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2019 Boren Awardees

Center for African Studies
Congratulations to Diane Ijoma and Darryl L. Jones II for being selected to receive the prestigious 2019 David L. Boren Award!

Grant for Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) serving DC’s African constituents

DC Mayor’s Office on African Affairs (MOAA)
The Mayor’s Office on African Affairs (MOAA) is soliciting grant applications from qualified Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) serving the District of Columbia’s African constituents [residents and/or business owners] - for its FY 2020 African Community Grant. Deadline for Electronic Submission: 5:00PM on Monday July 1, 2019.

Pluralities of Faith: Experiencing the Distinctive Islam of West Africa

Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)
In this essay, Sobia Saleem, a 2019 participant in CAORC’s faculty development seminar to Senegal, writes about her visit to the Great Mosque of Touba and experiencing West Africa’s distinctive Islamic traditions.

Congratulations to HU Zulu Students!

Howard Newsroom
Howard University Students Claim All 15 Spots For Annual Fulbright-Hays Zulu Group Project Abroad

Broadcast Journalism Professor Jennifer Thomas To Be Key Speaker For The 2019 World Press Freedom Week In Lagos, Nigeria

Howard Newsroom
Jennifer Thomas, assistant professor of Media, Journalism and Film in the Cathy Hughes School of Communications, has been tapped as the key speaker of the 2019 U.S. Speaker Program on Press Freedom and Free Speech in Lagos, Nigeria.

Single Mother Scholarships

Each year, Huggable awards $2,000 in college scholarships to high-achieving students who are supported by single mothers (or who may be single mothers themselves).

MSU African Studies Center is Hiring

Michigan State University
Michigan State University African Studies Center is looking to hire an Outreach Assistant Director and a Project Manager.

Funding opportunity for African grad students in the U.S.

Institute of International Education (IIE)
IIE is pleased to announce a competition for the Richard A. Horovitz Fund, dedicated to African artists and scholars in the humanities and social sciences.

View photos and recap from the 2019 Nankama African Dance Conference

Department of Theatre Arts
The 2019 Nankama African Dance Conference (NADC) was a two-day immersion in Africana performance scholarship and African and African diaspora dance and drum workshops.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Edited book on contemporary movements around Black/African women’s bodies

Department of African Studies
Current scholarship has not been able to keep up with on the ground mobilizing around Black women’s lives on the African continent or in the African Diaspora. We are seeking contributions from scholars and activists across Africa and the African Diaspora that will contribute to current conversations around African women’s bodies in Africa and in the African Diaspora.