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  • Black Panther Party For Self Defense
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    Today I'd like to tell you about a group of people who over the years have gained a bad reputation in the world for simply telling the truth and trying to fit into a society which rejects them and rejects the truth itself. The group that I am referring to is the Black Panthers. Most people perceive the Black Panthers as being a type of white hate group that despise white people and doesn't want anything to do with them. This perception is due mostly to the government and what they tell you to be...
  • Juvenile Prison O White Youths
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    Racism, Prisons, and the Future of Black America came upon an article bearing the above title after entering the word 'race' into my web browser search bar. After skimming through the article, I became interested in the topic and decided it would be worthy for using in my Race in the Media Analysis. The topic mentioned is that of the staggering number of Blacks within American prisons. In the year the article was published (2000), the number of incarcerated Blacks were slightly over half of the ...
  • Blacks And Some Chinese
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    In the present day, people view America as a land where everyone can be seen equal to one another, but this was not always the case. In the 1800's black and Chinese Americans went through a ruthless period of discrimination, due to the white man's ignorance. Even though the Chinese and blacks were singled out they both were treated differently but also had many similarities. Harsh treatment, long hours, and extremely low wages were only a small part of the brutal-ness both races faced. The Chine...
  • Popular Black Magazine
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    When in November 1945 John H. Johnson, a 27-year-old Black businessman with a vision and an abiding faith in himself, launched Ebony magazine, his timing couldn't have been more perfect. World War II had just come to an end and thousands of Black GIs who had helped 'make the world safe for democracy' were returning to civilian life, ready to challenge racial discrimination at home. ' Ebony,' says Publisher Johnson, 'was founded to project al dimension of the Black personality in a world saturate...
  • Different Standards Of Blackness Versus Whiteness
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    Blackness What is it to be black What is it to be white Why are so many people looking to fit under a color's stereotype To be born black is no longer the only factor or standard of blackness. Langston Hughes is a highly celebrated and commended author of the Harlem Renaissance. In his essay, The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain, he addresses the mental state of one Negro artist wishing to be known as a poet, but not as a black one. Hughes takes this as saying that this man is trying to be a...
  • Only Black Player In The Major Leagues
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    Today African American athletes dominate almost all professional team sports. In basketball some of the record holders were Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, Magic Johnson, and Michael Jordan. In football Walter Payton, Jim Brown, Jerry Rice, Erik Dickerson, and Jim Marshall set records. Baseball's Ricky Henderson held the stolen-base record at 939 in 1991. From Joe Louis in the 1930's until E vander Holyfield in the 1990's, black Americans have almost monopolized heavyweight boxing. Arthur...
  • Dr Martin Luther King
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    History is indeed made up of significant events which shape our future and outstanding leaders who influence our destiny. Martin Luther King's contributions to our history place him in this inimitable position. In his short life, Martin Luther King was instrumental in helping us realize and rectify those unspeakable flaws which were tarnishing the name of America. The events which took place in and around his life were earth shattering, for they represented an America which was hostile and quite...
  • Black Slaves Escape Into Canada
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    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness' (Thomas Jefferson). Slavery in America stems well back to when the new world was first discovered and was led by the country to start the African Slave Trade- Portugal. The African Slave Trade was first exploited for plantations in that is now called the Caribbean, and eventually reached ...
  • Too Sing America By Langston Hughes
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    kish ia jones 12104 The voice of one person can send a profound sound into the hearts of people to help liberate one's mind. That profound sound is seen through poetry. The creative structure and style of poetry creates a different form of writing that can either have rhythm, alliteration or have a direct message. In the poem "I Too Sing America", by Langston Hughes had a significant message in that he desired to voice his expression on the issue of black oppression in America. Langston basic th...
  • George's Hip Hop America
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    Hip Hop America Nelson George's Hip Hop America discusses the nature of hip hop along with the relationship between African Americans and America. Many take the idea of hip hop to be just African Americans and rap music. George continually focuses on hip hop's many contradictions. He addresses how hip hop represents race, ethnicity, class, gender, and generation. George covers much familiar ground: how B-beats became hip hop; how technology changed popular music, which helped to create new techn...
