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Prisons Sex And Drug Side Effects: A Look At Hiv Transmission, Prevention, And Treatment Behind Bars, Taylor Cuffaro May 2008

Prisons Sex And Drug Side Effects: A Look At Hiv Transmission, Prevention, And Treatment Behind Bars, Taylor Cuffaro

African & African American Studies Senior Theses

Studying the transmission, prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS in prison is incredibly important. it is reported, "that 2.3 percent of all prison inmates are infected with HIV. The rate of confirmed cases of AIDs in the inmate population is more that six times that of the U.S. [general] population. Approximately one in every three inmate deaths is AIDS-related and AIDS is the leading cause of death among state inmates after 'illness and natural causes.'"1 Twenty-five percent of all HIV positive people in the United States, at one point make their way through the correctional system ...


Ahead Of The Pack: The New York Pioneer Club & The Integration Of Track And Field In New York City, Joseph Blankenship May 2008

Ahead Of The Pack: The New York Pioneer Club & The Integration Of Track And Field In New York City, Joseph Blankenship

African & African American Studies Senior Theses

When people think of the Bronx, they think of a few things–the Yankees, Hip Hop, and Jenny from the block. What they generally do no think about, however, is an international powerhouse in track and field. This powerhouse has produced many great athletes and instilled pride in the community. The names Joe Yancy, Ed Levy, Larry Ellis, Ted Corbitt, and Fred Thompson are names most people outside of track and field would not know. Inside the world of track and field, however, they are all legends connected to one organization: The New York Pioneer Club.


Everich, William, Everich, William. Bronx African American History Project May 2008

Everich, William, Everich, William. Bronx African American History Project

Oral Histories

This is a very personal account of Mr. Everich's youth and his involvement in collectives and as a community activist. His parents are Ukraninan and he grew up in the Bronx, in a mixed neighborhood. His father was a violent man, beating his wife and children. He was also a racist man and it was this attitude, juxtaposed with the kindness of the very neighbors that he criticized, that convinced the young William of the injustices of prejudice. Everich discusses his school days and the games they played in the neighborhood, from wiffle ball to building scooters from milk ...


Grounded History: A Keynote Address To The 14th Annual Massachusetts Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference, Amilcar Shabazz May 2008

Grounded History: A Keynote Address To The 14th Annual Massachusetts Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference, Amilcar Shabazz

Afro-American Studies Faculty Publication Series

No abstract provided.


Sanchez, Ivan, Sanchez, Ivan Interview: Bronx African American History Project May 2008

Sanchez, Ivan, Sanchez, Ivan Interview: Bronx African American History Project

Oral Histories

Interviewee: Ivan Sanchez

Interviewer: Dr. Mark Naison

Transcriber: unavailable

Date: 05/02/2008

Summarized by: Daniel Matthews

Ivan Sanchez is the author of Next Stop: Growing Up Wild Style in the Bronx. Ivan was born near 170th Street off Jerome Avenue on 9/21/1972. His father is from Puerto Rico, while his mother was born in New York and has Puerto Rican ancestry. He has an older brother, a younger sister, and seven stepsiblings by his father. He was close to his Titi, whom he considered a second mother. He spent much of his time at her home ...


Grounded History: A Keynote Address To The 14th Annual Massachusetts Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference, Amilcar Shabazz May 2008

Grounded History: A Keynote Address To The 14th Annual Massachusetts Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference, Amilcar Shabazz

Amilcar Shabazz

No abstract provided.


Ua12/2/1 Walk The Line, Wku Student Affairs May 2008

Ua12/2/1 Walk The Line, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

Special commencement edition of the College Heights Herald.


Street-Ball: The Myth Of The Ghetto Basketball Star, Vincent F. Mcsweeney May 2008

Street-Ball: The Myth Of The Ghetto Basketball Star, Vincent F. Mcsweeney

Honors Scholar Theses

In recent decades, countless scholars have examined the developing trend of African American dominance in United States’ professional sports. Many have hypothesized that this over-representation is caused by the presumed reliance on sports as an avenue out of poverty for the African American youths. This trend, it is believed, has a highly detrimental effect the African American community. In actuality, this argument is flawed because it works under the stereotypical assumption that the overwhelming majority of African Americans come from abject poverty. To dispel this fallacy, the author has analyzed the upbringings of each All-National Basketball League First Team player ...


Hip Hop Is Dead: The Rhetoric Of Hip Hop, Kalyana Champlain May 2008

Hip Hop Is Dead: The Rhetoric Of Hip Hop, Kalyana Champlain

Senior Honors Projects

There is no doubt that Hip Hop has become a most influential international force. This animal has had many faces: two of these faces have been as a political tool as displayed by Public Enemy, and as a therapeutic release-- as I discovered while in AmeriCorps interning at AS220 for a program called Hip Hop 220, in which we took underprivileged youth and helped them to channel their energy through this art form. However, there is a dark side to this culture that includes extreme misogyny, self- sabotage, hatred, and an unhealthy obsession with status. As I reflected on these ...


Ghanaian Immigrants In New York City: Negotiating Cultural And Identity Transformations, Darren Ornitz May 2008

Ghanaian Immigrants In New York City: Negotiating Cultural And Identity Transformations, Darren Ornitz

African & African American Studies Senior Theses

There have been many studies conducted pertaining to the process of identity formation among immigrants in the United States, but very few focus specifically on Ghanaian immigrants. The goal of this thesis is to continue the debate on the nature and manner on which Ghanaian immigrants in New York City construct their identities. By so doing, this paper aims to explore and identify the ways in which traditional culture and values are preserved, transformed, or lost amongst the Ghanaian immigrant community in New York City. It discusses the role that Ghanaian and American culture and values plays in the process ...


