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African American Studies Program

  • Qiana Whitted being interviewed

African American Studies in the Media

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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


5 minutes with Dr. Qiana Whitted, comic book author and UofSC professor

The State

Qiana Whitted


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

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.