Resources

The Africana Center advices and supports individual students and to a wide range of on-campus student organizations. The Center also offers a study/reading room, computer room, conference room and lounge that may be reserved for meetings and classes.

The director serves as a liaison to community organizations and advocates on behalf of students in cases of intolerance and/or discrimination. Center staff provides academic and career counseling and assistance with personal and community matters. In addition, the Center collaborates with the Tufts Black Alumni Association to develop programs and events that encourage ongoing involvement with the greater Tufts community.

Additional Resources

On-Campus Resources

Cultural Centers: Group of Six

   
Africana Center Capen House, 8 Professors Row | 617-627 – 3372
Asian American Center Start House, 17 Latin Way | 617-627-3056
International Center 20 Sawyer Ave | 617-627-3458
Latino Center Bolles House, 226 College Ave | 617-627-3363
LGBT Center Bolles House, 226 College Ave | 617-627-3770
Women's Center 55 Talbot Ave | 617-627-3184

Religious Centers and Ministries

Additional On-Campus Resources

Office of Equal Opportunity

617-627-3298
1st Floor, Ballou Hall

Center for STEM Diversity

 

Dean of Student Affairs Office

Dowling Hall 7th Floor
(617) 627-3158

Office of Campus Life

Mayer Campus Center
(617) 627-3212


Health Services

(617) 627-3350
124 Professors Row
 

Counseling Center

(617) 627-3360
120 Curtis Street

Office of Financial Aid

(617) 627-2000
7th Floor Dowling Hall

Career Center

(617) 628-5000 ext. 2500
7th Floor Dowling Hall

Residential Life

(617) 627-3248
South Hall

Academic Resource Center

(617) 627-2000
Dowling Hall

The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life

Selected Career, Fellowship, Financial Aid, Undergraduate & Graduate School

Inside Tufts
Outside Tufts
Associate Deans and Student Success Advisors (SSA's)

The Associate Deans are here to help students understand the university's policies and procedures as stipulated in The Bulletin. They also direct students to various resources throughout the institution and help them with questions and issues relating to academic and intellectual direction, academic difficulty, course work, extended absence from class, choice of major, change of advisor, and leave of absence, among other things. Arts and Sciences students are assigned alphabetically to the deans. All Engineering students are assigned to Jennifer Stephan.

The Student Success Advisors (SSA's) are a resource specifically for first- and second-year students. They can help students with course selection, major exploration, connecting with univeristy resources, and co-curricular opportunities. The SSA's are members of the Office for Student Success and Advising (OSSA).

Affiliated Faculty

Agyeman, Julian
Professor and Chair
Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
x7-3394

Aymer, Paula
Professor Emeritus
Sociology

Brown, Daniel
Associate Professor Emeritus
German, Russian & Asian Languages and Literature

Clergé, Orly
Assistant Professor of Sociology & Africana Studies

Coleman, David
Lecturer
Music

Field, Kendra Taira
Assistant Professor of History and Africana Studies

Fleary, Sasha
Assistant Professor of Child Studies & Human Development
X7-0588

Gidney, Calvin
Associate Professor
Child Development
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Harris, David R.
Provost and Sr. VP
Provost's Office
X7-3310

Holliday, Michelle
Lecturer (NTT)
Education

Jennings, James
Professor
Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
X7-3394

Jones, Khary
Lecturer (NTT)
Drama and Dance

Koomson, Valencia Joyner
Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
X7-2291

Kutsoati, Edward
Associate Professor
Economics
X7-3560

Maddox, Keith
Associate Professor
Psychology
X7-2563

McGregor, Alecia
Assistant Professor
Community Health

 

McPherson, Lionel
Associate Professor
Philosophy
X7-2346

Murdoch, H. Adlai
Professor of Francophone Studies
Romance Languages
X7-4801

Ndouou, Monica White
Associate Professor
Drama and Dance

Ngatia, Muthoni
Assistant Professor
Economics

Pennington, Stephan
Assistant Professor
Music
x7-3564

Pinderhughes, Ellen
Associate Professor
Child Development
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Pinto, Silas
Lecturer
Education

Robinson, Pearl T.
Associate Professor
Political Science
X7-2035

Powell, Shameka
Assistant Professor
Education

Sharpe, Christina
Associate Professor
English, Multi-Ethnic Literature
X7-2379

Shaw, Rosalind
Affiliate
Anthropology

Smith, Joel
Lecturer
Jazz Piano, Theory and Composition, Afro-Cuban Music
X7-2416

Swan, Chris
Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
X7-3211

Taliaferro, Jeffrey
Associate Professor
Political Science
X7-5847

Thomas, Ayanna
Assistant Professor
Psychology
X7-4559

Thomas, Greg
Associate Professor
English
X7-2530

Local Community Resources

Cultural Resources

AAMARP (Afro American Artists in Residence Program)

Northeastern University, 76 Atherton Street, Jamaica Plain, 02130, (617) 373-3139
The art gallery hosts seminars, art shows, book parties, recitals, workshops and concerts.

