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  • Africana Studies and Research Center
    Postdoctoral Fellowship in Afro Latin American Studies For further information Phone 607 255 9274 Email humctr mailbox cornell edu Deadline November 15 2014 Apply here With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities the Africana Studies and Research Center invites applications for a two year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Applicants scholarship should focus on the areas of contemporary Afro Latin American literature and culture history or interpretive social sciences with particular emphasis on popular youth culture gender and sexuality and or comparative Western hemispheric studies Research on Afro Latin American experiences in the United States will also be considered especially if they are placed in extensive dialogue with similar experiences or racial formations in the rest of the hemisphere Preference will be give to candidates who can demonstrate a solid grasp of their methodology for both research and teaching Events Full Events List News Officials talk reasonable suspicion in Ferguson forum by Linda B Glaser Police Continue Race Relations Talks by Rebecca Blair Associate professor of Africana Studies at Cornell University Riche Richardson discusses the election of Mia Love to congress WHCU News Talk 95 9 Professor Riche Richardson featured on Cornell College of Arts and Sciences Tumblr Professor Olufemi

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  • Africana Studies and Research Center
    Postdoctoral Fellowship in Afro Latin American Studies For further information Phone 607 255 9274 Email humctr mailbox cornell edu Deadline November 15 2014 Apply here With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities the Africana Studies and Research Center invites applications for a two year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Applicants scholarship should focus on the areas of contemporary Afro Latin American literature and culture history or interpretive social sciences with particular emphasis on popular youth culture gender and sexuality and or comparative Western hemispheric studies Research on Afro Latin American experiences in the United States will also be considered especially if they are placed in extensive dialogue with similar experiences or racial formations in the rest of the hemisphere Preference will be give to candidates who can demonstrate a solid grasp of their methodology for both research and teaching Events Full Events List News Officials talk reasonable suspicion in Ferguson forum by Linda B Glaser Police Continue Race Relations Talks by Rebecca Blair Associate professor of Africana Studies at Cornell University Riche Richardson discusses the election of Mia Love to congress WHCU News Talk 95 9 Professor Riche Richardson featured on Cornell College of Arts and Sciences Tumblr Professor Olufemi

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  • Events, lectures, seminars, Africana Studies and Research Center
    Events You are here Africana Events lectures seminars Africana Studies and Research Center 2014 2015 November 5 Danielle Terrazas Williams Finer Things African Descended Women Sumptuary Laws and Social Order in Early New Spain October 23 A Conversation with Artist El Anatsui October 16 The Reuben A and Cheryl Casselberry Munday Distinguished Lecture October 7 Man on Ground Film Screening and Discussion with Director Akin Omotoso September 10 Forum on

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  • News, Africana Studies and Research Center
    did what Miroslav Klose does he nicked a goal from close range The ball was bobbing around in Ghana s six yard box from a Bastian Schweinsteiger corner and Klose was on hand to tuck the ball in German coach Joachim Löw had played a hunch bringing on Schweinsteiger and Klose for Sami Khedira and Götze respectively and it paid off as the Germans avoided defeat Full story Alumni endow first Africana studies center lectureship By Linda B Glaser Reuben A Munday 69 MPS 74 and Cheryl Casselberry Munday 72 have created an endowment to support a distinguished annual lectureship at Cornell s Africana Studies and Research Center ASRC The lectureship will bring a leading scholar of African and African American studies to the Ithaca campus annually Full story By Grant Farred World Cup Diary Losing Brazil 2014 to the Future THE WORLD CUP starts today in the country that made football beautiful We should thus be preparing for a carnival of passes and goals a festival of chance I fear however that some of our attention has been diverted claimed by a messy future to be precise Full story Travis L Gosa PhD quoted in Cornell Chronicle Experts offer new finding so youth at research update To show the hazards of teaching hip hop in schools Travis Gosa assistant professor of Africana studies in the College of Arts and Sciences described how a Florida middle school teacher was suspended this year for asking her students to evaluate the literary devices used in a violent sexually explicit rap song Despite this Gosa who is writing a book on hip hop based education said such music