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. 9, No. 7, September

African Descendant Youth in Latin America: University to Work Opportunities
In Latin America, African descendant youth are in the headlines in places like Brazil and Colombia. In Brazil, the federal government leads the Juventude Viva a violence prevention program to address the high homicide rates among Black youth. While...
An Obama Journey: An Interview with Mark Obama Ndesandjo
Kam Williams is a syndicated film and book critic who writes for 100+ publications around the world. He was voted Most Outstanding Journalist of the Decade by the Disilgold Soul Literary Review in 2008, and he is a member of the New York Film Critics...
Chokwe Lumumba: A Legal Biography
Longstanding National Conference of Black Lawyers (NCBL) member, Chokwe Lumumba, made his transition on February 25, 2014 in Jackson, Mississippi. Lumumba joined NCBL when he was a student at Wayne State University Law School in 1970, and he remained...
Department of Africology and African American Studies: Eastern Michigan University
The mission of the Department of Africology and African American Studies (AAAS) at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan is to provide robust and critical programs of study, research and service on the African world experience--including...
Department of Africology and African American Studies: Temple University
Temple University's Department of Africology and African American Studies provides students with a textured intellectual experience through the systematic Afrocentric study of the thought, behavior and practices of African people globally. The faculty...
From Black Studies to Africology: University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Black Studies emerged in the 1960s as an outgrowth of the Civil Rights and Black Liberation Movements and the demand for scholarly recognition and scrutiny of the life experiences and perspectives of peoples of African descent in the United States...
George E. Curry: In Memoriam
George E. Curry (February 23, 1947-August 20, 2016), editor-in-chief for the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service in Washington, D.C. was considered the dean of African American press columnists in the U.S., his weekly commentaries...
Identity Conflict in African Americans during Late Adolescence and Young Adulthood: Double Consciousness, Multicultural, and Africentric Perspectives
A fundamental aspect of identity for people of African ancestry is ethnic, racial or cultural identity. Although these constructs are distinct, they overlap in defining identity for African Americans. Ethnic, racial or cultural identity have in common...
"Neo-Functionalism": Relevancy for East African Community Political Integration?
Introduction The East African Community (EAC) is an intergovernmental organisation (IGO). As can be seen in Figure 1, the EAC currently comprises the states of Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The EAC was officially re-established...
On Intellectual Reparations: Hegel, Franklin Tavares, Susan Buck-Morss, Revolutionary Haiti, and Caribbean Philosophical Association
About six to seven years ago in a short note, I voiced my concern about the decision of the Board of Caribbean Philosophical Association (CPA) to grant the Frantz Fanon 2009 Book Award to Susan Buck-Morss for her brilliant book on Hegel, Haiti, and...
Social Positionality and Xenophobia: The Case of Rugby Player Tendai Mtawarira in South Africa
Introduction In 2009 South Africa experienced internal turmoil as xenophobic attacks on Black foreigners from other African countries led to deaths, beatings and loss of property. Whilst there are many explanations for this phenomenon, it is important...
South Africa's Disappointment with the International Criminal Court: The Unfair Treatment of African People Caused an End to Cooperation
Introduction The Rome Statute created the International Criminal Court to prosecute people for committing crimes viewed as serious by the international community. That includes genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and crimes of aggression....
South Carolina State College Historic District (Orangeburg Movement, Orangeburg Massacre)
Students at this African American college organized sit-ins that contributed to the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964. Four years later, they led protests resulting in "The Orangeburg Massacre," which pointed out that passage of the Act was not...
The African American Arts & Culture Complex: San Francisco, California
The African American Arts & Culture Complex (supported primarily by the San Francisco Arts Commission) is dedicated to community change by fostering a commitment to service and activism through Afro-centric artistic and cultural performance, exhibition...
The African Music Institute: Pan African Music School in Libreville, Gabon
The African Music Institute (http://www.africanmusic-institute.org/) will focus on contemporary popular music, traditional African music, and African dance for 300 students, and create a path for students to eventually study at Berklee College of Music...
The Alfred and Bernice Ligon Aquarian Collection at CSU Dominguez Hills
Alfred (1906-2002) and Bernice Ligon (1908-2000) were proprietors of the Aquarian Book Shop from 1941 on south Western Avenue in Los Angeles, California until it closed permanently in 1994. Alfred M. Ligon opened the shop with $100 saved from his salary...
The Black Saint Maurice: African Saint in Early Europe (Photo Essay)
One of the most exciting, inspiring and dynamic figures in European history is Saint Maurice. The name Maurice is derived from Latin and means "like a Moor." The Black St. Maurice (the Knight of the Holy Lance) is regarded as one the great patron saints...
The Cultural Agenda of the OAU/AU since 1963
Introduction Africa is not only rich in natural resources but is endowed with a wide variety of untapped cultural resources embodied in its art, music, languages, belief systems, norms and values; social institutions as well as tangible and intangible...
The Notion of the "Field" and the Practices of Researching and Writing Africa: Towards Decolonial Praxis
"Researchers [in the 1960 and 1970) flocked to the continent to study the sexual behaviours of Africans in relation to fertility. Images of oversexed, promiscuous, less moral and less intelligent Africans were never far from the minds of the demographers...
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Online Exhibitions
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture located in Harlem, New York, is a research unit of The New York Public Library system. The Center is recognized as one of the leading institutions focusing exclusively on African-American, African...
Towards a Pan-African Vision: The Current State of Affairs in Somalia
Introduction The term Pan-Africanism has taken on a life of its own. From a disciplinary stance, PanAfricanism has been written about in a wide array of academic disciplines, including political science, history, sociology, cultural studies, and...
Twyfelfontein, Namibia: UNESCO World Heritage Site
Twyfelfontein (officially known as |Ui-||Ais) in the Kunene region of the Republic of Namibia (situated along the south Atlantic coast of Africa between 17 and 29 degrees south of the Equator) is the nation's first UNESCO World Heritage Site (established...
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