Dear Readers, An unprecedented trend escalated this year with the help of parent groups and political actions. Over 2,500 book bans were enacted, affecting 1,648 unique titles by more than 130 school districts across 30-plus states, according to an analysis published Monday by PEN America. The most banned titles include the groundbreaking work of Nobel […]Continue Reading
By Danita Dixon, M. S. Why can’t you swim? The summer months have arrived in the U.S., and families and friends are gathering for events often involving beaches, lakes, and pools. Black people may often be found fashionably lounging close to, or partially in, the water, which may encourage adjacent folk to ask some variation […]Continue Reading
This Memorial Day, UWP Books want to recognize Black and Brown Veterans who fought to regain agency, be relevant, and be seen by not asking for handouts but earning the rights through the lens of being a human being with agency, to live. Preceding the American military, where Black people have volunteered to sign up […]Continue Reading
The conversation has come up now, more often than not, regarding the disparities in educational practices and the unfair opportunity to skip, transcend or navigate the rigorous expectations from scholar to school administration. Even within the K-12 community, the conversation resonates because it impacts so many of us. We are Black and Brown, we are […]Continue Reading
Newschaser is a collaboration that opens the door to succession planning in scholarship from one generation to the next and the application of Afrocentric ideology or African-centered thought as an underlying thematic framework. Newschaser: The Rhetoric of Trump in Essays and Commentaries brings to light some of the most telling aspects of the Trump phenomenon. […]Continue Reading
“Banning critical race theory by playing on people’s fears is one effective way to reinforce the current power structures of inequity.“ By Anjerrika R. Bean, Ph.D. According to Rob Tyrone’s article in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Critical Race Theory (CRT), which until recently was known mostly in academic circles, was mentioned over 1,300 times on Fox […]Continue Reading
“I would rather die in yonder protest than live in a system of racial inequality.”—Sam Sharpe By: Cheyanne Rosier, B.S (Carnegie Mellon University) The witty, superpowered variety often comes to mind when we think about Black heroes. We imagine larger-than-life personalities and cartoonishly evil foes whose criminal plots are thwarted by the forces of justice. […]Continue Reading
The truth is, he doesn’t have to. By Dr. Marquita GammageFull Professor, Africana Studies, California State University, NorthridgeAuthor, Newschaser: Rhetoric of Trump in Essays and Commentaries On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump inauguration as the 45th president of the United States of America was a victory largely predicated on the promise to return America to […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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