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    “My greatest blessings in life are my kids, my husband, and my relationship with God.” Those are the words of Michelle Isaac, an independent, vigorous, loving wife, and mother. Michelle grew up in a broken home; her father walked out on them when she was about ten years old. She was raised by her mother and had two siblings; an older sister and younger brother. Her mom did her absolute best to raise them in a good, loving environment. Michelle loved her mom but she still long for the affection…

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    To gain a better understanding of the African American family, one must study the African philosophy and cosmology. By learning about the philosophies origins and its five themes, the black family will be able to harmonize itself and begin to see what is wrong with research done by people like E. Franklin Frazier and Daniel Moynihan. Once this is accomplished the black family can free itself from western conceptual incarceration. There are five central themes in African philosophy and cosmology…

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    the interview was to learn about Vietnam, the country where my informant was born and lived until 1975 when Saigon was invaded by the North Vietnamese. In addition, I had desired to see Vietnam from a perspective other than the Vietnam War where Americans fought. However, there is another reason I chose Vietnam, I work with students whose parents are from Vietnam even though the parents are a younger generation their culture is alive and lived out in their community. Some of the students…

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    To be an American in the 20th Century meant that you were in pursuit of the American Dream, or, “the ideal that every US citizen should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative”. The finish line shown in our mural represents the American Dream, with each character seeing a different goal for themselves at the end of it. The four different lanes represent the different paths the characters had to take to achieve their dream. This…

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    Common Sense v. The Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine were both highly honored because they jumpstarted the Revolution. Although these two men had very different lives, they both had one goal in common, which was to help America break our ties with Britain. These two men were both highly skilled writers, and wrote two of the piece which are still thought to be the most impactful documents that shaped the United States of America. Paine published Common Sense in 1776,…

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    The article that I chose to analyze is called “How Many Black People can you Mourn in One Week” by Hannah Giorgis. The article talks about the number of black lives that have been recklessly taken; not only by cops but by other black people as well. One of the main elements to this article that really drives the point home is that although the first illustration in the article is a hashtag, the article itself isn’t defending the argument of “#BlackLivesMatter”. She is defending the argument…

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    Hurricane Katrina hit, many of those affected wondered why God would do such a horrible thing to people that were so marginalized already. The culture in New Orleans is based largely on spirituality and religion and dates back to slavery days. African Americans have a long history with misfortune, religion, and water as a symbol of religion. Water can symbolize freedom, purity, birth, and death all at the same time (Dyson 2007, p. 193). In the Bible, and in African culture, God has put his…

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    understand the struggles that the African American people faced during the 1920’s. The Sweet family is faced with the fear of riots attacking their new house in a white community. This story questions the principles of right and wrong during this time period. Gaining respect and equality was an uphill battle for African Americans during the late 1800’s to the mid 1900’s. The principles of right and wrong are not equal for all races, because of how African Americans treatment from society, law…

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    By 1895, African Americans in the South had been liberated for about thirty years. Yet, their situation had hardly improved. Economically, a few had been able to obtain land of their own and most continued to work for white proprietors under various forms of labor arrangements. Thus, “legal” segregation came about in the form of Jim Crow laws throughout the South. During this time violence, intimidation, and lynching were common. The situations blacks faced in the years after Reconstruction were…

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    Griffin had many opportunities that black men could ill afford. Griffin was a gifted student, he studied medicine and humanities in France - education was a luxury that many blacks did not have regardless of financial status. Whilst, technically education in America was separate but equal there were often not enough places for blacks and surplus places for whites. In a conversation with a black man Griffin hears that white boys go to college get good jobs, whereas a black boy, if he makes it…

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