The Western Journal of Black Studies

Mission Statement

Since 1977, The Western Journal of Black Studies (WJBS) has been a leading interdisciplinary journal that is devoted to publishing scholarly articles, from a wide range of disciplines that focus mainly on the experience of African Americans in the United States of America. The journal publishes articles that, as its name implies, report original investigations and contribute new knowledge and understanding to the field of Black/African American Studies. Theoretical articles and works concerning the African diaspora are welcome if whenever possible they include data research and implications for applicability. All manuscripts are selected by blind peer review.


The Western Journal of Black Studies was recently honored with the C. L. R. James award for promoting outstanding African-American issue-oriented scholarship.


The WJBS site is maintained by Nick Manuel. Please feel free to e-mail comments, queries, and suggestions.