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Agenda & Meeting Minutes, Wku Council Of Academic Deans Nov 1995

Agenda & Meeting Minutes, Wku Council Of Academic Deans

Council of Academic Deans

Meeting regarding KTLN, interactive television classes, pregnancy leave, budget, administrator evaluations, departmental bylaws and Junior Black Faculty.


Quest To Own The Information Superhighway: How Much Of It Can Blacks Realistically Expect To Own?, Matthew S. Scott Sep 1995

Quest To Own The Information Superhighway: How Much Of It Can Blacks Realistically Expect To Own?, Matthew S. Scott

Trotter Review

On the so-called information superhighway, cable systems, wire telephone lines, cellular services, satellite delivery and broadcast properties are converging to create an interconnecting electronic system on which audio, video and text can travel worldwide. Even though the system is not yet complete, many African Americans have expressed concern that they will somehow be left out on the back roads without an ownership stake. This essay will attempt to answer some of those questions pertinent to this quest of ownership.


Computer Utilization And Attitudinal Patterns In A Black Community, James Jennings Sep 1995

Computer Utilization And Attitudinal Patterns In A Black Community, James Jennings

Trotter Review

During the Spring and Summer of 1995 The William Monroe Trotter Institute conducted a survey of resident utilization patterns and attitudes towards various facets of computer technology. This survey was commissioned by Freedom House, Inc. and supported with a grant from the AT&T Foundation in Boston, Massachusetts. The goal of this survey, composed of adult residents who have been served by Freedom House, and agency representatives of a small number of selected community-based organizations, is to inform planners at this agency about the computer technical needs, interests, and utilization patterns of its clients.


Empowering Communities Of Color Through Computer Technology, Michael Roberts Sep 1995

Empowering Communities Of Color Through Computer Technology, Michael Roberts

Trotter Review

As we hurtle towards the 21st century, an increasing number of individuals start to realize that the ability to use computers and information technology resources effectively will determine how well individuals, organizations, and communities function in a rapidly changing technological society. Numerous studies, including one conducted in the Summer 1995 of Boston's Black community by Freedom House and The Trotter Institute, and highlighted in this issue, have documented the need of Americans—students, workers, unemployed, youth, adults and senior citizens, to become knowledgeable and proficient in the use of computers and information technology. There are several questions that do ...


Technological Revolution And The Black Studies Curriculum: A Course Proposal, Abdul Alkalimat Sep 1995

Technological Revolution And The Black Studies Curriculum: A Course Proposal, Abdul Alkalimat

Trotter Review

A technological revolution is changing the world. The computer is fast becoming the universal tool in all aspects of work, production and communication, and innovations in bio-technology are fast transforming agriculture and health. The main impact of this technological revolution has been to restructure the economy, both the centers of accumulation as well as the labor process. It is also restructuring the methods by which people communicate, form and maintain communities. In general, the objective basis of social life is being fundamentally changed.

This essay proposes a basic course that not only focuses on the technological revolution, but should be ...


An Interview With E. David Ellington, President Of Netnoir, Inc., Harold W. Horton Jr. Sep 1995

An Interview With E. David Ellington, President Of Netnoir, Inc., Harold W. Horton Jr.

Trotter Review

The following article is an interview with E. David Ellington, who was the President of NetNoir, Inc., a company "dedicated to digitizing, archiving, and distributing global Afrocentric content."


Introduction, James Jennings Sep 1995

Introduction, James Jennings

Trotter Review

This issue of the Trotter Review focuses on one of the most important set of challenges facing the Black community in the U.S., and that is, how to access, and manage, and control, significant facets and processes associated with the information superhighway. This current issue identifies the nature of the challenges, but also proposes some strategies that the Black community and its leadership might consider to ensure both access and control over information technology.


The Power Of Information And Communities Of Color, Lana W. Jackman, Patricia C. Payne Sep 1995

The Power Of Information And Communities Of Color, Lana W. Jackman, Patricia C. Payne

Trotter Review

In this age of the Information Superhighway, access to information has become a "human rights" issue for communities of color. Access to information is the backbone for economic growth in the world marketplace. Information literacy, the ability to find, evaluate, analyze, and use information effectively is the currency of infinite power and control of one's economic, social, and political destiny. For communities of color to gain access to this phenomenal communications/technological revolution, there is a need to become information literate.


