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. 11, No. 6, April

A California Love Story
At the Ashby Street BART station,we sit at his card table,among the panoply of itemsfor sale, from hand died dashikisto raw honey that promisesto cure your allergies, keepinfections at bay.Marvin speaks on Sherley Ann,Gone fourteen years,From the torrey...
A Subaltern Black Woman Sings the Blues: A Blues Aesthetic Analysis Sherley Anne Williams' Poetry
The Green-Eyed Monsters of the Valley Dusksunset knocks the edge from theday's heat, filling the Valleywith shadows: Time for comingin getting on; lapping fieldslapping orchards like greyhoundsracing darkness to the mountainrims, land's last meeting...
A Tribute to Amiri Baraka
Adilah Barnes is an award-winning actor of stage, television and film. Her numerous television and film credits include five seasons on Roseanne, Erin Brockovich opposite Julia Roberts, Iron-Jawed Angels portraying Ida B. Wells, and the popular tv series,...
Belle New Orleans: The History of Creole Cuisineres
IntroductionThe 19th and early 20th century launched a series of World's Fairs to exhibit Western power and dominance in the world. At the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition, America celebrated its independence, industrialization and consumerism.Contributions...
Black Death: The Long Riotous 60's, Henry Dumas, and Resurrection
Her thesis is entitled "the first panthers: the black panther parties in new york city 1966-1971" and addresses the work and repression of the two black panther parties in new york during that era."sooner or late, eventually everybody gets destroyed,...
Black Feminism, the Ancestors Speak, and the Women of the Black Arts Movement
A priestess dressed in white grabbed and held me in New Orleans' Congo Square. The Black Arts Movement Conference at Dillard University had ended. It was the evening of September 11, 2016, and as the organizer of that conference, I still had bills to...
Black Social Movements Past and Present: A Comparative Analysis of the Black Arts Movement and the Hip Hop Movement
IntroductionDuring the 20th century in the United States of America (USA), Black people developed a host of social movements to address social problems they faced. In the first 25 years of the century, Black people developed the Pan-African Movement,...
Coming of Age in BAM
Last of the jim crow generation:jim crow named for a minstrel showWhite man in black face show calledJumping Jim Crow intoBlack Codes, laws after the Civil WarAfter EmancipationHow whites react to new-found Negro rights: legal separation of racesWe planned...
Dawn-Song and the "Evolution of the Black Aesthetic" an Outline of A Few, Key Concepts/Archetypes/Metaphors
"Taking Larry Neal's resurrection of the Orisha in blues to its ultimate development, Toure' replaces Neal's use of numerous references to Black Folk culture with allusions to Egyptian history and mythology. Consequently, Toure' expands and extends the...
Dedication of Light to Amiri Baraka
You dream of meeting certain people. Amiri Baraka was on my bucket list. When I decided to create a Black Arts Movement Conference at UC Merced, the truth was it was an opportunity to meet my Heroes and Sheroes. Marvin X, the west coast co-founder of...
He Shout!!
Tribute to Amiri BarakaHe shout about me deep withinin tunnels where I been, in shadows where I sinnedHe call me out and force me to stand devout within my own herstory...He shout!There in that place where I hid,where I bones slept unencumberedUntil...
I Know We Can!!!, Solid as A Rock (Dura Como Una Piedra), My Last Will and Testament
Avotcja has been published in English & Spanish in the USA, Mexico & Europe, and in more Anthologies than she remembers. She's also a popular DeeJay at both KPOO in San Francisco & KPFA in Berkeley, California and has been at both stations...
Kwansaba: Poets Sonia Sanchez & Jessica Care Moore Fly to Planet Ferguson 2015
Led by DuBois, surgeon of divided "I," Dunbar-the-suturer, River Jordan's June & soular orbs Amiri/Maya, triage poets Sonia & Jessica invade race-scaped hospice. Here, they Kushion orature with Yaa Asantewaa's antidoses of nommo-soulo serums....
La Indigena: Risky Identity Politics and Decolonial Agency as Indigenous Consciousness
I am CoatlicueYo soy TonantzinI possess the strength of Dos AmadesI teach Nahua ollin, I am Maria Josefia ZozayaY como el arbol, nunca nos faltaDo you know me?As a student of color in graduate school, I had an epiphany. Something had been taken from...
Learning from Undergraduates
Occasionally, teaching undergraduates involves moments which provoke you to curse. On the other hand, learning from undergraduates can be a blessing which demands your gratitude. The young women and men who sat in my classrooms from 1970 to 2012 were...
