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.

Feb 19, 2020

"While Black" Creator Visits CLA for Black History Month Conference

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.

Feb 4, 2020

Timothy Welbeck in Temple Now

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. 

Dec 10, 2019

Africology and African American Studies Chair Wins Distinguished Scholar Award

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!

May 9, 2019

Faithe Beadle Wants Students to Live Their Stories

image of Faithe Beadle

A graduating Psychology and Africology and African American studies major, Faithe Beadle wrote a personal story she wasn’t expecting at the College of Liberal Arts. Now she wants other students to do the same.

Feb 27, 2019

Black History Conference Keynote Speaker Tells Philadelphia’s Story

Photo of W.E.B. Du Bois and other founders of the Niagara Movement

UCLA’s Dr. Marcus Anthony Hunter previews his keynote talk at the College of Liberal Arts 16th Annual Underground Railroad and Black History Conference.