Dr. Lucius J. Barker, 1928-2020

It is with deep sadness that we report the death of Dr. Lucius J.  Barker.  He died on  June 21st at the age of 92. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maude Barker, who passed away in May.  He had an illustrious career, spent mostly at Stanford...

Dr. Hoyt Alexander King, 1944-2019

The National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS) expresses our condolences to the family of Dr. Hoyt King, a retired political science professor at Tennessee State University (TSU).  He passed away on December 15, 2019.   Originally from...

Dr. Cobie Archer Harris (Kwasi)

Dr. Cobie Archer Harris (Kwasi) August 2, 1953-September 27, 2019 NCOBPS mourns the loss of Dr. Cobie Archer Harris (also known as “Kwasi”).  Dr. Harris was a Professor Emeritus of African American Studies and Political Science at San Jose State University.  Dr....

Dr. Michael Combs, 1950-2019

It is with deep sadness to announce the passing of Dr. Michael Combs, a Full Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Nebraska. Dr. Combs died on August 29. He was 69-years old. Dr. Combs served as President of the National Conference of...

Dr. Byrdie Larkin

In Memoriam Dr. Byrdie Larkin, 1952-2019 It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of Dr. Byrdie Larkin, a long-time member of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists. Dr. Larkin died unexpectedly in her home on June 2. She previously served on...