election, he left Oxford to become the informal court philosopher to Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s independence leader. Now he had returned, almost 60 years later, to be honoured with a…

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‘China Sees Africa as Opportunity to Show Global Leadership Status’ – Scholar


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Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in the United Arab Emirates as part of a five-nation trip to the Middle East and Africa, during which he’ll also visit Senegal, Rwanda, South Africa and Mauritius. Sputnik discussed his trip with Lina Benabdallah, assistant professor of politics and international affairs at Wake Forest University in the US.

Sputnik: Why do you think China is so interested in Africa? It is still viewed as an underdeveloped continent in terms of economy. Of course, it’s very rich in natural resources. Is that the primary drive or how do you see China’s interest on the African continent?

Lina Benabdallah: I think it is a combination of a lot of things. I mean, first of all, you mentioned the natural…

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