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Pentecostalism in West Africa: A Boon or Barrier to Disease?

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How has Ghana stayed Ebola-free despite being at high risk for infection? A look at their American-style Pentecostalism, a religion that threatens to do more harm than good.

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He Cried Out 'Black Power,' Then Left for Africa - New York Times

He Cried Out 'Black Power,' Then Left for Africa - New York Times | African American Studies | Scoop.it
He Cried Out 'Black Power,' Then Left for Africa
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He became increasingly radicalized and finally declared that the highest political expression of black power was Pan-Africanism.

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Cecile landiech's curator insight, March 6, 2014 3:05 PM

Black power, SNCC 

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MIXED panel on interracial dating packs University Hall

MIXED panel on interracial dating packs University Hall | African American Studies | Scoop.it

A panel on interracial dating and the power of romance attracted more than 100 people Wednesday night to University Hall.

Presented by the Mixed Race Student Coalition that formed in the fall, the panel featured Asian American Studies and African American Studies Prof. Nitasha Sharma, PhD candidate Kareem Khubchandani and professional marriage and family counselor Jakara Hubbard. 


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MLK’s Daughter Talks About Her Parents’ Legacy and Her Sibling Rivalry

MLK’s Daughter Talks About Her Parents’ Legacy and Her Sibling Rivalry | African American Studies | Scoop.it
Fifty years after the Civil Rights Act became law, Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King are posthumously presented with the Congressional Gold Medal.
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Octavia Butler Fans Psyched Over 2 New Science Fiction Tales

Octavia Butler Fans Psyched Over 2 New Science Fiction Tales | African American Studies | Scoop.it
It’s an extraordinary discovery for fans of the late science fiction writer, with new stories being published this week.
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Black Skin, White Masks: Frantz Fanon Fifty Years On | IN DEFENCE ...

Black Skin, White Masks: Frantz Fanon Fifty Years On | IN DEFENCE ... | African American Studies | Scoop.it
However I was diverted by finding some scribbled notes about Frantz Fanon, which, I think, were to inform a session addressing racism on our part-time youth work training course in Wigan. And I was immediately struck by the ...
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The Values of Booker T Washington

What is it about Booker T. Washington's life and legacy that inspires so many yet infuriates others?
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Actress Ruby Dee, American 'Legend', Dies at 91 - NBCNews.com

Actress Ruby Dee, American 'Legend', Dies at 91 - NBCNews.com | African American Studies | Scoop.it
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Actress Ruby Dee, American 'Legend', Dies at 91
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Just this past Sunday night, when Broadway Audra McDonald accepted her sixth Tony award she praised Ruby Dee as one of the black actresses who made her career possible.
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Grace Lee Boggs and Civil Rights in Detroit

Detroit is the home of life long civil rights figurehead, Grace Lee Boggs. We look at the new documentary about her, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF...
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Memorial service celebration for Maya Angelou - wtvr.com

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Memorial service celebration for Maya Angelou
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Angelou taught American studies for years at Wake Forest.
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The Best Kept Secret: Single Black Fathers by Roberta L Coles - Luria Library

The Best Kept Secret: Single Black Fathers by Roberta L Coles - Luria Library | African American Studies | Scoop.it
The Best Kept Secret studies the often-overlooked group of single, African American custodial fathers.
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The New Negro As Comic Book Artist « The Hooded Utilitarian

The New Negro As Comic Book Artist « The Hooded Utilitarian | African American Studies | Scoop.it

African American Classicsis the twenty-second volume of Graphic Classics, an independently-published series that has previously featured comics adaptations of works by writers such as Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, and O. Henry. The earlier selections indicate a predilection for suspense, fantasy, and adventure – genres that traditionally have had a strained relationship with the high literary establishment, but whose vivid narratives are particularly well suited for the comics form.

 

Nevertheless, the series takes part in a different kind of conversation when the term “classics” is applied to the poetry and prose of Paul Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and other African American writers. Too often dismissed outright as provincial and derivative, African American literature has struggled with questions of legitimacy since Phillis Wheatley published her book of poems in 1773. “Among the blacks is misery enough, God knows, but no poetry,” Thomas Jefferson wrote eight years later. “Religion indeed has produced a Phyllis Whately but it could not produce a poet.”


