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International Journal of Africana Studies


Celebrating Student Excellence


Honor Society Nominations, Fellows Programs

43rd Annual NCBS Conference
March 6th-9th, 2019

The DoubleTree by Hilton - New Orleans

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ESSAY GUIDELINES:

  1.  Essays should focus on ANY aspects of the Africana experience, i.e. art, education, history, literature, politics, psychology, social issues, and policy issues.
  2. The essay must be:
  • Typed in Microsoft Word software
  • Not to extend more than 25 pages in length, inclusive of reference and bibliography pages.
  • Double-spaced with one inch margins-left to right and –top to bottom.
  • Students are asked to document sources with either MLA or the APA style guide.
  1. A cover sheet is a must. On your cover sheet (separate from the rest of the essay) only include: your name, mailing address, telephone number, name of the college you attend, and your class status i.e., freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student and name of faculty advisor).
  2. DO NOT type your name on ANY of the pages. Reviewers must NOT have any identifying clues from your paper.
    DO NOT reveal your college/university affiliation anywhere in the document
  3. Submit your essay electronically to: studentessay@ncbsonline.org or mail to:  National Council for Black Studies, University of Cincinnati, 3514 French Hall West, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45221
  4. Submission deadline is 12pm EST JANUARY 16, 2019

A note to our student submitters:

Thank you for submitting your essay for consideration.

We deeply appreciate the time and effort in preparing the essay. All essays are considered through a blind process. If your essay is not selected as a winner, please do not be discouraged, you can submit again the following the year. Essays that do not win are not an indication of poor quality as we receive stellar essays, but just a reflection of the competitive nature of the program. We would like to provide feedback to all submitted essays, but due to the sheer volume of essays received, this is not possible.

Winners of the competition are strongly encouraged to attend the NCBS conference to participate in the celebratorial luncheon.

NCBS Student Essay Committee


Student Essay Competition
Student Essay Submission1

2017 Student Essay Competition Winners

Graduate Essay Winners

Hadrakel Reuven

Clark Atlanta University

"Quantum Physics as Deconstruction Criticism in Daniel Black's Perfect Peace and Tina Ansa's The Hand I Fan With"

1ST PLACE WINNER

Amber Reid

Clark Atlanta University "When the Spirit Says Move: The Aesthetics of Balck Dance and Achievement of Communal Healing"

2ND PLACE WINNER

Alexis Crook University of Louisville "Health Disparities and Racialized Medicine: A Growing Crisis in the U.S."

3RD PLACE WINNER

Undergraduate Essay Winners

Sukhai Booker

Howard University

"An Intersectional Analysis of the Life of Ida B. Wells"

1ST PLACE WINNER

Zakkiyya West 
San Diego State University "Structural Determinism Hinders Renal Transplantation Equity Among African Americans"

2ND PLACE WINNER

Hawk McFadzen
California State University, Dominguez Hills "Food Access, Its Impact on Healthy Eating in Los Angeles, and the Role of Urban Agriculture in Changing Consumer Behavior"

3RD PLACE WINNER

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National Council for Black Studies, Inc.
Promoting Academic Excellence and Social Responsibility

University of Cincinnati
Department of Africana Studies
3514 French Hall West
Cincinnati, OH 45221

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