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  • Character Personality Traits Johnny
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    Chronicles of a Madman By: Stephen Natale Published by New American Library Character Physical Traits Johnny- Tall, skinny, short black hair, dark venomous eyes "Johnny was a tall slender type person who hated the way he looked."He stared down with dark eyes that seemed to go on as an abyss of space". Squee- A small child with short black hair and blue eyes "Squee was Johnny's friend, even if he didn't want to be, it was strange Of Johnny to befriend a child."Squee is very short and portly with ...
  • Black Exodus To Ethiopia
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    Ras Tafari Rastafarianism began as a religion of the dispossessed. In 1930, a prophecy of deliverance was fulfilled for Jamaicans slum-dwellers and rural poor. Ethiopia symbolized Africa and the homeland for the slave-descended Jamaicans. Ras Tafari Maken nen, in 1930, became Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia. Emperor Selassie claimed to be a direct descendent of King Solomon. Many Jamaicans were waiting for a black messiah. Selassie, who at his coronation was proclaimed Negus a Nega st (King o...
  • Black Woman With Natural Hair
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    Since the early 1900's, Black women have had a fascination with their hair. More explicitly, they have had a fascination with straightening their hair. The need to be accepted by the majority class has caused them to do so. Though the image of straight hair as being better than coarse hair still hasn't left the Black community, there has been a surge of non straight hairstyles since the nineteen sixties. Wearing more natural hairstyles, which ironically enough include 'weaves' and 'hair extensio...
  • Black People Including Malcolm X
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    Blind Conformity: Malcolm X Tony Franklin ENC 1101 D.J. Henry 2/3/97 In today's world it is often difficult to adjust to one type of lifestyle or another. The constant bombardment of outside opinions hamper our ability, as humans, to choose and be comfortable with a certain way of living. Our way of living may consist of a look, a way of thinking, a religion, or any facet of our personalities that may not conform with whatever is the norm or the accepted at a given time. When this is the case, w...
  • Their Hair Into Locks
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    "AFRICAN, DREAD AND NUBIAN" LOCKS All natural hair Malcolm X wrote of his "conk": "This was my first really big step toward self degradation: when I endured all of that pain, literally burning my flesh to have it look like a white man's hair. I had joined that multitude of Negro men and women in America who are brainwashed into believing that black people are 'inferior' -and white people 'superior' -that they will even violate and mutilate their God created bodies to try to look 'pretty by white...
  • Madam C.J. Walker Entrepreneur
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    Madame C.J. Walker was born Sarah Breedlove in 1867 in Delta, Louisiana. Her parents were former slaves and she was orphaned at age seven. Her mother died first and her father died shortly there after. Due to the fact of her impoverished background she received a very limited amount of education. She overcame the odds, and became the first American women of any race or statue to become a millionaire. She was married at the early age of fourteen and widowed by age twenty. (Source: Encyclopedia of...

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