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.

Image of student Jamal Parker

The Africology and African American studies major and English minor tells us about his time at Temple University, his love for writing and helping others, and his poem, “Commencement.”

Priest Akinyemi Elebuibon and Chair of the Africology Department Molefi Asanti

The Nigerian priest and author introduced students to the religion of Yorubaland, which comprises parts of Nigeria, Benin and Togo.

Reiland Rabaka at podium speaking to audience

Author. Civil rights activist. Sociologist. Du Bois was many things, including a Pan-Africanist pioneer.

Ibram X. Kendi

Ibram X. Kendi, the 2016 recipient of the National Book Award for nonfiction, told us how his graduate work in Temple's Africology and African American studies department shaped the ideas that comprise his latest book.

Synclaire Arthur and Michaela Moseley

Álvaro Sánchez '17 sat down with classmates Synclaire Arthur '17 and Michaela Moseley '17 to discuss their work mentoring young people in North Philadelphia.