The mission of Africana Studies is to be a clearinghouse of knowledge for the broadly conceptualized African-derived experience, a project unified by a vision to maintain and manage a structured curriculum based on a disciplinary paradigm and on the African-centered worldview, both of which reinforce academic and practical orientations, behaviors, and policy, This includes the study, research, interpretation, and dissemination of knowledge pertaining to affairs and experiences of African-identified societies in North America, Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, South and Central America, and other regions of the Diaspora.
Dr. Michael Tillotson's story on the front page of the Post-Gazette regarding his book “Invisible Jim Crow: Contemporary Ideological Threats to the Internal Security of African-Americans" and the Clinton's
Congratulations to Dr. Michael Tillotson on manuscript, F.O.R.T.: The operational basis for African-centered Africana Studies" that has been accepted for publication in Journal of Black Studies.
Director of Jazz Studies Geri Allen (Music) nominated for a Grammy Award for her co-produced album "Concert by the Sea".
Professor Terrance Hayes (English) nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award for his book "How to Be Drawn".