African American Culture

Origin of Fetish in ‘The Conjuring Stories’

A fetish object assumes distinct, almost superstitious power and is often associated with sexual gratification, desire, and worship. As explained in “Sexualization in the Media,” “Fetishization marks a cultural, psychological, and social technique of fetishizing things by making them appear larger than life, animate, or sexually desirable”. It is argued that this process has profoundly …

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The Role Of The Black Lives Matter Movement In Fighting Against Racism

Coming from a different background or race, one will always come into contact with being racially profiled or discriminated. Many Americans today are dealing with being racially profiled because of one simple thing the color of their skin, especially African Americans. In fact, it has come to a point where many black people are being …

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Analysis Of Lilith’s Personality From Sister Lilith By Honoreer Fanonne Jeffers

Honoreer Fanonne Jeffers’s 2000 story “Sister Lilith” it is a story about female character who was created from the mud together with her husband Adam, then they were blessed with little son known as Cain. According to the text Lilith describes their “Skin darker than their mud”. This shows that Adam, Lilith and Cain were …

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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman: Role of Characters’ Opinions

One of the most distinctive and immediately impressive things about Ernest Gaines’ novel, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, is the way the author opens his story with an introduction of a collective of speakers, his cast of character/narrators, so to speak. Gaines weaves his narrative through an interplay between the organizing consciousness of the …

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The Target Population And Factors Contributing To Sexually Transmitted Infections (Sti) Acquisition

The target population is heterosexuals, low-income African-Americans, ages 18 to 25 residing in San Francisco, California. In San Francisco, African American young adults are at higher risk for acquiring gonorrhea infection relative to other races/ ethnicities’ youth adults. Respectively, in 2010, the target population ages 15-19 had an incidence rate of 2301. 2 and ages …

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The Pioneers Of Writing In African Languages In The English-Speaking African World

It is wrong to refer to the writers of Negritude as the first writers of sub-Saharan Africa. Indeed, if their advent has been a landmark in the history of black African literature, it must be noted that writers in southern Africa were the first to write literary works. It is useful to briefly recall their …

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The Debate Over The Effectiveness Of The New Deal For African Americans

The extent to which the New Deal was effective for African Americans has been a topic of dispute among historians. The New Deal was a series of programs put in place by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, with the aim of establishing relief and recovery for Americans, following the Great Depression. The New Deal marks a …

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Rhetorical Analysis Of Kristof’s Article “Food For The Soul”

In the article, “Food For the Soul’, a human rights defender, and a two time Pulitzer Prize Winner Nicholas Kristof discussed the profits of traditional family farms over modern industrial agriculture. In his article, Kristof engaged readers to accept his ideas and take his side on agricultural debates by focusing on telling nostalgic stories about …

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Dogs In Cages: The Dangers of City Living in Ann Petry’s The Street

In Ann Petry’s novel The Street, even the most simple, everyday objects take on fiendish personalities and shifting, threatening aspects. From the cruel wind in the story’s opening chapter to the hard, bitter street itself, glaring situational cruelty and injustice brings vivid color to the narrative. Even the walls, as Petry describes, “were reaching out …

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What is Motown and what is Soul music? What makes them similar and what makes them different?

What is Motown and what is Soul music? What makes them similar and what makes them different? Motown started in Detroit, Michigan the name is also defined as motor town. Motown played is an important role in the racial integration of popular music as an African American-owned record label that achieved significant crossover success. In …

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Hate Being Sober: Why African Americans Experience Substance Abuse In Their Community

Tune onto Hot 107. 5 FM and listen carefully. Count how many times a song played on this radio station references drugs? What race is typically known for listening to drug infested hip hop music? African Americans. Media is just the beginning of our war on drugs in my community. How can one express the …

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The first African-American Supreme Court Justice in the United States

Justice Thurgood Marshall was the first African-American Supreme Court Justice in the United States. He was one of the most influential Civil Rights advocates that had been able to shut down segregation in schools. Justice Thurgood Marshall had accomplishments that made his place significant in United States History. Throughout Thurgood Marshall’s time, his first main …

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The Issue Of “Black-On-Black Crime” In Black Lives Matter Movement

Race is one of the correlates of crime receiving attention in academic studies, government surveys, media coverage, and public concern. Roughly eight-in-ten blacks with at least some college experience (81%) say they’ve experienced racial discrimination, at least from time to time, including 17% who say this happens regularly. Discrimination is the unjust or prejudicial treatment …

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Black Culture Generalised by Charles W. Chessnutt’s The Conjure Woman

In order to rationalize the south’s peculiar institution of slavery, the southern plantation novel surfaced. It idealized the plantation lifestyle by creating and romanticizing characters that otherwise would be viewed upon as evil by blacks—the oppressed. Life was portrayed as easy and carefree by the staple icon, the plantation owner or planter—faithfully called a “Southern …

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Being a Black in the South, What Is It Like? Miss Jane Pitman’s Example

Ernest Gaines’s novel The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman [1] may be considered a representation of the black Southern experience, with the titular heroine serving as a symbol for the collective of her ethnicity as opposed to a character who holds her own individual significance. Indeed, the story told by Gaines through the eyes of …

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African Americans, Outdoor Recreation, And The 1919 Chicago Race Riot 

In African Americans, Outdoor Recreation, and the 1919 Chicago Race Riot by Colin Fisher. He discusses how nature played a huge role in African American Citizens life in the 19th Centuries. The author went on to talk about one of the most violent altercations in American History that took place in 1919 in Chicago and …

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Comparison Of Black Lives Matter And All Lives Matter

Protest movements have sprung difficult conversations in order to create social change, and the impact social media has made on these topics has allowed conversations to be talked about in new ways. Since the shooting and killing of Black teenager Trayvon Martin by police officer George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida, led to an unforgettable movement …

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Sister Lilith By Fanonne Jeffers: Analysis Of Lilith’s Feminist Traits Through Hebrew, Sumerian And Western Tradition Ideas

The story Sister Lilith by Fanonne Jeffers is written in African American language where the narrator, ‘Lilith’ tries to reclaim her identity. The storyline is Afrofuturistic because human creation started in Africa and the concept of feminism was introduced by Lilith and it is now what women are striving all over the world. Lilith is …

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The Relation Of Black Lives Matter To The Novel Nineteen Eighty-Four By George Orwell

Jean-Jacques Rousseau who once said, “All men are born free”. However, this frankly doesn’t apply to those in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, as well as African Americans in this modern day. Throughout the novel, Orwell uses aspects of the government controlling everyone and their rights. Although they can challenge Big Brother they …

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