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Escaping The Master’S House: Claudia Jones & The Black Marxist Feminist Tradition, Camryn S. Clarke 2017 Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut

Escaping The Master’S House: Claudia Jones & The Black Marxist Feminist Tradition, Camryn S. Clarke

Senior Theses and Projects

In this Senior Project, I will argue that the path to liberation is through the discourse of Black Marxist Feminism as articulated by Caribbean political activist, Claudia Jones. The intersectional nature of such a discourse will encompass all who are oppressed —Black people, women, and workers. I explore what it means to be Black through the lens of Marcus Garvey, to be Woman through the lens of Monique Wittig, and to be a Worker through the lens of Karl Marx in order to understand Claudia Jones’ standpoint on what it means to be at the intersection of all three. The ...


The Mental Health Of Black Men: A Problem Of Perception, Narviar C. Calloway 2017 Clark Atlanta University

The Mental Health Of Black Men: A Problem Of Perception, Narviar C. Calloway

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Black men in our society face enormous challenges. Some of these challenges stem from social attitudes and perceptions about African American men, especially as these perceptions impact education, poverty, employment, and health-related problems. Society's response to social stigma, the treatment of social and mental problems and racism are all evident in African Americans' daily relationships with others. Each of these challenges individually can be devastating; collectively, they become overwhelming and catastrophic. It is this author's supposition that the mechanisms that undergrid the challenges of Black men are embedded in race, ethnicity and culture, and that the pervasiveness and ...


Control, Punish, And Conquer: U.S. Public Schools' Attempt To Control Black Males, Terence Fitzgerald 2017 Unit 4 School District, Champaign, IL

Control, Punish, And Conquer: U.S. Public Schools' Attempt To Control Black Males, Terence Fitzgerald

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Policies and procedures that govern public education in the United States have produced a system of control and punishment that impedes the education of Black males. The historical antecedents of this system are reflected in various forms of racism, from denying education to enslaved Blacks through legal segregation in schools during the post-Civil War period. This study reviews the treatment of Black male children attending public schools in the United States. It focuses on contemporary policies and procedures related to special education, alternative schooling, and the practice of "medicating" children with behavioral difficulties to demonstrate how covert forms of racism ...


Twenty-Seven Years Of Success And Failure At Morehouse, Benjamin E. Mays 2017 Morehouse College

Twenty-Seven Years Of Success And Failure At Morehouse, Benjamin E. Mays

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Darden

I will always remember the first time I met Dr. Benjamin Mays. It was an experience that I will always remember, l had the pleasure of meeting him during a wedding reception several years after his retirement as President of Morehouse College. Unfortunately, I matriculated at Morehouse College the year after Dr. Mays retired and did not have the opportunity of experiencing his mentoring firsthand. However, throughout my years at Morehouse, I developed a deep appreciation for Dr. Mays through his writings and speeches. His works and ideology have had a profound impact upon my life.


Business, Philanthropy And Higher Education, Milton Little 2017 AT&T Foundation

Business, Philanthropy And Higher Education, Milton Little

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AT&T is conspicuous by its presence in support of the post-secondary education of youth especially those of diverse backgrounds. Much, though certainly not all, of this support is provided through grants to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), majority colleges and universities and to the United Negro College Fund. AT&T supports HBCUs for reasons not dissimilar to those of other donors. Before I describe them, let me place our philanthropy and support for higher education in a broader context framed by the unique role played by corporate philanthropy and the special niche ATST has tried to carve among ...


Benjamin Elijah Mays: A Perspective, Richard O. Hope 2017 The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Benjamin Elijah Mays: A Perspective, Richard O. Hope

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I recall attending chapel five times a week and a sixth day on Sunday, since I was in the Sunday Morning Choir, Pop Dansby sat in the balcony with his chart of the seating arrangement and checked off those who were not present. As you progressed through the years from freshman to senior, your seating was moved closer to the podium.

As a freshman, coming by train from Nashville, Tennessee, I found my first day at Morehouse memorable. My first task after getting off the train was to find a taxi to the college, and, growing up in the segregated ...


