African Perspectives on Democracy and Capitalism
Featuring Dr. Rasheed Atwater, Dr. Kimoni Yaw Ajani, and Dr. Tarik Richardson
Dr. Rasheed Atwater
Dr. Rasheed J. Atwater is an Assistant Professor in the Department of African American and Diaspora Studies. He is a husband, father, son, and brother from Saginaw, MI. He earned his Doctorate in Africology at Temple University where he was the inaugural SAGE Molefi Kete Asante Award recipient. Dr. Atwater research specialties are the Afrocentric Paradigm, Afrocentric Education, African Diaspora Family Structures, African American Manhood Studies, African American Environmental Philosophy, and the praxis of Ma’at.
Dr. Kimoni Yaw Ajani
Dr. Ajani originally hails from a small Ayisyen (Haitian) community in Spring Valley, New York, and is first generation of Ayisyen descent living in the United States. Ajani holds a B.A. in History and a minor in African American studies from SUNY Oswego, an M.A. in Africana Studies from the University at Albany (SUNY), and a Ph.D. from the department of Africology & African American studies at Temple University. His dissertation is titled: “An Afrocentric Re-examination of the Historiography around the Afrikan Revolution in Ayiti (Haiti).” He is currently a tenure track assistant Professor in Africana Studies at Stockton University.
Dr. Tarik Richardson
Doctor Tarik Richardson is an Assistant Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies at Xavier University of Louisiana in the city of New Orleans. Where he teaches courses on African American history and culture, Pan-Africanism, and trans-Atlantic Blackness. Dr. Richardson has recently published a text on African folklore, "The Lion's Storyteller" with the Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.