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  British African-Caribbean community - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
African-Caribbeans are primarily the descendants of West Africans captured or obtained in trade from African procurers.
Caribbean restaurants can now also be found in most areas of Britain where West Indian communities reside, serving traditional Caribbean dishes such as curried goat, fried dumplings, ackee and salt fish, plantain, steamed cabbage and rice and peas.
African Caribbean academics are prominent in the arts and humanities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_Afro-Caribbean_community   (4537 words)

 African American & Prostate Cancer
African Americans were more likely than Whites to have undergone radiation therapy (p <.0001) and were more likely to indicate that a desire to maintain sexual functioning influenced their treatment choice (p <.0001).
Due to several factors including lowered engagement of African American men in the healthcare system, disparities in treatment, increased risk in developing and dying from the disease, as well as other cultural and structural constraints, IDM is examined and proposed as an appropriate tool for African American men.
Population-based prospective clinical trials of African American men are needed to further fine-tune the use of PSA in early detection, and to assess whether screening will improve the disease-specific mortality of prostate cancer in the population.
www.malecare.com /African_American_Prostate_Cancer_page_51.htm   (13710 words)

In the United States, people of fl African descent with diabetes have 2 to 3 times the amputation risk compared to whites and it is being suggested that this may be due to differences in care or pathophysiological characteristics.
African Americans in Alameda County (California) had incidence rates of (160/1000,000), while 314/100,000 was reported in African Caribbeans from Jamaica.
The prevalence of SLE in women in an area of south London was estimated it to be 177/100000 (95% CI 135-220) in Afro-Caribbeans, 110 (58-63) in West Africans, and 35 (26-43) in Europeans, suggesting a genetic predisposition.
www.da-academy.org /blkdisease.html   (2265 words)

 African Treasures, Celebrating Mother Africa
African Treasures, Inc. (ATI) is a non-profit organization created and incorporated in November 18, 1991, in the city of Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia with charter number 912061 DN.
ATI is dedicated to broadcasting a weekly TV program on African arts, culture, music and dialogue on vital issues aimed at promoting understanding, and harmony between fl immigrants and Americans - celebrating Mother Africa.
To give African Americans reason to be proud of their heritage and ancestry.
www.africantreasurestv.com   (384 words)

 Untitled Document
The purpose of this article was to examine the interracial (fl versus white) and intraracial (U.S.-born fls versus African Caribbeans) differences in neuropsychiatric symptoms (depression, psychoses, and agitation) among dementia patients residing in nursing homes.
The authors aimed to examine interracial (fl versus white) and intraracial (US born fls versus African Caribbeans) differences in neuropsychiatric symptoms (depression, psychoses, and agitation) among dementia patients residing in nursing homes using a model (described by George, 1989).
The authors attribute the lack of differences between African Americans and African Caribbeans to "the increased standardization of nursing home admission criteria along with their SES and racial similarities."
www.phrusa.org /research/domestic/race/race_report/subsections/11_menthealth/cohen1998_an.html   (677 words)

 News Stories for the Black Community- The New African Americans: African and Caribbean Immigrants Are Changing Black ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
And despite the fact that foreign-born fls remain a small segment of America's overall fl population -- two percent for Africans and four percent for those born in the Caribbean -- their pattern of concentration make for disproportionately large impacts in certain places.
African and Caribbean communities iving in America are more apt to use monikers to distinguish themselves from the larger fl American community: One term in significant use by both groups is "American."
According to Adigun and Lloyd among both Caribbean immigrants and Africans, stereotypes of fl Americans are the same: They are lazy, don't take advantage of opportunity, don't take care of family, don't complete their education and are untrustworthy.
blackvoices.aol.com /black_news/canvas_directory_headlines_features/feature_article/_a/the-new-african-americans-african-and/20051205120309990001   (1686 words)

 Ligali | Me2We | CRE suggest return to coloured people
African people with dual heritage were officially labelled ‘coloureds’ and given better privileges than those who were not.
African people were severely punished if they used their own languages, religions or names.
African British is the name now used to describe the community previously mislabelled as Afro-Caribbean, Black British, UK Black, Negro, Nigger, Coloured and Black.
www.ligali.org /article.php?id=332   (1664 words)

 [02-10-1999] Caille Millner, Bridging the Caribbean/African American Gap   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Many of these immigrants have been fed mass media images of African Americans for years, and this, combined with their own personal observation, leads them to believe the hype-that African Americans really are lazy and criminal.
African Americans, for their part, feel resentful of these new Blacks sweeping in and jumping on the capitalist bandwagon without knowing who built that wagon and at what cost.
Thurston says African Americans, after fighting for civil rights, have every right to be suspicious of Caribbean immigrants who don't have an understanding of where we're coming from.
www.pacificnews.org /yo/stories/1999/19990210-caribbean.html   (1015 words)

