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ASU History Professor Matthew Delmont Wins Guggenheim Fellowship to Study African Americans’ Views on World War II

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Matthew Delmont, a professor of history and Director of the School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies at Arizona State University, has received a Guggenheim Fellowship that will allow him to conduct research on how African American viewed World War II at the time the war was being waged.

“African-Americans rallied around something called the ‘double-victory campaign,’ which meant victory over fascism abroad and victory over racism at home,” Professor Delmont said. “There was a great amount of hope that by proving their patriotism, by proving their service to the country in World War II, things would be different once they got home. In a lot of cases, that didn’t happen.” Dr. Delmont will conduct interviews but he notes that “Black newspapers will be one of the main sources. They had war correspondents embedded in Europe and Asia, and they were dodging enemy fire to bring these stories to the communities in the U.S.”

Professor Delmont is the author of several books including Why Busing Failed: Race, Media, and the National Resistance to School Desegregation (University of California Press, 2016) and The Nicest Kids in Town: American Bandstand, Rock ‘n’ Roll, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in 1950s Philadelphia (University of California Press, 2012). The tentative title for the book that he hopes will come from this research is To Live Half American: African Americans at Home and Abroad During World War II.

Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Professor Delmont is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University and earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in American studies at Brown University. He joined the faculty at Arizona State University in 2014 after teaching for six years at Scripps College in Claremont, California.

Source: Arizona State Historian Wins Fellowship to Study African Americans’ Views on World War II : The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

Ed Gordon Media Announces National Syndication of ‘Conversations With Ed Gordon’

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NEW YORK, NY – Ed Gordon Media announced today the syndication of “Conversations with Ed Gordon,” a quarterly, one-hour special with award-winning journalist and renowned interviewer, Ed Gordon, serving as host and executive producer. The specials will be aired nationally, including on all ten NBC owned and operated affiliates. The first special begins airing April 28, 2013.  Airdates, times and markets can be found on www.edgordon.net/conversations.htm.

Gordon, known for in-depth and exclusive interviews, will do it again with a stellar line-up of guests for the first special. Comedian Kevin Hart, one of today’s hottest entertainers, talks with Gordon on location in Los Angeles about his record-breaking concert tour and hit television show. Hart also confronts recent criticism surrounding a controversial “color” joke.

kevin hart & ed gordonKevin Hart on why he doesn’t address media/social network criticism:

“They want to make something out of nothing.  So if you give ammunition, which is a reply, an excuse or a constant apology, you’re setting yourself up for more comments.”

On wanting to be on the list of the greatest comedians of all-time:

“As long as my name is in there, I don’t care if it’s dead last, as long as I am in there. That means people understood my work ethic and understood that I love to do what I am doing now…making people laugh and that’s it.”

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Washington Post Names Kevin Merida as its 1st black Managing Editor

kevinmeridaThe Washington Post announced Monday that national editor Kevin Merida will be moving up to managing editor.

Merida is the first African-American to hold this position at the legendary publication.

Merida, 56, is replacing Liz Spayd, reports theWashington City Paper.  Spayd resigned after the 2012 presidential election.

The Post‘s executive editor Martin Baron stated in amemo that Merida’s new responsibilities will include “news and features coverage as well as the Universal News Desk.”

Merida joins fellow managing editor John Temple, who will now mainly oversee digital operations at the Post.  Click here to read more on the Washington City Paper.

 

article by Carrie Healey via thegrio.com

University of Arizona Introduces First Ever Hip-Hop Minor

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The University of Arizona has announced that it has created a “Hip-Hop Concentration” minor under the Africana Studies department, the first of its kind for any institution, according to the school’s website.

The course’s objectives are to “provide students with a solid introduction and broad understanding of the origins and developing of the forms of expression that make up hip-hop culture throughout the world: hip-hop dance, rap music, graffiti/tagging, fashion, business, and film.

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Oprah Winfrey and Huffington Post Launch “HuffPost OWN”

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Howard University Announces New Ph.D. Program in Communications

The Board of Trustees at Howard University is moving forward with plans to create a new PhD program in Communications.  The university is also working to develop two new undergraduate programs as well.  The program is designed to help the students at Howard University compete in the changing landscape of American media.   The programs will begin taking students in the fall of 2013.

A Committee of the Future chaired by Dr. Bishetta Merritt, professor and chair of the department of Radio, Television and Film, helped to organize the plan.  The university also used the skills of a panel put together for the express purpose of laying out a strategy for the programs.

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