Recent News

August 11, 2016

Dr. Sonja Peterson-Lewis has taken a sabbatical leave for the academic year, 2016-17. She will be researching discrimination against lower income African Americans in Florida by corporations and government entities that discount harm to environments occupied by African Americans.   Dr. Kimani Nehusi has just published his long anticipated classic, Libation: An Afrikan Heritage in.. read more →

Temple University 2004 African American Studies PHD, Dr. Virgilette Nzingha Gaffin Receives Recognition For her work on African American Studies at Cheyney University, February, 2016. Dr. Frank G. Pogue, Interim President of Cheyney University, stands with Dr. Virgilette Nzingha Gaffin (r) after she gave the keynote address at Cheyney’s first Black History Month event for.. read more →

Melanie McCoy, former President of the Undergraduate Association of the Department of African American Studies, was admitted into every graduate program she applied to for the Masters. She has decided to accept the offer to attend Georgia State University for its concentration on academic excellence and social responsibility.  We are very proud of Melanie.  Over.. read more →

Professor Molefi Kete Asante has recently published three new books Professor Ama Mazama’s new book has been reviewed and is creating a sensation in education Professor Kimani Nehusi’s newest book on Libations is the first such book in the field; it is out now The Department will celebrate all of these books at our Book.. read more →

Professor and Filmmaker, Dr. Niyi Coker, Jr., Desmond Lee Professor of Theatre at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, and the first PhD student to graduate in African American Studies from Temple University has won two awards for his film, “OTA BENGA” from the London International Film Festival of 2016.  Dr. Coker’s film was nominated.. read more →