Multiple Intelligences And The Gifted Identification Of African-American Students, Oscar Scott Jr. Jul 1995

Multiple Intelligences And The Gifted Identification Of African-American Students, Oscar Scott Jr.

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Services - Urban Education

There have been three national reports addressing giftedness: Education of the Gifted and Talented: Report to the Congress of the United States by the U.S. Commissioner of Education (1972) AKA the Marland Report; The National Report on Identification: Assessment and Recommendations for Comprehensive Identification of Gifted and Talented Youth (1982) AKA the National Report on Identification; and National Excellence: A Case for Developing America's Talent (1993) AKA National Excellence. All have documented the underrepresentation of African-American students in programs for the gifted and talented and the disproportionate reliance on standardized intelligence and achievenent tests for gifted and talented ...


Ua68/13/4 Limited Edition, Wku Journalism Jun 1995

Ua68/13/4 Limited Edition, Wku Journalism

WKU Archives Records

Newspaper created by students participating in the Minority Journalism Workshop hosted by the WKU Journalism Department.

  • Seay, Cherise. Western Updates, Submits New Affirmative Action Reports
  • Seay, Cherise. Supreme Court Decision Doesn't Change Review
  • Overstreet, Camille. Voting Rights Act a Victory for America
  • Green, DeAnn. Bag(pipe) Lady: Her Hot Air Makes Music - Sheryl McCracken
  • Smith, Scheri. Bagpipe Facts
  • King, Heather. Negative Experiences, No Support Discourage Black Men from College
  • Simmons, Regina. Basketball Camps Fun for Players, Coaches
  • Green, DeAnn. City Police Earn Community's Trust
  • Gatewood, Davita. Local Officials Agree Curfew Not Needed
  • Stewart, Laze & DeAnn Green. Group Helps ...


Increasing The Number Of Black Health Professionals: A Case Of Commitment And Belief In Students, Harold Horton Jun 1995

Increasing The Number Of Black Health Professionals: A Case Of Commitment And Belief In Students, Harold Horton

Trotter Review

The infant mortality rate is as high as ever in the Black community; dental care is yet nil or almost non-existent for the vast majority of Black children; and hypertension continues to be a major problem in the Black community. Hence, even as we approach the 21st Century, healthcare in the Black community is yet, as the song stated in the movie, Casablanca, "it's still the same old story." There is seldom, if ever, a single solution to a catastrophic problem, but some kinds of solutions do stand out as logical and effective. Training Black physicians, who would be ...


The Clarity And Confusion Offered By Historical Personal Identity Studies, Nikitah O. Imani May 1995

The Clarity And Confusion Offered By Historical Personal Identity Studies, Nikitah O. Imani

Black Studies Faculty Publications

This literature review and analysis focuses on the historical reference group orientation and personal identity study material done on Blacks in the United States. It argues that these studies were critically flawed in the sense that they made inappropriate assumptions about the link between the two kinds of measures that are the respective foci of their inquiry (i.e., personal identity and group self-esteem). As a result, their conclusions and implications, in terms of the development of psychological and sociological theories based upon their findings, constitute a major obstacle to the ultimate and accurate understanding of the processes of development ...


Newspaper Obituaries; Book 1 (M-O), Afro-American Historical Association Of The Niagara Frontier Apr 1995

Newspaper Obituaries; Book 1 (M-O), Afro-American Historical Association Of The Niagara Frontier

Newspaper Obituaries, African Americans from WNY

No abstract provided.


Empowering The Third Force In Contemporary Nigerian Politics, Chukwuma Azuonye Jan 1995

Empowering The Third Force In Contemporary Nigerian Politics, Chukwuma Azuonye

Africana Studies Faculty Publication Series

Remarks on the occasion of a traditional reception for Wole Soyinka by the Nigerian community in Boston at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, July 23, 1995.


