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  • Civil Rights Of African Americans
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    1 John Jacobs Mrs. Crosby US History and Government February 27, 1998 African American History The Civil Rights of African Americans has been a long, ongoing struggle in the United States. The movement was initially advanced through the amendment process, an essential method of change in our government. The thirteenth, four-teeth, and fifteenth amendments furthered the development of civil rights by abolishing slavery, defining and extending citizenship and granting suffrage to African Americans...
  • African Americans And Whites
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    Racial profiling by police officers would make more sense if whites were targeted instead of African Americans, according to the author of the new book Race and Justice (Nova Science Publishers, 2000). In the book, author Rudolph Alexander, Jr., associate professor of social work at Ohio State University, examined 1996 U.S. crime statistics for the eight most serious crimes, called index crimes. In these categories, whites were more likely to be arrested for six of the eight crimes (rape, aggrav...
  • Important To African Americans Social Security
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    Perhaps no group has as much at stake in the debate over Social Security reform as African Americans. Elderly African Americans are much more likely than their white counterparts to be dependent on Social Security benefits for most or all of their retirement income. Yet Social Security benefits are inadequate to provide for the retirement needs of the elderly poor, which leaves nearly 30 percent of African-American seniors in poverty. As the debate over Social Security reform heats up, several q...
  • White Males And African American Males
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    In Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore's book Gender & Jim Crow, Gilmore illustrates the relations between African Americans and white in North Caroline from 1896 to 1920, as well as relations between the men and women of the time. She looks at the influences each group had on the Progressive Era, both politically and socially. Gilmore's arguments concern African American male political participation, middle-class New South men, and African American female political influences. The book follows a narrative...
  • African Americans From A Historical Perspective
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    Summary Reparations for African Americans is increasingly an issue for consideration. The question of reparations dates back to the period of reconstruction beginning with the proposal of 40 acres and a mule and has been an ongoing issue ever since then. The idea is not new for African Americans, many proposals have been made but not one has yet been established. From a historical perspective, one looks at other groups of people who have received reparations in the U.S., and wonders why African ...
  • Few Topics About Equiano And Other Slaves
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    Olaudah Equiano Olaudah Equiano was an African American that fell into slavery. He was forced like many other African Americans during the 17th and 18th century. In the short story about Olaudah Equiano, it tells about his life and what he went through being a slave. The Narrative has some similar things that we went over in class. I am going to discuss a few topics about Equiano and other slaves. First, there was a lot of trading or bartering going on with the white slave owners. They would use...
  • African Americans Talents As Visual Artists
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    Introduction When I look at the early identification of African-Americans involved in the Visual Arts, I see a small cadre of artists closely aligned to the production of works in the strict tradition of European or English classicism. The rules were clearly defined for the artists, and cultural expression was not the acceptable standard for visual creations produced by early African-American artists. Those few African-Americans had to sublimate their expression and stick closely to what was def...
  • African American Music
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    "BLACK MUSIC" African-American music has had such an impact on our society today. African-American music became popular in the 19th century after the civil war as musicians of color were hired to play in saloons and brothels. A couple of forms of popular music are spirituals, gospel, blues, jazz and ragtime. Spiritual and gospel music reflected the poverty and oppression of slaves. As Jazz entered the popular culture it provoked a great deal of criticism. An artist know as, Louis Armstrong, had ...
  • Emotional Context Obese African American Women
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    Review of Literature Introduction Despite the well-publicized health and emotional consequences of obesity, a successful weight-loss industry, and a high rate of voluntary dieting, the prevalence of obesity in African American women continued to increase. For the most part, African American women are aware of the serious health risks related to obesity. Honest attempts to diet and exercise properly usually resulted in gaining of the weight loss and additional pounds in the process. A limited num...
  • African American Race
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    Pongee Bryant The United States government should pay reparations to African Americans as a means of admitting their wrong-doing and making amends. The damages African Americans have sustained from White America's policy of slavery have been agonizing and inhumane. Therefore, I am in favor of reparations for African Americans. The effect of slavery has been an enduring issue within the African American community. Many of us are cognizant of the harm racism brought to the African American race, c...
