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October 25, 2021

Jerome Taylor: A Pitt professor's legacy of uplifting Black students

As Black students protested to make the University of Pittsburgh more equitable, one professor saw a chance to uplift Black students. More than 50 years later, the school is still learning from...

October 19, 2021

Yolanda Covington-Ward publishes new edited volume, Embodying Black religions in Africa and its Diasporas (co-edited with Jeanette S. Jouili)

The contributors to Embodying Black Religions in Africa and Its Diasporas investigate the complex intersections between the body, religious expression, and the construction and transformation of...

October 19, 2021

Christel Temple is awarded the CLA Book Award for her book Black Cultural Mythology

Christel N. Temple, a professor with Pitt’s Department of Africana Studies in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, has received the 2021 College Language Association's (CLA) Book...

October 19, 2021

Michele Reid-Vazquez is awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities grant

Michele Reid-Vazquez, associate professor of Africana Studies, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for Higher Education grant for her proposed institute, “...

October 19, 2021

Michele Reid-Vazquez does Take-away Interview on NPR on Afro-Latinidad

Afro-Latinidad, Latino, Latinx and Hispanic are terms used to identify people from Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. But which one is right?