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All In The News tagged "Africana Studies"

Do The Rape Allegations Against Nate Parker Make it Wrong to Support 'Birth of a Nation'?

Yaba Blay, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an Aug. 23 VICE story about Nate Parker, the filmmaker and star of "Birth of a Nation," a new film about the Nat Turner Rebellion. The piece discusses backlash for the film tied to rape accusations against Parker in 1999. 

At Interfaith Service, Hundreds Grieve for Charleston Victims

Yaba Blay, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed in a June 18 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the shootings in a Charleston African Methodist Episcopal church.

Passing as Black

Yaba Blay, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed in a June 17 WHYY-FM “Radio Times” segment about NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal, who manufactured her African-American identity.

Rachel Dolezal

The Difficult Question of Why People Pretend to Be Another Race

Yaba Blay, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a June 12 TIME story about NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal, who manufactured her African-American identity.

Radio Times in Review: Ethnographer Yaba Blay, Writer Jacob Tomsky, Singer Mary Wilson

An interview with Yaba Blay, PhD, assistant teaching professor and co-director of the Africana studies program in the College of Arts and Sciences, was re-aired on WHYY’s “Radio Times” on Feb 6.

Michael Brown and the deadly effects of colorism

Yaba Blay, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and co-director of the Africana Studies program, was quoted in an Oct. 29 Newsworks.org post about the deadly effects of colorism in police confrontations.

Sticky label situation

Yaba Blay, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and co-director of the Africana Studies program, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer story on Oct. 9 about actress Raven Symone asking to be identified as “human” rather than “black” or “gay.”

The Root 100

On Sept. 10, Yaba Blay, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and co-director of the Africana Studies program, was named on The Root’s list of the “Top 100 people in 2014.”

Why an African-American Director Wouldn’t Have Cast Lupita Nyong’o in 12 Years a Slave

Yaba Blay, PhD, an assistant teaching professor and co-director of the Africana Studies program in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a TheRoot.com story on March 1 about actress Lupita Nyong’o.

What Happens to Black History After February?

Yaba Blay, PhD, an assistant teaching professor and co-director of the Africana Studies program in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on Huffington Post Live on Feb. 26 about moving beyond Black History Month.

Book Examines How Many Define Racial Identity

Yaba Blay, PhD, an assistant teaching professor and co-director of the Africana Studies program in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on MSNBC’s “News Nation” on Feb. 25 about her new book (1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race. She was also interviewed on TV One’s “News One Now with Roland Martin” on Feb. 25.