Mays Transcendent And Transcending Mays, Herman F. Bostick 2017 Howard University

Mays Transcendent And Transcending Mays, Herman F. Bostick

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The famous African American theologian and Morehouse alumnus, Howard Thurman, has written that:

The time and place of a man's life on earth are the time and place of his body, but the meaning and significance of his life is as vast and far-reaching as his gifts, his times and the passionate commitment of all his powers can make it (Thurman, 1979:1). The time of life on this earth for Benjamin Elijah Mays was the years between 1894 and 1984. The places of his life were several because he traveled frequently and widely. But the places most closely ...


A Sociology Of Immanence And Transcendence: Reflections On The Legacy Of Benjamin Mays, Charles V. Willie 2017 Education and Urban Studies Harvard University

A Sociology Of Immanence And Transcendence: Reflections On The Legacy Of Benjamin Mays, Charles V. Willie

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In 1963, about a generation ago, sociologists in America began to examine and reexamine their concepts of caste, class and status. Dennis Wrong presented a paper at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in which he stated that "Historically, biological continuity has been the major means of preserving the internal solidarity and the distinctive ethos of class from generation to generation..." (Wrong, 1969:518). Wrong mentioned George Orwell's observation, however, that new sets of classes are emerging that are not recruited by the intergenerational transmissions of privilege through the family and whose cohesion does not depend on ...


Reflections On A Rebel's Journey, Samuel DuBois Cook 2017 Dillard University

Reflections On A Rebel's Journey, Samuel Dubois Cook

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I unabashedly revered Bennie Mays for his genuine contributions, strength of character, gifts of mind, vision, ability to grow and courage to change, creative restlessness and zest for life, stubborn moral courage, prophetic imagination, deep commitment to social justice, boundless energy and eagerness to tackle new tasks, devotion to academic excellence, capacity for independence of thought and critical judgment, single-minded commitment to the mot precious and enduring values of the human enterprise, and life-long romance with the world of higher possibilities. He was a wise man. His spirit was indomitable, his will inexhaustible.


Dr. Mays' Views Of A Changing World, Julius E. Coles 2017 The International Affairs Center Howard University

Dr. Mays' Views Of A Changing World, Julius E. Coles

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While most people will remember Dr. Benjamin E. Mays as the President of Morehouse College for 27 years and as a former President of the Atlanta Board of Education, he was also an internationalist with strong views of how Christian values might govern the relations between man and nations. Many of his international insights were gained while he was serving as the Dean of Howard University's School of Religion from 1934 to 1940. As Dean, he began to travel abroad to attend world conferences in Europe and India. These travels broadened his perspective of the issues of racism abroad ...


Benjamin E. Mays' Vision Of Education, Walter E. Massey 2017 Morehouse College

Benjamin E. Mays' Vision Of Education, Walter E. Massey

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This Symposium is very timely in a number of ways. It is an occasion for us to think through again the role of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, to reflect on what they have contributed in the past, but perhaps more important, to begin to plan for the role they will play in the United States in the future. That role may be somewhat different from the one that they have played in the past. Certainly, the nation's changing attitudes towards race, gender and affirmative action at this time provides a certain urgency to the task of establishing ...


Benjamin Mays And Morehouse College, Dereck J. Rovaris 2017 Xavier University

Benjamin Mays And Morehouse College, Dereck J. Rovaris

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Morehouse Before Mays. In 1867, Richard C. Coulter, an Augusta, Georgia, resident and former slave, Reverent Edmund Turney, educator of freedmen and organizer of the National Theological Institute in Washington, D.C., and William Jefferson White, an Augusta Baptist minister and cabinetmaker, founded the Augusta Institute (Jones, 1967). With educating the recently emancipated Negroes as their mission, they started a campaign that was highly unpopular in the South. In addition to operating with inadequate facilities during its early years, the Institute also had to deal with protests from the recently formed Ku Klux Klan (Brawley, 1970 1917).


From Microenterprises To Small Businesses In Rural Mexico: The Next Step, Keith Hollingsworth, Mona Ray 2017 Morehouse College

From Microenterprises To Small Businesses In Rural Mexico: The Next Step, Keith Hollingsworth, Mona Ray

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Microenterprises are invaluable at stabilizing family incomes. These microenterprises rely heavily on microfinance and microcredit. However, there is little evidence that these microenterprises grow into small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that lead to wealth creation and truly move families out of poverty. The same restrictions that are often the cause of poverty still work to inhibit the growth of microenterprises into SMEs. The primary inhibitors to this growth are the lack of education, specifically business education, and capital. The authors discovered that these factors are also true for the Afro-Mexican population in the Costa Rica (long coast, in Spanish ). A ...


