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    The discipline of studies sometime takes courses because of how effective it has in the community and because history has allowed scholars to reconstruct the concept of Africana World Studies. According to John Clarke, he describes through Saunders Redding, theory on how history has played a major part in the academic perspective on Black Studies. A history first distorted when the Europeans first travel and kidnapped thousands of African for enslavement. The study was to revamp the studies for Black Studies and to focus on the long historical roots that many western societies used to justify the enslavement and colonial system to do. As students, we first are introducing to World History. A history that fully distortion to benefit their views…

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    Case Analysis From a multicultural perspective, African Americans value family and religion. I believe this comes from the early African American family values from the “slavery days” because our ancestors had to endure and tolerate a lot of hard work, hardship, discrimination, and mistreatment. Because of this, they heavily relied on prayer and each other just to make it through each day. For most African American families, valuing family and religion still exists and many households, but…

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    Statement of Books Purpose Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice details African American cooperatives in America during slavery. A cooperative is a company that is owned by the people who use their services. African American’s implementation of cooperatives during slavery proved courageous and dangerous at the same time. Overview of Book’s Content We learn from the introduction that the purpose of a cooperative is to provide quality goods…

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    This study will provide contribution to the field of psychology by gaining insight of the experience of being an African American teen father. This study will allow the African American teen fathers to share their interpretation of their experience as a father. Based on challenges experienced by adolescence during the adolescence stages identified by Erikson earlier work adding parenting to the equation could be a challenge. The field of psychology is a very unique science that explores the…

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    Stroke is linked to several other chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, hyperlipidemia, and heart failure. Of these disease processes four of them are more common among African Americans. According to Feng (2015) the incidence of stroke has been declining in recent years however, in the southeastern states the occurrence of stroke is increasing. This has been shown to be especially true among middle-aged African Americans. Despite years of work aimed at lowering the rate…

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    According to society, women are supposed to be thin, but not too skinny, unless you want to be called anorexic. They are expected to wear makeup, but not too much cause then you look “slutty.” Females are supposed to be sexy, but not too much because then you are “asking for it.” Also, women are expected to be kind, nurturing, emotional, passive, quiet, dependent, submissive, and weak (the man needs to save the woman). African American females are considered to be “hypersexual and physically…

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    course of the years that African American Studies has been a separate functioning entity, there have been different ideological and political reasons for why African American studies are needed in institutions of higher education. Scholars such as Nathan Hare, John Henrik Clark, John W. Blassingame and Devere E. Pentony have given their own varied rationales as to why they believe African American Studies is a necessity within these institutions; if it is even one at all. Each of these men have…

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    Britton, L. M. (2013). African American Women in Higher Education: Challenges Endures and Strategies Employed to Secure a Community College Presidency. National Louis University. Chicago, Illinois. In this study, the researcher selected four community college presidents (three were sitting presidents and one was president before immediately being appointed as chancellor). They were located in various areas: (a) urban, (b) close to multi-campus community college districts, and (c) the Midwest.…

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    1. The African American museum is the only African American firefighter museum in the whole United States. The name of the museum challenged me to write about this unique site .I was wondering what the history of this archeological site is. Why specially the African Americans as firefighters. I decided to search more about the African American museum; so that I can briefly get an overview about the history of this place. The African American firefighter museum is located in Los Angeles County in…

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    million adults and six million children in the United States had asthma. A disproportionally large number of these asthmatics were African-American. According to ALA calculations of data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), in 2004, African-Americans had an 11.5% higher prevalence of asthma than whites (American Lung Association 2007). While African-Americans represent only 12.1% of the population of the United States, they represent 25% of the asthmatic deaths. In 2007,…

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