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NO! The Rape Documentary

NO! The Rape Documentary is a Ford Foundation-funded, award-winning, internationally acclaimed film that addresses the international atrocity of heterosexual rape and other forms of sexual violence through the experiences of Black people in the United States. NO! also examines how rape is used as a weapon of homophobia. Continue reading »

Rashida Braggs Wins Berger-Carter Jazz Research Award

Rashida K. Braggs, assistant professor of Africana Studies, has received a grant from the Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies (IJS) to continue her research on jazz. Braggs received the grant for her new research titled In the Shadow of Josephine: Migrating Jazz Women Negotiate Racial and National Identity.The… Continue reading »

2015–2016 Sterling Brown Visiting Professor | Aishah Simmons

  Aishah Shahidah Simmons, the 2015–2016 Sterling Brown Visiting Professor of Africana Studies, is an award-winning African-American feminist lesbian independent documentary filmmaker, television and radio producer, published writer, international lecturer, associate editor of The Feminist Wire and activist based in Philadelphia, PA. She is currently an… Continue reading »

In Memoriam: Morlene T. Magoronga

  Africana Studies mourns the loss of Morlene Magoronga. A 2014 graduate of Williams, Morlene was a Psychology major and an Africana Studies concentrator. At the time of her death, Morlene was a fellow at Bridge International Academies in Boston, MA, where… Continue reading »