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The National Council for Black Studies
44th Annual Conference
Call for Papers:  “Fields and Functions of Africana Studies:  Mapping Terrains of Research, Teaching and Resistance”

The National Council for Black Studies for its 44th Annual Conference is accepting abstracts for panel sessions, individual paper presentations, round-table discussions, poster presentations, and town hall meetings that explore the fields and functions of Africana Studies and its continuous development and advancement.

Submit a 150-250 word abstract for a panel to Each panelist will need to submit their panel subject and abstract. The panel chair submits the topic and panel participants. Individual paper and poster presentations are also welcome. For roundtable discussions submit a 150-250 word abstract that explores the discussion topic.

First consideration and expedited responses to abstracts given to NCBS members, so you are encouraged to join, click here.  You must be a registered attendee of the conference in order to present.  Click here, to register.

Submission Deadline: Friday, January 31st, 2020.

Black Male and QUEENS Focus Group at Henry Ford College
2nd Annual Black Male Retention:  Best Practices & Student Success Conference

The Black Male and QUEENS Focus Group at Henry Ford College is seeking sessions for their conference that address the following issues, but will not be limited to the following issues:

History of Black education/Artistic productions/Black participation in STEM & STEAM/Black history/Economics/Entrepreneurial ventures/Black male retention (best practices)/Female/male relationships/Spirituality/Afrocentrism/Black studies

If you are interested in presenting at this upcoming conference, please send the required materials to Dr. Kalvin DaRonne Harvell ( Founder & Conference Chair) at by February 10, 2020.

Submission Deadline Extended:  February 10, 2020