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. 8, No. 3, August

Africana Studies: An Anchor in a Liberal Arts Education
"The idea of a liberal education as a basis for general education in American schools is alive-but barely." --Herbert M. Kliebard Introduction In the 21st century the subject of relevance in education is located on highly contested ground....
A Qualitative Examination of African Self-Consciousness and Time Value Orientation in Lee Daniel's the Butler
"I read five pages of this thing and could not go any further. I tried to read more of it, and I'm not a soft spoken guy, but it was such an appalling mis-direction of history in terms of taking an actual guy who worked at the White House," but then...
A Review of Prelude to Prison: Student Perspectives on School Suspension
A review of Prelude to Prison: Student Perspectives on School Suspension by Marsha Weissman (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2015. 301 pp., ISBN 978-0-8156-3376-1) reviewed by Ricardo Y. Smith (Ricardo.smith@cincinnatistate.edu), Adjunct Professor,...
A Review of the Radical King
A review of The Radical King by Martin Luther King Jr. edited and introduced by Cornel West, 2015 (Boston: Beacon Press, 2014. 300 pp., ISBN 978-0-8070-1282-6), reviewed by Gregory T. Bailey (attygregtbailey@gmail.com), Ph.D. Partner of Atty. Greg...
Blue on Black Violence: Freddie Gray, Baltimore, South Africa, & the Quietism of Africana Christian Theology
CNN reported that May 2015 was the deadliest month for Baltimore, Maryland in 16 years with 35 recorded, civilian-caused homicides (Martinez 2015). Most of the victims were African American and killed on the west side of the city. One way to view the...
Cahan, Susan E. Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power
Cahan, Susan E. Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016, pp. 400, ISBN: 0822358972. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] This book investigates the strategies African American artists and museum...
Canada's Gift: The Art of Artis Lane
A venerated and accomplished African American artist in Los Angeles--and in the United States--is actually an Afro-Canadian. Artis Lane is one of the most distinguished sculptors, painters, and printmakers working in the early 21st century. Throughout...
Ethnicity as Discursive Construct in Kenyan Televised Comedy: Humorous Harm?
Introduction Television is the centre stage of comedy since the beginning of the [19.sup.th] century. Recent studies have found that there is difficulty in distinguishing social commentary and satire reproduced from the ideological ethnic stereotypes...
Fernandez, Johanna, Ed [Foreword by Cornel West]. Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal
Fernandez, Johanna, ed [foreword by Cornel West]. Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal. San Francisco: City Lights, 2015, pp. 333, ISBN: 0872866750; reviewed by Todd Steven Burroughs. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] If the...
Howard, C. Tyrone, Black Male(d): Peril and Promise in the Education of African American Males
Howard, C. Tyrone, Black Male(d): Peril and Promise in the Education of African American Males. New York: Teachers College Press., 2014, ISBN 978-0-8077-5491-7, pp.188. Reviewed by Felix Kumah-Abiwu, PhD (fkumahabiwu@gmail.com), Assistant Professor,...
Living on the Edge: A Reflection on the Survival Strategies of Rural Teachers in the 2005-2008 Economic Depression of Zimbabwe
Introduction The economic depression which swept through Zimbabwe between 2005 and 2008 tremendously affected the education sector. Many teachers in urban and peri-urban areas left their jobs for the diaspora or joined the informal sector. Surprisingly,...
"Mother Emanuel" African Methodist Episcopal Church History
The history of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church reflects the development of religious institutions for African Americans in Charleston. Dating back to the fall of 1787 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Richard Allen (1760-1831) founded the Free...
Personal Name as a Reality of Everyday Life: Naming Dynamics in Select African Societies
Introduction A name is what somebody or something is called, it is a term or phrase by which somebody or something is known and distinguished from other people or things. According to the Chamber Dictionary (2005), name is a word or words by which...
Tanzania's Constitutional Reform Predicament and the Survival of the Tanganyika and Zanzibar Union
Introduction Tanzania is a union of two formerly sovereign African states, namely, the Republic of Tanganyika and the People's Republic of Zanzibar. Tanganyika became a sovereign state on 9th December 1961 and became a republic the following year....
The Fourth Pan-African Cultural Congress Report and Framework of Action
Johannesburg, South Africa-27 May 2015--Following three-day intense discussions, the Fourth Pan-African Cultural Congress (PACC4) adopted the draft Framework for Action and the Report of the PACC4. Both documents will be submitted to the 2nd Specialized...
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