Dr. Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins

historian | sociologist | social epidemiologist

Vice-Provost Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania

BLACK WOMEN & THE DEADLY UNDERGROUND WORLD OF ‘PUMPING PARTIES’

Claudia Aderotimi flew from London for a butt-enhancement procedure. She went into a hotel near the Philadelphia airport not knowing that she’d meet an untimely death roughly 12 hours later. Padge-Victoria Windslowe, noted as the Philadelphia Black Madamwas sentenced to at least 10 years after the murder of Aderotimi. In court, the Black Madam said she had safely performed thousands of surgeries since the mid-1990s.

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I Need Help Writing...

I've always been a GREAT writer, but the question that I had to answer in graduate school was simple: to whom? My prose engaged palpable imagery and convoked the very intellectual senses that inspired my thirst for knowledge.

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Texas B Was Talking to You!

As the city sidewalk narrowed, she looked me dead in the face and gave me an unmistakable smile but she never slowed down. Just as the savory scent passed me, she gently and lovingly says, “Hey, Bae!” I turned all the way around and started taking my phone out because she confirmed her delicate nod of affirmation with those sweet words.

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The Day I Stopped Eating Burger King

I told her that my teacher was “picking on me” and she needed to handle it! Maxine Rush Jenkins set up a parent/teacher conference with ALL my teachers. I smiled. You see, every day, my mother took me to school and bought breakfast from Burger King. We talked and jammed to “Whoomp There It Is” and Mariah Carey’s “Dreamlover.”

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Dr. Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins | 2018