  • African American Athlete
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    CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION This study will examine the overall affect on society, as well as the historical aspect of the integration of African-Americans, into sports in the United States of America. This study is also designed to discuss and or break down any racial stereotypes involving African-American athletes. Most importantly, this study will also examine the progression that African-Americans have made on the field as athletes and in corporate America as well. The overall affect that integra...
  • African American Negro Scholars
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    Ryan Bradley 3/1/00 As African Americans become equal citizens in America they need to establish their own aims and ideas as people. African Americans must do active hands on research on the discipline of black studies. DuBois recognized that any research on black studies must be done by black scholars. This research must make a positive, lasting impact of the change on humanity. The educated Negro must go back to the original roots of Africans to establish a strong foundation for the developmen...
  • Unique Aspect Of African American Culture
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    African American Culture Culture is not a fixed phenomenon, nor is it the same in all places or to all people. It is relative to time, place, and particular people. Learning about other people can help us to understand ourselves and to be better world citizens. One of the most common ways of studying culture is to focus on the differences within and among cultures. Although their specifics may vary form one culture to another, sociologists refer to those elements or characteristics that can be f...
  • African Slaves Of Americans And Dominicans
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    In America today, there is a large and diverse African-American population. Within this population, there are several ethnic groups. The other ethnic group similar to Afro-Americans is Dominicans. Not only are they both minorities, but they also look similar as well. Both Dominicans and Afro-Americans are originally from Africa, but their slave masters separated them into two different cultures. African-Americans was African slaves of Americans, and Dominicans were African slaves of the Spanish....
  • Form Of African American Music
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    How does Black music and culture function as a part of American Popular culture? I think that the question suggests the enormity of the range and scope of the African-American experience in the New World over the last several hundred years and of his African ancestors before that. In order to address the question we must examine the nature of a couple of things. One of those is certainly what it is we mean when we say "Black" in the context of music and in the context of America and in the conte...
  • Ten Regiments Of African American Soldiers
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    One of the great travesties in the study of American history is the lack of credit given to the accomplishments of African Americans. In times of war while the United States was becoming an empire, roles of African Americans were overlooked. There is no greater example than that of the Spanish American War. African American soldiers played a remarkable role in this war, and all too often their role has been disregarded and passed over by authors of the subject. Evidently, these authors were almo...
  • African American Writers In Harlem
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    Since the mid to late eighteen hundreds Harlem has been a city of immigration and migration. Alain Locke puts it this way: "Harlem has come to mean... another statue of liberty on the landward side of New York" (Locke, "Harlem"). He continues that Harlem "stands for a folk-movement which in human significance can be compared with the pushing back of the western frontier... or the waves of immigration which have swept overseas". Locke defines Harlem as a city of opportunity and hope for the vast ...
  • African Americans Thoughts Of Upward Mobility
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    African American people have had the feeling of being discounted, having an economic struggle, and a sense of an inadequate meaning of life. African Americans thoughts of upward mobility, meaning "economic success for white ethnic groups", gave them a level they knew they would never be able to reach (57). In Dr. J. Owens Smith's book, "The Politics of Ethnic and Racial Inequality", explains the reason for African Americans struggles with poverty and the upward mobility compared to non black Ame...
  • African American Community
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    As an African American, the community that I identify with is the African American community. The most significant issue facing our community is racism. African Americans have made major progress in several areas of overcoming racism, but I feel that America still has a long way to go, as far as equality is concerned. In discussing race issues with my family and friends, we have all come to the consensus that racism will always exist for African Americans and it will always be a part of life. I ...
  • African American Entrepreneurship The Peace Mission Movement
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    African-American Entrepreneurs African-American Entrepreneurship African-American Entrepreneurs Essay, Research Paper African-American Entrepreneurship In a comparative light there seems to be significant problems, or obstacles, for African-American entrepreneurs. These problems are categorized by environmental factors, opportunity factors, and issues related to capital. The purpose of this paper is to provide sociological, and economical insight to the plight of African-American entrepreneurs. ...

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