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. 9, No. 3, June

'A Conscious Generation': Thomas Sankara's Politics and Legacy in Movements for Social Justice
Abstracts are invited for contributions to a forthcoming edited volume that aims to bring forward the different ways in which activists, theorists and writers in and beyond Africa have engaged with Sankara's political philosophies and praxis since his...
African Agenda 2063: Development in Africa
The decolonization of Africa was a priority for the UN during the middle of the twentieth century. Since then, the development of the continent has become the priority. The UN's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have led to substantial progress, but...
African American Art: Jacob Lawrence
In Street to Mbari, (tempera over graphite on wove paper) Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) captures the flurry of a busy outdoor market in Nigeria. Shops line either side of the street while a maze of vendors awaiting discovery fills the distance. The viewer...
African Renaissance in the United States of Africa: A Historical and Political Approach of a Pan Africanist Vision of Africa
IntroductionIf there is a general statement which is made about Africa, it is that of the decadence that today characterizes African states, particularly in Africa south of the Sahara. In the early 1960s, the creation of the Organization of African Unity...
An African Humanist Assessment of Technology and Moral Concerns
IntroductionThe roles of moral value in technology have generated lively debate. While some theorists have argued that technology is value neutral; others contend that everything human does is laden with value. To suggest that technology is value neutral...
Chains of Psychological Enslavement: Olivia Pope and the Celebration of the Black Mistress in ABC's Scandal
"The slavery that feeds on the mind, invading the soul of man, destroying his loyalties to himself and establishing allegiance to forces which destroy him, is an even worse form of capture. The influences that permit an illusion of freedom, liberation,...
Getting the Word Out: The Circulation of Black Power Newspapers
Editor note: this report by Paul Hébert appeared in the African American Intellectual Society (http://www.aaihs.org) blog, December 30, 2015, and was retrieved March 13, 2016 (http://www.aaihs.org/getting-the-word-out/#comment-69795). No changes were...
Household Poverty Determinants in Kenya: A Demographic and Health Survey Wealth Index Approach
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionPoverty is unjust. The World Bank estimates that roughly 46% of Kenyans are poor at national poverty lines. Analysis of poverty in Kenya has largely depended on traditional measures such as household...
Jamaica Vision 2025: A Framework for Sustainable National Development
The Government of Jamaica has embarked upon an initiative to establish Jamaica Vision 2025: A Framework for Sustainable National Development (also referred to as the NSDF). Toward this process the National Sustainable Development Task Force (NSDTF) under...
Julius Nyerere's Philosophy of Education: Implication for Nigeria's Educational System Reforms
IntroductionEducation has been defined in two broad ways. On the one hand, education has been defined as the process by which a society, through certain formal and informal institutions, deliberately transmits its cultural heritage from one generation...
Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center Executive Director Andrew Jackson (Sekou Molefi Baako) Interview
When and why did you decide to become a Librarian?I worked at Langston Hughes from 1980 to 1993 before I attended graduate school at Queens College to earn my Master's in library science. My passion was studying Black history, but there were no graduate...
Loïs Mailou Jones: Harlem Renaissance Painter
Loïs Mailou Jones (artist-painter, art instructor, professor, lecturer, professor emeritus) was an active participant in the development of the African-American influence in the arts in the U.S. She was a trailblazer, a respected college professor, an...
Nigeria Civil Service Reforms of 1999-2007: An Analysis of the Controversies
IntroductionCivil Service plays a crucial role in modern Nigeria; it is the machinery of government that is concerned with the formulation of policies and delivery of goods and services by and for the government. From May 1999 till May 2007, a lot of...
Relevant Books
Marquese, Rafael, Tamis Parron, Marcia Berbel, eds., Leonardo Marques (translator). Slavery and Politics: Brazil and Cuba, 1790-1850. Pp.368. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 2016, ISBN: 0826356486.The politics of slavery and slave trade...
Sexual Atrocities as a Tactic of Slow Genocide in Ethiopia: Death by a Thousand Secret Cuts
''Generally speaking, genocide does not necessarily mean the immediate destruction of a nation ...It is intended rather to signify a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups,...
Stop Mass Incarceration in the USA
Recognizing that all human rights derive from the inherent dignity of the human being, international human rights law requires that the essential aim of all penal systems must be to allow, encourage, and facilitate rehabilitation. Yet, since 1980, the...
The Black Cultural Center Library at Purdue University: An Interview with Librarian Jamillah R. Gabriel
Black Cultural Center at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana (a department with the Division of Diversity and Inclusion) is an 18,500-square foot building designed to capture the vigor of African-American culture and the spirit of traditional...
The Black Panther Party: Books of Interest
The Black Panther Party for Self Defense, formed in the aftermath of the assassination of El Hajj Malik Shabazz (Malcolm X), and became one of the most controversial movements of the 20th-century. Founded by Huey P. Newton (1942-1989) and Bobby Seale,...
The Changing Character of the ÌBàdàn Traditional Lineage Tribunal Engaging Social Conflict Resolution
IntroductionÌbàdàn is one of the largest cities in the world, second to Cairo in Africa. With an ever-increasing population, the 2006 census figure put Ìbàdàn population at 2,556,853 persons (National Population Commission, 2006). 2006 population census...
The Problem of Other Minds: A Yoruba Hermeneutic Deconstruction of the Logical Behaviourist Approach
IntroductionOur intention in this paper is not to set out a theory of other minds that will explain the theoretical flaws inherent in the existing theories. Rather, it is a demonstration of the inadequacy of one of the earliest theories of other minds,...
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