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Student Speaker Contest, Deadline October 25

This year, TEDxJHU is hosting a contest to select speakers for their fall event. Juniors, seniors and graduate students are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit: Interested students can also reach out to with any questions. The deadline to submit is October 25 at 11:59pm.

The Fragility of Solidarity

Dr. Jessica Marie Johnson, professor in the Department of History and board member of the Center for Africana Studies, discusses the “The Fragility Of Solidarity: Family History And Political Identity” in an article on bitchmedia.

Congratulations to Professor Lawrence Jackson!

Congratulations to Professor Lawrence Jackson! His 2016 essay, originally published in Harper’s Magazine and entitled, “The City that Bleeds: Freddie Gray and the makings of an American uprising,” appears in the 2017 edition of the Best American Essays.

Thank you Shvilla Rasheem!

We thank Shvilla Rasheem and the participants at the inaugural Rap Session in Africana Studies for a stimulating discussion on intersectionality and black feminist research!

Article by Assistant Professor Jeanne-Marie Jackson in “The Conversation”

Assistant Professor in the English department and board member Jeanne-Marie Jackson published an article entitled, “New African Literature is Disrupting What Western Presses Prize,” in The Conversation. Read more on the The Conversation US website. The Conversation was launched as a pilot project in October 2014. It is an independent source of news and views […]

“Where Do We Go From Here?” with Lester Spence and Son of Nun 10/19

Join Associate Professor Lester Spence and Son of Nun on October 19 from 7-10 p.m. at 2460 Saint Paul St as the discuss “Where Do We Go From Here.” Lester Spence is an Associate Professor of Political Science, and is one of two co-directors of the Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. […]

Black Faculty and Staff Association Drive for Baltimore Station through 10/28

The Black Faculty and Staff Association is having a drive for the Baltimore Station to collect new towels, washcloths, twin bed linens, pillows, blankets, shower shoes, toothpaste, nonalcoholic mouthwash, toothbrushes, combs, hairbrushes, soap, shampoos, deodorant, socks, packaged underwear, and sleepwear. The drive is on now, through Oct. 28. The Baltimore Station, a rehabilitation center for […]

“Rap Sessions” for Undergraduate Students

The Center for Africana Studies (CAS) is hosting its first undergraduate “Rap Session” on October 11 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the OMA Lounge. The Rap Sessions are for undergraduate students to learn about topics in Africana studies and ask questions about graduate school from current doctoral students. Our first presenter will be Shvilla Rasheem, from Morgan State University, who will come […]