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A Meditation Journal for African Americans By Lama Choyin Rangdrol
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This journal, with meditations by Lama Rangdrol lightly inscribed on every other blank page, provides a space to explore the unique issues faced by African American practitioners of dharma in the... More > West. The liberative meditations excavate the cause of suffering, and provide a healing message of transcendent joy. Create your own private retreat in your mind, guided by the insights of a practitioner who transformed the maladies of his youth into an inspirational life of peace as a Buddhist lama. Recommended for: African American Retreatants, African American Studies, Buddhist Studies/Diversity, Comparative Ethnic Studies, Buddhist Bookstores, American Buddhist Organizational, Business, and Development Management.< Less
A Meditation Journal for African Americans By Lama Choyin Rangdrol
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This journal, with meditations by Lama Rangdrol lightly inscribed on every other blank page, provides a space to explore the unique issues faced by African American practitioners of dharma in the... More > West. The liberative meditations excavate the cause of suffering, and provide a healing message of transcendent joy. Create your own private retreat in your mind, guided by the insights of a practitioner who transformed the maladies of his youth into an inspirational life of peace as a Buddhist lama. Recommended for: African American Retreatants, African American Studies, Buddhist Studies/Diversity, Comparative Ethnic Studies, Buddhist Bookstores, American Buddhist Organizational, Business, and Development Management.< Less
Africans and African Americans: Complex Relations Prospects and Challenges By Godfrey Mwakikagile
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The nature of complex relations between Africans and African Americans is the focus of this study. The author looks at the factors which are responsible for this complex nature and which... More > collectively constitute a major obstacle to the improvement of relations between the two groups. He also looks at the prospects and challenges in the quest for solidarity between Africans and African Americans which has remained elusive despite concerted efforts by a number of individuals and a few organizations on both sides through the years to bring the two "peoples" closer. He also examines the nature of the relationship - not just of the relations - between Africans and African Americans. The nature of this relationship goes beyond a shared complexion and the author looks at the profound differences between the two groups across the spectrum which continue to complicate relations between them and even keep them apart.< Less
Africans and African Americans: Complex Relations Prospects and Challenges By Godfrey Mwakikagile
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The nature of complex relations between Africans and African Americans is the focus of this study. The author looks at the factors which are responsible for this complex nature and which... More > collectively constitute a major obstacle to the improvement of relations between the two groups. He also looks at the prospects and challenges in the quest for solidarity between Africans and African Americans which has remained elusive despite concerted efforts by a number of individuals and a few organizations on both sides through the years to bring the two "peoples" closer. He also examines the nature of the relationship - not just of the relations - between Africans and African Americans. The nature of this relationship goes beyond a shared complexion and the author looks at the profound differences between the two groups across the spectrum which continue to complicate relations between them and even keep them apart.< Less
The We And The Us: Mentoring African American Women By Delois Crawford
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Mentoring must be personally valued and personally espoused; it cannot be dictated or prescribed. However, if African American female administrators choose to participate in a mentoring program, the... More > academy must identify and support the development of their careers with this tool. This would not only be for the sake of the women themselves, but for the benefit of the inistitution as well. Mentoring would allow African American female administrators to have greater responsibility and visibility. This would facilitate a greater encouragement for young African Americans to change their experiences, but will help to change the overall paradigm.< Less
Academic Success For African-American Students By Bobby Allen, Ed.D.
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This mixed-methods study of 157 disadvantaged African-American students and six teachers investigated the effectiveness of an after-school tutoring program in improving students' grades. The reading,... More > English language arts and mathematics grades of student participants were compared using independent t-tests and analysis of variance. The grades of participants were also compared to corresponding grades of non-participants. Results showed significant benefits in all areas. The author asserts that there exists a better way to educate African-American students and assure greater academic success.< Less
The AIDS Crisis in Pennsylvania: The Hidden Epidemic Among African American and Latina Women By Lillian Escobar-Haskins, George F. Haskins
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This document is a study of the changing face of the AIDS epidemic and issues related to prevention efforts. It focuses on the two segments of the population which represent the fastest growing and... More > most at risk groups within the HIV/AIDS population — African American women and Latinas. These two groups represent a disproportionately high percentage of the AIDS cases among women in both the United States and in Pennsylvania. The study was commissioned by The Philadelphia AIDS Coalition.< Less
The AIDS Crisis in Pennsylvania: The Hidden Epidemic Among African American and Latina Women By Lillian Escobar-Haskins, George F. Haskins
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This document is a study of the changing face of the AIDS epidemic and issues related to prevention efforts. It focuses on the two segments of the population which represent the fastest growing and... More > most at risk groups within the HIV/AIDS population — African American women and Latinas. These two groups represent a disproportionately high percentage of the AIDS cases among women in both the United States and in Pennsylvania. The study was commissioned by The Philadelphia AIDS Coalition.< Less
Semiotics of African American Culture in Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon By Stephanie Denise Johnson
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Song of Solomon remains close to its literary roots by motifs prevalent in its text. These motifs, search for identity, oral tradition, and flight, are some of the many distinguishing... More > characteristics, or semiotics, of the African American literary canon. Morrison uses this text and its themes to convey meaning and to teach a powerful lesson to her audience: it is imperative to honor our ancestors by acknowledging, understanding, and reverencing their importance to world history. The wisdom the reader gains from the lesson frees her or him to prepare for a more viable future.< Less
African American Hero : Thomas William Burton, Doctor, Poet, Veteran By Robert Pickering
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My knowledge of the literary world being very limited, and knowing the numberless valuable productions which have been and are being sent broadcast throughout the world from the greatest minds,... More > touching every phase of human existence, of every clime, and on every subject imaginable, make me feel abashed to offer to the public this book, "WHAT EXPERIENCE HAS TAUGHT ME;" but as God gave me this inspiration to make an effort to do something for the purpose of encouraging those who may be less fortunate than myself, I shall tell my own story, and in my own way, as I saw and experienced it. It shall be the aim and object of this book to point out things which are beneficial and practicable.< Less