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Voice of Black Studies Blog
Monday, April 20 2015

Peace and Blessings NCBS Family

We warmly welcome you to the new Voice of Black Studies and to our organization!

Over thirty years ago, scholars and teachers in the field of Black Studies came together to develop an organization whose primary purpose was to promote and defend the discipline. That organization, the National Council for Black Studies, remains in the forefront of the discipline today. Central to the workings of the organization is an active Board of Directors that represents the national and international interest of the discipline.

The growth of the discipline can be attributed significantly to the advocacy and action of the hundreds of individuals that served on the NCBS Board members between 1975 and today. I am honored to serve as NCBS president. On behalf of the NCBS, I am pleased to welcome you to our Newsletter and hope that you will help us help you by engaging with us.

A few changes have happened since the last Voice of Black Studies. I am happy to announce and welcome two new board members to our board – Dr. Alfonso Simpson from Western Illinois University and Dr. Bertis English, of Alabama State University. Dr. Bertis English will be leading the effort to publish the International Journal of Africana Studies. A call for Papers will be issued soon so make sure you are checking all the ways we communicate with you.

The National Office is now under the directorship of Ms. Clara Matonhodze. Clara brings with her a wide range of skills that will help NCBS position itself as a strong organization true to its mission to promote academic excellence and social responsibility in the discipline of Africana/Black Studies through the production and dissemination of knowledge, professional development and training, and advocacy for social change and social justice.

As we start planning for our 40th Anniversary Conference, we urge you to assist us by talking about the conference, signing up on time for panels and sessions and submitting all needed materials in a timely manner. As Chair of the Student Committee, I strongly encourage all our Faculty members to encourage students to submit essays for the Student Essay competition, apply for membership to the Honor Society and the Keto Fellows Program.

The purpose of the Tsehloane C. Keto Fellows Program is to provide leadership training to the next generation of young scholars and professionals who will assume positions of responsibility in the field of Africana Studies and in the African Diaspora community.  Participants in the program will be exposed to a variety of settings where they will have the opportunity to observe, participate, examine and exercise leadership skills in a national organization.

We want this to be the best conference yet to showcase all the wonderful research and work that you and your students you do!

Light, Grace, and Balance,

Georgene Bess Montgomery
President, National Council for Black Studies (NCBS)
Clark-Atlanta University
Department of English

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