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Fair Observer Interviews Houston on ‘Being Black in America’

Dr, Akil Houston

Dr. Akil Houston was interviewed by Fair Observer writer Kourosh Ziabari in an article headlined “Being Black in America.” Houston is Associate Professor in African American Studies at Ohio University. In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Akil Houston, a filmmaker, social critic and an associate professor of […]

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February 1, 2020 at 11:48 amFaculty in the News In the News

Career Corner | Black Excellence Panel, Jan. 22

Dr. Tanisha King-Taylor

The Ohio University Career and Leadership Development Center hosts a Black Excellence Panel Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Amanda J. Cunningham Leadership Center, Backer Center 366. Hear the stories of the panelists and ask questions about the different industries represented. There is also a networking […]

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January 1, 2020 at 6:45 pmAnnouncements Events

Publishers Weekly Reviews McKay Novel Unearthed by Holcomb

Dr. Gary Holcomb

Romance in Marseille, a Claude McKay novel unearthed by Dr. Gary Holcomb, was reviewed by Publishers Weekly. Holcomb Professor of African American Literature Harlem Renaissance writer McKay’s poignant, previously unpublished novel of 1920s black life in the French port city of Marseilles strengthens the legacy built by his novels Banjo […]

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December 19, 2019 at 9:32 amFaculty in the News In the News

Holcomb Unearths Unpublished Harlem Renaissance Novel by Claude McKay

Dr. Gary Holcomb

From Ohio University News Dr. Gary Holcomb was conducting research on writer Claude McKay — a key literary figure in the Harlem Renaissance, a cultural movement in the 1920s — when he came across a reference to an unpublished novel. Intrigued, he contacted the Schomburg Center for Research in Black […]

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December 6, 2019 at 11:07 amResearch

Notable Alumni | LeKeisha Grant Embodies Entrepreneurship, Empowers Young Women

LeKeisha Grant

Editor’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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October 20, 2019 at 12:42 pmAlumni News

Finding Friendship Thanks to Law, Justice & Culture Learning Community

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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September 16, 2019 at 6:19 pmIn Class News

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

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

The 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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September 1, 2019 at 5:45 pmEvents