and culture can be taught responsibly in a way that reflects an understanding of the history and politics of hip hop and its impression on young people Full story Professor Salah M Hassan featured in the New York Times Ibrahim El Salahi Selected Works 1962 2010 By Holland Cotter Skoto Gallery 529 West 20th Street fifth floor Chelsea Through June 14 A traveling retrospective of work by the Sudanese artist Ibrahim El Salahi one of the leading figures in African and Arab modernism appeared to acclaim at the Tate Modern last summer But despite being organized by an American institution the Museum for African Art now defunct the show found no takers among New York institutions Fortunately Skoto Gallery has filled the information gap with a beautiful reprise in miniature of the larger survey Full story Professor Salah M Hassan featured in ARTFORUM Creative Representation By Cathryn Drake GETTING FROM GENEVA to the eleventh edition of Dak Art the oldest biennial in Africa was like an endurance rally of yore From a confusing new visa policy to organizational tumult the required skill was sheer determination which would serve well on the ground too Full story Dr James Turner Professor Emeritus quoted in Men want My Brother s Keeper expanded to include black females WASHINGTON NNPA More than 200 African American men ranging from a taxi driver to university professors sent a letter to President Obama on Tuesday urging him to expand his Black male initiative to include Black girls and women saying they were surprised and disappointed that the president had sought to include only half of the race to tackle community wide issues Full article Travis L Gosa PhD featured in I m The Realest The Authenticity of Rap s Newest Superstar Iggy Azalea Surely you already know the hook of what s emerging as our clear frontrunner for Song of the Summer I m so fancy You already know I m in the fast lane From L A to Toyko I m so fancy Can t you taste this gold Remember my name Bout to blo o o o o ow Full article Professor Olufemi Taiwo and Senior Lecturer Adeolu Ademoyo appointed to the Premium Times Editorial Board Nigeria s leading investigative news platform PREMIUM TIMES today announced a 17 member editorial board comprising leading academics lawyers journalists and policy makers Full story Dr James Turner Professor Emeritus quoted in Sixty years after Brown by Trevor W Coleman Dr James Turner chairman emeritus of the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University in New York said there s been a steady erosion of support for civil rights since the 1970s The ideological composition and actions of today s Supreme Court coupled with the militant conservatism of Congress prove that far from progressing on civil rights the U S is now embroiled in a second post Reconstruction period he said Full story Travis L Gosa PhD featured on WHCU Morning Newswatch Black billionaires and zero naires Assistant Professor of Social Science at Cornell University Travis Gosa examines the new African American billionaires and the loss of America s black middle class Full interview Travis L Gosa PhD featured on All Things Considered with Audie Cornish From B Boys to Billions A Brief History of Hip Hop As Business Apple is expected to buy Beats Electronics for more than three billion dollars meaning Beats co founder Dr Dre would be close to becoming the first hip hop billionaire Professor Travis Gosa who teaches hip hop culture at Cornell comments on the trajectory of hip hop from the underground to international markets and brands Full interview Travis L Gosa PhD professor of Africana studies and social science says hip hop artist and entrepreneur Dr Dre s transition to the billionaire boys club is a sign of the massive socioeconomic divide within black America If rumors of a 3 2 billion Apple buyout of Beats are true Dr Dre Andre Young will become the first billionaire in hip hop Given hip hop s roots in urban poverty and social exclusion there is much to celebrate about the ability of rappers to make the transition from the streets to corporate boardroom However the addition of Dr Dre to the billionaire boy s club comes with the sobering reality of the massive socioeconomic divide within black America Full story By Robert L Harris PhD Professor Emeritus Now Jet Magazine What Next The recent announcement that Jet Magazine will be produced only online has made it feel like the black world is crumbling around me First the Florida Avenue Grill near the Howard University campus closed They had the best biscuits and rolls anywhere Then Paschals Restaurant in the main terminal of Atlanta s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport closed I used to schedule flights into and out of Atlanta to have time for their fried chicken cornbread and their piece de resistance peach cobbler Now Jet Magazine the black world s town crier griot will no longer have a print edition Full story N Dri T Assié Lumumba Boko Haram Abduction an Outrage with Colonial and Cold War Roots May 7 2014 N Dri T Assié Lumumba is a professor in the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University specializing in African and Diaspora education comparative