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African American Studies Faculty in the News

Superhero Diversity: Improving Diversity in Comic Books, by Brent Moeshlin (Quality Comics, September 2020). Dr. Grace Gipson discusses the history of Black comic book characters.

Dr. Mignonne Guy discusses systemic racism. In this panel discussion from VPM, Dr. Guy discusses the roots of systemic racism.

Mysterious vaping deaths: Why US officials are focusing on flavor, by Heidi Ledford. Dr. Mignonne Guy weighs in on vaping-related illnesses and deaths (Nature, October 2019).

Ghana's newspapers do a fairly good job reporting mental health issues, by Vivian Dzokoto and Annabella Osei-Tutu (The Conversation, November 2018).

(Dis)Trust in Mobile Money in Ghana: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, by Vivian Dzokoto and John Kojo Aggrey (IMTFI, November 2017).

Yet Another Cashlite Stumbling Block: "Alarming" Fraud and Mobile Money Uptake in Ghana, by Vivian Dzokoto and John Kojo Aggrey (IMTFI, October 2017).

How India's Cash Chaos is Screwing Over Their Neighbors--Oops!, by Charu Sudan Kasturi (Daily Dose, June 2017). Vivian Dzokoto, PhD is quoted in this article about the impact of India's decision to ban certain currency denominations.

L'Afrique attend toujours le bonheur en 2017, by Natasia Peteuil (VOA Afrique, March 2017). Vivian Dzokoto is featured in this article about the 2017 Happiness Ranking and Africa. (French)

Special PERSPECTIVES Series on Demonetization in India: Before Money isn't Money Anymore...., by Vivian Dzokoto (IMTFI, February 2017).

Black Lives Matter Under Surveillance, by Brandi Thompson Summers (Public Books, December 2016). AFAM professor Brandi Thompson Summers, PhD discusses the intersections of capitalism and surveillance in the marginalization of black communities.

A conversation with Adam Ewing: Understanding the real legacy of Marcus Garvey (Richmond Times-Dispatch, April 2015). Adam Ewing, PhD discusses the historical background and legacy of Marcus Garvey, Jamaican-born founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA).

 Sweet Cigarillos And Cigars Lure Youths To Tobacco, Critics Say, by Patti Neighmond (NPR News, August 2013). Mignonne Guy, PhD talks to Patti Neighmond of NPR News about her research on little cigars and cigarillos. (Article and audio, with transcript)

Penis-Snatching Panics Resurface in Africa, by Benjamin Radford (Live Science, March 2013). Vivian Dzokoto, PhD is quoted on the phenomenon of penis-snatching panics in Africa.

Can We Close the Mortality Gap? (Zocalo Public Square, December 2012). In this video, Mignonne Guy, PhD participates in a panel discussion on the incidence, morbidity, and mortality rates of cancer in African American community (written summary).

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