Journal of Pan African Studies

A transdisciplinary scholarly journal devoted to an Africological synthesis of African world community studies and research that works to ask questions and seek answers to critical contemporary and historical issues, based on an affirmative African centered logic and language of liberation.

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 3, June

24th Annual Cheikh Aanta Diop International Conference Re-Igniting the Pan-African Imperative: Fortifying a Consciousness of Victory October 12-13, 2012
Holiday Inn, Historic District Philadelphia, PA Sponsored by the Diopian Institute for Scholarly Advancement The historical narrative of African peoples' ongoing quest for a liberated and righteous world is characterized by its imperatives...
African Americans, Pan-Africanism, and the Anti-Apartheid Campaign to Expel South Africa from the 1968 Olympics
In a 4 March 1968 article, Jet magazine journalist Simeon Booker credited the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) 16 February 1968 decision to allow the Republic of South Africa to send a team to the 1968 Olympics with raising African Americans'...
African Entrepreneurship in Jos, Central Nigeria, 1902-1985
A Review of African Entrepreneurship in Jos, Central Nigeria, 1902-1985 by S.U. Fwatshak (CAP African World Series. Durham: North Carolina, Carolina Academic Press, 2011. 249 pp., ISBN 987-1594608469) by Jonathan T. Reynolds (reynoljo@nku.edu), Professor...
A Review Essay of Malcolm X: A Life Reinvantion by Manning Marable
Marable, Manning. Malcolm X: A Life Reinvention. New York: Penguin Books, 2011. 487 pp., research notes, notes, glossary, bibliography, and index; ISBN: 978-0-14-312032-2. When Malcolm X was murdered at the Audubon Ballroom on February 21, 1965...
Black Community Involvement and Subjective Well-Being
Introduction I am passionate about the explication and preservation of adaptive African American cultural practices; a passion, no doubt, derived from my personally salient African American ethnic identity. As an academic, this passion has led me...
Diaspora and Imagined Nationality: USA-African Dialogue and Cyberframing Nigerian Nationhood
A review of Diaspora and Imagined Nationality: USA-African Dialogue and Cyberframing Nigerian Nationhood by Koleade Odutola (Publisher: Durham: Carolina Academic Press, 2012. 204 pp., ISBN: 978-1-59460-926-8) by Anita L. Harris (anita.harris@louisville.edu),...
Epistemology of Proverbs and Idioms of the Asante Ethnic Group of Ghana for Introspection
Introduction The Asante ethnic group of Ghana do not always favour clear and direct statements in their speeches. Proverbs (ebe = singular, Mme = plural) and idioms (kasakoa = singular, nkasakoa = plural) are used when people do not want to be immediately...
Getting Ziggy with It: The "Marley" Interview with Kam Williams
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] David Nesta "Ziggy" Marley was born in Trenchtown, Jamaica on October 17, 1968 to Bob and Rita Marley. A five-time Grammy-winning musician, actor, artist, activist and humanitarian, Ziggy has enjoyed a prominent presence on...
International Conference on Africa and Its Diaspora
November 8-10, 2012, The African Studies Institute, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia The African Studies Institute, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, invites academicians, independent scholars, policymakers, and graduate students to...
Not Obligated to Be Obliging: A Case Study of Jamaican and South Carolinian Educational Leaders
Introduction This article looks at the leadership styles of two highly influential educational administrators: Benner C. Turner, president of South Carolina State College (SCSC) from 1950 to 1967, and Mavis Gilmour, minister of education of Jamaica...
Pan African Film Festival Announces Film Competition Winners
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Los Angeles--The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is happy to announce the winners of its films in competition today. The festival handed out jury, audience and special prizes during an awards brunch on Presidents Day at the...
The Impact of Rastafari Ecological Ethic in Zimbabwe: A Contemporary Discourse
Introduction By far, climate change is one of the greatest challenges that the world is facing today. It is a threat to the ecological environment, business, communities and general livelihood. Sayed Haneef (2002:241) observes that due to loss of...
The Quest to Achieve African Renaissance: Reflections on NEPAD
Africa's Problems that NEPAD Must Help Address We must face the matter squarely that where there is something wrong in how we govern ourselves, it must be said that the fault is not in our stars but in ourselves. We know that we have it in ourselves,...
Toni Scott's "Bloodlines": Remembering Yesterday, Understanding Today, and Empowering Tomorrow
Installations have become a staple of contemporary postmodern artworks for the past several decades. These efforts generally include multiple natural and human-constructed materials, including painting, sculpture, found objects, video, audio, film,...
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