Black Heritage Trail, Boston

617-742-5415

A walking tour of sixteen historic sites. Call to arrange a walking tour. 1-6 miles. Free.

Hamill Gallery of African Art

2164 Washington Street Rear, Roxbury, 617-442-8204.

Museum of Afro-American History

46 Joy Street, 617-725-0022
Open Monday thru Saturday, 10-4 p.m. (7 days a week in the summer). This is an institution for the advancement of knowledge, through historic examination, of the African presence in New England. The museum celebrates the vitality of African-American culture and its impact on the nation's history and contemporary life. The museum also operates the African Meeting House. Through events ranging from legislative caucuses and receptions to youth conferences and marriage ceremonies, the museum returns the African Meeting House to its original function as a public forum, meetinghouse, and place of celebration. Community and business-sponsored activities represent a wide spectrum of ethnic, professional, and social organizations, both public and private.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, 617-267-9300
With approximately 450,000 objects in the collection, there's always something new on view.  The MFA also offers an ongoing schedule of special exhibitions an daily activities including gallery talks, films, concerts, artist lectures, and family programs.

Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists

300 Walnut Avenue, Roxbury, 617-442-8614
This museum offers ongoing exhibitions, and special education programs. It is also the focal point of many African-American political events in the Boston area. General admission in $4, $3 for students. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m. The music Department of the Center presents an annual Black Nativity in December.

African Studies Library

771 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 617-353-3726


Community Organizations

ASWALOS House (YWCA)

246 Seaver Street, Dorchester, 617-375-2571
Offers a number of excellent programs designed to recapture/maintain the physical, emotional, and/or spiritual well-being of African American women. Currently they have a program to aid teenage mothers.

Freedom House, Inc.

5 Crawford Street, Dorchester, 617-445-3700
Includes the Goldenaires Senior Program, and a computer program.

Haitian Multi-Service Center Program

185 Columbia Rd, Dorchester, 617-506-6687
Offers ESL, adult education, prenatal care, as well as programs for refugees, and about AIDS and citizenship, family basic needs, food pantry.

Harriet Tubman House (United South End Settlement House)

566 Columbus Avenue, South End, 617-536-8610
Pre-school, senior citizens, family life program, GED program, computer club house.

Lena Park Community Development Corporation

1542 Columbus Avenue, Suite 3, Roxbury, 617-989-9398
Housing program, counseling and employment, renovation of dilapidated houses, summer camp. Volunteers welcome for some programs. Also has a day care, after school program and a recreational center.

NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)

P.O. Box 8368, Boston, 02114, 617-265-7900
Has monthly meetings.

Roxbury Action Program

16 Centre Street, Roxbury, 617-442-4400
Housing services, property management, after school and summer youth programs. Volunteers welcome for some programs.

Roxbury Defenders Committee

11 Roxbury Street, Dorchester, 617-445-5640
Court-appointed attorneys. Includes a youth advocacy program.

Roxbury Multi-Service Center

317 Blue Hill Avenue, Roxbury, 617-989-0292
Provides a range of human services.

Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts

88 Warren Street, Roxbury, 617-442-4519
Employment and school-based programs. Also has programs for G.E.D., job training and readiness, senior citizens in community services. Accepts volunteers.

Big Brother and Big Sister

1151 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-492-8212


Shops and Services

A Nubian Notions

41-47 Warren Street, Roxbury, 617-442-2622
African artifacts and novelties. Next to Dudley Square.

