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

Dr. Bayyinah Jeffries

Dr. 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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August 5, 2019 at 11:36 amResearch

Spectrum Interviews Houston about Blackface and Other Racist Symbols

Dr, Akil Houston

WOUB 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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February 18, 2019 at 4:11 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Houston Quoted on Rappers, Grammys and Counterculture

Dr, Akil Houston

Dr. 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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February 11, 2019 at 8:09 amFaculty in the News In the News

Post Interviews Jeffries about History of African Americans in Athens

Dr. Bayyinah Jeffries

The 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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February 3, 2019 at 2:14 pmFaculty in the News In the News Research

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 1, 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