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Submissions from 2021

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Did Europe Bring Homophobia to Africa?, Bright Alozie

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PSU Proposes Race Studies Mandate, Beverly Corbell and Ethan Johnson

Roberta Hunte: I Feel Rage (Episode 11), Roberta Hunte and Bobby Bermea

Understanding the Afro-Ecuadorian Educational Experience: Anti-Blackness, Schooling, and the Nation, Ethan Johnson

Submissions from 2020

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Black Freedom Beyond Borders: Memories of Abolition Day, Amber Butts, Ayize Jama-Everett, Calvin Williams, Donte Clark, Lisa Bates, Naudika Williams, Shawn Taylor, Walidah Imarisha, and Amir Kadar

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Healthy Birth Initiatives: The Road Toward Reproductive Justice, Roberta Hunte, Susanne Klawetter, and Sherly Paul

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We are BRAVE: Expanding Reproductive Justice Discourse through Embodied Rhetoric and Civic Practice, Roberta Hunte and Catherine Ming T’ien Duffly

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How Oregon’s Racist History Can Sharpen Our Sense of Justice Right Now, Walidah Imarisha

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Octavia E. Butler, Visionary Fiction, and Social Change, Walidah Imarisha

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Rememory, Walidah Imarisha

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The Truth About Alonzo, Walidah Imarisha

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Confronting Hate: Uncovering The Hidden History of Anti-Black Racism in Oregon, Walidah Imarisha, Bob Horenstein, E. D. Mondaine Rev., and Emmett Wheatfall

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Black Males and Complexion and Phenotype: A Case Study of Portland, Oregon, Ethan Johnson

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Living and Working in a White Homeland: A Challenge to be Heard and Recognized, Ethan Johnson

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Educación, Negritud y Nación: Políticas de Inclusión Educativa para Afrodescendientes en Ecuador, Ethan Johnson and John Antón

Locked into Emissions: How Mass Incarceration Contributes to Climate Change, Julius Alexander McGee, Patrick Greiner, and Carl Eugene Appleton

Gender Inequality, Reproductive Justice, and Decoupling Economic Growth and Emissions: a Panel Analysis of the Moderating Association of Gender Equality on the Relationship between Economic Growth and CO2 Emissions, Julius Alexander McGee, Patrick Trent Greiner, MacKenzie A. Christensen, Christina Ergas, and Matthew Thomas Clement

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How Long Can Neoliberalism Withstand Climate Crisis?, Julius McGee and Patrick Greiner

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On Capitalist Power, Energy Markets and Climate Crisis at the End of Neoliberalism, Julius McGee and Patrick Greiner

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Racial Justice is Climate Justice: Racial Capitalism and the Fossil Economy, Julius McGee and Patrick Trent Greiner

Submissions from 2019

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PSU Black Studies at Risk, Professor Says: Administration Called out for Toxic Environment, Beverly Corbell and Ethan Johnson

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Equity in the Grain System: Corn, Masa and Tortillas in the Pacific Northwest, Pedro Ferbel-Azcarate

The Asymmetry of Economic Growth and the Carbon Intensity of Well-being, Patrick Trent Greiner and Julius Alexander McGee

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From Dissertation to the Stage: Reflections on the use of Theater as Cultural Work for Social Justice, Roberta Hunte

Oregon’s K-12 Ethnic Studies Bill, Shirley A. Jackson

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Blackness and Racial Mixture in Portland, Oregon and Esmeraldas, Ecuador, Ethan Johnson

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Death and Dying as a Black Studies Professor The Toxicity of Racism at Portland State, Ethan Johnson

Renewable Energy Injustice: The Socio-environmental Implications of Renewable Energy Consumption, Julius Alexander McGee and Patrick Trent Greiner

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Voices on Climate Change, Brianne Suldovsky, Annie R. Lindgren, Andres Holz, Melissa Haeffner, and Julius Mcgee

Submissions from 2018

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Beauty and the Rhetoric of Racial Supremacy in Dusk of Dawn, Derrais Carter

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Black Study, Derrais Carter

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Black Wax(ing): On Gil Scott-Heron and the Walking Interlude, Derrais Carter

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Am I Grading Consistently and Effectively?: Developing and Using Rubrics, Shirley A. Jackson

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This is What Diversity Can Look Like, Shirley A. Jackson

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Caged Women Incarceration, Representation, & Media, Shirley A. Jackson and Laurie L. Gordy

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Can Reducing Income Inequality Decouple Economic Growth and CO2 Emissions, Julius Alexander McGee and Patrick Greiner

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Housing Segregation and Resistance in Portland, Oregon, Carmen P. Thompson

Submissions from 2017

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Foreword: Sycorax’s Daughters, Walidah Imarisha

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Alarmed by Trump: Professor Sees Parallels to Era of Martin Luther King Jr., Shirley A. Jackson

Book Review of, The Portland Black Panthers: Empowering Albina and Remaking a City, Ethan Johnson

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Herencia y memoria Afro en las Américas. Una mirada a la Pedagogía desde los saberes afrodescendientes, Ethan Johnson

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La Reproducción de Negritud in Murales y Estatus en Esmeraldas, Ecuador, Ethan Johnson

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The Trump Presidency, Ethan Johnson

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How do Slums Change the Relationship between Urbanization and the Carbon Intensity of Well-Being?, Julius McGee, Christina Ergas, Patrick Trent Greiner, and Matthew Thomas Clement

Submissions from 2016

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Navigating an Institution That Wasn’t Created By or For Us, Thuan Duong, Roberta Hunte, and Gita R. Mehrotra

Black Women and Race and Gender Tensions in the Trades, Roberta Hunte

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Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption, Walidah Imarisha