Caribbean-African Creations

54 JFK Street, Harvard Square, 491-3192
Clothing, accessories, greeting cards, and crafts.


Salons and Barbers

  • African Hair Braid and Weaving - 8 Tower Street, Jamaica Plain, 617-522-4050.
  • African Hair Braiding - 1518 Tremont Street, Roxbury, 617-541-1075
  • Bostonian Hair Styling (barbers) - 1137 Blue Hill Avenue, Dorchester, 617-436-8822
  • Danny's His and Hers Beauty Salon - 189 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, 617-266-6022. Fast service, contemporary cuts and styles, and walk-in service.
  • Debbie's Beauty Salon - 373 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, 617-547-3140. Good hairdressers at inexpensive prices. Does braids.
  • Lawson's (barber) - 979 Tremont Street, Roxbury, 617-427-8712
  • Linda's Beauty Salon - 773 Tremont Street, South End, 617-247-7207. Specializes in all types of hairstyling. Very informal and hospitable environment.
  • Konjo -23 Newbury Street, Boston, 617-247-6222.
  • Monica's Beauty Salon - 377 Walden Street, Cambridge, 617-868-8828. Very good hairdressers at reasonable prices. Fairly slow-paced. Very friendly, personal service.
  • Muriel's Natural Hair - 768 Blue Hill Ave., Dorchester, 617-282-5386. Specialize in starting and maintaining locks and do men's hair.
  • Nu Image Barber Shop - 98 River Street, Cambridge, 617-354-9898. The most popular barber shop in Boston. Featuring an excellent corps of barbers who are down with both traditional and “fresh” cuts.
  • La Newton Salon - 504 Warren Street, Roxbury, 617-427-8736. Affiliated with the La Newton School of Beauty Culture, and known for its coiffures. Does braids, among other styles.
  • La Newton School - 636 Warren Street, Dorchester, 617-427-6886. Discounted prices.
  • New York Beauty Salon - 21 Howard Street, Cambridge, 617-354-8293 (by appointment).
  • Olive's Beauty Salon - 1198 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, 617-734-3944. Classy with classy prices, and worth the money.
  • Progressive Barber Shop - 718B Shawmut Avenue, Roxbury, 617-445-1395.
  • Your Hair Salon - 27 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, 617-491-1975. Bernice is a trip, but can she cut hair!

Restaurants and Catering Services

  • Addis Red Sea Ethiopian - 544 Tremont Street, Boston, 617-426-8727.
  • Asmara Restaurant - 739 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, 617-864-7447. Delicious authentic Ethiopian food eaten Ethiopian style. A must try!
  • Redbone's BBQ - 55 Chester Street, Somerville, -617-628-2200
  • City Fresh Foods - 4 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester, 617-288-5155
  • Family Affair Caterers - 130 New Market Square, Roxbury, 617-541-4222
  • Mississippi's, 103 Terrace Street, Roxbury, 617-566-6789

Religious Centers and Ministries

  • Berea Seventh-Day Adventist Church - 108 Seaver Street, Roxbury, 617-427-2201.
  • Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 215 Forest Hill Street, Jamaica Plain, 617-524-7900.
  • Bethel Tabernacle Pentecostal Church, 10 St. George Street, Boston, 617-247-8735.
  • Charles Street A.M.E. Church - 551 Warren Street, Dorchester, 617-427-9603.
  • Church of God Christian Life Center of Boston - 839 Washington Street, Dorchester, 617-436-8775.
  • Concord Baptist Church - 190 Warren Avenue, Boston, 617-266-8062.
  • Masjid Al-Qur'ran Mission - 35 Intervale Street, Dorchester, 617-445-8070.
  • Muhammad's Mosque #11, 10 Washington Street, Roxbury, 617-442-6082.
  • New Covenant Christian Church - 1500 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, 617-296-5683.
  • St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church - 239 Harvard Street, Cambridge, 617-354-8582.
  • St. Mark's Congregational United Church of Christ - 200 Townsend Street, Roxbury, 617-442-0481
  • St. Paul's A.M.E. Church - 85 Bishop Allen Drive, Cambridge, 617-661-1110.
  • Twelfth Baptist Church - 150 Warren Street, Roxbury, 617-442-7855.
  • Union United Methodist Church - 485 Columbus Avenue, South End, 617-536-0872. Reverend Charles Stitch.
  • Western Avenue Baptist Church - 299 Western Avenue, Cambridge, 617-661-0433

Publications

  • The Bay State Banner - 68 Fargo Street, Boston, 617-357-4000. Published each Thursday, The Banner has excellent information on the African-American community.
  • The Black Pages of New England - Published annually, The Black Pages contains a calendar of events, employment opportunities, and African-American vendors.

Television and Radio Programming

  • Hot 97.7, Hip-Hop, Rap, Reggae and R&B
  • 94.5, Hip-Hop, Pop, and R&B
  • 88.9, Rap and Hip-Hop
  • 1090 AM WILD, Old school, hip-hop
  • "City Line", Sundays, 12:30 p.m., WCVB channel 5
  • "America's Black Forum", Sundays, 5:00a.m., WHDH channel 7
  • Basic Black (formerly "Say Brother"), Thursdays, 8:30p.m., WGBH channel 2 (repeated on Sunday at 5:00 p.m.)
  • "Tony Brown's Journal", Thursdays, 11:00 a.m., WGBH (PBS) channel 44
  • "Urban Update", Sundays, noon, WHDH channel 7
  • Black Entertainment Network (BET), various cable channels throughout the Greater Boston area

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