Post Tagged with: "African American Studies news"

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

The Rev. Dr. Dorsey Odell Blake

University 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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January 2, 2019 at 6:30 pmEvents

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. Photo by Olivia Wallace

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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November 20, 2018 at 2:38 pmFaculty in the News In the News

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

Brea Muzykoski

The 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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November 13, 2018 at 9:18 pmIn Class News

Houston Quoted on Appropriation of African Aesthetics in Bee-Stung Lips Story

Dr, Akil Houston

Dr. 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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October 10, 2018 at 9:47 amFaculty in the News In the News

Post Talks to Muhammad on 50th Anniversary of African American Studies

Dr. Robin D. Muhammad

Dr. 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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September 5, 2018 at 7:58 amFaculty in the News In the News

Holcomb Authors New Book: ‘Teaching Hemingway and Race’

Dr. Gary Holcomb

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

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August 30, 2018 at 12:38 pmNews Research

Houston Quoted in ‘Why Digital Activism Is a Voice for Black Students’

Dr, Akil Houston

Dr. 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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August 24, 2018 at 8:31 amFaculty in the News In the News