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

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

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

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

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 ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 52, Wku Student Affairs May 2008

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 52, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 51, Wku Student Affairs Apr 2008

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 51, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.


Roberts, Beverly, Roberts, Beverly. Interview: Bronx African American History Project Apr 2008

Roberts, Beverly, Roberts, Beverly. Interview: Bronx African American History Project

Oral Histories

Beverly Roberts (b. 06/09/51) is the president of the Parkchester branch of the NAACP. Roberts was born and raised in New York. She lived in San Juan Hill in Manhattan until she was five, and then she, her three siblings, and her New York- born mother moved to the West Farms neighborhood of the Bronx. At the time, Roberts’ family was part of West Farms’ minority black population. Beverly, her mother, and her siblings faced prejudice and intimidation from white (predominately Jewish) children and adults. Consequently, the Roberts’ set about earning their community’s respect. Beverly’s mother ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 49, Wku Student Affairs Apr 2008

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 49, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.


Brown, Genevieve, Brown, Genevieve. Bronx African American History Project Apr 2008

Brown, Genevieve, Brown, Genevieve. Bronx African American History Project

Oral Histories

Interviewee: Ms. Genevieve Smith-Brown

Interviewer: Dr. Brian Purnell

Date: April 19, 2008

Summarized by: Estevan Román

Ms. Genevieve Smith-Brown is (was) a resident of the Bronx. She was a very involved community activist, volunteered her time for Seabury Daycare, policy board member Model Cities program of the and President of the Mid-Bronx Desperadoes organization.

Ms. Genevieve Smith-Brown, formerly Genevieve Smith-Brooks was born on July 12th, 1937 in Anderson, South Carolina. In a town where most of the African-Americans were sharecroppers, Genevieve’s parents were one of the few African-Americans that owned a farm in Anderson, South Carolina. This farm ...


Program: Rodney Hurst Sr Presents "It Was Never About A Hot Dog And A Coke," His Personal Account. Apr 2008

Program: Rodney Hurst Sr Presents "It Was Never About A Hot Dog And A Coke," His Personal Account.

Textual material from the Rodney Lawrence Hurst, Sr. Papers

A presentation by Rodney Hurst at Bethel Baptist Institutional Church on Friday, April 18, 2008


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 48, Wku Student Affairs Apr 2008

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 48, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 47, Wku Student Affairs Apr 2008

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 47, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 46, Wku Student Affairs Apr 2008

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 46, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.


Johnson, Daryl, African & African American Studies Department. Daryl Johnson Apr 2008

Johnson, Daryl, African & African American Studies Department. Daryl Johnson

Oral Histories

Darryl Johnson is a professional DJ who goes by the name DJ Thoro. His story details the career path that one would take to success within the music industry.

Johnson was born in 1975 in Harlem. During his childhood, he shuttled between New York and Florida, as he had family in both states. He developed an interest in music after listening to a series of tapes which his brother made while attending park jams. Furthermore, he practiced skills as a DJ by listening to radio programs on KISS FM and WBLs. Johnson had to pursue his dream as a musician ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 45, Wku Student Affairs Apr 2008

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 45, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 44, Wku Student Affairs Apr 2008

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 44, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.


Blaxican Identity: An Exploratory Study Of Blacks/Chicanas/Os In California, Rebecca Romo Apr 2008

Blaxican Identity: An Exploratory Study Of Blacks/Chicanas/Os In California, Rebecca Romo

NACCS Annual Conference Proceedings

Abstract:

This paper explores the racial/ethnic identities of multiracial Black-Mexicans or ‘Blaxicans.’ In- depth interviews with 12 Blaxican individuals in California reveal how they negotiate distinct cultural systems to accomplish multiracial identities. I argue that choosing, accomplishing, and asserting a Blaxican identity challenges the dominant monoracial discourse in the United States, in particular among African American and Chicana/o communities. That is, Blaxican respondents are held accountable by African Americans and Chicanas/os/Mexicans to monoracial notions of ‘authenticity.’ The process whereby Blaxicans move between these monoracial spaces to create multiracial identities illustrates crucial aspects of the social construction ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 43, Wku Student Affairs Apr 2008

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 43, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.


Review Of "Chicago's New Negroes: Modernity, The Great Migration, And Black Urban Life" By D.L. Baldwin, Luther Adams Apr 2008

Review Of "Chicago's New Negroes: Modernity, The Great Migration, And Black Urban Life" By D.L. Baldwin, Luther Adams

SIAS Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 42, Wku Student Affairs Mar 2008

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 42, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.


Chianese, Dominic, Chianese, Dominic. Bronx African American History Project Mar 2008

Chianese, Dominic, Chianese, Dominic. Bronx African American History Project

Oral Histories

INTERVIEWER: Mark Naison, Oneka LaBennett

INTERVIEWEE: Dominic Chianese

SUMMARY BY: Patrick O’Donnell

Dominic Chianese is a Bronx native and a well-known actor and singer. He was born 2/24/1931 in the Bronx. His paternal grandfather was from Naples, Italy, and his mother’s side was from near Sorrento. He was raised in the Arthur Avenue neighborhood, and attended public school. Most of his classmates were Italian, although there were some Jewish and Hispanic children as well. Despite the fact that Chianese had German, Irish, Italian, and French-Canadian friends while growing up, the Italian and African-American communities ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 41, Wku Student Affairs Mar 2008

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 41, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.