Akil Houston

Akil Houston is a cultural studies scholar, filmmaker, DJ, social critic and hip-hop scholar. He specializes in Africana media studies. His research draws on the fields of Africology and African-American, cinema, cultural and gender studies. His writings have been published on The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, International Business Times and VICE.

Chadwick Boseman: Remember the King

September 08, 2020

Speaking at the funeral of Malcolm X, on February 27, 1965, Ossie Davis, an American actor and civil rights activist, said: “Consigning these mortal remains to earth, the common mother of all, secure in the knowledge that what we place in the ground is no more now a man —...

Being Black in America

January 09, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Akil Houston, an associate professor of African-American studies at Ohio University. Anti-black racism in the United States continues to be a problem over half a century since the abolition of Jim Crow laws. These laws enforced segregation between black and...