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A Study Of The Social Barriers Leading To The Disproportionately Higher Incidence Of Alzheimer's Disease In The African American Population, Edna Andrews-Rose May 2008

A Study Of The Social Barriers Leading To The Disproportionately Higher Incidence Of Alzheimer's Disease In The African American Population, Edna Andrews-Rose

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This study examines social factors associated with the disproportionately higher incidence of Alzheimer's disease in the African American population. Ninety participants were selected for the study utilizing non-probability convenience sampling. The survey participants were composed of primary care givers of Alzheimer's clients. The findings of the study indicated that socio-economic factors were a significant variable in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's' disease. Respondents 65.9% reported that participation in research was not equally shared by all ethnicities. The results of the study revealed that 56.8% of respondents allowed patients to remain in the home due to support ...


May The Circle Be Unbroken? A Study Of Daughters With African-American Imprisoned Mothers., Da'tarvia A. Parrish May 2008

May The Circle Be Unbroken? A Study Of Daughters With African-American Imprisoned Mothers., Da'tarvia A. Parrish

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This study examines the effects of imprisonment on children with imprisoned mothers and explores factors that attribute to their success. This study was based on the premise that in the process of determining the successful outcome of the child, agencies do not regard the succession of events in the mother's life that led her to prison. An analysis was performed using data, existing reports, literature, a personal narrative, and figures on women and mothers in the penal system, their children, and programs designed to assist them. The researcher found that the literature, reports and data, and personal narrative correlate ...


The History Of Black Nationalism And Internal Factors That Prevented The Founding Of An Independent Black Nation-State., Kenyatta Jay Fleming Jan 2008

The History Of Black Nationalism And Internal Factors That Prevented The Founding Of An Independent Black Nation-State., Kenyatta Jay Fleming

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This thesis examined the political history of Black Nationalism in America in order to determine those internal organizational factors that have prevented Black Nationalists, specifically of the Black Power Era (1 966-1 975), from achieving selfdetermination, with the highest expression being the founding of an independent Black nation-state. The study was based on the premise that the goal of Black Nationalism was the founding of a Black nation-state for African-Americans. A historical comparative analysis was used to determine what internal factors prevented Black Nationalists from successfully founding a Black nation-state. The researcher found several internal factors that interfered with the ...