and international education social institutions African social history and the study of gender The outrageous events of the abduction of schoolgirls by Boko Haram is tragedy that while affecting the lives of real people the girls and their families within Nigeria as a nation state is a reflection of a broader power struggle within the global local nexus of the post Cold War politics and remnant of colonial rule Full story Featuring Professor Noliwe Rooks PhD and Travis L Gosa PhD Professors Supreme Court decision on Michigan affirmative action ban is divisive ignores key issues The U S Supreme Court today handed down a decision that upheld Michigan s ban on using race as a factor in admissions to that state s public universities Full story By Sofia Hu Featuring James Turner Cornell Commemorates Anniversary of Willard Straight Takeover Cornellians gathered in Willard Straight Hall Friday to commemorate the forty fifth anniversary of the Willard Straight Takeover Full Story By Travis L Gosa PhD 20 Years After Illmatic Nas Says American Gun Culture Needs a Remix Clearly rappers aren t responsible for all the gun violence in America despite what Mississippi GOP Senate candidate Chris McDaniel recently claimed But many are culpable for perpetuating and getting rich from the destruction and misery caused by guns To get a cut of the money aspiring rappers are flooding YouTube with music videos that simply involve black teens pointing guns at the camera and threatening to kill other black teens Full story By Noliwe Rooks PhD This Is What Racial Inequality Looks Like Recently two black male high school students made news when they each earned impressive numbers of acceptances to Ivy League Universities Kwasi Enin is a first generation American from Long Island whose parents who are nurses emigrated from Ghana He was accepted into all eight Ivy League colleges Harvard Yale Princeton Brown Columbia Cornell Dartmouth and Penn Read article Featuring Professor Richardson Quilts Reflect Warmth in Many Ways The bare walls of the Eastville Community Historical Society s Heritage House were being covered in splashes of bright colors and cozy comfort on Friday afternoon as a small group gathered to select and hang the 15 quilts chosen for the society s annual exhibit Warmth which opens this Saturday Full article By Travis L Gosa PhD Fear Of Black Pre Schoolers Halting The Preschool To Prison Pipeline Why black children are being funneled into the preschool to prison pipeline Black students particularly Black boys are most likely to be suspended expelled and referred to law enforcement The school to prison pipeline has been well documented for middle and high school students black teenagers are forced out of school onto the streets and ultimately become trapped in the revolving door of crime and incarceration Full article By Travis L Gosa PhD Is It Hip Hop Homophobia Over French Nails and Skirts Battles over fashion expose hip hop s continuing struggle with the boundaries of black masculinity Apparently veteran gangster rapper Snoop Dogg still enjoys defying all the rules of so called authentic black masculinity found in mainstream hip hop culture After reinventing himself as a devoted father and Snoop Lion the reggae infused advocate of black consciousness and universal love he is now using Instagram to promote his fierce duo chrome French manicure complete with marijuana leaf and dollar sign Do real Gs get manis Full article Professor Boyce Davies in line for One Caribbean Media Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature Poet Roger Robinson novelist Robert Antoni and writer Carole Boyce Davies represent Trinidad and Tobago alongside writers from four other Caribbean countries on the long list for the 2014 OCM One Caribbean Media Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature Full article By Grant Farred Ode to an Arsenal Fan It was a portentous 10 days Between February 1 and 10 2014 a strong sense of foreboding haunted me For the past several years I have communicated with Stuart Hall at least three times a year I would email him once on his birthday February 3 and twice a football season Stuart was an Arsenal fan and I am a partisan of God s Own Team He told me that he watched Arsenal with his grandsons My grandfather I told him had been an Arsenal fan at least he wouldn t be overseeing a divided house Full article By Travis L Gosa PhD Why Are White Men Like Michael Dunn So Angry A crisis in white masculinity is killing black teenagers and history says the violence is likely to continue Why are so many white men like Michael Dunn angry Dunn the man found guilty Saturday on three counts of attempted second degree murder for shooting into a car full of black teenagers at a Jacksonville Fla gas station after an argument over loud rap music but not convicted of the murder of Jordan Davis the 17 year old slain in the incident provides some answers Like Trayvon Martin s killer George Zimmerman Dunn s case represents the rage felt by many angry white men in America Full story By Oneka LaBennett A Black History Month Lesson From Beyoncé and Jay Z Lifetime kicked off Black History Month with The Gabby