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Lazercism, Rubina Ramji 2018 Cape Breton University

Lazercism, Rubina Ramji

Journal of Religion & Film

This is a film review of LaZercism (2018), dir. Shaka King.


Meeting Minutes, WKU Council of Academic Deans 2018 Western Kentucky University

Meeting Minutes, Wku Council Of Academic Deans

Council of Academic Deans

Meeting regarding enrollment, sexual harassment, minority postdoctoral fellowships and faculty recruitment.


Monsters And Men, William L. Blizek 2018 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Monsters And Men, William L. Blizek

Journal of Religion & Film

This is a film review of Monsters and Men (2018), directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green.


Man On Fire, William L. Blizek 2018 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Man On Fire, William L. Blizek

Journal of Religion & Film

This is a film review of Man on Fire (2018) directed by Joel Fendelman.


Ghana And The Trans-Atlantic Slavetrade, De-Valera Botchway, Aaron Carter-Enyi 2018 University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Ghana And The Trans-Atlantic Slavetrade, De-Valera Botchway, Aaron Carter-Enyi

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

Dr. De-Valera Botchway of University of Cape Coast delivers a lecture on the history of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade with special attention to the ethnic groups of Ghana (formerly known as Gold Coast). The role of Christianity, and whether it was part of a system of oppression or a means of liberation, becomes a matter of debate during the question and answer with Morehouse students.


Meeting Minutes, WKU Council of Academic Deans 2018 Western Kentucky University

Meeting Minutes, Wku Council Of Academic Deans

Council of Academic Deans

Meeting regarding Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, library advisory council, sexual harassment, diversity, freshman cohorts and faculty evaluations.


Better Than Before, Makia Harper 2018 City University of New York (CUNY)

Better Than Before, Makia Harper

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

Better than Before is an experiential art installation that profiles the life of James Isreal, a Vietnam vet who shares a spiritual journey that is filled with self-discovery, introspection, and hope in the midst of war and abhorrent racism. His poignant retrospective follows his struggle to find peace in the midst of trauma and disease, providing life lessons that transcend the pangs of adversity and the unknown.


"A Beacon Of Hope": The African American Baptist Church And The Origins Of Black Higher Learning Institutions In Kentucky, Erin Wiggins Gilliam 2018 University of Kentucky

"A Beacon Of Hope": The African American Baptist Church And The Origins Of Black Higher Learning Institutions In Kentucky, Erin Wiggins Gilliam

Theses and Dissertations--History

This dissertation focuses on the African American Baptist church as a vital architect of black higher education in Kentucky. In keeping with the historiography of black education, my research focuses on the often-forgotten component of religion and its impact on the development of post-secondary education. More specifically, my work explores the dynamics of race, class and gender in shaping the origins of black higher learning institutions in the state. I contend that Kentucky was home to a growing and progressive African American middle class who sought racial uplift to solve the “negro problem" through education. I also reveal that African ...


God's Faithfulness On The Journey: Reflections By Rostered Women Of Color, Rosetta E. Ross 2018 Spelman College

God's Faithfulness On The Journey: Reflections By Rostered Women Of Color, Rosetta E. Ross

Spelman College Faculty Publications

Expressing stories of joy and pain, thankfulness and celebration, “God’s Faithfulness on the Journey” explores the stories of more than 40 ELCA rostered women of color. The essay-style collection of stories, poems, music and imagery gives voice to the women of color who serve faithfully throughout the church. The narratives chronicle a shared experience through the church’s call process while honoring the families, mentors and supporters who journeyed with them and give praise to an always faithful God.


African-American Poetry, Music, And Politics, Tyler H. Macdonald 2018 Colby College

African-American Poetry, Music, And Politics, Tyler H. Macdonald

Honors Theses

The 2016 decision to award songwriter and musician Bob Dylan the Nobel Prize in Literature sparked a worldwide debate on the relationship between music and poetry and raised many questions about music’s place in literary canon. However, this debate is nothing new. Questions about the relationship between music and poetry have long been debated. Some scholars believe the two disciplines should be studied separately, while others prefer to consider the connections between the two.

My project begins with a question: if Bob Dylan’s songs can be considered poetry, what other forms of music might also be considered poetry ...


