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The Journal of Black Studies (JBS) is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes essays devoted to an analysis of the cultural, political, sociological, psychological, historical, and literary experiences of people of African descent. It focuses especially, but not solely, on the United States. Indeed, JBS frequently publishes articles related to Africans in Africa and other parts of the diaspora, particularly the Caribbean and South America.

How JBS Began

The Journal of Black Studies was created in 1968 by two former UCLA graduate students, Molefi Kete Asante and Robert Singleton. Both were fully aware of the censorship or disdain Black scholars engaged in relevant research about the African experience encountered in White-controlled journals. They were adamant that the newly founded discipline of Black studies ...

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