  • Part Of America's Black Youth
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    I, Too, Am America by America, the melting pot of the world, and yet its different races have so much trouble melding together. According to statistics, in all probability, I have a higher chance than any other race teenager of not graduating from high school. By stereotype, all I do is eat fried chicken, sell drugs, and play basketball. In society, I might work twice as hard as the next man and not get the promotion. I am a part of the percentage who chooses to defy the probability, break the s...
  • Changes To The Constitution And America
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    Despite laws that date back to the constitution of the United States of America, racial equality is still absent from today's society. Only those who choose not to look, and the na ve, believe that humankind has evolved to a standard that does not judge based on skin color, or ethnic background. We only need to recall the dozens of black churches that were burned in the south during the early nineties, or remember that a black man was dragged to his death behind a pickup truck not five years ago...
  • Equality Between Blacks And Whites
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    More than a hundred years ago the Europeans brought slaves to North America. The blacks found themselves in the midst of prejudice whites with no way out. When the blacks came over Jim Crow laws were incorporated. With these laws it was near impossible for blacks to rise in the white world. Booker T. Washington was the first black to rise to any prominence in this time. In the early 1900's blacks however began to fight back. In 1909 black advancement organizations began to increase all over Nort...
  • President Johnson
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    The Great Society is a term coined and conceptualized by one man, the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon Baines Johnson. It was an idea that would focus on many major social changes. President Johnson started a war on poverty, and wanted more support for civil rights. Free education for the youth of America was another focal point. President Johnson also took some of the first steps toward making America more environmentally conscious. After taking over for assassinated President John F...
  • Gay Black Man In America
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    James Baldwin is one of the most influential writers of the 20th Century. His novel Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone, he writes about a young man who is meant to be reflective of himself (Baldwin) in his thoughts, interactions, and his ideas. Essentially he addresses all of the issues associated with being a black male in the media "spotlight" of America. The fact that the main character of the novel was black and in the spotlight in the middle portion of the 20th Century provides for a go...
  • 2 Pac And 50 Cent
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    Everybody wants to be a Gangster Hip-Hop is a driving force in today's entertainment and has also become a major influence in American culture. From SportsCenter to Headline News, Hip-Hop has become a part of many Americans' everyday life. Suburban teens especially seem to embrace the hardcore street lyrics coming from urban America. Two of these "Urban Poets", 2 pac and 50 Cent, have captured the imaginations of youths across America. By weaving tales of the harsh reality of Black America, thes...
  • Main Idea The Black Panther Party
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    Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense in October 1966, in Oakland, California. The name was later shortened to the Black Panther Party. Stoke ly Car micheal, the leader of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNC C) who had some of the same views as the Panthers also joined the Party. Their main goals were to end police brutality, and strengthen Black communities through organization and education although many other people were against them. ...
  • Sixty Black And White People
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    1 Introduction "I think God intended the niggers to be slaves. Now since man has deranged God's plan, I think the best we can do is keep 'em as near to a state of bondage as possible... My theory is, feed 'em well, clothe 'em well, and then, if they don't work... whip 'em well". -- A Yazoo Delta planter, 1866 Today, in America where the present generation had grown up to respect all people, despite race, age, sex, or gender; comments such as this seem very out of place for our society. The Civil...
  • Black America And White America
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    In today's society one of America's biggest flaws is the mere fact that a person can be judged based on his or her job class, education, income and most of all race. America encourages the three most deadly acts of racism by supporting Victimology, Separatism and Anti-intectualism in America. Victimology has become a big part of cultural blackness because the victim is treated not as the problem to be solved but as an identity to be nurtured. Instead of America dealing with the situation we glor...
  • Natural Religion Of The Blacks
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    Malcolm X, both beloved and feared was often called, "the angriest black man in America" murdered in 1965 he spent years wanting "to change the world", and can be considered one of the brightest revolutionary thinkers of the twentieth century, a political leader of world stature and a charismatic. Once a drug addicted criminal living in the ghetto, after being "fallen touching the fund of the society of the American white", Malcolm became a critical spirit, a great orator, and with his political...

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