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African Americans versus The Social Sciences

American segregation was a bitter part of American history. Even worse, though, are the securing reasons for the need of segregation and the defense of the institution. I will be discussing the method in which segregation came into existence in America and how the populace advocated such a policy. The issue of segregation in America […]

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Unmarried and Single Parent African American Women in the US

According to the US Census Bureau report of the year 2010, the total of American population was 301,237,703 (US Census Bureau, 2010). African Americans account for 12.7 percent of the American population (approximately 30 million people). In the year 2000, African Americans accounted for 14.8 percent of the American population. Many African Americans live in […]

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Thomas Jefferson “All men are created equal”, were women included

The phrase “all men are created equal” has been a subject of debate for a long time; it was used by the women to claim their rights, the slaves and African American relied on it to find for their rightful place in the society. Many people have been asking whether Thomas Jefferson meant exactly what […]

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Skill is not innate, but is developed over time

Like any skill, musical talent is a combination of natural ability, self-discipline, and time.  However, no amount of self-discipline and time can help if one is entirely tone deaf!  For many years, I have tried to draw well, but my lack of depth perception and hand-eye coordination is the limiting factor.  No matter how many […]

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African Study Reaction Paper

Of Our Spiritual Strivings by W.E.B. Dubois is the first essay in the author’s book The Souls of Black Folk published in 1903. The essay starts out with a poem by Arthur Symons, which have a theme similar to the African-American problem. After presenting the poem, Dubois immediately moves on to the problem of the […]

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African understanding of literature and culture in relation to African American people’s

Africans and African Americans have always struggled due to their black identity. James Baldwin was one writer who tried to lift the heavy burden of blackness from their blackness and to end the oppression which was thrust on them due to their blackness. He said powerfully, “Negroes want to be treated like men”.

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African Politics

Politics is defined as the interaction between the state and the society, public and private institutions in such a way as to ensure development. However, politics is not autonomous of the society, nor the society simply made up of organized interest groups. Instead, informal institutions, unregulated behavior and differences in culture are some of the […]

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Forces that gave rise to African nationalism

African nationalism refers to the cumulative actions that arose to challenge the main activities of imperialism namely; the slave trade, forceful occupation of Africa and racism. “One of the earliest forces which sowed seeds for African nationalism was the works of proponents of restoration of black’s dignity” (Ackah, 67).

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African Literature and Culture: African writers’ representation of male-female relationships

Analyzing male-female relationships in African literature enables a better understanding of how African writers view the gender roles including the application of religious aspects, marriage and identity, midwives and slave women, nationalism, and migration. In earlier works, the female gender was often perceived as “the Queen Mother.”

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African lit

Africa, as a land of diverse native groups presents universal views in literature where the common sentiment lies on significant political and socio-cultural changes brought about by a sea of colonizers that catapult free thinkers into regretting moods.

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African Music and Its Contribution to Modern Music

 The modern music is characterized by the fusion and diversity in music. Different genres and different cultures mix and mesh with each other. The more musical genres come together and fuse, the greater the chances that from this mash-up will spring more and more newer musical genres and sub-genres and types that it is hard […]

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African Development

The interesting turnaround in the economic situation of Somalia as a country torn by civil war is a good indicator of how an economy can still move on even in the absence of a centralized. However, the latter is not always advisable especially since it is also the main reason why Somalis have to start […]

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How Far did the Horse Jockey Wantha Bangs Davis go?

The horse industries have always been a blooming business for a few rich people especially to some African-American horse enthusiast. Although some claim it for just a hobby, owning a horse to be used for racing is a blueprint of being a part of a higher social status. But, to what extent and effort did […]

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The Problem of the Color Line

Throughout history we have witnessed many atrocities perpetrated by American people, but none more so than the way African Americans have been treated especially in regards to the Twentieth century. The issue of race has been a persistent one, and one that seems to have defined our nation. For African Americans, this problem has been […]

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African American High School Graduation Crisis

Many researchers have carried out independent studies to understand the African American graduation crisis in the U.S. These researchers have reported significantly lower rates of African American students graduating compared to those officially reported by Texas Education Agency. These are evidenced by various statistics indicating the contradiction hence efforts have been made to combat these […]

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English: African American Vernacular

English language is naturally considered to be one of the oldest languages today. It is a language not only use in England but also in dominions and colonies incorporated in the British Empire. The language is spoken by over 400 million people around the world. In a recent survey conducted, English-speaking people comprise about one […]

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The Bird of Sankofa

In his celebrated history of Black America, There Is a River (1980), author Vincent Harding artfully employs the metaphor of a vast body of water containing various wayward arteries and streams in order to tell the story of the varying ways in which Africans responded first to the plight of kidnap and captivity and then […]

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African American English (AAE)

There are said to be three ways through which teachers can respond to the use of non-standard language in general. These are 1) eradicationism, which involves abandoning the nonstandard language completely 2) pluralism, which means recognizing the effectiveness of all languages by simply allowing students’ use of non-standard language and 3) code-switching, which entails allowing […]

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Crispus Attucks

The Boston Massacre remains one of the ugliest incidents that occurred during the early days of the American colonies. What the Boston Massacre entailed was several British soldiers, responding to taunts by American citizens, opened fire on the unarmed crowd killing five people, one of whom was Crispus Attucks, a freed slave who had been […]

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The Modern African Nation State

Ethnic conflict in Africa is as old as the continent itself. There has been little over time that has been able to ameliorate this problem and to further exacerbate it, there is the small and significant problem of modernity.

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