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Posted: January 16, 2021 in Uncategorized

Posted: January 16, 2021 in Uncategorized

Black Men’s Racial Experiences Study (
Conducted Ed Garnes, a 4th year, Black male doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Please see his letter below.

Dear Potential Participant, 

My name is Ed Garnes, a 4th year, Black male doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. I am conducting thesis research specifically on Black men in higher education and seeking participants. 

Eligible participants must be: 

  • at least 18 years of age speak 
  • identify as Black men 
  • be enrolled at a predominantly White institution ( a college or university who historically has a majority of its population identify as White.) 

The primary purpose of this study is to expand the psychological research on gendered racism by examining the negative racial experiences of Black men and their emotional resilience in relation to college satisfaction. A secondary aim is to examine possible difference between Black men who are intercollegiate athletes and non-athletes on the variables of interest (i.e., negative experiences, resilience, and college satisfaction). 

Participants will be asked to complete surveys assessing negative racial experiences, resilience, and college satisfaction. No physiological measures will be assessed. The total time to complete this study is about 35 minutes. 

Participation is voluntary, and your answers will be anonymous. If you decide to participate, you may withdraw from the study at any time. There are no expected risks to this study. By participating, you will facilitate our understanding of how negative racial experiences impact Black men. 

Please follow the included link to the Informed Consent page if you wish to participate :

This study has been approved by the University of Tennessee Knoxville Institutional Review Board. If you have questions at any time about the study or the procedures, (or you experience adverse effects as a result of participating in this study,) you may contact the researcher, Edward M. Garnes, Jr, at and 865-974-3328or his advisor, Dr. Jacob Levy, at and 865-789-8362. If you have questions about your rights as a participant, you may contact the University of Tennessee IRB Compliance Officer at or (865) 974-7697.

We invite you to a talk presented by Rap Sessions entitled Confronting Toxic Masculinity.  The Talk will be Tuesday, April 23rd from 1:00PM-2:30PM in the Wang Center, Lecture Hall 2.
Dr. Mark Anthony Neal (Chair, African and African American Studies, Duke) and Dr. Treva Lindsey (Assoc. Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies of Women’s Gender and Sexuality, The Ohio State University) will be our featured speakers.
This talk is sponsored by The Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities and the Departments of Africana Studies, History and Psychology.
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#IAmAfricanaStudies | Stony Brook University

Date: 02/05/2018

Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Central Reading Room


The Libraries Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Committee, Africana Studies and Music Department celebrate:

“History of Hip Hop”

Screening of select portions from 3 documentaries: Copyright CriminalsSomething for Nothing: The Art of Rap, and Hip Hop: Beyond Hits and Rhymesalong with a panel discussion.


Parrish Smith (EPMD)

Zebulon Miletsky (Africana Studies)

Angelique Lucien (Africana Studies)

David Brounley (Music)

The event provides insight into the history of this American music genre.  It also examines the culture and artistry of Hip Hop music.

Source: The History of Hip-Hop

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