The Political Economy Of Black Business Development: African-American Urban Representation And Black Business Prosperity, Cynthia Lucas Hewitt, Robert A. Brown, Michael Hodge 2017 Morehouse College

The Political Economy Of Black Business Development: African-American Urban Representation And Black Business Prosperity, Cynthia Lucas Hewitt, Robert A. Brown, Michael Hodge

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This paper investigates the relationship between African American local political power and outcomes for African American-owned businesses. It is hypothesized that the presence of an African American mayor and majority in the City Council would indicate a context of greater political power that would facilitate African American-owned business growth. Using regression analysis, we test the impact of local political representation on the number of businesses and sales volume. Our results show that cities with African American mayors have been more conducive than other cities to African American economic development both with regard to the numbers and sales activity. However, concentration ...


Challenge Vol.12 No.1., Ida R. Mukenge 2017 Morehouse College

Challenge Vol.12 No.1., Ida R. Mukenge

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This file is the full issue of Volume 12, No. 1.


Malt Liquor Beer Related Knowledge, Influences, And Drinking Styles Among An Inner City Sample Of African-American Men, Didra Brown Taylor 2017 Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Malt Liquor Beer Related Knowledge, Influences, And Drinking Styles Among An Inner City Sample Of African-American Men, Didra Brown Taylor

Challenge

African Americans are only 14 percent of the U.S. population but consume 30 percent of all malt liquor beer (MLB). MLB typically has 1.5 times the alcohol content of regular beer and is disproportionately marketed to African Americans. Despite this fact, patterns of high alcohol content beverage consumption among African Americans have had little empirical investigation. This study seeks to determine the frequency of MLB drinking, influences associated with MLB use, and MLB knowledge among 150 African American men chosen from randomly selected barbershops. Results of this study support the hypothesis that infrequent heavier drinkers prefer the larger ...


Patterns Of Problems Drinking Among Employed African American Men: Preliminary Results From A National Survey, Jack K. Martin, Steven A. Tuch, Paul A. Roman, Jeff Dixon 2017 Indiana University

Patterns Of Problems Drinking Among Employed African American Men: Preliminary Results From A National Survey, Jack K. Martin, Steven A. Tuch, Paul A. Roman, Jeff Dixon

Challenge

Existing surveys of African-American drinking patterns have not adequately differentiated those social structural and cultural variables that may account for intra-group differences in alcohol consumption patterns. In this report we provide a brief overview of the existing literature and develop logic to support a more comprehensive modeling of blacks' drinking behaviors that explores the influences of several social structural and cultural variables hypothesized to either place African Americans at risk for, or protect against, maladaptive drinking. Using data obtained from a sub-sample of 826 employed African American men drawn from a recent survey of African American workers we broadly establish ...


Strategies For Educators: A Six-Step Program, Vernon G. Smith 2017 Indiana University Northwest

Strategies For Educators: A Six-Step Program, Vernon G. Smith

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New teachers often have little or no preparation for engaging in the teaching-learning process with African American students. Moreover, they have probably had even less training in issues specific to African American males. This article focuses on ways to enhance learning experiences of African American males through self-esteem. We begin by defining and describing elements of self-esteem and analyzing selected literature as it relates to the education of African American males. We then suggest specific educational strategies for African American males, although they are also appropriate for others. These suggestions can help prepare pre-service teachers for a type of diversity ...


Mutli-Cultural Psychology, Community Health And Social Transformance, Thomas J. Price 2017 Corporate Performance Solutions, Inc.

Mutli-Cultural Psychology, Community Health And Social Transformance, Thomas J. Price

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Computer technology has revolutionized almost every facet of global society. The world wide web allows unprecedented exchanges of ideas around the world, and every discipline has been affected, including psychology. Exchanges with psychologists from other cultures has inspired discussions about the failure of psychology to champion human values and the empowerment of the poor and oppressed. Latino, African and Asian psychologists envision a discipline devoted to human liberation and the creation of a new person in a new society. These discussions are in response to what many psychologists see as t he increasing use of psychological knowledge to manipulate and ...


Challenge Vol.11 No.1., Ida R. Mukenge 2017 Morehouse College

Challenge Vol.11 No.1., Ida R. Mukenge

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This file is the full issue of Volume 11, No. 1.


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