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  • Spring 2016 News

    February 2, 2016

    (top) "The Gender of Police Violence"  in TIKKUN MAGAZINE (2016) by Nikki Jones. Jones is Associate Professor of African American studies at UC Berkeley. She is the author of Between Good and Ghetto: African American Girls and Inner-City Violence and a forthcoming book, The Chosen Ones: Black Men, Violence and the Politics of Redemption, from which this article is adapted. (bottom) California Winter League (2016) by Chiyuma Elliot. Elliott is an Assistant Professor of African American studies at UC Berkeley. A former Stegner Fellow, Chiyuma has published poetry in the African American Review, Callaloo, PN Review, and other journals. She has received fellowships from the American Philosophical Society, the James Irvine Foundation, and the…

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  • Cops & Robbers: A one-man play

    February 20, 2013

    Hip Hop artist Jinho "Piper" Ferreira plays 15 characters that show the intersections between law enforcement, the media, and the Black community.

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  • Black Graduation

    February 14, 2013

    Keynote speaker:  Phaedra Ellis-LamkinsChief Executive Officer of Green For AllThe theme for this year's graduation is: Proclaiming our Freedom: Paving the Way for a Better Black America. Student Speaker auditions begin Friday, May 10, 2013, 10:30–12:00pm652 Barrows Hall For more information visit the Black Graduation page

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  • Photos From Professor Mchombo’s Group Trip To Kenya

    February 13, 2013

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  • Renaissance Night

    February 13, 2013

    UC Berkeley African American Department Honors Athlete Scholars Host: Marc Lamont Hill- Celebrity Personality Keynote Speaker: Isiah Thomas- NBA Hall of Famer Special Guests * Amar'e Stoudemire- New York Knicks * Shareef Abdur-Rahim- Former NBA Players & Sac Kings Asst Coach 6:00pm -Pre- Reception7:00pm- Dinner Program For more information contact D. R. Roberts Event Mgmt 510 654-5335 or email droberts@robertsevents.com

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  • Black History Month Events

    February 13, 2013

    The schedule for the talks is below: * February 5 - Jordan Camp * February 12 - Simone Browne * February 19 - Nikki Jones * February 26 - Joao Vargas The topics are: Jordan Camp - Interpreting the Crisis: Race,Housing, and the Carceral Turn in Los Angeles Simone Browne - B(R)anding Blackness: BiometricTechnology and the Surveillance of Blackness Nikki Jones - "The camera rolls": What VideoRecords Can Teach Us About Routine EncountersBetween Young Black Men and the Police Joao Vargas - "War Theater: Police Operations and Sport Mega Events in Rio de Janeiro

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  • Recent Pictures From Black Wednesday

    February 13, 2013

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  • THE DIASPORA special issue on BlackLivesMatter

    February 13, 2013

    Insurgency: The Black Matter(s) Issuewww.thediasporablackmattersissue.comThe fall edition of The Diaspora, a biannual publication of the Department of African American Studies at UC Berkeley, is now live!  Please visit the link above and share widely."Black lives matter. However, what that actually means to people in different locations, with different experiences and different life chances is decidedly more complicated. The complexities of mobilizing against anti-Black racism is reflected in the naming of this issue—aiming to be in conversation with the ongoing struggles in the streets and the assertions of Black humanity online, while at the same time reflecting the peculiar position of Black scholars writing from the ivory tower. The…

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  • Articulate While Black: Barack Obama, Language and Race in the U.S.

    October 10, 2012

    H. Samy Alim, Associate Professor in the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Interdisciplinary Policy Studies in Education (SHIPS) and Educational Linguistics, Stanford University Barack Obama is widely considered one of the most powerful and charismatic speakers of our age. Without missing a beat, he often moves between Washington insider talk and culturally Black ways of speaking--as shown in a famous YouTube clip, where Obama declined the change offered to him by a Black cashier in a Washington, D.C. restaurant with the phrase, "Nah, we straight." Articulate While Black addresses language and racial politics in the U.S. through an insightful examination of…

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