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Black Americans and the South African Anti-Apartheid Campaign in Portland, Oregon, Ethan Johnson

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Review of The Tragedy of the Commodity: Oceans, Fisheries, and Aquaculture, Julius McGee

Submissions from 2015

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Playing with History: A Black Camera Interview with Kevin Willmott, Derrais Carter

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Foreword: Escaping the Prism ... Fade to Black, Walidah Imarisha

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Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements, Walidah Imarisha

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Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon? A Hidden History, Walidah Imarisha

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Think & Drink with Walidah Imarisha, Walidah Imarisha and Adam Davis

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Walidah Imarisha on Oregon's Legacy of Oppression and Resistance, Walidah Imarisha and Jason Tait

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When Enough is Enough: African American Women Reclaiming Themselves, Shirley A. Jackson

Submissions from 2014

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Routledge International Handbook of Race, Class, and Gender, Shirley A. Jackson

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Afro-Ecuadorian Educational Movement: Racial Oppression, Its Origins and Oral Tradition, Ethan Johnson

Submissions from 2013

Transcending Oppression: Contributions of Maroon Heritage to Freedom in World History, E. Kofi Agorsah

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A Hidden History: The Stories and Struggles of Oregon's African American Communities, Walidah Imarisha

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Scars/Stars, Walidah Imarisha

Submissions from 2012

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Marry Me in Africa, E. Kofi Agorsah

Spiritual Vibrations of Historic Kormantse and the Search for African Diaspora Identity and Freedom, E. Kofi Agorsah

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Race, Sexuality, and the Media: The Demotion of Portland’s Black Chief of Police, Ethan Johnson and Roberta Hunte

Submissions from 2011

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Education in the Black Diaspora: Perspectives, Challenges, and Prospects, Kassie Freeman and Ethan Johnson

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Youth Movement: Building Assets of Community for School Reform, Ethan Johnson and Andraé Brown

Submissions from 2010

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Religion, Ritual and African Tradition, E. Kofi Agorsah

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Desegregation and Multiculturalism in the Portland Public Schools, Ethan Johnson and Felicia Williams

Submissions from 2007

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Good Sista/Bad Sista, Turiya Autry and Walidah Imarisha

Submissions from 2006

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Taíno Survival on Hispaniola, Focusing on the Dominican Republic, Lynne Guitar, Pedro Ferbel-Azcarate, and Jorge Estevez

Submissions from 2005

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Africa and the African Diaspora: Cultural Adaptation and Resistance, E. Kofi Agorsah and Tucker Childs

Submissions from 2003

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An Ethnoarchaeological Analysis of Human Functional Dynamics in the Volta Basin in Ghanaa: Before and After the Akosombo Dam, E. Kofi Agorsah

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Tracking Down The Marrons: Archaeo-Geography Of Marronage In The Caribbean, E. Kofi Agorsah

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York of the Corps of Discovery, Darrell Millner

Submissions from 2002

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Not Everyone Who Speaks Spanish is From Spain: Taino Survival in the 21st Century Dominican Republic, Pedro Ferbel-Azcarate

Submissions from 2001

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Freedom in Black History and Culture, E. Kofi Agorsah

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Another World Is Possible: Conversations in a Time of Terror, Walidah Imarisha

Submissions from 1999

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Ethnoarchaeological Consideration of Social Relationship and Settlement Patterning Among Africans in the Caribbean Diaspora, E. Kofi Agorsah

Submissions from 1998

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Book Review of, Obed Dickinson's War against Sin in Salem, 1853-1867, Darrell Millner

Submissions from 1997

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Seaman's Valley and Maroon Material Culture in Jamaica, E. Kofi Agorsah

Washington, George (15 August 1817–26 August 1905), Darrell Millner

Submissions from 1996

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Africa Our Native Land, E. Kofi Agorsah

Submissions from 1995

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Archaeology and the Maroon Heritage in Jamaica, E. Kofi Agorsah

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Redefining Maroon Heritage in the New World Studies, E. Kofi Agorsah

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Vibrations of Maroons and Marronage in Caribbean History and Archaelogy, E. Kofi Agorsah

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Cornerstones of Community: Buildings of Portland's African American History, Darrell Millner, Carl Abbott, and Cathy Galbraith

Submissions from 1994

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Before the Flood: The Golden Volta Basin, E. Kofi Agorsah

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Maroon Heritage: Archaeological, Ethnographic, and Historical Perspectives, E. Kofi Agorsah

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George Bush of Tumwater: Founder of the First American Colony on Puget Sound, Darrell Millner

Submissions from 1993

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Archaeological Considerations on Social Dynamics and Spatial Pattern Development of Traditional Settlements, E. Kofi Agorsah

Archaeology and Resistance History in the Caribbean, E. Kofi Agorsah

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Nanny Town Excavations: Rewriting Jamaica's History?, E. Kofi Agorsah

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Book Review of, The Invisible Empire in the West: Toward a New Historical Appraisal of the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s, Darrell Millner

Submissions from 1992

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Objectivity in the Interpretation of the Archaeology of Ghana, E. Kofi Agorsah

Submissions from 1991

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Evidence and Interpretation in the Archaeology of Jamaica, E. Kofi Agorsah

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Women in African Traditional Politics, E. Kofi Agorsah

Submissions from 1990

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Book Review of, As the Wind Rocks the Wagon, Darrell Millner

Submissions from 1988

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Current Trends in Method and Theory of Ethnoarchaeological Research in Africa, E. Kofi Agorsah

Submissions from 1987

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Time in the African Tradition, E. Kofi Agorsah

Submissions from 1986

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House Forms in Northern Volta Basin, Ghana: Evolution, Internal Spatial Organisation and the Social Relationships Depicted, E. Kofi Agorsah