Modern Painting, the Black Woman, and Beauty Ideologies: Carrie Mae Weems' Photographic Series Not Manet's Type
Modern Beauty"Carrie Mae Weems pursues the arts as a cultural worker. As an artist committed to radical social change, she has created artwork that incisively examines, among other subjects, issues of race and racism, class and classism, gender and sexism"...
More Than Skin-Deep: The Candaces, Autumn in New York, A Jury of Her Peers, Ebb Tide/Autumn Rain, Candace/1, Candace 2/A Profile
Professor and poet Askia M. Touré was born on October 13, 1938, in Raleigh, North Carolina, to Clifford Roland Snellings, Jr. and Nannie Lynette Bullock. In 1952, Touré won a Motion Poetry Association Award while attending Roosevelt High School. Two...
Quincy Troupe and Michael Simanga
At the left: poet, teacher, journalist Quincy Troupe is an alumnus of the Watts Writers Workshop and, along with his friends Ishmael Reed, Amiri Baraka, Nikki Giovanni and others, associated with the Black Arts Movement. He was named California's first...
Remembering Our Libraries
Amiri, Malcolm, Maya, Audre, WandaTom Dent, Hoyt Fuller, Larry Neal, Jayne CortezAll my Black FolksMy literary Cosmic LibraryI have read you with my soulAnd when you passedI held your libraries in awkward handsHow do you hold a giant?How do you celebrate,...
Speech from Loss Collaborations: Performed September 9, 2016 at the Dillard University-Harvard's Hutchins Center Black Arts Movement Conference
This presentation is based off of works by Harge Dance Stories and The Brown Dance Project members of University of Michigan Black Alumni Network, performing "Loss Collaborations: Danced Narratives of Black (or African American) Lives." Telephone &...
Spider Woman and the Twin War Godz Lynching Tree Memory, Cotton & the Lynching Tree Gang
Spider Woman and the Twin War Godzriding with spider woman andtwin war Godz born into a stateof war divined to be she who remembersshield carrier spear chuckerhard to duck her up right in stormmoving forward like waterpersistently efficient at removing...
Sweeping Conversations: Julie Dash's Daughters
Witnessing is hard when bias blinds. Why is it important for Dash to tell this story, and why 25 years later is the film still a classic? Not only do audiences have to struggle philosophically with the linguistic resonances of this American people-without...
That's Where Sarah Vaughn Lives": Amiri Baraka, Newark, and the Landscape and Soundscape of Black Modernity
We are being told of the greatnessof Western CivilizationYet Europeis not the WestLeave England headed Westyou arrivein Newark,-Amiri Baraka, "I Am"1Amiri Baraka was the poet-laureate of New Jersey, but his deepest connection to the state was to the...
That We May Resurrect
From beneath the cold chill of winter....The Soul mind stirs and wakens... a pulse at lastIs heard, weak but steady.Over mighty cliffs, ancient rock bedsA mystic waterfall flows free.. ..'Cross pathwaysOf the ages, returning to ponder the babbling brook...
The Aesthetics of Blackness: Theology, Aesthetics & Blackness in the Black Arts Movement Western Aesthetics and Blackness
Although the terms "Aesthetics," "Art," and "Religion" are Western social constructs that most often reflect the tastes and interests of the dominant socio-cultural group, the phenomena these terms seek to describe are trans-historical and trans-cultural.1...
The Black Arts Movement and the Black Aesthetic: Where Do We Go from Here?
The Black Arts Movement's creative artists, scholars, and activists have come a long way from reading poetry in bars and performing plays in parks. Much change has occurred in American politics and culture since the publication of what I see as the credo...
The Cradle of Man and Blues for Amiri
The Cradle of ManIn Remembrance of the Black lives lost to racial violenceWords fallin slack mouthed silenceMothers' eyes trained towards acliff none can seewhere the sun sets onyouthful limbs tethered to airunstrung from life, unstrung from despairTheir...
Those Left Behind
.. .and nobody hardly EVER mentions the MOTHERS...those whose sons and daughters were snatched awayandchained and whipped and beatinto heavy, rustedrough hewed metalthat tore flesh on tender perfumed necksandefun covered ankles and thighs..it seems nobody...
Whatever Happened to Carolyn M. Rodgers?
BAM themes of revolution, rebellion, and resistance, which had flooded her early work, were replaced by reconciliation and religious ecstasy. Living alternately in Oakland and Chicago, Rodgers faced down middle age. Her health suffered. She battled hypoglycemia...
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