Past featured news items
U.S. Congressmen Visit Cuba
December 15, 2006
Considering the Veil
December 13, 2006
Corruption and Abuse in Tanzania's Police System
December 8, 2006
Kenyan President Turns Down Pay Raise
December 13, 2006
New President for Democratic Republic of Congo
December 6, 2006
News Items from 2005-2006 Academic Year
The African and African Diaspora Studies program at BC joins the world in mouring the passing of Mrs. Coretta Scott King. To read more about her life and memorials to Mrs. King, please see the following outside links.
This past fall, Dr. Sarah Willie presented a talk titled Acting Black: Reflections on Race and Campus Life. To view a video of this lecture or for more information about Dr. Willie and her work, please visit the BC Front Row archives.
On Thursday, February 23rd, the inaugural lecture of the New Directions in African Diaspora Research Lecture Series was held. Jennifer Morgan, Associate Professor of History and Women's & Gender Studies at Rutgers State University of New Jersey, presented new demographic information that challenges our understanding of culture and labor in colonial America. Click here to see pictures from this event.
Black Studies becomes African and African Diaspora Studies
The Black Studies Program has been renamed African and African Diaspora Studies, to reflect an expanded focus on African descendants. This interdisciplinary program explores how the slave trade, patterns of labor exploitation, and immigration and migration routes have shaped the experiences of African descendants from Africa, the Caribbean, the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East. In the future, three key themes will motivate the program, globalization, intersectionality, and social justice.