Sankofa Lecture Series
Dr. Carr - Intro to Afro American Studies FQ4-4
Dr. Carr - Intro to Afro American Studies FQ4-3
Dr. Carr - Intro to Afro American Studies FQ4-2
Dr. Carr - Intro to Afro American Studies FQ4-1
Cedric Robinson: The Time of the Black Radical with Dr. Joshua Myers Featuring James Early
Join Joshua Myers for a discussion of his latest release CEDRIC ROBINSON: THE TIME OF THE BLACK RADICAL TRADITION featuring James Early About the Book: Cedric Robinson – political theorist, historian, and activist – was one of the greatest black radical thinkers of the twentieth century. In this powerful work, the first major book to tell his story, Joshua Myers shows how Robinson’s work interrogated the foundations of western political thought, modern capitalism, and changing meanings of race. Joshua Myerss is Associate Professor of Africana Studies at Howard University. He is the author of We Are Worth Fighting For: A History of the Howard University Student Protest of 1989 and the editor of A Gathering Together: Literary Journal. Cedric Robinson: The Time of the Black Radical Tradition is his second book. James Early served as assistant provost for educational and cultural programs, assistant secretary for education and public service, and interim director of the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum.
White Space, Black Hood: A Discussion with Professor Sheryll Cashin featuring David Whettstone
Professor of Law, Sheryll Cashin will discuss her latest release, "White Space, Black Hood" with radio host, David Whettstone. Drawing on nearly 2 decades of research in cities including Baltimore, St. Louis, Chicago, New York, and Cleveland, Cashin traces the processes of residential caste as it relates to housing, policing, schools, and transportation. She contends that geography is now central to American caste. Poverty-free havens and poverty-dense hoods would not exist if the state had not designed, constructed, and maintained this physical racial order. Cashin calls for abolition of these state-sanctioned processes. The ultimate goal is to change the lens through which society sees residents of poor Black neighborhoods from presumed thug to presumed citizen, and to transform the relationship of the state with these neighborhoods from punitive to caring. She calls for investment in a new infrastructure of opportunity in poor Black neighborhoods, including richly resourced schools and neighborhood centers, public transit, Peacemaker Fellowships, universal basic incomes, housing choice vouchers for residents, and mandatory inclusive housing elsewhere.
Sankofa Presents: Keeping it Real A Reading and Q&A w/Author Paula Chase
KEEPING IT REAL, Paula Chase's latest release, is a YA novel that explores complex themes centering on friendships, family, and what it means to conform to fit in. Keeping It Real is also a powerful exploration of what happens when parents pick and choose what they shield their children from. Timely and memorable, Paula Chase's character-driven story touches on creativity, art, fashion, and music. A great choice for the upper middle grade audience. (Ages 10-13) About the Author: Paula Chase is the cofounder of The Brown Bookshelf, a site designed to increase awareness of African American voices writing for young readers. She lives in Annapolis, Maryland. Her novels include the acclaimed So Done and its companion, Dough Boys. www.paulachasehyman.com
Land Theft: A Presentation and Q&A with Jillian Hishaw, Esq.
Systematic Land Theft: The History of U.S. Tactics Keeping Tribal Nations From Reclaiming Their Land & Blacks Landless This book is a detailed synopsis about how stolen tribal land was used by white settlers and the federal government to leverage land as collateral to become economically superior over all demographic groups. Jillian Hishaw, has 20 years of professional experience in law, speaking, and writing. Hishaw has worked as an Environmental Planner for a local city, a State Conservation Agency, and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Hishaw has a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Tuskegee University, along with a Juris Doctorate and a Legal Masters (LL.M) in agricultural law from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville.
Sankofa VB Presents: Teaching the Children of Tawahedo: Africa and the Ethio-Judeo Christian Legacy
A virtual lecture of Teaching the Children of Tawahedo: Africa and the Ethio-Judeo Christian Legacy with author, Dr.Ts'gye Rachel Titilayo Leslie. Author: Dr. Ts’gye Rachel Titilayo Leslie is a Pan-African scholar born in Paris, France of Jamaican and Nigerian parents, she was educated in the United States at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and Ludwig Maximillian University in Munich, Germany, Obafemi Awolowo University under the guidance of Wole Soyinka and the Ifa priesthoods of Yoruba religion, and finally at Howard University where she was awarded the Doctor of Ministry for her studies on the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church after studying with the support of the late patriarch His Holiness Abuna Paulos and with the permission of the present patriarch His Holiness Abuna Matthias. Interlocutors: Prof. Ephraim Isaac, Founder of the Department of African and African - American Studies at Harvard University, Director of Institute of Semitic Studies, Princeton, NJ (Retired) Mr. Fentahun Tiruneh, Resource Specialist, Africa and Middle East Division, Library of Congress @Sankofa Video & Books November 4, 2020.
The Golden Apple Vol 3 book presentation by author Edgar Ridley, hosted by Dr. Jeff Menzise.
The Golden Apple Vol 3 by Edgar Ridley, a virtual presentation sponsored by Sankofa Video and Books, November 17, 2020. The third in the author’s series examining the impact of symbols on human behavior, boldly corrects the record on the interpretation of James George Frazer’s classic work, The Golden Bough. Frazer presented how symbolism affects humanity from beginning to end, and Edgar Ridley author takes on Frazer’s critics, such as A.B. Cook and Theodore Gaster. In this volume, the author reminds the reader that symptomatic thought and behavior have shaped every aspect of the genome and has controlled how genes operate throughout the world. Our understanding of genetics and its importance in human life and the changes that we have made throughout the world is based on the event of what the author labels the ‘neurological misadventure of primordial man’. This book describes how Symptomatic behavior and the dynamics of symbolic behavior is the cause of how genes operate in our bodies and how they express themselves in who we are and how we behave. Dr. Jeff Menzise is the host of this book presentaton: Jeff Menzise is a proud graduate of two of our finest HBCUs, receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Fisk University in Psychology and Clinical Psychology, respectively. He finished up his academic training at Howard University majoring in Clinical Psychology with a minor in Developmental Psychology. Along with his Ph.D., Menzise earned a graduate certificate in International Studies with a concentration in Political Science and Information & Culture. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, he maintains his professional and social ties to his hometown by serving as a consultant to several grassroots organizations, educators, and his fraternal lodge: St. John’s No. 3, PHA. Dr. Menzise is active globally and locally. He has worked with Ministries of Education in both the Caribbean and West Africa, providing professional development for teachers, administrators, families, students, and mental health staff.
Gentrification and the Callous Affluent Class : Global Gentrification - April 19, 2009
African Activists, Organizers, and Scholars discuss Gentrification and the Callous Affluent Class, focusing on Gentrification in the Global Context and the connections between gentrification and colonialism. This event took place on April 19, 2009.