The Harvard Journal of African American Policy is the second-oldest, student-run review published annually by the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Created as an effort to promote, discuss and disseminate perspectives affecting communities of color, our mission is to educate and empower in order to improve the quality of public policies affecting the African American community specifically and the African diaspora at-large.

We believe policy is best achieved when it is properly – and holistically – informed. Thus, we seek to expand the conversation to offer compelling analysis and insight that is reflective of our varied perspectives and influential through its reach. In so doing, we hope to further the economic, social, and political empowerment of African Americans.