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Professor Victor Oguejiofor Okafor is Head of the Department of Africology and African American Studies at Eastern Michigan University. Author of several books, book chapters and a variety of journal articles, he has presented papers at dozens of professional conferences, conventions, and meetings of student and other groups. A certified online course designer and instructor, Dr. Okafor is also a trained community mediator, a consultant on multicultural/diversity issues, an expert court witness on cases related to African cultural questions and issues, and a national language interpreter on legal, corporate, medical and other matters requiring communications and translations between English and Igbo languages.
Professor Victor Oguejiofor Okafor is Head of the Department of Africology and African American Studies at Eastern Michigan University. Author of several books, book chapters and a variety of journal articles, he has presented papers at dozens of professional conferences, conventions, and meetings of student and other groups. A certified online course designer and instructor, Dr. Okafor is also a trained community mediator, a consultant on multicultural/diversity issues, an expert court witness on cases related to African cultural questions and issues, and a national language interpreter on legal, corporate, medical and other matters requiring communications and translations between English and Igbo languages.

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Dr. Kauna Mufeti gave this public lecture on "Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Namibia" at Eastern Michigan University on 11/08/2017. The lecture was sponsored by the Department of Africology and African American Studies. Dr. Mufeti is a visiting professor from the University of Namibia where she serves as the associate dean of the School of Computing. Professor Mufeti received her Ph.D. at Rhodes University in South Africa and has research interests in e-learning, telecommunications and indigenous knowledge systems. Dr. Mufeti came to EMU as a recipient of a Fulbright African Senior Research Scholar Program.
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When South Africa achieved majority rule in 1994 under the leadership of the Late Nelson Mandela, who was politically imprisoned for 27 years because of his stewardship of the anti-Apartheid struggle, that momentous occurrence came about as a result of a world-wide anti-Apartheid movement. Today’s students may not all understand what I mean by the word “apartheid.” In a nutshell, prior to the emergence of majority rule in 1999 in South Africa, apartheid was the political system that prevailed under which a white minority ruled and oppressed the black majority. Apartheid meant separate development, separate housing, differential compensations for the same work, lack of freedom of movement, lack of the right to vote for the black majority, etc. In the 1980s, a nation-wide anti-Apartheid movement crystallized in the United States, and that movement saw to it that the United States’ government imposed economic and military sanctions against the apartheid regime in South Africa in 1986. Other nations of the world, including the United Nations and the African Union, had also imposed similar sanctions against South Africa. Thus, global forces came together to force the hands of the apartheid regime in South Africa and to compel it to launch negotiations with the African National Congress, now the ruling political party in South Africa, which eventually paved way for a new South African Constitution and the first national election in which the black majority was allowed to vote. Nelson Mandela emerged the winner and first President of a new and free South Africa in 1994. In this lecture at EMU on October 25, 2017 on the topic of “National Reconciliation and Reconstruction in Post-Apartheid South Africa and Poverty in rural South Africa,” Ambassador Masilo Mabeta shared with us details of that long South African freedom struggle and where the nation is now in terms of its post-apartheid era.
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This is part I of a two-part video recording a February 9, 2017 Black History Month lecture on “Knowing Your Rights When Encountering: Police, Immigration, or You are a Victim of Ethnic intimidation,” which was sponsored by Eastern Michigan University's Department of Africology and African American Studies. The lecture was presented by Robyn L. McCoy, Esq., in conjunction with Cynthia M. Nunez, Esq. and Iglesia Martell, Esq. The event was held at EMU’s Student Center.
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In observance of the 2017 Black History Month, Eastern Michigan University's Department of Africology and African American Studies sponsored this February 9, 2017 lecture on “Knowing Your Rights When Encountering: Police, Immigration, or You are a Victim of Ethnic intimidation.” The lecture was given by Robyn L. McCoy, Esq., in conjunction with two other attorneys, Cynthia M. Nunez, Esq. and Iglesia Martell, Esq. The event was held at EMU's Student Center.
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An expert panel evaluation of Barack Obama's presidency
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An expert panel evaluation of Barack Obama's presidency
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Nigeria’s President Jonathan vs. FIFA’s President Blatter: Who Will Blink First?
There is a popular adage that life is not
fair. Who does not understand the reality of that aphorism? Be that as it may,
there are life circumstances that each of us finds intolerable from time to
time. There are times when some of us get sick and tired of ...
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Adieu Professor Ali Mazrui
News just
arrived that legendary and world renowned scholar, Distinguished Professor Ali
Mazrui (1933-2014) has joined his ancestors at age 81. As of the time of his
death, Dr. Mazrui was an Albert Schweitzer Professor in the Humanities and the
Director of ...
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America Failed Mr. Duncan!
Medical treatment for Ebola should not be subject to any
health insurance qualification or citizenship test. It cannot be
over-emphasized that Ebola is a threat to humanity as we know it. If you don’t
understand this fact, wake up! I compare Ebola to a much...
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