Journal of Progressive Policy & Practice

The Center for African American Research and Policy (CAARP) is pleased to announce the impending launch on the Journal of Progressive Policy & Practice (JP3, formerly the Policy Briefs).  This peer-reviewed journal provides empirical data and introduces contemporary and innovative contributions to the “Best Practices” for service provision practitioners at all levels and from all fields (priority focus is given to urgent and current issues that affect communities of color).


Proposals for this journal can be submitted at anytime. Proposals reviewed in the order in which they were received. Please submit manuscripts to Rikesha L. Fry Brown  at In the email, the subject line should state: “Journal of Progressive Practice – Submission.”

Each article should be in Microsoft Word format and no longer than 20 double space pages. The proposal should include: objectives and purposes; perspective(s) or theoretical framework; methods, techniques, or modes of inquiry; data sources and evidence; and practical or scientific importance of the study. In addition, all proposals should include name(s) of each author, university affiliation, phone number and e-mail address.

Proposals will be acknowledged by the CAARP staff upon receipt. After an internal editorial review, proposals will be forwarded anonymously to at least two external reviewers. The review process will take anywhere from 6 to 9 weeks. Once the article has been reviewed, that author(s) will be notified about the status of the article.

A manuscript submitted should be a Microsoft Word file. Manuscripts should be formatted into a 8 ½ x 11 document with one inch margins, should be Times New Roman 12 point typeface, and should not be more than 15 double-spaced pages (including references). The submission should conform to the Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Manuscripts accepted for publication are subject to copyediting. Manuscript submission indicates the author’s commitment to publish  and give JP3 first publication rights.

Title Page: The title page should contain the article name, authors’ names and complete affiliations, and the address for manuscript correspondence (including e-mail address, telephone, and fax numbers).

Abstract: A descriptive abstract of no more than 100 double-spaced words should be included in the manuscript.

It is a condition of publication that author(s) vest copyright of their manuscripts, including abstracts, to The Center for African American Research and Policy (CAARP). Authors may use the manuscript elsewhere after publication without prior permission from CAARP, provided that acknowledgment is given to JP3 as the original source.

JPP – Fall 2014

Fall 2014, Volume 2, Issue 3 Journal of Progressive Policy and Practice Volume 2, Issue 3 - Special Issue on Intersectionality Guest Editors: Donald Mitchell Jr., PhD Assistant Professor of Higher Education, Grand Valley State University Don C. Sawyer III, PhD...

JPP – Summer 2014

Summer 2014, Volume 2, Issue 2 Journal of Progressive Policy and Practice Volume 2, Issue 2 Guest Editors: J. Luke Wood, Frank Harris III, and Soua Xiong   PREFATORY: Advancing the Success of Men of Color in the Community College: Special Issue on the Community...

JPP – Spring 2014

Journal of Progressive Policy and Practice Volume 2, Issue 1   Interaction Between Engagement and the Big-Five Personality Characteristics on Academic Success of College Students This study utilized hierarchical multiple regression to determine the degree to...

JPP – Fall 2013

Journal of Progressive Policy and Practice Volume 1, Issue 1 Fall 2013 Fighting F.A.I.R. (Feelings of Alienation, Isolation, and Racism): Using Critical Race Theory to Deconstruct the Experiences of African American Male Doctoral Students Ted N. Ingram Bronx Community...