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Public Relations Used To Be A Male-Dominated Industry. Female Publicists Are Changing That Public Relations Used To Be A Male-Dominated Industry. Female Publicists Are Changing That https://www.forbes.com/sites/mayarichard-craven/2024/03/06/public-relations-used-to-be-a-male-dominated-industry-female-publicists-are-changing-that/?sh=3090753a64052024-03-06T05:00:00ZForbesArticle quotes UD alumna Alyssa Ashley, who started interning for HBO during her first semester while studying English and Africana studies. "We [women] bring new perspectives to the table. We see the overarching picture." https://www.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2272
For graffiti artists, an abandoned skyscraper in Miami becomes a canvas for regular people to be seen and heardFor graffiti artists, an abandoned skyscraper in Miami becomes a canvas for regular people to be seen and heardhttps://www.wlrn.org/arts-culture/2024-02-28/graffiti-artists-abandoned-skyscraper-miami2024-02-28T05:00:00ZWLRN"Colette Gaiter, professor in the Department of Africana Studies and Art & Design at the University of Delaware, has done extensive research on the intersection of graffiti and activism."https://www.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2266
Dillard Clark Atlanta University Alumna Appointed Director Of National Council For Black StudiesDillard Clark Atlanta University Alumna Appointed Director Of National Council For Black Studieshttps://hbcubuzz.com/2024/02/dillard-x-clark-atlanta-university-alumna-appointed-director-of-national-council-for-black-studies/?fbclid=IwAR2YTzSCuj_XXdLfkHZ5sZ6uA7Wnj4d_AatWHefQ8L0RsMaEqyg7o8RuYvY2024-02-06T05:00:00ZHBCUBUZZNCBS has found a new home in the heart of UD's Africana Studies Department. Leading the way is Assistant Professor Alicia Fontnette, the newly appointed executive director.https://www.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2261
National Council for Black Studies moves headquarters to University of DelawareNational Council for Black Studies moves headquarters to University of Delawarehttps://www.delawarepublic.org/education/2024-02-05/national-council-for-black-studies-moves-headquarters-to-university-of-delaware2024-02-05T05:00:00ZDelaware Public MediaDelaware Public Media reports on the impact of the move and quotes Alicia Fontnette, executive director of the council and assistant professor of Africana Studies. https://www.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2253
Pio Gama Pinto: The Indian activist who became a Kenyan freedom fighterPio Gama Pinto: The Indian activist who became a Kenyan freedom fighterhttps://www.aljazeera.com/features/2023/12/12/pio-gama-pinto-the-indian-journalist-who-joined-kenyas-independence-fight2023-12-12T05:00:00ZAl JazeeraWunyabari O. Maloba, Africana studies, says that activist Pio Gama Pinto, who advocated for Kenya's independence from the British, was assassinated in 1965 because the ruling elite perceived him as a threat. “He had a radical vision and was very much respected by Black Africans so it was extremely important for him to be silenced.https://www.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2199
Author Discussion on Healing the Community Through Black LiteratureAuthor Discussion on Healing the Community Through Black Literaturehttp://mms.tveyes.com/MediaView/?c3RhdGlvbj0yMDAmU3RhcnREYXRlVGltZT0wOSUyZjE5JTJmMjAyMiswMyUzYTM0JTNhNTcmRW5kRGF0ZVRpbWU9MDklMmYxOSUyZjIwMjIrMDMlM2EzNyUzYTQ0JiYmZHVyYXRpb249Mjk3MjkxJm1vZGVkaXRvcm9yZGVycGxhY2VkY2FsbGJhY2s9aHR0cHMlM2ElMmYlMmZ0dmV5ZXMtYXBpLX2022-09-19T04:00:00ZCSPAN2Monica Coleman, Africana studies, draws on her research and the six books she has published to talk about the connection between spirituality and the journey of Black women as well as its impact on the healing of the Black community as a whole. https://www.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2047
Does Stand-Up Comedy Still Have The 'Right To Offend?'Does Stand-Up Comedy Still Have The 'Right To Offend?'https://www.huffpost.com/entry/does-stand-up-comedy-still-have-the-right-to-offend_n_62ba11f1e4b0326883a8a1b52022-06-30T04:00:00ZHuffPostTiffany Barber, Africana studies, says that some comedians haven’t shown enough interest in reevaluating how their comedy can reconnect with today’s world. “I think that society has shifted, even though there are all these isms that persist — racism, sexism, misogyny,” she said. “But there’s a vocabulary that I think everyday folks are able to access and marshal, even if they misuse it, that is causing the disconnect.”https://www.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2030
Delaware offers litmus test for Biden's EJ planDelaware offers litmus test for Biden's EJ planhttps://www.eenews.net/articles/delaware-offers-litmus-test-for-bidens-ej-plan/2022-02-03T05:00:00ZE&E News“The fines don’t seem to be enough to stop that behavior. Many times, the fines are too lax.” Jeffrey Richardson, Africana studies, on efforts to limit pollution in the Route 9 corridor. A Delaware task force is working to meet a White House goal of ensuring that 40 percent of the benefits of clean energy and climate programs reach disadvantaged communities.https://www.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=1817
Ian Alexander Jr.’s death reignites a much-needed mental health dialogueIan Alexander Jr.’s death reignites a much-needed mental health dialoguehttps://thegrio.com/2022/01/24/ian-alexander-death-black-mental-health/2022-01-24T05:00:00ZTheGrio“Mental health isn’t about class. It’s about chemistry, trauma, genetics, experience and all these things put together. Mental health is an equalizer—and all of us can experience that.” Monica Coleman, Africana Studies, on how Ian Alexander Jr.'s death has sparked a discussion around the state of mental health in Black America.https://www.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=1881
The Modern Western Is A ContradictionThe Modern Western Is A Contradictionhttps://www.huffpost.com/entry/the-modern-western-is-a-contradiction_n_61b38246e4b04ae319fee4af2021-12-10T05:00:00ZHuffPost"I think that the issue of the corrective or the reparative is very much at the center of this. It’s a very surface understanding and representation of Black life that’s not even about Black life. It’s about the genre itself.” Tiffany E. Barber, Africana studies and art history, on how "The Harder They Fall," a new movie about Black outlaws in the Wild West, suffers from flat characters in a story that simply replaces the typical white faces of the genre with Black ones. https://www.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=1891

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