 Boston Pan African Forum
BPAF believes that only through local, national and international unity – the coming together of African- Americans, African Caribbeans, African Latinos and continental Africans-- will the question of national and global reparations be adequately addressed and self-determination and real human development in Africa and the Diaspora be achieved.
We assert that the transatlantic slave trade was a crime against humanity and a foundation on which corporations and governments participated in the super- exploitation of African people, eventually leading to structural racism in the United States.
This uneven level of human development of African descendents in the united states has led to the political, cultural, economic and psychological genocide of multi- generations of fl people.
www.geocities.com /bpaf02/Reparations/reparations.htm   (230 words)

 African Heritage
African American Health - dedicated to sharing information for the health, nuturing, and growth of the African-American family.
Negro Artist.com - for both African American artists and African American History; contains 1000's of links and 100's of Slave Narratives and full text of historical literature; the primary aim is to encourage research activity on people of African descent and to provide information to the study of the African Diaspora.
African Americana - books, periodicals, discussion groups, indexes and original texts focusing on the African American experience.
www.partyguideonline.com /heritage/african/African.html   (1590 words)

 African America  A Fourth World
The exploitation of natural resources (labor is indeed a natural resource!) by the imperialistic powers is the key element in the commonality in the African, Caribbean, and African American struggles and not necessarily related to land ownership or colonial status.
In all of the Caribbean-African experiences, their status as colonies and land ownership was distinctly different from both the African and African-American experiences but we would agree that to relegate the African-Caribbean to a Fifth world would be taking the concept of land ownership too far.
African Americans could help their African brothers and sisters harness the natural resource wealth that the African possess.
www.nathanielturner.com /africanamericafourthworld.htm   (4372 words)

This work comes at a time when people of African ancestry, particularly those in the Diaspora, are experiencing an important re-examination of self in relationship to their geographical space and origin.
The most recent African language, Ebonics, captures the unmistakable and substantial evidence of this inquiry, while connecting itself to the African family of languages as far back as one of the most ancient ones, Medew Netjer.
Ebonics and Language Education of African Ancestry Students examines the political, linguistic, cultural and social history of African people with the expressed intention to place the reader in the authentic context of the development of Ebonics.
sankofaworldpublishers.com   (314 words)

Unemployment and earlier separation from both parents may be key factors behind the higher rates of schizophrenia in British African-Caribbeans, according to new research by a scientist at The Centre for Caribbean Medicine, King's College London.
The research, soon to be published in the journal of Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology, indicates that the higher levels of schizophrenia in the African-Caribbean population in Britain are in part due to these social and environmental factors.
We found the rate of schizophrenia there significantly lower than in London's African-Caribbeans, suggesting that social and environmental factors were responsible for the high UK rates.
www.schizophrenia.com /newsletter/allnews/2002/britafricaribb.htm   (390 words)

 Anti-Apartheid Activism in Britain: The AAM, the BEM/BSC and the wider concerns of the Black community regarding ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The decision of the All-African People’s Conference held in Accra Ghana December 1958, calling on independent African countries to impose economic sanctions against South Africa, may have also played a part in influencing the CAO to launch its boycott.
Most of those involved were exiled South Africans and although CAO chaired the committee it was clear that it began to play less of a leading role.
There were written declarations of support for Southern Africans struggling under discriminatory laws and the rest of Africa still under colonialism that showed an acute understanding of the interconnectivity of the politics of race and racism across national boundaries.
www.anc.org.za /ancdocs/history/aam/activism.html   (8653 words)

 CASH raises awareness of salt dangers of African Caribbeans
There is no evidence that African Caribbeans exceed this but they do have a higher risk of raised blood pressure, to which excess salt can contribute, and therefore of strokes, heart disease and kidney disease, than the general UK population.
One idea is that African people evolved in a hot climate where they had very little access to salt, and were perhaps consuming as little as a quarter of a gram.
CASH is not recommending that African Caribbean people revert to as little as a quarter of a gram per day — this would be very difficult to do.
www.foodnavigator.com /news/printNewsBis.asp?id=64725   (655 words)

 93.03.04: Drama and African American Folktales: Addressing the Social Development Needs of My Students
Drama and African American Folktales is designed to help the fifth grade classroom teacher explore the cultural heritage and social needs of the student population in the New Haven Public School System.
“The best-known literature about Africans’ enforced exile in the United States has led some to assume that slaves were discovering literature for the first time, but a portion of the oral literature used in Africa to teach and preserve their group history later became written literature.
The African folktale my students will be working on is called “Anansi and His Gourd of wisdom.” The version of this African folktale was given to me by a fellow African American artist.
www.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/units/1993/3/93.03.04.x.html   (5351 words)

 The Stroke Association - Stroke in African-Caribbeans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
This factsheet explains what a stroke is, and the risk factors that affect African Caribbean people in particular.
A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted, either by a blood clot (ischaemic stroke) or by a bleed from a blood vessel in or around the brain (haemorrhagic stroke).
It is an inherited disorder (one you are born with) in the red blood cells.
www.stroke.org.uk /information/preventing_a_stroke/factsheets/stroke_in.html   (1487 words)

