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African Americans: American Society and Cultural Diversity

African Americans: American Society and Cultural Diversity

Our Black News Academic Press 2015 When is the last time you saw a black boy scout? #somethingisverywrong African Americans have lived here since they were transported by slave ships hundreds of years ago (McKnown-Johnsons & Rhodes, 2010, p. 109). Back in the 1910 – 1920s, many of the African Americans lived in the South but migrated [...]

Making Racism Work: There will always be House Ni**as

Making Racism Work: There will always be House Ni**as

Racial prejudice: “My Culture Made Me Do It” By Don Allen, Our Black News Before I begin, I would like to make three very important points in simple clarity. The first one being, I have no intention of moving back to Africa for some sense of moral or structural utopia where blacks work together side-by-side for the good of [...]

Why African American and African studies should be a requirement in Twin Cities Public Schools

Why African American and African studies should be a requirement in Twin Cities Public Schools

It’s been over a month since I sent my CV to a local nonprofit agency that was searching to hire Fellows to work on a brief in support of African American studies in the public school systems. I never got a response, but that will never keep me from championing causes I believe in. Of course this nonprofit might be like others who talk a big [...]

Postmodern Deconstruction of Queer Studies

Postmodern Deconstruction of Queer Studies

Before we more forward, we must be clear. By Don Allen, Publisher - Our Black News The postmodern effects of thinking are seen in our Western culture, with homosexual, bisexual, and polyamorous behavior becoming more acceptable to Americans, but it also creates a divide in academics and the academic political right. The most worrying trend [...]

Analyzing Hortense Spillers “Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe” and the New Black

Analyzing Hortense Spillers “Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe” and the New Black

For those outside of reality, coonery exists as a tight fitting hat or a reversible reality.   By Don Allen, Publisher - Our Black News Hortense Spillers, “Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe,” becomes more timely and relevant in 2015 than ever before with the talk about the New Black. Hip Hop music artist Pharrell, interviewed by Oprah [...]

Black folks have become inconsequential outside of their inner circles

Black folks have become inconsequential outside of their inner circles

By Don Allen, Publisher – Our Black News (Independent Business News NetworksTM) Okay, I first have to apologize to my brothers and sisters from the East and West Coasts; especially the hard working blacks in the south. I have seen your greatness in many areas and I applaud your work ethic and ability to maintain sustainability. Let me [...]

Why Does Obama Keep Trying to Play Daddy to Black America?

Why Does Obama Keep Trying to Play Daddy to Black America?

By Yvette Carnell, Originally posted on YourBlackNews.com Do you ever notice that when President Obama speaks to black people, the tone seems to change? Some welcome the shift in conversation as a reflection of cozy familiarity. Others, however, feel that the president tends to shift his focus from policy to preaching, or from advocacy to [...]

The Black image in the white mind : media and race in America

The Black image in the white mind : media and race in America

Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001. By Robert M. Entman and Andrew Rojecki This highly recommended study traces the reciprocal relationship between white racial attitudes and the presentation of blacks in the mass media. The authors have worked hard to make their carefully nuanced presentation, based on a significant body of [...]

Identity

Identity

“We keep coming back to the question of representation because identity is always about representation. People forget that when they wanted white women to get into the workforce because of the world war, what did they start doing? They started having a lot of commercials, a lot of movies, a lot of things that were redoing the female image, [...]

Critiquing bell hooks Postmodern Blackness: Does Black Literature need the critical apparatus of Black Postmodernism?

Critiquing bell hooks Postmodern Blackness: Does Black Literature need the critical apparatus of Black Postmodernism?

By Don Allen, Publisher Looking through the lens of postmodernism as it pertains to color, race, class and more specifically, the African American, it becomes even more problematic to define the modern, postmodern and post-post modernism. Not because we cannot comprehend the meanings, but so few black intellectuals have been indoctrinated with [...]

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