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Congratulations to Dr. Mott!

Congratulations to lecturer Dr. Shani Mott on being awarded the JHU Exploration for Practical Ethics grant. Dr. Mott is joined by Dr. Jennifer Kingsley, senior lecturer and assistant director of the Program in Museums and Society and Dr. Nathan Connolly, Herbert Baxter Adams Associate Professor of History as principal investigators on their project Housing Our […]


Black Graduate Student Association Monthly Meeting

Please join the Black Graduate Student Association for our first Bring Your Own Lunch Event/Monthly Meeting on Wednesday, September 20 at 12:00 p.m. The event will take place in the Charles Commons Private Dining Room. Please bring your own lunch/snacks/coffee and join us for conversation and camaraderie.


Race in America: White House reporter April Ryan to speak at Johns Hopkins University

Veteran journalist April Ryan, a tenacious reporter and a fixture on the White House beat, will speak at Johns Hopkins University on Sept. 12 in the first JHU Forums on Race in America event of the 2017-18 academic year. Ryan, the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks since January 1997, will give her […]


Black Code: A Special Issue of The Black Scholar, Jessica Marie Johnson and Marl Anthony Neal

The Black Scholar is proud to announce the release of “Black Code,” a special issue of the Black Scholar. The guest editors, Jessica Marie Johnson and Mark Anthony Neal, have assembled a collective of digital soothsayers working on the margins of Black Studies, Afrofuturism, radical media, and the digital humanities. Black Code Studies is queer, femme, fugitive, and […]


Lawrence P. Jackson publishes new book on Chester B. Himes

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of English and History Lawrence P. Jackson recently released a new book, Chester B. Himes. Check out NPR’s Maureen Corrigan review of Jackson’s groundbreaking work.


New Co-Directors and Associate Director Named

Katrina Bell McDonald and Lester Spence have been named co-directors, and Nadia Nurhussein has been named associate director and director of undergraduate studies for the Center for Africana Studies as of July 1.


Hidden in Plain Sight

In this video, Center for Africana Studies faculty member Roland Thorpe speaks about the lack of research and data specifically about the unique health needs and challenges of black men.