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Journal of Black Masculinity
Volume 3 Issue 1 & 2 Fall 2012-Spring 2013

Journal of Black Masculinity
Volume 2 Issue 3 Summer 2012

The Deceptive Black Knight Campaign:
Stephen Cureton, PhD
C. T. Wilson, Ed. S.

Breaking Bread with Audre'
Shawn Ricks, PhD.

Appalling Silence-A Short Story
Ronald Gauthier

Heated Discussion-Artwork
Steven Cozart

The Inherent Social Contradiction in the Angry but Mystical Negro: Hollywood is Making Us Crazy
Roymeico Carter, MFA
Leila Villaverde, PhD

Toni Morrison's Home: A Review Essay
Maxine Montgomery, PhD.

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Journal of Black Masculinity
Volume 2 Issue 2 Spring 2012

Blacker Face, White Mask
Brett Cumberbatch

Ben & The Percussionist
Suliman El-Amin

Preacher Man
C. P. Gause, PhD

Blade: Vampire Hunter, Tragic Mulatto, and Diminished "Son of Shaft"
Naurice Franks Woods, Jr.

Judah-Micah Lamar

This is the Re-mix: President Obama, Racial Ambiguity, and Hip Hop
Crystal Leigh Endsley, PhD

Sista's Sacrifice
Roymeico Carter, M.F.A.

Black Males in the Community College: Using Two National Data-sets to Examine Academic and Social Integration
J. Luke Wood, PhD.

Book Reviews

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Hustler
Book: Decoded by Jay-Z, New York: Spiegel & Grau 2010
Robert E. Randolph, Jr.

"To the Left...Sort of"
Book: I Mix What I Like: A Mix-tape Manifesto by Jared Bell, Oakland, A.K. Press, 2011
Demetrius Noble

JBM Presents:

"Thanksgiving" an excerpt from Bought Wisdom: Tales of Living and Learning, a forthcoming book by Tony Lamair Burks II, PhD.

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Special Issue

Volume 2 Issue 1 Fall 2011

Theme: African Americans and Public Health
Guest Editor: Darron Smith, PhD PA-C

Introduction: A People in Crisis: The Continuing Saga of Racism, and the Enduring Struggle for Health Care Justice for African Americans

Darron T. Smith

Guest Commentary: How the “Affordable Care Act” Will Help Narrow the Gap

Honorable Congressman Hank Johnson


Dirty Hands and Unclean Practice: How Medical Neglect and the Preponderance of Stress Illustrates How Medicine Harms Rather Than Helps

Darron Smith

Between Hope and Racial Battle Fatigue

William A. Smith, Man Hung, and Jeremy D. Franklin

Racism, the Social Determinants of Health, and Health Inequities Among Black Americans

Daniel S. Goldberg

Health Behaviors of African American Emerging Adult Males

Rhonda K. Lewis and Jamilia Sly

The 2010 National Healthcare Disparities Report: A Review and Comment

Cardell K. Jacobson

Injecting Illness: An Analysis of the Role Institutional Inequality Plays in Health Disparity among African American Women

Zinobia Bennefield

Night-Crawlers: The Potential Health Risks Associated with Criminogenic Masculinity and Clubbing

Steven R. Cureton

Help-Seeking Among Older African American Men

Lisa Hines

The Philosophical Underpinnings of Gender Identity.
Special Issue
Volume 1, No. 3 Summer 2011

Introduction to the Issue

“Never into the Same River Twice”: Gendered Identity in a Landscape of Change

Preston L. McKever-Floyd, Guest Editor


The Honor of American Male Slaves

Bertram Wyatt-Brown

Genderization in Male Autobiographical Narratives in Nigeria

Ogunyemi Christopher Babatunde

Swagga: Fashion, Kinaesthetics and Gender in Dancehall and Hip-Hop

Lena Delgado de Torres

Man Up: Hip Hop, Religion and Masculine Work

Ronald Neal

On Intersectionality and Cultural Appropriation: The Case for Postmillenial Black Hipness

Robin James

Book Review

Making Space for Diverse Masculinities: Difference, Intersectionality, and Engagement in an Urban High School, Lance T. McCready

Sharon Lee White

Journal of Black Masculinity

Volume 1, No. 2 Spring 2011

Contextualizing the (Re) Presentations of Black Masculinity
C. P. Gause

Dear Racism
Brett Lesley Cumberbatch

The Stuff of Sway and Nightmares
Robert E. Randolph, Jr.

Two Poems
Tony Lamair Burks II

The Critical Nature of Black Men in the Academy
Michael E. Dantley

The History of Black/Africana Studies and Conflicting Epistemological Paradigms
Ruth Reese

Middle School to High School Transition of African American Males:
A Closer Look
Anissia Jenkins Scales

African American Men and Boys: Powerful Writers
Pamela Fitzpatrick

Black Male Masculinity in Cinema: De-sexed, Feminized and Absent
Pearlie Strother-Adams

The Other Brother
Kathy-Ann C. Hernandez

My Experiences as a Community College President
Ralph C. Soney

Journal of Black Masculinity

Volume 1, No. 1 Fall 2010


From the Beginnings: Ripping the Veil by Queering Black

Masculinities by C. P. Gause, Ph.D.

Still by Aubrey Lynch, II

Brother by TLH

“BF” (Black Face) by C. P. Gause, Ph.D.

Hip Hop Culture: A Way to Be Black by Eloise Tan, Ph.D.

Reframing Black Male Homosociality as Critical Spaces to Explore

Black Masculinity by Anthony R. Keith, Jr.

Walk Like a Man, Talk Like a Man: Examining Masculinity and

Femininity in Gay Black Men on the Cable Television Show

Noah’s Arc by Alfred Martin

“Quittin’ Time!” Exploring Black Masculinities in the Film Gone

With The Wind by Jay Poole, Ph.D.

Patriotism: A Love Story by Toby S. Jenkins, Ph.D.

Book Review - And Then There Was Baldwin: Memory,

Masculinity, and the Blues by Robert E. Randolph, Jr.

We are on schedule to print the following issues:

Regular Issue: Open Call
Vol. 3 No. 1 Fall 2012
Please email your manuscripts to
Scheduled for Publication, December 15, 2012.

Regular Issue: Open Call
Vol. 3 No. 2 Spring 2013
Please email your manuscripts to
Scheduled for Publication, June 15, 2012

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The Journal of Black Masculinity

Editor & Founder:

C. P. Gause

University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Copy, Layout & Associate Editor in Residence:

Ruth Reese

University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Book Editor:

Robert Randolph

University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Editorial Advisory Board

Dennis Carlson, Miami University

Marquis A. Coleman, Greensboro, N. C.

Susan Dennison, University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Toby Jenkins, George Mason University

Ralph Soney, Roanoke-Chowan Community College

Shirley Steinberg, University of Calgary

Leila Villaverde, University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Lemuel Watson, University of South Carolina

Editorial Review Board

Tony Lamair Burks, San Diego, CA

Daniel Chapman, Georgia Southern University

Steve Cureton, University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Kim Creasy, Slippery Rock University

Rochelle Garner, Dayton, OH

Gary Guinyard, Columbia, SC

Pamela Fitzpatrick, Chapel Hill, NC

Preston McKever-Floyd, Coastal Carolina University

Jay Poole, University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Donyell Roseboro, University of North Carolina-Wilmington

John Slade, North Carolina A&T State University

Darron Smith, Witchita State University