George Yancy of the New York Times is conducting a “series of interviews with philosophers on race”. The 11th interview in the series is with Dr. Asante. Click here to read the article. read more →

The Department of African American Studies would like to congratulate Dr. Ama Mazama on her recent publication in the Washington Post. Ama Mazama (aka Marie-Josée Cérol) is Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Programs of the Department of Africa American Studies at Temple University. To read the article “Racism in schools is pushing more.. read more →

Thank you Mr. Lasana Hotep

September 22, 2014

Lasana Hotep visited the Temple University Department of African American Studies on Friday September 19th. Lasana Omar Hotep is a consultant, educator, and researcher committed to providing insight and practical strategies in the arenas of student development, cultural awareness, Hiphop history, and organizational efficiency.  He uses the mediums of public speaking, workshop facilitation, panel discussions,.. read more →

Nelson Mandela is an Ancestor

December 10, 2013

Africa has lost one of its greatest sons. On December 5, 2013, Nelson Mandela went home to the Ancestral World. The world is lighter today and the African ancestral world is heavier. Some people pass away and it takes time to assess their histories; others pass away and you know by their works that they.. read more →

October 17th Conference at Temple University celebrates the achievements of the field of African American Studies PHILADELPHIA.  Temple University’s Department of African American Studies will celebrate its 25th anniversary of offering the doctorate degree with a conference of outstanding alumni in October and a yearlong intellectual conversation in the discipline with numerous national and international scholars.  The.. read more →