Initiatives

C. L. R. James Journal

The C.L.R. James Journal is the official journal of the Caribbean Philosophical Association and is available online through the Philosophy Documentation Center. With the founding of the C.L.R. James Society in 1989, the Journal served as the primary publishing organ to promote the scholarly engagement with the life and thought of one of the towering figures in Caribbean intellectual history.  In 2005, the C.L.R. James Society became a body within the Caribbean Philosophical Association.  While continuing to serve as the preeminent journal for the critical exploration of the many dimensions of Jamesian scholarship, the Journal publishes peer-reviewed articles in the area of Caribbean ideas to which James was a major contributor and in the wider field of Africana philosophy.  The C.L.R. James Journal is edited by Professor Paget Henry.

National Black Theatre

In March of 2012, the Department of Africana Studies formally resolved to engage in a wide ranging collaboration with the historic National Black Theatre in Harlem, New York. Recognizing the longstanding artistic and scholarly collaboration between the National Black Theatre and the Department of Africana Studies' Rites and Reason Theatre, the resolution calls for the creation of a series of research, teaching, and public engagement initiatives which advance the mission and goals of both partners. The collaborations will take the form of joint development of new artistic projects, shared performances, faculty lectures, colloquia, and community forums at the National Black Theatre and at Brown University.