My Fresno State Talks Teacher Award Lecture

The Onyx Report with Dr. T. Hasan Johnson - Episode #1


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T. Hasan Johnson, Ph.D. © 2013 

T. Hasan Johnson, Ph.D. © 2013 

T. Hasan Johnson, Ph.D. © 2013

T. Hasan Johnson, Ph.D. © 2013 

T. Hasan Johnson, Ph.D. © 2013 

T. Hasan Johnson, Ph.D. © 2013

T. Hasan Johnson, Ph.D. © 2013

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In my AFRS130T: The Black Male Experience course, I, in concert with my colleague Dr. De Anna Reese (who teaches the course on the Black women's experience at CSU Fresno), conduct an annual Black Gender Conference where students from each of our classes engage the community and articulate what they have learned about both genders' experiences in Africana history. They also engage in defining solutions!


I have taught Hip-Hop for roughly a decade. Starting first at CSU Dominguez Hills in Africana Studies (and inviting my first celebrity lecturer--Professor Griff of Public Enemy). I later reconstituted the class and have been teaching it at CSU Fresno in Africana Studies since 2009.


In spring 2013, I was honored to receive the inaugural Fresno State Talks teaching award! Selected by students, the award highlights my work in the classroom and the impact of the material on students!



Dr. T. Hasan Johnson is an Associate Professor of Africana Studies at California State University, Fresno. He founded numerous Fresno State programs including the Africana Studies Online Teleconference on Black Male Studies, the ONYX Black Male Film Festival, The Black Popular Culture Lecture Series and Online Research Archive (curator), The ONYX Black Male Collective, The Annual ASHÉ: Sankofa Black Film Festival, The Annual Africana Studies Black Gender Conference, The African American Edge Initiative (co-founder), the Africana Studies Black Elder Project, and The Hip-Hop Research & Interview Project.


He is the developer of the concept of “Black Masculinism” and frequently publishes on anti-Black misandry, anti-Black male heterophobia, intra-racial misandry, and White supremacy. His first book, You Must Learn!: A Primer for the Study of Hip-Hop (2012), examines the socio-political histories that contribute to the development of Hip-Hop culture and creates new theoretical frameworks for understanding its development. His forthcoming book, preliminarily titled, She Hate Me: A Case for Black Masculinism, Black Male Studies, and A New Paradigm for Studying Black Males, focuses on creating a new paradigm for studying Black males that challenges widely accepted stereotypes regarding Black males with contemporary data and new conceptual theory.


Dr. Johnson has made contributions to esteemed journals such as The International Journal of Africana Studies, Spectrum: A Journal for Black Men, and books such as Jay-Z: Essays on Hip Hop's Philosopher King, Icons of Hip-Hop, and Dropping Knowledge: Hip-Hop Pedagogy in the Academy. He also created his own academic blog at: He was conferred both the Provost’s Award for Promising New Faculty and the Inaugural Fresno State Talks! Lecture Series Award in 2013 and was awarded the prestigious Ford Dissertation Diversity Fellowship in 2006.