Mahmoud A. M. Braima is Chair and Cleo Fields Endowed Professor in Mass Communication at Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is also the Publisher and Executive Editor of alkhabarnewspaper.com, which is a daily online newspaper with African centered orientation. He authored and co-authored over 45 journal publications, abstracts, refereed presentations, and invited papers. He was the Director of Graduate Program in the Department of Mass Communication. He also served as director of assessment in two universities and Interim Director of Planning, Assessment and Institutional Research at Southern University. He has been teaching at Southern University for the last 22 years. Before that, he taught at Southern Illinois University and Philander Smith College in Arkansas.
Dr. Braima is a native of El-Fashir, capital of North Darfur. They originally come from Tamnana and Shagra villages west of El -Fashir. He attended Al Mouzdawija Elementary school, Al-Shamalia middle school and Darfur high school, all in Al-Fashir, where he graduated in 1975. He then taught middle school. He attended King Saud University at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and graduated in 1982 with a degree in journalism.
Dr. Braima came to the U.S.A. in 1984 to do his graduate education. He completed a Master’s Degree in Journalism in 1985 at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky and completed his Ph.D. in Journalism in 1993 at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois.
Professionally, he was a journalist, doing reporting, photojournalism, and copy editing. He also worked as a graphic artist designing advertising. And for the last 26 years has been professor, researcher and college administrator.
Dr. Braima, has been a strong advocate for Darfur since the start of Genocidal atrocities in the Western Region of the Sudan in several capacities including President of the Darfur Association in the USA, Board of Directors member at Save Darfur Coaltion, and board member at United to End Genocide.