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Holcomb Unearths Unpublished Harlem Renaissance Novel by Claude McKay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key literary figure in the Harlem Renaissance, a cultural movement in the 1920s — when he came across a reference to an unpublished novel.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

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