 CCM mental health
It has been found that the police are inconsistent in their use of this sectioning power and detain a higher proportion of Black African and Black Caribbean people compared to the indigenous White British people.
However, severe mental health problems are disproportionately more prevalent witin the African and Caribbean community compared to the White British community.
These diagnosed rates are not congruent with rates in the Caribbean, and therefore implies that mental illness in African-Caribbeans in the UK is not attributable solely to genetics but both biological and socio-environmental factors, including economic deprivation and racial disadvantage (either perceived or real).
www.kcl.ac.uk /depsta/ccm/CCM_mentalhealth.html   (647 words)

 A comparison of left ventricular abnormalities associated with glucose intolerance in African Caribbeans and Europeans ...
A comparison of left ventricular abnormalities associated with glucose intolerance in African Caribbeans and Europeans in the UK -- Chaturvedi et al.
People of fl African descent are at high risk from both diabetes and raised blood pressure, and are known to have higher
Across the spectrum of glucose intolerance, African Caribbeans in general have a worse echocardiographic profile than Europeans.
heart.bmjjournals.com /cgi/content/full/85/6/643   (3000 words)

 The Mac Weekly On-Line Edition
Let the African and the African-Caribbean student seek to eliminate any thoughts they may harbor that all African-Americans have chips on their shoulders and are culturally less moral and ethical.
Let the African student undertake to do away with any inclinations of thought they may have towards the belief that African-Caribbeans and African-Americans are impure, colonialized and Westernized and not worthy of "African-ness."
We may not necessarily become the brothers and sisters that often times we wish to be, and we may not necessarily even become friends, but we need neither of these to become a community.
www.macalester.edu /weekly/archive/05.03.98/opinion/editor.html   (689 words)

 Africana Studies -- Wittenberg University
Of particular interest is the transformation of identity over the last five hundred years as Africans, African Americans, and African Caribbeans have been exposed to European domination and exploitation.
Since arriving at Wittenberg, Professor Rosenberg has offered courses on African history ranging from survey-level classes such as African Societies to 1500 and the Formation of Modern Africa, to mid-level classes on South Africa, to upper-level classes on Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Gender in 20th century Africa, and a colloquium on South Africa.
She teaches courses in Afro-Caribbean literature, the African diaspora and Introduction to Africana Studies.
www4.wittenberg.edu /academics/african_studies/faculty.html   (502 words)

 What is Africana Studies?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Variably known as Black Studies, AfroAmerican Studies, African American Studies, Africana Studies is a body of knowledge composed of all of the traditional disciplines as they relate to continental Africans, African-Americans, African-Caribbeans, African-Europeans and people of African heritage in Australia, South America, and the islands of the seas.
This Afrocentric look at key issues and trends in the African World Experience will be both topical and historical because this course of study will have to answer some current questions by looking at their historical background and evolution.
In the process of this approach to the culture history of people of African descent, it is hoped that students will take another look at American history, African history, and world history in general.
www.kean.edu /~africana/What_is_Africana.html   (244 words)

 Comparison of the outcome and treatment of psychosis in people of Caribbean origin living in the UK and British Whites: ...
Caribbean and African parentage were excluded, as were patients
Caribbean origin live in inner-city areas (Nazroo, 1997).
Bhugra, D., Leff, J., Mallett, R., et al (1997) Incidence and outcome of schizophrenia in Whites, African Caribbeans and Asians in London.
bjp.rcpsych.org /cgi/content/full/178/2/160   (3345 words)

 The New York Beacon Is There   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Many African-American Caribbeans are classified as Hispanics in the census figures.
Therefore, although the census reports the metropolitan New York African-American population skew at 17 percent, an unknown percentage is accountable in the designated Hispanic percentage.
In New York, New Jersey City, Nassau and Suffolk Counties are 6,088,465 African-Americans, Hispanics, and Caribbeans.
www.kcl.net /nybeacon/PAGE2.html   (286 words)

 caribbeans agriculture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Not only does it give the Caribbeans a familiar setting, but the settlements are placed on non...
Typically, vanilla is grown in Madagascar, the Caribbeans tropics and sub tropical areas...
Saunders not only succeeded in recruiting 150 African Caribbeans in the West Midlands communities of Birmingham and...
www.all-fair-cruises.com /147/caribbeans-agriculture.html   (625 words)

OBAC exists to ensure blind and partially sighted Africans and Caribbean people access relevant services, influence decision and policy makers, to enable them to overcome barriers that prevent them become active members of the community.
The Organisation of Blind African Caribbeans (OBAC) was founded in 1988 by a group of committed visually impaired African and Caribbean people.
OBAC has a unique service and we believe that there is no similar organisation that understands the needs of visually impaired African and Caribbean people in London in terms of socio-cultural expressions.
www.obac.org.uk   (194 words)

 Ethnicity and risk of diabetes-related lower extremity amputation - Diabetic Foot Update - Brief Article Diabetic Foot, ...
A case-control approach was used to compare incidence rates of diabetes-related LEAs in African Caribbeans and Europeans in the UK.
The age-adjusted rate of incidence diabetes-related amputation, standardised to the diabetes population, were 147/100000 and 219/100000 in African Caribbeans and Europeans respectively.
Adjustment of the latter OR for smoking, neuropathy, peripheral vascular disease and age attenuated the OR to 0.97.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0MDQ/is_1_5/ai_90987583   (289 words)

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