The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)

The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online) is an academic journal focusing on Pan African Studies

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 5, July

African and African American Studies: Stanford University
The Program in African and African American Studies (AAAS) at Stanford University first became a degree granting program in 1969, the first of such programs at a private university, and the oldest ethnic studies program at Stanford.First named the "Program...
Africana Studies: Cornell University
In 1969, and in the wake of the historic, student-led takeover of Willard Straight Hall on campus, the Africana Studies & Research Center (ASRC) at Cornell University became the birthplace of the field of Africana Studies. The first year it enrolled...
Boniface I. Obichere Papers: 1959-1996
Biographical NoteBoniface Ihewunwa Obichere was born on November 4, 1932 in Awaka, Owerri, Nigeria, the son of Ibari Ikeri and Eke Ogbuagu. He attended Roman Catholic primary schools and the local teachers college before working as an elementary school...
Jazz Is African Diasporic Music: Reconfiguring the Uniquely American Definition of Jazz
Paul Gilroy's Black Atlantic has been critical in defining both the cultural studies, debates about the African Diaspora and arguing for the centrality of music in the construction and maintenance of contemporary transnational identities.1 Drawing direct...
Political Persuasion through Cultural Appeal: An Analysis of Radio Commercials of the 2015 Election in Oyo State, South-West, Nigeria
IntroductionThe 2015 general elections in Nigeria were keenly contested at all levels. The battle field was clearly set on the mass media whose messages overwhelmed the audience. This shows that the media have taken responsibility for providing adequate...
Professor Horace Campbell: University of Ghana Kwame Nkrumah Chair in African Studies Installed
The third occupant of the Kwame Nkrumah Chair in African Studies, Professor Horace Campbell, has been officially installed at a colorful ceremony on Tuesday, 7 February 2017, at the Great Hall.After the installation, Professor Campbell delivered an inaugural...
Relevant Books
El-Malik, Shiera S., ed. African Political Thought of the Twentieth Century: A Re-engagement. New York, NY: Routledge, 2016, pp.96, ISBN: 9781138309401.This book focuses on African political thought as it emerged in the context of and contributed to...
SNCC Digital Gateway
This documentary website (https://snccdigital.org/) tells the story of how young activists in SNCC united with local people in the Deep South to build a grassroots movement for change that empowered the Black community and transformed the nation. The...
Synergizing Culture: African American Cultural Recovery through African Name Acquisition and Usage
IntroductionThe above quotes (Muhammad 1973; Gutierrez 2016) outline the challenge that people of African heritage have with names, particularly in the Western Hemisphere. The first concerns the former enslaved person wanting the name of his/her former...
Teaching Shona Culture in Secondary Schools: A Case for Masvingo Urban Schools in Zimbabwe
IntroductionThe teaching and learning of Arts and Culture education has been introduced in Zimbabwean secondary schools as a compulsory programme to curd indiscipline and moral decay, but there are concerns that, schools may not be taking it seriously....
The Entanglement of Shari'Ah Application in South-Western Nigeria
IntroductionPrior to the colonial era, Sharfah was applied in the north and part of Yorubaland otherwise known as southwestern Nigeria. As Sharfah was applied in a few Yoruba towns such as Epe in Lagos State, Ede, Ikirun and Iwo in Osun State, historical...
The Institute of the Black World 21st Century Statement on the Crisis in Buenaventura, Colombia
The Institute of the Black World (IBW) is delighted to learn from friends and allies in Latin America that after almost three weeks of social unrest and state violence inflicted on the Black population by the security forces in Colombia's largest port...
Transdisciplinarity in Africology: Demonstrating Elasticity and Durability
Welcome to this tenth edition. We have been producing an open-access online content since 2006, and it has been a pleasure to know that we have reached many people and intuitions around the world. Hence, we truly appreciate the support we have received...
Water and Sanitation in East Africa: Perspectives from Africana Feminism
IntroductionSafe water and sanitation are an essential part of life and fundamental to human dignity. Recognized as basic human right, governments and other empowered entities are obligated to supply them (UN, 2002-General Comment Number 15). Actual...
Wrongfully Convicted, Rightfully Exonerated: The Lives of Cornelius Dupree Jr. and Anthony Massingill
Introduction"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." In a powerful 1963 letter titled, Letter from Birmingham Jail, written by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that contained the quote, he explained that if injustice affects one of...
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