Reading Texts As Reading Ourselves: A Chapter In The History Of African American Biblical Interpretation, Vincent L. Wimbush Jan 1995

Reading Texts As Reading Ourselves: A Chapter In The History Of African American Biblical Interpretation, Vincent L. Wimbush

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

Literature, especially religious literature, ideally aims to trigger degrees of empathy in readers who share a particular universe of meaning, with the goal of entertaining, provoking, challenging, and persuading. The literary text that has achieved something of the status of a "classic" is one that has consistently--that is, "beyond its time...beyond its space"--proved to be engaging and empathetic, consistently challenging and inspiring the spirit, provoking thoughts and arresting the imagination of those generally sharing a universe of meaning, or culture. But such texts, precisely because of their empathy-producing qualities, should also inspire among readers again and again over ...


Book Review: Conjuring Culture: Biblical Formations In Black America, Vincent L. Wimbush Jan 1995

Book Review: Conjuring Culture: Biblical Formations In Black America, Vincent L. Wimbush

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


[Review Of The Book William Johnson’S Natchez: The Ante-Bellum Diary Of A Free Negro], Nick Salvatore Jan 1995

[Review Of The Book William Johnson’S Natchez: The Ante-Bellum Diary Of A Free Negro], Nick Salvatore

Articles and Chapters

[Excerpt] To raise this issue of Johnson's silences and social isolation is not to engage in historical pity. He made choices from the options available to him and suffered the consequences as they developed. But his history underscores the fact that slavery generated a corresponding social system that was unforgiving to the individual caught in its contradictory currents. As Michael P. Johnson and James L. Roark suggest in Black Masters, their sensitive study of another slave owner and ex-slave, William Ellison of South Carolina, a purely personal solution to such volatile social relations proved impossible. What bound William Johnson ...


The Bible And African-American Culture, Vincent L. Wimbush Jan 1995

The Bible And African-American Culture, Vincent L. Wimbush

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

The history of the influence, uses, and functions of the Bible among African Americans is dramatic and complex, and reflects the different, sometimes conflicting, sociopolitical and religious self-understandings, orientations, and aspirations of a dominant segment, if not the great majority, of African Americans.


Ua19/17/1/4 Wku Football Media Guide, Wku Athletic Media Relations Jan 1995

Ua19/17/1/4 Wku Football Media Guide, Wku Athletic Media Relations

WKU Archives Records

WKU football media guide for 1995.


Samuel, Patrick And Cato: A History Of The Dallas Fire Of 1860 And Its Tragic Aftermath, Rebecca Howdeshell, William R. Farmer (1921-2000) Jan 1995

Samuel, Patrick And Cato: A History Of The Dallas Fire Of 1860 And Its Tragic Aftermath, Rebecca Howdeshell, William R. Farmer (1921-2000)

Perkins Faculty Research and Special Events

In this unpublished work, William R. Farmer (1921-2000), former associate professor of New Testament at Perkins School of Theology, recounts the story of the Dallas Fire of 1860 and the events that followed: the hanging of three innocent African American men and the whipping of many local slaves. Farmer’s work explores the causes of these acts of racial terrorism by presenting and discussing numerous primary resources. Accompanying the book manuscript is a related work: “A Reader for the Study of the Dallas Fire of 1860.” Both documents were created in the late 1990s.


Social Stratification In York County, Virginia, 1860-1919: A Study Of Whites And African-Americans On The Lands Of The Yorktown Naval Weapons Station, Kenneth Edward Stuck Jan 1995

Social Stratification In York County, Virginia, 1860-1919: A Study Of Whites And African-Americans On The Lands Of The Yorktown Naval Weapons Station, Kenneth Edward Stuck

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


"Why Don't He Like My Hair?": Constructing African-American Standards Of Beauty In Toni Morrison's "Song Of Solomon" And Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God", Bertram D. Ashe Jan 1995

"Why Don't He Like My Hair?": Constructing African-American Standards Of Beauty In Toni Morrison's "Song Of Solomon" And Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God", Bertram D. Ashe

English Faculty Publications

African-Americans, with their traditionally African features, have always had an uneasy coexistence with the European (white) ideal of beauty. According to Angela M. Neal and Midge L. Wilson, "Compared to Black males, Black females have been more profoundly affected by the prejudicial fallout surrounding issues of skin color, facial features, and hair. Such impact can be attributed in large part to the importance of physical attractiveness for all women" (328). For black women, the most easily controlled feature is hair. While contemporary black women sometimes opt for cosmetic surgery or colored contact lenses, hair alteration (i.e., hair-straightening "permanents," hair ...


