Morehouse Research Institute

Challenge Journal

A Journal of Research on African American Men
The Journal of the Morehouse Research Institute

Editor: Ida Rousseau Mukenge, Morehouse College Department of Sociology
Editorial Assistant: Iretha Johnson Stoney

Challenge Journal : A Journal of Research on African American Men

Current Issue | Spring 2010

Challenge publishes scholarly papers on all issues germane to African American life. Particular emphasis is placed on African American men, their families, and their communities. As the official publication of the Morehouse Research Institute (MRI), Challenge also publishes special issues with papers presented at MRI conferences and invited papers on selected themes. Unsolicited papers related to the themes may also be included in these special issues.

Editorial Board
Delores P. Aldridge, Emory University, Emeritus
Gloria Lindsey Alibaruho, East African Institute for Social Transformation
Walter R. Allen, University of California, Los Angeles
J. Herman Blake, Medical University of South Carolina (Emeritus)
Thomas C. Calhoun, Jackson State University
Narviar C. Barker, Morehouse College
Douglas V. Davidson, Western Michigan University
James Earl Davis, Temple University
Douglas Glasgow, Ear to Urban Needs
Aldon Morris, Northwestern University
George W. Roberts, Centers for Disease Control Prevention
Said Sewell, Kent State University
Earl Wright, II, University of Cincinnati

Instructions for Contributors: Articles submitted for publication in Challenge should conform to the style set forth by the American Sociological Association. See “Manuscript Preparation,” in the American Sociological Review’s Notice to Contributors. A Preparation Checklist for ASA Manuscripts can be found here. Corresponding author should be listed at the abstract. Contributors should send an electronic version of the manuscript in MS Word to and copied to

Anonymous Review. All manuscripts will undergo blind review. Authors’ names should appear only on the title page. Please allow at least eight weeks for review and notification of acceptance.

Subscription. Challenge is published twice a year. The subscription price (including postage) is $20 for individuals and $40 for libraries and institutions. Please remit the appropriate amount to Iretha Stoney, Challenge, Morehouse Research Institute, 830 Westview Drive, SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30314-3773.

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Selected articles of the previous editions of the Challenge Journals are available for purchase online. The articles are available for purchase and download for $5.99 + 2% processing fee. Note: The document will be provided for your personal research use and on the condition.

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