A Review of Africana Methodologies from Molefi Kete Asante, Terry Kershaw and Ama Mazama: The Africana Paradigm We Need to Embrace This article will review and critique the methodologies used in a sample of Molefi Kete Asante's work through the lens of a collaborative major paradigm in the field of Africana Studies. Terry Kershaw and Ama Mazama posited the two theoretical paradigms used, with a discussion offered concerning Asante's own work representing a third paradigm within itself. The purpose of this work is to further the understanding of the Africana Studies discipline for the benefit of Africana Studies students. We find that Asante's work is an exceptional representation of the paradigms and represents quality scholarship that we should all strive for in our own work. Additionally, we conclude that all of the separate paradigms discussed actually present a collaborative scholar-activist, centered, shared paradigm used by scholars within the field of Africana Studies. We conclude that the various strands of Africana research methodology have more in common with one another and should therefore be read as complementary contributions rather than as rival ones.