Douglas Story in which the Olympian says Beyoncé inspired her Beyoncé and her husband Jay Z s usual notoriety has been eclipsed lately by heated reactions to Bey s new album and to the couple s Grammys performance which sparked questions about Beyoncé s feminist status and charges that the song Drunk in Love endorses domestic violence Full article By Professor Carole Boyce Davies 12 Years a Slave fails to represent black resistance to enslavement The legendary African American historian John Hope Franklin used to say that black resistance in stories of enslavement tended to be erased in favour of the narratives of domination and degradation Yet scholars tell us that while there was often acquiescence under the inhumane conditions of American slavery there was also always resistance Full story Dasani the Lost Generation and the Hidden Side of Poverty By Noliwe M Rooks All last week the New York Times ran a five part series on homelessness focusing on an eleven year old African American girl named Dasani after the water who has lived almost a quarter of her life in a homeless shelter with her mother stepfather and seven brothers and sisters In Hollywood versions of such stories focusing on poverty and homelessness like the 2006 hit The Pursuit of Happyness staring Will Smith and his son Jaden there is a family at the center of the film for whom we are rooting because they are good people with unquestionable values and strong family bonds The father in the story is homeless yes and raising his son in a shelter but he is smart credentialed hardworking decent and a creative and compassionate parent He ends up charming his way into an executive training program and at the end of the film is rewarded with the financial security we are clear he worked for He was poor but noble educated and hard working Full story By Grant Farred Guest Viewpoint After Mandela South Africa has far to go to achieve true racial equality When presented with a historic opportunity Mandela made no demands on the white population To do sowould have risked even greater white flight to Australia or North America Consequently the opportunitywas missed the effects of which have been catastrophic for the black poor in South Africa Thereallocation of resources was certainly not on the agenda of the scholarly Mbeki laying the ideologicalground for the populist Zuma to oust Mbeki at the 2007 ANC conference The country was set on itsruinous current path Full story By Adeolu Ademoyo How Jonathan and Nigerian Politicians Manufacture Terrorism and Criminality Conscience is an open wound only truth can heal it Uthman Dan Fodio Mujahid Dokubo Asari Mohammed Junaid and Hamzat Al Mustapha do not need any introduction While Junaid is a trained medical doctor Dokubo Asari claims to be a businessman in the Republic of Benin Hamzat Al Mustapha headed the death squad under General Sani Abacha Full story Reflections in Celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela By Professor N Dri Assie Lumumba A short version of an invited presentation delivered in part at the event of Celebrating the Life of Nelson Madiba Mandela Organized by BLACK STUDENTS UNITED BSU With the support and contributions of other Cornell students individually and or as representatives of other student organizations Cornell University Anabel Taylor Chapel Saturday December 14 2013 at 6 30pm Full story South Africa Madiba Nelson Mandela Only the Deep Can Call to the Deep By Adeolu Ademoyo Opinion He gave us many signs that he was leaving But we fell on our knees to beg him not to leave instead of falling on our knees to learn and imbibe his ethics He told us in no uncertain terms that the work of the laborer is finished that he has to leave We said we understood but that he has to stay He trudged on and said I will pass the baton to you Because our ethics failed us we knew but we continued to plead In clear terms he said the worker has completed his task on earth and the infinite is calling Because we never learnt from him we knew but we continued our plea Full story Local Ties to Nelson Mandela Written By Tanja Rekhi ITHACA WENY Cornell Professor Grant Farred grew up during Apartheid in South Africa living day to day with segregation violence and unrest Full story Mandela s Lasting Legacy An Interview with Judith Byfield by David Austin Walsh Nelson Mandela who passed away on Thursday at the age of ninety five has been a global icon for decades His life story is truly the stuff of legend Born into an aristocratic Thembu family in 1918 Mandela saw the imposition of the brutal apartheid regime in South Africa in 1948 became one of the most prominent leaders of the African National Congress before his arrest and imprisonment in 1962 and spent twenty seven years in prison before being released in 1990 becoming a global icon in the process And he wasn t finished After his release Mandela helped to negiotiate an end to the apartheid regime and became the first president of a free South Africa in 1994 campaigning on a platform of national reconcilation And he still wasn t finished by stepping down after a single presidential term and retiring to private life Mandela set a critical democratic precedent for South Africa drawing comparisons to George Washington Full story Professor Edmondson reflects on the death of Nelson Mandela How the right tried to ruin Nelson Mandela Powerful conservatives spent decades trying to take down the South African leader Peter Finocchiaro The most obvious thing you could say about Nelson Mandela is that he died a widely loved man as the Onion facetiously noted yesterday the first politician to be missed What s been somewhat harder to glean

