Politics of Black Hair
The University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Africana Studies, in conjunction with
the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race and Politics in the South of the
Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University, present a day-long symposium on
the politics of Black women’s hair.
Friday, March 1, 2013 9 AM – 5 PM
Black Thought and Culture
Black Thought and Culture contains 1,297 sources with 1,098 authors, covering the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans. Particular care has been taken to index this material so that it can be searched more thoroughly than ever before. Where possible the complete published non-fiction works are included, as well as interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamplets, letters and other fugitive material.
Trayvon Martin Symposium
Theory & Event, Volume 15, Issue 3, 2012 (online through Project Muse)
These essays by scholars in the areas of law, philosophy and politics explore issues of publicity, racial violence, jurisprudence, and the rationalizations of acts conducted by private citizens and agents of state under the rule of law.
Social Security Changes Could Hurt Blacks Most. By Maya Rhodan, BlackVoiceNews.com. Thursday, May 9, 2013.
Civil Disobedience Leads to Arrests at NC General Assembly | NC NAACP. . YouTube.com, April 29, 2013.
Antique Film of Black Ballplayers Surfaces, and Their Diamond Is a Plantation. By Robbie Brown. New York Times, April 29, 2013.
'Mixed Kids Are the Cutest' Isn't Cute? By: Jenée Desmond-Harris. The Root, April 8, 2013.
Celebrating Black Beauty and Advocating Diversity. By Andrew Adam Newman. The New York Times, April 18, 2013.
Civil Rights, One Person and One Photo at a Time. By Maurice Berger. New York Times, April 22, 2013.
Al Neuharth, Diversity Champion, Dies at 89. By Richard Prince. The Root, April 21, 2013.
UF has a new African American Studies Major!
Brazil fashion show's 'Afro hair' sparks criticism. BBC News, March 21, 2013.
Chinua Achebe, African Literary Titan, Dies at 82. By Jonathan Kandell. New York Times, March 22, 2013.
When 'Negro' was in vogue. Baltimore Sun, March 4, 2013.
A Divide on Voting Rights in a Town Where Blood Spilled. By Campbell Robertson. New York Times, March 1, 2013.
Life is brighter in Gainesville's Porters neighborhood. By Brittany Ann Morrissey. Gainesville Sun, February 19, 2013.
The Harlem Shakedown:How a silly viral video craze completely overshadowed the origins of a beloved old-school dance. By Tamara Palmer. The Root, February 15, 2013.
Mob descends on Turlington for 'Harlem Shake' flash mob. By Samantha Schuyler. Gainesville Sun, February 15, 2013.
Basketball History Hangs at NYArena: Vintage photos from the Black Fives Negro League school today's NBA fans at the Barclays Center. By Hillary Crosley. The Root, February 10, 2013.
This Week in History from Blackfacts.com
Library West 503
CSRRR 2013 Spring Lecture Panel
AT CLOSE RANGE: UF Scholars Analyze the Curious Case of Trayvon Martin
The Levin College of Law Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations (CSRRR)
10th Annual Spring Lecture & Panel Discussions
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
270 HOL, UF Law, Noon
The Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations’ 10th annual Spring Lecture & Panel Discussions, “At Close Range: The Curious Case of Trayvon Martin,” will feature New York Times visual op-ed columnist Charles Blow.
Participants include UF faculty and graduate students from history, journalism, African-American studies, sociology, anthropology, law, education, political science, English, philosophy and health services research. Panelists will discuss a range of topics including racial bias and media perspectives and will recommend policy changes.
Blow joined The New York Times in 1994 as a graphics editor and quickly became the paper’s graphics director, a position he held for nine years. Blow went on to become the paper’s design director for news before leaving in 2006 to become the art director of National Geographic Magazine.
Blow often appears on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, Starting Point and AC360. He has also appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, the Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell and Hardball with Chris Matthews, Headline News’ The Joy Behar show, Fox News’ Fox and Friends, the BBC and Al Jazeera, as well as numerous radio programs.