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    Tactics Of Malcolm X

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    Throughout history’s fight for black equality, there have numerous individuals in which have decided to take a stand and forever change the world; Malcolm X is no exception to this. His methods to achieve Civil Rights for African Americans were both controversial yet struck home with many blacks tired of waiting defenceless. It is to a moderate extent that his methods were successful in his use of various tactics such as pro-violence and the encouragement of critical thinking about racial…

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    Black Aesthetics

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    There are various theories in Black or Africana Studies. An Africana study is a “critical and systematic” study of the African people. Under this consists of theories that are an explanation of facts that are acknowledged. Kawaida Philosophy is one of the main theories and it is also used as in a theoretical way and how it implies in the Africana Studies. Kawaida is a philosophy first developed by Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor and chair of Africana Studies at California State University, which…

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    Introduction The black power movement was hailed by some as a positive and proactive force aimed at helping blacks achieve full equality with whites, but it was reviled by others as a militant, mostly violent faction whose primary goal was to drive a wedge between whites and blacks. Although the impacts of blacks on the civil rights movement were mainly positive it is inevitable that there would be limitations. Cultural Pride The black power movement generated a number of positive…

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    Smith presented an effective argument. They minority groups worked hard enough and not a single nomination was given to them. This will definitely be disturbing. One might assume that, the BET was established because of the refusal to recognize the black community in the entertainment industry. Furthermore, there is need for people to come together and…

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    In the 2011 drama, The Help, the main and most important theme is that the ethnic and racial segregation between the whites and blacks. The director, Tate Taylor, developed this theme by demonstrating that the blacks live in a poverty-stricken and rundown part of Jackson, whereas the whites lived in more privileged suburban areas. This demonstration gives an effect to the audience of how society in the film and reality…

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    Literacy is a fundamental skill that all people, regardless of race or social class, need to develop in order to convey ideas and communicate them intellectually. But two hundred years ago, learning to read and write was not a privilege. During this time, and even today, many factors play a role in determining the difficulty of reaching literacy, such as the time period a person lived and where, the color of their skin, and even what determined or denied their basic rights as human beings could…

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    “The Defiant Ones and In the Heat of the Night” In the article Draggin’ the Chain, Emma Hamilton and Troy Saxby analyzed the juxtapositions between the two films, The Defiant Ones and In the Heat of the Night. These two movies are placed within the representation of African American stereotypes that can be void and full of historical reality in the same realm. Hamilton and Saxby explain that certain racial stereotypes can empower the African American race, but at the same time further ingrain…

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    Black Nationalism

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    achieve the goal of human liberation”, which is Black Nationalism (Defining Black Nationalism, 1). In addition to Black Nationalism, Pan-Africanism has had a tremendous role in the effort to bring the African diaspora and African community together. Through the advocacy of Pan-Africanism, the belief that unity is vital to economic, social, and political progress and aims to "unify and uplift"…

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    It is not a documentary but a fiction depiction of the Black woman’s experience in a prison system. The movie covers these prisoners’ rebellion against the systematic structure in place that abuses and exploits the woman in the facility. The focus is on the plantation like work the women are forced to endure…

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    there existed challengers in the depiction of the African American experience as the black writers had to overcome what Hughes had deemed as a figurative “Mountain”, and called upon Afro Americans to establish their own cultural framework. These artists merely wanted to be recognised for their talents without the racial card hanging around their necks. Hughes wanted to embrace both the beauty and rigour of the black community, regardless of whether it had appeased the white society or not.…

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