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  • African Americans: Black Or African American?

    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

    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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  • African Diaspora Analysis

    The conceptualization and theorization of the African diaspora comes from the understanding of experiences and history of the dispersed people of African descent throughout the world. The diaspora of the African people has been understood through numerous means, which has allowed scholars the ability to explore the dispersion in terms of major themes, most commonly identity and memory. These themes are significant in understanding the diaspora because it allows a platform for people of African…

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  • African Americans In Military

    African Americans have served in the military for hundreds of years; in fact there has been no war that African Americans have not participated in. African Americans chose to fight in wars for various reasons including proving their loyalty to America. Despite all of the motives in joining the Armed Forces and fighting for America, blacks faced segregation in the military. African Americans played a vital role in integrating the military, but when segregation ended in the military blacks faced…

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  • African Identity Analysis

    Unraveling the True Nature of the African Identity As many may be aware, cultural theorist Margaret Blair recently delivered a speech entitled, “Africa Within,” at the conference of the Africana Studies Association. The speech itself was concluded with her beliefs regarding the preservation of both the African identity and culture in the face of enslavement. While many of Blair’s points can be concurred with, it is also important to avoid the generalization of the African identity as a whole,…

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  • African American Disparity

    times African Americans had several diseases that were said to be for blacks, such as Struma Africana and drapetomania (152). For example, Struma Africana was a type of tuberculosis that was just for blacks. These diseases were made because the cures for whites were not meant for blacks since they were believed to harm and kill them. The reason why blacks developed more diseases than whites were because they were malnourished and in serious poverty, which lead to infections by pathogens from…

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  • African American Reparation

    be beneficial. Reparations should not be made to African Americans because of the high cost as well as complexity, it could erupt additional complications with other groups, and reparations have already been made. First, reparations would be expensive. According to a journal published on Social Science Quarterly, Craemer estimated that slavery reparations could potentially cost anywhere between 5.9 trillion dollars and 14.2 trillion dollars. Such numbers were estimated by gathering the total…

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  • African American Religion

    In response to African American religion, Douge, Nancy, and McLoyd agree how African Americans and religion play a role in not just only in the Civil Rights Movement, but in family life and communal life in Africa and North America. They explained, “The significance of religiosity and spirituality in African American family life is more powerfully captured when they attended their religious practices” (McLoyd 193). These religious practices [prayer, fellowship, singing worship, shouting,…

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  • African American Migration

    During the first few decades of the twentieth century there was an upsurge in African American mobility in the United States. Scholars refer to this demographic shift as the “Great Migration” of African Americans, in which African Americans moved out of southern states to northern cities, and to a lesser extent to the west coast, between 1910 and 1970. According to studies on the Great Migration, the mass exodus of blacks from the South was propelled by Jim Crow policies that exacerbated the…

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  • Pan-African Imperialism

    South Africa in 1987-88 Cuban and Angolan troops drove South African soldiers into Namibia after 137 days of engagement (Kariuki 2015). Plus, Cuban troops went to Ethiopia to defend them in a war against Somalia (Holleran 2008). Castro supported full equality for all people and was willing to fight for it. Cuba was severely punished for siding with the Soviet Union during the Cold War and rejecting US interventionism and control of Cuba and other countries. Pan-Africanism has over a hundred of…

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