If you are interested in having Dr. James Thomas Jones III as a guest on your Radio/TV show or to appear as a lecturer/speaker at a community organization, organizational meeting, or as a speaker/lecturer at your university, feel free to contact me at the email address listed below.

I hold degrees in the following areas:

  • B.A. — African-American and African Studies — (The Ohio State University)
  • M.A. — African-American and African Studies — (The Ohio State University)
  • M.A. — History — (The Ohio State University)
  • Ph.D. — History — (The Ohio State University)

I am an expert on a wide range of topics dealing with African-American History/Historical Movements/Historical Figures. A few of my areas of expertise are:

  • The Civil Rights Movement
    • WWMS — What Would Martin Say? A discussion of contemporary Black America
    • Martin vs. Malcolm — Two paths to vastly different goals
    • The Role of Black Women in the movement is much more than prone
  • The Black Power Era
    • The Definition of Black Power
    • Black Panther Party for Self-Defense
    • FBI attacks upon Black Leaders
  • The Slave Experience
    • The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
    • American Chattel Slavery
    • The Slave Experience
  • African-American Historical Preservation
  • Pan-Africanism
  • Revolutionary African-American Thought
    • What would Black leaders say about the youth of today?
    • The thoughts of Malcolm X

I am additionally equipped to lecture/present upon matters of Black Popular Culture.

  • Hip-Hop Culture
    • The Birth of Hip-Hop Culture
    • Moral Issues within Hip-Hop Culture
    • Hip-Hop Culture: A Cultural Nuclear Bomb
  • Rap Music
    • The Black CNN
    • The Responsibility of the Emcee
    • Rap Music: A Form of Edutainment?
    • Lyrical Irresponsibility: Leading the Sheep to Slaughter
    • The Tabula Rasa: Hip-Hop Culture’s Disproportionate Influence upon African-American youth
  • Black Images in Film
  • Black Male/Female Relationships and Dynamics






  1. I dont know if you are aware of the factions that are forming among fellow black sisters at universitys based on the lightness of skin color. Some kind of dislike from darker sisters aginst the lighter of fairer complection sisters. Do you know why, or have any thoughts or ideas on the matter?

  2. Hi Dr. Jones I was wondering what you thought of the group NWA and the manner that they expressed themselves.

  3. This site would be really helpful in providing me with in depth details and information about African american culture . It would benefit and help increase the knowledge of anybody interested regardless his/her race. Thank you Dr Jones

  4. I believe that it is sights like this one that is of absolute necessity for our people and all people here in America. I say this because although there are many incidents of racial injustices happening to date in America with regards to the injustices towards Black people and people of color in America, it is sites like this one and other like it that helps us to never forget! I am considered an elder and my life long experiences have shown me the mental damage slavery and continued racism here in America has done to me and people who look like me some a lot who don’t. So thank you Brother Dr. Jones for your support and insights and efforts to keep us alert to the facts of people of color in this place we are forced to call home when we don’t feel a home. In addition to that, we have to fight for our life because of the color of our skin.

    1. Thank you brother Jesse for your kind comments. Yes, we at Manhood, Race, & Culture are seeking to provide a different vision of what it means to be uplifted and educated to our people. You are absolutely correct that we have been damaged, unfortunately, the vast majority of our people are so busy with “things” that they never stop to consider such matters. I hope that you will be a frequent commentator on this site. Thank you once again and please spread word of the site to others.

Manhood, Race, and Culture greatly appreciates your participation on this site. We would love to receive your feedback regarding the site. We are dedicated to working toward the uplift of the Race 'by any means necessary' including, but not limited to education.

Committed to investigating, examining, and representing the African-American male, men, and manhood by offering commentary regarding the status of Black Men and Black Manhood as it relates to African-American Manhood, Race, Class, Politics, and Culture from an educated and authentic African-American perspective aimed at improving the plight of African-American men and African-American Manhood in regards to Politics, Culture, Education, and Social Matters.

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