Post Tagged with: "Akil Houston"

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

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

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

AFP Quotes Houston in ‘Grammys Inch Closer to Inclusion’

Dr, Akil Houston

Dr. Akil Houston, Associate Professor of Cultural and Media Studies at Ohio University, was quoted in an AFP global news service story headlined “Grammys inch closer to inclusion.” The Grammys — often derided as a tone-deaf music industry love-fest — will take on new relevance this year, as hip-hop artists […]

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January 27, 2018 at 1:22 pmFaculty in the News In the News

MLK Day | Teach In – Extending King’s Vision to Action in the Age of 45, Jan. 19

MLK Day | Teach In – Extending King’s Vision to Action in the Age of 45, Jan. 19

Ohio University’s Between Love & Hate theme presents a “Teach In – Extending King’s Vision to Action in the Age of 45 ” on Friday, Jan. 19, from 1-2 p.m. in the Multicultural Center Multipurpose Room in Baker Center. A panel of students, faculty, staff and alumni will discuss MLK’s vision. […]

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January 1, 2018 at 7:30 pmEvents

Between Love and Hate | The Times of Harvey Milk, Jan. 26

Between Love and Hate | The Times of Harvey Milk, Jan. 26

The Between Love and Hate theme is hosting a screening and discussion of the film The Times of Harvey Milk on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 6-8:30 p.m. in Gordy 307. The screening if free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Dr. Akil Houston, […]

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January 1, 2017 at 5:45 pmEvents