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    Black or African American? When you hear people talk about the black or African Americans’ what and whom do you think about? The “African American” portion sometimes reminds people of slavery, death, and racism. When people hear about “black” people, they think of a different kind of person; they think of a hard working person that has a family that has rebounded from tough times. However, these names can also be switched and can be known for bad things as well as any other person or certain race can be. Through good times and bad, I do not think “African American” is a term that means something different than the word “black”. There was a harsh time in America around 1619 when the Africans’ were brought to the Jamestown, Virginia colony,…

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    African Colonialism

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    taken African Politics last semester I was excited to delve deeper into the history of the continent this semester. I was thankful to have some general knowledge of the continent going into the class because we covered a lot of material that expanded upon what I already knew and provided a plethora of new information for me to digest. Out of all the material that our class covered this semester the three events that resonated with me the most were the independence of Ethiopia, “legitimate”…

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    The African Queen

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    The African Queen Directed by John Huston USA, 1951, 105 minutes Reviewed by Margaret Willford Student, Wynford High School, Bucyrus, OH (USA) In 1951, John Huston directed a PG film based off the novel The African Queen by C.S. Forester. John Huston has directed forty-seven other films and a total of two have won oscars, including the African Queen. The African Queen won 1952 Oscar in the category of Best Actor in Leading Role (Humphrey Bogart). Furthermore, The African Queen won 2012 OFTA…

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    African Americans

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    Session #7: African-Americans (Moderator DB) Today’s DB will be based on different Readings such as Chapter 7: African- Americans: Concepts, Strategies, and Materials; Seneca Village New York City; and viewing of video clips of TED on Racism. As it has been discussed previously, Racial Profiling is a serious issue and this is why this Discussion is going to be narrowed down to Racism and Discrimination against Africans by Whites. For this DB, you are expected to respond to the following…

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    African Art

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    African Art has historically been focus on the power and beauty of the body. The pieces of art that remain today lack much of the purpose as they meant to be used not displayed in glass cases. This is true for items such as the Buli Master’s stools and the headdresses of the Bamana and Mende peoples. These items, though aesthetically pleasing were meant to be used in either a leader’s home while entertaining guests or for ceremonies of seasonal change or children becoming adults. The headdresses…

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    African Narrative

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    I saw the word Apartheid more than I wish to count. There always seemed to be two different words that separated my kind from them and that was Afrikaner. I was known as an Afrikaner, I was supposed to hate African Americans, yet, I feel so bad for them. Now becoming agitated I screamed at my mother, “ Why would you show me this, why are we segregated, why aren't we stopping it?!?” she told me to calm down and that was why she was here, she said that she needs my help with this. I had to agree…

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    What is African American psychology? African American psychology is defined as “the body of knowledge that is concerned with the understanding of African American life and culture. African American psychology recognizes the commonality of experiences of African people throughout the world” (Fairchild, pg. 93). There are two perspectives in which African American psychology can be presented. The first way in which the reaction of African American psychology to racist attacks on black people by…

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    African Art Features

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    Art of the African people have been attracted by connoisseurs from all over the world because of their originality and dissimilarity to the usual Western art. Africa art has an undoubted advantage because of their unusual understanding of the reality of the image. Art of Africa covers several historical periods and provides a single historical type, characterized by integrity stylistic features that have little changes in centuries. African Art includes creation by many different cultures that…

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    Discrimination Toward African Americans African Americans have always been subjected to inequality and discrimination since the seventeenth century. Between the early seventeenth century and eighteenth century, slavery had been fairly common. As a result, many people never treated African Americans fairly because people often identified African Americans as slaves, regardless if they were free or not. By the end of the eighteenth century, slavery was beginning to be abolished, but only in the…

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    African American Sociology

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    The United States of America is the only country with so many different types of ethnicities under the same government. African Americans generally, persons living in the western hemisphere who are descendants of Africans, especially black Africans. Ethnicity is defined as a shared culture, which may include heritage, language, religion, and more. No ethnicity group came into this country without fighting for their place in society, but the longest fighting group was done by African Americans…

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