Interrogating Identity, Daniel M. Scott Jan 1995

Interrogating Identity, Daniel M. Scott

Faculty Publications

Discusses the structures of identity and the role writing plays in the reconfiguration of the self in Charles Johnson's novel `Middle Passage.' Fundamental assumptions about human and literary identity; Allusion and appropriation of textual authority; Novel's debt to preceding Western writing; Complications of Afro-American experience; Johnson's reconfiguration of writing..


The Master's Merry: Slave Prosecutions And Punishments In York County, Virginia, 1700 To 1780, Anne Romberg Willis Jan 1995

The Master's Merry: Slave Prosecutions And Punishments In York County, Virginia, 1700 To 1780, Anne Romberg Willis

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Racial Attitude Priming And Effectiveness Of A "Black Rage" Defense, Melissa Speck Garth Jan 1995

Racial Attitude Priming And Effectiveness Of A "Black Rage" Defense, Melissa Speck Garth

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Manassas Industrial School For Colored Youth, 1894-1916, Laura Ann Peake Jan 1995

The Manassas Industrial School For Colored Youth, 1894-1916, Laura Ann Peake

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Attracting African American Honor Students Into Accounting, Dana Hermanson, Susan H. Ivancevich, Roger H. Hermanson Jan 1995

Attracting African American Honor Students Into Accounting, Dana Hermanson, Susan H. Ivancevich, Roger H. Hermanson

Faculty Publications

The percentage of minority professionals in the major accounting firms has risen only 2 percentage points since 1976. Black members of a national collegiate honor society were surveyed to see if their perceptions of the accounting profession lead them to select other majors. The nonaccounting students perceived the accounting profession very positively in providing long-term financial rewards and availability of employment. The nonfinancial characteristics of lifestyle, work environment, and nature of accounting work were perceived poorly by respondents. It is vital that black students gain a better understanding of the nonfinancial nature of accounting work and of the role of ...


Self-Concept, Racial Identity Development And The Perception Of The Graduate And Professional Educational Experience Among African-American Female College Students Planning To Pursue Advanced Degrees: A Correlational Study, Wanda Shnita Mitchell Jan 1995

Self-Concept, Racial Identity Development And The Perception Of The Graduate And Professional Educational Experience Among African-American Female College Students Planning To Pursue Advanced Degrees: A Correlational Study, Wanda Shnita Mitchell

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship among self-concept, racial identity development, and perceptions of the graduate and professional educational experience of African American female college students planning to pursue advanced degrees. The researcher explored the relationship among the factors to determine if they were predictive of the pursuit of advanced degrees among African American female college students. The investigation would provide counselors, educators, and administrators with information which could positively impact the enrollment and retention of African American women in advanced degree programs.;A sample of 85 graduating African American female college seniors at a very ...


I Am Black But In My Heart Is No Stain Of Infamy: Race Relations In Augusta County, Virginia, 1865-1870, David Gregory Demchuk Jan 1995

I Am Black But In My Heart Is No Stain Of Infamy: Race Relations In Augusta County, Virginia, 1865-1870, David Gregory Demchuk

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Trigg County, Kentucky African American Oral History Project (Fa 196), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 1995

Trigg County, Kentucky African American Oral History Project (Fa 196), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid for Folklife Archives Project 196. Project by four WKU Folk Studies students in which they interviewed Trigg County, Kentucky African Americans about various aspects of their lives. Most of the individuals that were interviewed had a rural background and were born in the early 1900s. Interviews may be accessed by clicking on the "Additional Files" below.