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African American Studies in the Media

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Why "The Talk" about race isn't limited to Black families

NBC News

Nancy Tolson 
Political expert says there is 'some chance of an upset' in Graham, Harrison race


Todd Shaw 
Black Music  WFUV
Birgitta Johnson
Columbia Celebrates Junteenth  WLTX
Todd Shaw
Aunt Jemima brand to pull image and name, calls it racist WACH FOX
Kimberly Simmons
Long-term inequities put SC minorities at higher risk for coronavirus exposure and death

Post and Courier 

Jason Cummings
NPR National Poetry Month: Nikky Finney


Nikky Finney 
Inside Pete Buttigieg’s last-ditch effort to win black voters in South Carolina
 Los Angeles Times
Todd Shaw
Democratic Presidential Field Falls Flat with Black Students
Voice of America
Todd Shaw
Challenger takes on S.C. Senate race with rags-to-prominence story, record fundraising
 Washington Post
 Todd Shaw
“To Flip and Move and Shine”: Ebony Flowers’ Hot Comb
 The Comics Journals
Qiana Whitted
Can Kanye West Save Gospel Music?
Rolling Stone
Birgitta Johnson
Is nation bracing for a “race war”
 The Big DM – On Point
Harry Singleton
Jim Clyburn’s ‘World Famous Fish Fry’ hooks large crowd
Todd Shaw
USC gets collection of 180,000 comics with first Avengers, Justice League, X-Men
 Post and Courier
Qiana Whitted
The Beat Goes On
Organization: Columbia Metropolitan
Birgitta Johnson


USC Dance Company Performs Contemporary Dance Repertory
Columbia Star
Tanya Wideman -Davis and Thaddeus Davis


The Legacy of Aretha Franklin
 BYU Radio Birgitta Johnson  8/28/2018
UofSC music professor: Aretha Franklin’s legacy goes beyond music
 SC Radio Network Birgitta Johnson  8/20/2018
Journey to Wakanda with the Friends of African American Art & Culture
The Charleston Chronicle Qiana Whitted 4/26/2018
“Charlie’s Place” A renowned South Carolina nightclub
SCETV Birgitta Johnson 4/26/2018
Conway welcome Nikky Finney home Nikky Finney 4/19/2018
Cultural Appropriation
The Big DM Nancy Tolson 3/25/2018
“Black Panther” phenomena in-depth
WIS-AWARENESS Qiana Whitted 3/6/2018
AFAM Studies faculty are OnPoint for Black Panther The BIG DM Qiana Whitted and Seulghee Lee
University of South Carolina unveils statue of first black professor Post and Courier Todd Shaw  2/22/2018
USC Unveils Statue of First African-American Professor ABC Columbia Todd Shaw 2/21/2018
USC’s first African-American professor now honored by statue on campus The State Newspaper Todd Shaw  2/21/2018

Marvel's "Black Panther:" More Than a Super Hero Movie

WLTX TV Seulghee Lee  2/16/2018

"Black Panther" hits the theaters

WIS TV Qiana Whitted  2/16/2018
Author Shares African American Folk Tales with Seniors WLTX TV
Nancy Tolson 2/8/2018

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