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Journal of Black Studies

Journal of Black Studies


eISSN: 15524566 | ISSN: 00219347 | Current volume: 55 | Current issue: 5 Frequency: 8 Times/Year

For the last half-century, the Journal of Black Studies has been the leading source for dynamic, innovative, and creative research on the Black experience. Poised to remain at the forefront of the recent explosive growth in quality scholarship in the field of Black studies, the Journal of Black Studies is published eight times per year. This means a greater number of important and intellectually provocative articles exploring key issues facing African Americans and Blacks can now be given voice.


The scholarship published by the Journal of Black Studies covers a wide range of subject areas, including: Society and Social Issues * Afrocentricity * Economics * Culture * Media * Colonialism and Decolonization * Literature * Language * Heritage * Biology

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The Journal of Black Studies is a leading source for dynamic, innovative, and creative approaches to scholarship on the Black experience across the globe. JBS welcomes contributions from a wide range of subject areas, including: society and social issues, Afrocentricity, economics, culture, media, colonialism and decolonization, literature, language, heritage, and biology.

Editor in Chief
Christel Temple University of Pittsburgh, USA
Deputy Editor
Bayyinah Jeffries University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
Book Review Editor
Taharka Ade San Diego State University, USA
Editorial Board
Adisa A. Alkebulan San Diego State University, USA
Elijah Anderson Yale University, USA
Reynaldo Anderson Temple University, USA
Arnetha F. Ball Stanford University, USA
Herman Beavers University of Pennsylvania, USA
Ngarsungu Chiwengo Creighton University, USA
Pero Dagbovie Michigan State University, USA
Michael Dawson University of Chicago, USA
George Sefa Dei University of Toronto, CA, Canada
Junot Diaz Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Marquita Gammage California State University, Northridge, USA
Michael Gomez New York University, USA
Lewis Gordon University of Connecticut, USA
Ronald Jackson II University of Illinois, USA
Maulana Karenga California State University, Long Beach, USA
Yoshitaka Miike University of Hawaii, USA
Suzuko Morikawa Chicago State University, USA
D. Zizwe Poe Lincoln University, USA
Simphiwe Sesanti University of South Africa, South Africa
Amilcar Shabazz University of Massachusetts, USA
Brenda Stevenson University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Christel Temple University of Pittsburgh, USA
Michael Tillotson SUNY Cortland, USA
Shi-Xu Zhejiang University, China
Reviewer Board
Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh University of Oregon, USA
Adisa Alkebulan San Diego State University, USA
Abena Amoah-Ramey Indiana University Bloomington, USA
Nah Dove Temple University, USA
Simone Drake The Ohio State University, USA
Amoaba Gooden Kent State University, USA
Mawuena Kossi Logan Univeristy of Louisville, USA
Joshua Myers Howard University, USA
Mope Ogunbowale SUNY Buffalo, USA
Townsand Price-Spratlen Ohio State University, USA
Reiland Rabaka University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Amilcar Shabazz University of Massachusetts, USA
Aaron Smith Temple University, USA
Ronald J. Stephens  
Khonsura A. Wilson California State University, Long Beach, USA
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