The Department of Transnational Studies

Resources

Select World Wide Web Resources

(arranged by subject)

This page is maintained by the website manager with the assistance of Glendora Johnson-Cooper, African & African American Studies subject librarian.

AFRICA

A-z OF African Studies on the Internet
http://www.lib.msu.edu/limb/a-z/az_a1.html
Africa Action (activism for Africa)
http://www.africaaction.org/index.php
Africa South of the Sahara: Selected Resources (an African Studies Association USA Internet Project
http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/guide.html
African Voices (online resources at the National Museum of Natural History) http://www.mnh.si.edu/africanvoices/
Africast: Global Africa Network (U.S. based rechanneler of African media content)
http://news.africast.com/
Allafrica.com (African news aggregator)
http://allafrica.com/
Jenda: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies (Free online journal)
http://www.jendajournal.com/
Maps—Historical: Africa http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/history_africa.html
Olaudah Equiano, or, Gustavus Vassa, the African http://www.brycchancarey.com/equiano/index.htm

AFRICANA STUDIES (Includes the field of African American studies, Afro-American Studies, Africana Studies, Pan African Studies and Black Studies)

E-Black Studies (Empirical data on the discipline)
http://www.eblackstudies.org/
National Council for Black Studies
http://www.ncbsonline.org/
Africana Studies Programs in the U.S. http://www.eblackstudies.org/academicprograms.html
New York African Studies Association
http://nyasa.org/

ART

Studio Museum in Harlem
http://www.studiomuseum.org/
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
http://www.maah-detroit.org/
National Museum of African American Art
http://www.nmafa.si.edu/index2.html
California African American Museum
http://www.caam.ca.gov/
Museum of the African Diaspora
http://www.moadsf.org/
Smithsonian Guide to the Papers of African American Artists http://www.aaa.si.edu/guides/site-africanamerican/index.cfm 

BIOGRAPHY

Gale: Free Resources: Black History: Biographies http://www.gale.com/free_resources/bhm/bio/
Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Guide to Black History  http://www.britannica.com/blackhistory
American National Biography
http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/e-resources/anbio.html (available to UB affiliates only)
Biography.com Celebrates Black History Month http://www.biography.com/blackhistory/
African American Women On-line Archival Collections at Duke University http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/collections/african-american-women.html
African American Women: A research Guide (A project of the Middle Tennessee State University Library
http://www.mtsu.edu/~kmiddlet/history/women/wh-afam.html
African American Women Writers of the 19th Century (A Schomburg Library Project)
http://digital.nypl.org/schomburg/writers_aa19/
Malcolm X: A Research Site
http://brothermalcolm.net/
Malcolm X Project at Columbia University http://www.columbia.edu/cu/ccbh/mxp/
Uncrowned Queens:  African American Women Community Builders of Western New York
http://wings.buffalo.edu/uncrownedqueens/

BLOGS

Black Edition.com (reviewed blog sites) http://www.blackedition.com/categories/blackedition.blogs.htm
Hutchinson Political Report (Earl Ofari Hutchinson) http://earlofarihutchinson.blogspot.com/
African American /Black Opinion Blog
http://africanamericanopinion.com/

BOOKS

Online Free Books Page (A project of the University of Pennsylvania listing over 25,000 free books on the Web)
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/ 

BUSINESS

Survey of Business Owners
http://www.census.gov/csd/sbo/
Black Enterprise
http://www.blackenterprise.com/
Black Commentator
http://www.blackcommentator.com/
BICD (Business and Industry Data Center)
http://www.bidc.state.tx.us/Black-OwnedBusinesses.htm
National Black Chamber of Commerce
http://www.nationalbcc.org/
National Black MBA Association, Inc.
http://www.nbmbaa.org/

CIVIL RIGHTS

BAMN (Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration, and Immigrant Rights)
http://www.bamn.com/
Southern Poverty Law Center (Among its many activities, tracks hate groups nationwide)
http://www.splcenter.org/
Supreme Court Cases (Current and historical decisions) http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/index.html
U. S. Commission on Civil Rights
http://www.usccr.gov/

DIGITAL PROJECTS

Avalon Project at Yale Law School: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/avalon.htm
Blacks in Europe http://wings.buffalo.edu/academic/department/AandL/aas/resources/blackseurope/black_europe_main.htm
The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/doughtml/doughome.html
The Frederick Douglass Papers Project at Indiana University http://www.iupui.edu/~douglass/
Voice of the Shuttle (Online resources in the humanities) http://vos.ucsb.edu/index.asp
W. E. B. DuBois (Digital DuBois at he University of Massachusetts at Amherst) http://www.library.umass.edu/spcoll/collections/dubois/index.htm

DIVERSITY

One Peoples (Quarterly online newsletter on peoples of African descent) http://onepeoples.com/current/index.php