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  • Faculty Staff and Students, Africana Studies and Research Center
    Dri Assie Lumumba Professor Carole Boyce Davies Professor Locksley Edmondson Professor Grant Farred Professor Travis Gosa Assistant Professor Siba Grovogui Professor Salah M Hassan Goldwin Smith Professor Oneka LaBennett Associate Professor Riché Richardson Associate Professor Noliwe Rooks Associate Professor C Riley Snorton Assistant Professor Olúfémi Táíwò Professor Language Lecturers Happiness Patrick Bulugu Lecturer Kiswahili Adeolu Ademoyo Senior Lecturer Yoruba Visiting Scholars and Postdocs Ali Mazrui Honorary Visiting Scholar Danielle Terrazas

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  • Undergraduate studies, Africana Studies and Research Center
    students for a broad range of academic and professional careers relevant to both the public and private sectors The Center has a history of shaping students intellectual discipline creativity and social and political awareness The Center also assists students interested in advanced graduate study for teaching and research law medicine public policy analysis and administration social work community development international affairs and development Each semester the Center offers approximately 23

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  • Graduate studies, Africana Studies and Research Center
    determination liberation and socioeconomic and political development In the twenty first century and nearly fifty years after its inception the ASRC remains committed to continuing academic innovation in this field and to remaining at its forefront theoretically and pedagogically while sustaining its ongoing commitments to activism and community engagement The ASRC has continued to be a site of critical and theoretical dialogues related to topics such as the philosophy of Africana Thought The department whose research is supported and enabled by its John Henrik Clarke Library has advanced toward a more central engagement with gender and sexuality in areas such as Africana women s studies and black queer studies As an institution the ASRC has increasingly shaped the new Africana Studies The work of this field is significant and exceptional at Cornell and in the larger profession for its consistent and sustained critical and theoretical engagement of the concept of race This engagement can be found in the overall models and methods of teaching at Cornell that are truly dynamic In recent years the ASRC s commitments to scholarship and activism have been evident in the faculty s development of programs and projects related to topics such as the prison industrial complex the crisis of Darfur in Sudan race and the presidency academic labor the black radical intellectual tradition Trayvon Martin and Rachel Jeantel and the protests in Ferguson Missouri The ASRC extends the teaching and learning opportunities that we provide in both our undergraduate and graduate classrooms well beyond to service learning projects and community initiatives from local to transnational contexts Graduate Studies The Graduate Field of Africana Studies offers a doctoral program that the Africana Studies and Research Center administers Accepting its first cohort of doctoral students in Fall 2014 the Ph D in Africana Studies is the first of its kind in New York State The program is interdisciplinary in approach and transnational in scope Africa and the African diaspora are studied and taught in their overlapping and intersections with attention to intellectual traditions the latest theoretical discourses in the humanities and social sciences and the most current critical interventions in the field of Africana Studies Areas of Concentration in the Doctoral Program Doctoral programs at Cornell require students to complete a Ph D concentration and one or two minors At the ASRC there are two concentrations to choose from as students gradually define their research and teaching interests during the first two years of the program 1 Historical Political and Social Analysis and 2 Cultural Literary and Visual Analysis These broad concentrations provide students with the freedom to explore areas of inquiry and the flexibility to define research projects in Africana Studies and in other potentially pertinent fields such as history government literary and cultural studies art history music anthropology and sociology This interdisciplinarity is reinforced by the access that students have to Africana s graduate field which consists of both the ASRC s graduate faculty and faculty who belong to the graduate field but who

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