Professor James L. Naazir Conyers

  James L. Naazir Conyers, born in New Jersey, educated at Ramapo College, the University of Albany, Cornell University for KiSwahili and Temple University for the PhD, was an extraordinary man, devoted to his two sons whom he raised after the death of his wife, and to his profession. Conyers is credited with writing or […]

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Professor Munashe Furusa

TRIBUTE TO OUR DEAR BROTHER, DR. MUNASHE FURUSA We at NCBS are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Brother Munashe Furusa, Vice-Chancellor of Africa University in Mutare, Zimbabwe, and former NCBS Board member. We extend our deepest sympathies and love and best wishes to his wife, Sister Dr. Zanele Furusa, their daughter, Charlotte, sons, […]

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Dr. Patricia Hilliard-Nunn

Patricia Hilliard-Nunn, whose research brought to light the ugly history of racism and lynching in Alachua County and who advocated for truth and reconciliation over that past, has died. Hilliard-Nunn was known for her calm presence as much as for her relentless exploration of racial history, was a senior lecturer at the University of Florida. […]

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Dr. Perry Hall

  NCBS Statement on the Transition of Dr. Perry Hall by James “Jim” Stewart The recent unexpected transition of Dr. Perry Hall in April 2020 has shocked and saddened the entire NCBS family. Perry’s association with NCBS dates back to the organization’s founding years in the late 1970s. For over four decades NCBS and Africana […]

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Itibari M. Zulu Sr.

In Memoriam of Itibari M. Zulu, Maa Kheru His Voice is True and Justified By Tyrene Wright, Ph.D. City University of New York twright@citytech.cuny.edu & Eric Jackson, Ph.D. Northern Kentucky University jacksoner@nku.edu   Itibari M. Zulu (1953-2019), was the Founder and Senior Editor of Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies (AJPAS) established in 1987. […]

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Dr. Terry Kershaw 

  Dr. Terry Kershaw was Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Cincinnati (2009-2015), recruited from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to develop a M.A. and Ph.D. program in Africana Studies at the University of Cincinnati. He has also served as: Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Sociology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and […]

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Ahmad A. Rahman

Ahmad A. Rahman’s Making of Black ‘Solutionaries’ By Amilcar Shabazz “Africa needs a new type of man. A dedicated, modest, honest and devoted man. A man who submerges self in the service of his nation and mankind. A man who abhors greed and deters vanity. A new type of man whose meekness is his strength […]

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Dr. William A. Little

  William A. Little, emeritus professor and chair of Africana studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills, died on March 1 of complications from a genetic lung disease. Little joined the campus in 1994 as chair of the Department of Africana Studies, a position that he held until 2006. During his tenure at CSU Dominguez […]

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