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Black Professor Creates The First College Course In The U.S. To Be Centered On Tyler Perry's Impact

Tyler Perry is beloved to the point that there is now a college class centered around the filmmaker.

Samantha Dorisca

Sep 28, 2022

'Welcome To Graduation' — Kanye West's Evolution To Be Taught As An Online College Course At This University

The presence of Ye, or Kanye West, has been felt all over our social media timelines as of late. The rapper’s come-up story took over as a long-running trending topic after the release of his Netflix documentary, “jeen-yuhs.” As previously reported by AfroTech, his friends and filmmaker duo Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah created the project that was 20 years in the making. Although the documentary gave new insight into West’s story, three parts still aren’t enough time to learn about the Hip-Hop phenomena. Now, to dig deeper into Mr. West, his journey is being turned into a college syllabus. Complex Canada reports that an online university course dedicated to West — “Kanye vs. Ye: Genius by Design” — will be offered at Concordia University in Montreal. Two hundred students will be taught about “the evolution of the iconic rapper’s artistry, controversy, and cultural impacts” by by MC and professor Yassin “Narcy” Alsalman, who previously led courses on A Tribe Called Quest,...

Ngozi Nwanji

Mar 16, 2022

Saweetie To Teach A USC Course Where Students Can Tap In To The Power Of Branding & Marketing

It’s no question that if it’s one thing that Saweetie is going to do, she’s going to chase a bag. As previously reported by AfroTech, the certified hustler has consistently been on her grind racking up deals including her partnership with McDonald’s — making her the company’s first Black female musician to have a celebrity menu collaboration. Now, the booked and busy entrepreneur wants to help Gen Z build its own business acumen. On Dec. 10, Saweetie confirmed that she will be teaching a class at the University of Southern California (USC), her alma mater, iHeart Radio reports.

Ngozi Nwanji

Dec 14, 2021