Africology and African American Studies News

Having more African American students than any other Northeastern University means Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts has more opportunities for more interesting stories. The College is proud to call Philadelphia, a majority-minority city, home. Here, we’ve highlighted some of the most exciting happenings from the students, alumni and faculty members who make the Department of Africology and African American Studies the uniquely thought-provoking and problem-solving department that it is. Read their stories below and please contact us if you have a story of your own you think we should tell.

Graphic header of a woman of color and the title of the event "race, racism and anti-racism: redefining the social contract"

Department of Africology and African American Studies Chair Molefi Kete Asante discusses the issues of race, racism, anti-racism and America’s “social contract” ahead of his department’s virtual seminar that will search for ways to redefine that contract.

Assistant Professor Aaron Smith interviewed Professor and Chair, Molefi K. Asante in a recently published article in Vestnik RUDN. International Relations titled "Afrocentricity as the Organizing Principle for African Renaissance". You can read or download the full research article (.pdf).


Photo of MK Asante at desk writing

MK Asante is a best-selling author, an award-winning filmmaker, a recording artist and a Morgan State University associate professor. Now he’s also the keynote speaker at the College of Liberal Arts’ 17th annual Underground Railroad and Black History Conference.

Timothy Welbeck gives his recommendations on media, films and books that represent the African American experience, in honor of Black History. Read the full article titled What to read, watch and see for Black History Month in Temple Now. 

Group shot of awardee's including CLA's Molefi Kete Asante

Congratulations to Africology and African American Studies Chair Molefi Kete Asante on winning the National Communication Association’s 2019 Distinguished Scholar Award!