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Houston Quoted on Bernie Sanders, Civil Rights Activism

Dr. Akil Houston

Dr. Akil Houston, Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Ohio University, was quoted in an International Business Times article on “Bernie Sanders And Black Lives Matter: 2016 Presidential Candidate Struggles With Topic Of Race Despite History Of Civil Rights Activism.” For perhaps the first time since becoming the wildly […]

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July 22, 2015 at 5:11 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Summer Courses | Tier II Humanities & Literature (2HL), Online & On Campus

Summer Courses | Tier II Humanities & Literature (2HL), Online & On Campus

Summer with the College of Arts & Sciences—Enjoy our Parks | Fill some Reqs—includes courses that can apply toward Ohio University’s general education Tier II requirements in Humanities and Literature. Check the Registrar’s summer course offerings site for up-to-the-minute course availability—both online and on campus. AAS 1100 Introduction to African […]

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April 20, 2015 at 8:05 pmNews

Hip Hop Awareness Week, March 30 to April 4

Hip Hop Awareness Week, March 30 to April 4

The Between Love and Hate curricular theme is co-sponsoring Hip Hop Awareness Week at Ohio University, March 30 to April 4. The week-long series of events is brought to campus by the Ohio University chapter of Hip Hop Congress, the Student Activities Commission (SAC), and the Black Student Cultural Programming […]

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April 1, 2015 at 11:15 pmEvents

Love and Hate | Spirituality, Sexuality, and Race on ‘Empire,’ April 14

Love and Hate | Spirituality, Sexuality, and Race on ‘Empire,’ April 14

The Between Love and Hate theme presents “The Devil Quotes Scripture: Intersections of Spirituality, Sexuality, and Race on Empire” on Tuesday, April 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Faculty Commons on the third floor of Alden Library. Empire is the new Fox hit that drew 17 million viewers […]

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April 1, 2015 at 8:45 pmEvents

Houston: ‘Badu & Family: Ruminations on a Southern Aesthetic’

Houston: ‘Badu & Family: Ruminations on a Southern Aesthetic’

By Akil Houston Assistant Professor of Cultural and Media Studies from Media Commons Listen: mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr/2014/09/02/badu-family-ruminations-southern-aesthetic Before southern rap was homogenized by a commercial industry obsessed with a derivative southern aesthetic with danceable drawled out hooks and questionable evidence of lyrics, the South crafted a distinct flavor. The Dirty South, not […]

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October 17, 2014 at 9:26 amResearch

Refinery29: Houston Says Culturally Inappropriate Fashion Is Theft

Dr. Akil Houston, Assistant Professor of Cultural and Media Studies in the Department of African American Studies at Ohio University, was quoted in a Refinery29 post on “The Fashion Mistakes You Need to Avoid.” From Pharrell wearing a headdress on the cover of ELLE, to Sky Ferreira’s Girlz In The Hood music […]

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June 17, 2014 at 7:37 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Gazette: Houston Discusses ‘Unsung’ Civil Rights Activist

Gazette: Houston Discusses ‘Unsung’ Civil Rights Activist

The Chillicothe Gazette covered a lecture by Dr. Akil Houston, Assistant Professor of African American Studies, on Feb. 26 at the Ohio University-Chillicothe campus. Speaking to college students and community members on Thursday, Akil Houston bypassed the better-known icons of the civil rights movement in favor of an unsung figure […]

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