EDUCATION

Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
http://www.jbhe.com/
NCES Status and Trends in the Education of Blacks http://nces.ed.gov/programs/quarterly/Vol_5/5_4/6_2.asp
United Negro College Fund
http://www.uncf.org/
Separate is Not Equal:  Brown v. Board of Education http://americanhistory.si.edu/brown/
Historically Black Colleges and Universities
http://hbcuconnect.com/

E-JOURNALS, E-ZINES, E-NEWS

BBC (Use the search box at this site to locate current and archival news materials on people of African ancestry throughout the world) http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Black Collegian Online
http://www.black-collegian.com/
Black Press
http://www.blackpressusa.com/
Black Report (African and African American news and links to major African American magazines)
http://www.blackreport.com/
Afro Centric News (African American news and resources on the Internet) http://www.afrocentricnews.com/afro/
Ethnic NewsWatch (available to UB affiliates only) http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/e-resources/ethnic.html
Diverse Issues in Higher Education
http://www.diverseeducation.com/
Frontiers: The interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad http://www.frontiersjournal.com/index.htm
Safundi: Journal of South African and American Comparative Studies (UB affiliates only)
http://www.safundi.com/default.asp
World History Connected
http://www.historycooperative.org/journals/whc/2.1/index.html

ELECTRONIC DISCUSSION LISTS

H-Net Discussion Network (Humanities and Social Sciences Discussion Lists) http://www.h-net.org/lists/

FILM

California Newsreel
http://www.newsreel.org/
Oscar Mischeaux
http://www.shorock.com/arts/micheaux/
BlackFlix.com
http://www.blackflix.com/
BlackFilmMakers.net
http://www.blackfilmmakers.net/
Women Make Movies
http://www.wmm.com/

GOVERNMENT

Occupational Outlook Handbook
http://www.bls.gov/oco/
Subject Listing of New York State Government Information http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/ils/nystopic.html
Federal Agencies with Statistical Programs http://www.fedstats.gov/agencies/index.html
U.S. Congress
http://www.congress.org/congressorg/home/
New York State Assembly
http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/
Foreign Consular Offices in the U.S.
http://www.state.gov/s/cpr/rls/fco/>
Race Population Data in the United States http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/race/index.html
Government Minority Population Links http://www.census.gov/pubinfo/www/NEWafamML1.html
Thomas (Current and historical legislative activities of the U.S. Congress)
http://thomas.loc.gov/

HEALTH

Medline Plus: African American Health http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/africanamericanhealth.html
Diversity Rx (Issues of health care for minority, immigrant, and ethnically diverse communities)
http://www.diversityrx.org/HTML/DIVRX.htm
Minorities with Disabilities http://wings.buffalo.edu/academic/department/AandL/aas/resources/disability/disability_main.htm

HISTORY

African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution http://www.si.edu/Encyclopedia_SI/History_and_Culture/AfricanAmerican_History.htm
African-American Mosaic (A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture)
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/african/intro.html
African-American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship (Resources at the Library of Congress)
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/aohome.html
Facing History and Ourselves: Examining History and Human Behavior http://www.facing.org/campus/reslib.nsf
History Cooperative (Online history scholarship) http://www.historycooperative.org/>
Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers Project http://www.international.ucla.edu/africa/mgpp/
Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project at Stanford University http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/
Teaching American History
http://teachingamericanhistory.org/
PBS (Use the search box at this site to locate materials on African American history, race, etc.)
http://www.pbs.org/

LAW

Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School (A one-stop site for U.S.law) http://www.law.cornell.edu/index.html
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
http://www.povertylaw.org/

MAPS

Maps—Historical: World (A University of Alabama Map Library Project) http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/index.html

MUSIC

America’s Jazz Heritage (at the Smithsonian Institution) http://www.si.edu/ajazzh/
Archives of African American Music and Culture ( A digital project at Indiana University)
http://www.indiana.edu/~aaamc/

ORGANIZATIONS

Association for the Study of African American Life and History  (ASALH)
http://asalh.org/
NAACP
http://www.naacp.org/home/
National Urban League
http://www.nul.org/
Rainbow/Push Coalition
http://www.rainbowpush.org/

RACE

Institute on Race and Poverty (University of Minnesota) http://www.irpumn.org/website/
Race and Ethnicity
http://race.eserver.org/
Race: The Power of an Illusion (Teaching resources for the PBS documentary) http://www.pbs.org/race/000_General/000_00-Home.htm

RESEARCH CENTERS

Moorland-Spingarn Research Center (One of the world’s largest and most comprehensive repositories for the documentation of the history and culture of people of African descent in Africa, the Americas, and other parts of the world.) http://www.founders.howard.edu/moorland-spingarn/default.htm

SLAVERY

Slave Trade and Slavery: Images http://hitchcock.itc.virginia.edu/Slavery/index.php
Slavery and Its Abolition
http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=13974&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

WOMEN STUDIES

Womanist Theory and Research (A Journal of Womanist and Feminist-of-Color Scholarship and Art)
http://www.uga.edu/~womanist/
Women’s Liberation Movement (An o-line archival collection at Duke University) http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/wlm/