Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies

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The Black Lives Matter is an international activist movement, originating in the African-American community that campaigns against violence and systemic racism towards Black people founded in 2013 after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the 2012 shooting death of African-American high school student Trayvon Martin, although Zimmerman was charged with Martin’s murder. And as a result, co-founders Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi, expanded their project into a network of over 30 local chapters between 2014 and 2016 via a decentralized network, absent of a formal hierarchy.

This special edition of Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies, titled ‘Black Lives Matter: Culturally Sustaining, Responsive and Relevant Pedagogy in Higher Education’ is designed to examine the goals, objectives, leadership and other details of the movement in regards the pedagogy of Black Lives Matter in higher education (or education in general). Discussion, interviews, art work and other expressive communication that involve Black Lives Matter is welcomed and encouraged. Therefore, we are accepting work that addresses the following themes/topics, although not limited to the list provided:

  • Black human inclusiveness and resilience
  • Black Men and Women: law, police, state/vigilante sponsored violence
  • Black Refugees in Africa, and elsewhere
  • BLM: Co-founder Narratives
  • BLM: critical race practice/theory
  • BLM: global reach
  • BLM: guiding principles
  • BLM and social media
  • Collective work and responsibility
  • Conceptualizing and actualizing culturally relevant pedagogy
  • Conformational leadership
  • Conventional civil rights litigation inadequacies
  • Culturally sustaining pedagogy
  • Exposing racism
  • From Rodney King to Stop-and-Frisk
  • Gender, race, and media representation
  • Historical analysis paradigm: learning lessons for the past to create a future
  • Intersectionality and multidimensionality of oppressions
  • Judicial apartheid
  • Law and culture: constructing race and racial power
  • Leadership
  • Legal and policy issues
  • Legal scholarship deficit
  • Misconceptions about BLM
  • Narratives and counter narratives
  • No justice, no peace
  • Organizational context and strategy: chapter-based, member-led, local empowerment
  • Pervasive institutional racism: White privilege/supremacy power structures
  • Power structure examination and critique
  • Prison industrial complex
  • Scholars, activists, activism
  • Social class, race and gender
  • Social justice
  • White supremacy attempts to silence BLM

Indexing:

A:JPAS is indexed via Academic OneFile (audio availability), EBSCO, Google Scholar, International Index to Black Periodicals, Literature Resource Center, ProQuest, Social Sciences Full Text (WilsonWeb), Thompson Gale, World History Collection, etc.

Terminology:

A:JPAS seeks to use an affirmative African centered logic and language of liberation, therefore, we have decided not to use the term “tribe” or slaves in reference to the African experience. We ask that all contributors acknowledge this policy before submitting content. Hence, the preferred alternative terms and concepts include “ethnic group” and “the enslaved.” Second, in regards to the use of the word black, when it is used to indicate people of African heritage, we recommend that it be capitalized. In regards to describing Africa, the now popular “sub-Saharan Africa” designation is discouraged; thus, our preferred description is ”Africa south of the Sahara desert” or simply, “Africa south of the Sahara.”

Publishing Language:

The major publishing language of A:JPAS is English. However, contributions in languages other than English are acceptable when also presented in English.

All contributions must address the editor of the special edition, Dr. Eric R. Jackson (jacksoner@nku.edu) via a cover letter stating: your name, current public affiliation, location, e-mail address, the title of your contribution, the originality of your contribution, that your contribution is not under consideration anywhere, and that you wish to publish in Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies.

Contributors must submit their contribution to the guest editor in MS word in a Times New Roman typeface via an attachment in an e-mail (etiquette: avoid capitalizing every word in the subject line). The entire work should not exceed 25 double-spaced pages with a concise title, abstract, and current standard citations and references. Within the contribution, do not include page numbers or the title of your contribution on each page; all graphics (charts, tables, photos, etc.) must fit our page measurements; only use endnotes in your contribution (not footnotes), a list of references are needed for each contribution, and in regards to style (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.), use the style most relevant to your standard area of research.

Dates and Deadlines: Please send your abstract by or before April 27, 2018 to Dr. Eric R. Jackson (jacksoner@nku.edu). The acceptance of abstracts will be approved by or before May 22, 2018. Full papers are due by or before August 24, 2018. The edition is scheduled for online placement in October 2018.

Contact Info:

All contributions must address the editor of the special edition, Dr. Eric R. Jackson (jacksoner@nku.edu) via a cover letter stating: your name, current public affiliation, location, e-mail address, the title of your contribution, the originality of your contribution, that your contribution is not under consideration anywhere, and that you wish to publish in Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies

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