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No Country for the Needy: Trump’s Immigration Lockdown

November 4, 2021

Humanitarian aid and human rights, not detention and deportation, must be at the center of U.S. immigration policy moving forward. Looking back at the original article written for Newschasers: The Rhetoric of Trump in Essays and Commentaries in 2017, Luqman Abdullah updates his research and commentaries post-Trump presidency. By: Dr. Luqman M. Abdullah Humanitarian aid […]

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Purpose, Passion, and Action: Reclaiming the Sacred Space of Community

October 25, 2021

As Black women scholars, we often struggle with the repetition of the introduction speech when we enter new spaces as we negotiate our identities and purpose. Particularly spaces that may not seem safe or are adversarial towards our credentials, scholarship, or simply our being.   It is one thing to be defined by others but defining […]

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The Bluford Series: Black Books/White Authors

October 18, 2021

Now, nearly two decades after the release of the first Bluford novel, a social media influencer made it widely known that the authors were White. The shock and betrayal were felt throughout popular online spaces, and it became clear that the writers of the series were previously protected by the fact that other authors of […]

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Lies | A Poem By Ayo Sekai

October 16, 2021
Ayo Sekai - Lies [a poem]

Lies! Lies! Lies! Lies all around us Lies melting off their tongues like the dribble off a baby’s lip Lies so Profound They dig deep into the hearts and souls of my ancestors, and I hear them scream Lies! Lies! Lies! Lies about where I came from Lies about the mother of civilization From where […]

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UWP CONVERSATION REPLAY: Reynaldo Anderson talks about Afrocentricity, Afrofuturism, and being UWP’S Editorial Director on The Reading Circle with Mark Medley

October 14, 2021

In a recent interview, Reynaldo Anderson talks about Afrocentricity, Afrofuturism, and being UWP’S Editorial Director on The Reading Circle with Mark Medley. Listen to the replay on our community page.

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Recalling the Founding of the ‘Journal of Black Studies’ a Half-Century Ago

October 7, 2021
UWP News & Information

Originally Published on 09/27/2021 By Social Science Space #SagePublishing In 1969, a University of California, Los Angeles professor, Dr. Molefi Kete Asante, and economics Ph.D. student, Robert Singleton, approached Sage Publication with their idea to edit a journal that would be a full analytical and historical portrait of the emerging field of Black Studies. Dr. Asante, the first […]

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The Afrocentric School [a blueprint] Sample Deck

August 26, 2021

The Euro-Arabic schooling of people has been critical to maintaining power over the spiritual, psychological, political, social, and economic development of Africa and her Diaspora across the world. In Africa, and outside of Africa, black and brown children are frequently alienated from their roots and made to believe that they have no culture, no science, […]

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Universal Write Publications represent the voices of the African Diaspora by publishing and promoting academic books and articles that enhance literacy and broaden worldviews through collective research using interdisciplinary theories with an emphasis on African and Black-centered scholarship.

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