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African American Party Activities

Party Supplies You May Also Like African American Party Activities Whether you're looking to teach others about African-American culture at a Black History Month celebration or you're interested in enriching, educational party games and activities,...
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Incorporate our history at an early age to instill a positive esteem in our children!  Don't let them start all over with no blueprint to follow!

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Africa Top 10 Problems: Not the ones You were thinking about!

Africa Top 10 Problems: Not the ones You were thinking about! | African American Studies | Scoop.it
Africa is not poor. Africa is a rich continent inhabited by poor people. Once we fix the people problem, everything else will fall into place. In this post, I share what I consider to be the top 10 problems affecting the people ability to fix themselves and subsequently take control of their destiny. 1. The Poverty Porn Humanitarian organization like UNICEF, Doctors without Borders, and alike have done more damage to Africa than the marginal positive impact they supposedly have had. In order to raise money for their operations, they have engaged into a "poverty porn" depicting Africa with the most degrading, and humiliating images. African people dignity is not something they cared about. The huge billboard and magazines photos showing Africa at its worst now fill the mind of billions of people around the world, and unfortunately those people can't help but think about Africa only trough those images. (In the same time, those medias won't show the photo of a [...]

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Mexican Women's Mitochondrial DNA Primarily Native American

Mexican Women's Mitochondrial DNA Primarily Native American | African American Studies | Scoop.it

For mtDNA variation, some studies have measured Native American, European and African contributions to Mexican and Mexican American populations, revealing 85 to 90% of mtDNA lineages are of Native American origin, with the remainder having European (5-7%) or African ancestry (3-5%).


See on nativeheritageproject.com


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THE KEYS: YOU are the hero!

THE KEYS: YOU are the hero! | African American Studies | Scoop.it
In 1978, an unproven assistant editor in her early twenties, Joëlle Delbourgo got an unwelcome message: her boss at Bantam wanted to see her. Delbourgo was championing a new children’s title called...
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Black Power in Brazil Means Natural Hair

Black Power in Brazil Means Natural Hair | African American Studies | Scoop.it
The pride in blackness that migrated from African Americans in the U.S. brought big Afros and a natural style that has become a movement in Brazil.
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The Colonialism/Post Colonialism Cycle | Daily Stormer

The Colonialism/Post Colonialism Cycle | Daily Stormer | African American Studies | Scoop.it
Credo Mutwa wrote about the ancient colonization of Africa by the Greeks and Phoenicians in “Indaba My Children” and Franz Fanon about modern day colonization in his books such as “The Wretched of the Earth”.
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Franz Fanon « Third Cinema revisited

Franz Fanon « Third Cinema revisited | African American Studies | Scoop.it
Franz Fanon. Posted by keith1942 on August 24, 2011. Fanon was born in the French colony of Martinique in 1925. He studied medicine in France and then psychiatry. He went to work in Algeria during the Liberation war ...
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Codeblack Life - Timeline Photos | Facebook

Codeblack Life - Timeline Photos | Facebook | African American Studies | Scoop.it
Happy Birthday Dorothy Dandridge.
Dandridge is the first African-American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.
Many black actresses...

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Black Science Fiction and Fantasy

Black Science Fiction and Fantasy | African American Studies | Scoop.it
Our look at the African-American literary imagination continues with a trip into the outer limits of genre writing — science fiction, fantasy and horror — and the unique challenges faced by black writers of speculative fiction.

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We are the leaders we've been waiting for.

Grace Lee Boggs,(91 years young) brings a message of hope during troubling times with a new paradigm of leadership and activism.
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For our Baltimore area friends. For more... - Online University of the Left | Facebook

For our Baltimore area friends. For more on Black history, visit our African American Studies Dept. To get regular updates, be sure to 'Like' us at... (For our Baltimore area friends.
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Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: Slavery, White Supremacy, and Struggle in American Education - Bristol Connecticut Events, Tickets, Discounts & Deals

Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: Slavery, White Supremacy, and Struggle in American Education - Bristol Connecticut Events, Tickets, Discounts & Deals | African American Studies | Scoop.it
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Zócalo Public Square :: Black Studies Scholar Claudine Michel

Zócalo Public Square :: Black Studies Scholar Claudine Michel | African American Studies | Scoop.it
Claudine Michel is professor of black studies at UC Santa Barbara who was born and raised in Haiti. Before participating in a panel on how much good celebrity aid does in her native country, she sat down in the Zócalo green ...
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