Toward A Theology Of Transformation, Hannah Kathleen Griggs 2018 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

Toward A Theology Of Transformation, Hannah Kathleen Griggs

Eddie Mabry Diversity Award

Black liberation theologians come to terms with white supremacy by collectively remembering the story of the Exodus and Jesus' crucifixion--affirming God's preference for freedom and in-the-world salvation. The particular history of white American Christianity requires a different story to provide the foundation for our social memory. As white American Christians, we have certain blind spots—blind spots created by historical and social privileges that have given white people unequal access to power and resources. The story of Zacchaeus has the potential to help reframe white Christianity’s conception of race relations in the United States, shifting from a reconciliation ...


Gettysburg College Journal Of The Civil War Era 2018, 2018 Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College Journal Of The Civil War Era 2018

The Gettysburg College Journal of the Civil War Era

No abstract provided.


Perceptions Of Obese African American Women Regarding Altering Traditional Soul Food Preparation, Patricia A. Young 2018 Walden University

Perceptions Of Obese African American Women Regarding Altering Traditional Soul Food Preparation, Patricia A. Young

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

The obesity epidemic continues to be a major concern in the United States. The World Health Organization reported that 1.4 billion adults were either obese or overweight. African American (AA) women have the highest incidence of obesity worldwide. The obesity rate among AAs has continued to rise over the past 2 decades. The problem is that AA women prepare and consume high caloric foods that contribute to obesity. This qualitative descriptive study explored the perceptions that obese AA women have about altering how they prepare soul food to make it a healthier soul food. The empowerment model and the ...


Silence In The Stars, Taylor Claman 2018 University of Iowa

Silence In The Stars, Taylor Claman

University of Iowa Honors Theses

This honors project is a feature length film that explores the concept of friendship and adversity. There are themes of race, loss, absence, adolescence and young love. The main character, Pim, loses her brother at a young age, and his absence affects her life even four years later, where the story takes place. As Pim and Marisol bond over their shared hardship, Pim learns to open up and allow herself happiness as she starts to heal from the impact of her brother's death on her life.


A Turf Issue: Mexican American Perspectives On Interactions With African Americans In Davenport, 1949-1972, Cindy Carolina Garcia 2018 University of Iowa

A Turf Issue: Mexican American Perspectives On Interactions With African Americans In Davenport, 1949-1972, Cindy Carolina Garcia

University of Iowa Honors Theses

Although there is existing research on African American and Mexican American communities in Iowa, little has been written on the interactions between these two communities. Existing literature on these interactions often draws from large, U.S. coastal cities. Therefore, this study will focus on the city of Davenport in Iowa. Although many African Americans and Mexicans Americans usually lived in different neighborhoods, there was still a significant amount of neutral, if not friendly, interactions between them. Davenport was also enmeshed in intense activism from the 1940s through the 1970s; it was the site of active National Association for the Advancement ...


Parenting And Discipline Correlations With Social Supports For Single, African American Mothers, Veronica D. King 2018 Walden University

Parenting And Discipline Correlations With Social Supports For Single, African American Mothers, Veronica D. King

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Assistance to young, single, African American mothers requires adaptation to their environmental stressors along with reliance on social support. Further information is necessary for developing and supporting an appropriate model for delivery of that assistance. The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine potential correlations between general social support and parenting skills and disciplinary practices amongst low-income, African American single mothers. Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems theory model supported this study to further develop an accurate perspective of African American families to inform more effective approaches to parenting. The participants for this correlational research design study were 78 mothers who ...


Ua1c6/9 Events - Demonstrations/Protests - Wku Archives Photograph Collection, WKU Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Ua1c6/9 Events - Demonstrations/Protests - Wku Archives Photograph Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Images of student / faculty demonstrations and protests of various types.


Ua1c6/7 Events / Entertainment - Wku Archives Photograph Collection, WKU Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Ua1c6/7 Events / Entertainment - Wku Archives Photograph Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Images of entertainment events.


Ua1c6/5 Events - Conferences / Workshops - Wku Archives Photograph Collection, WKU Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Ua1c6/5 Events - Conferences / Workshops - Wku Archives Photograph Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Images of conferences and workshops.


Ua1c6/4 Events - Banquets/Dinners - Wku Archives Photograph Collection, WKU Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Ua1c6/4 Events - Banquets/Dinners - Wku Archives Photograph Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Images of banquets and dinners.


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