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  African American - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans, Black Americans, or simply fls, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to West and sub-Saharan Africa.
The desperate conditions of African Americans in the South that sparked the Great Migration of the early 20th century, combined with a growing African American intellectual and cultural elite in the Northern United States, led to a strengthening movement to fight violence and discrimination against African Americans.
Native Americans often took in runaway bondsmen and women and accepted them as members of their tribes, and there is a lengthy history of peaceful coexistence, intermarriage and fighting alliances against whites between Native Americans and African Americans.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/African_American   (2547 words)

  
 Britain.tv Wikipedia - African Americans
The majority of African Americans are the descendants of enslaved Africans transported via the Middle Passage from West and Central Africa to North America and the Caribbean from 1609 through 1807 during the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
The collective economic status of African Americans is a matter of contentious debate, with statistics simultaneously suggesting both the residual effects of historical marginalization and sustained progress for large sections of the population in the United States, and the greater affluence of the group when compared to populations outside of the United States.
African Americans have improved their social economic standing significantly since the Civil Rights Movement and recent decades have witnessed the expansion of a robust, African American middle class across the United States.
www.britain.tv /wikipedia.php?title=African_Americans   (7735 words)

  
 Coverage & Access | Wall Street Journal Examines Racial Disparities in Kidney Transplant Rates - ...
African Americans face a number of obstacles when trying to obtain a donor kidney, and the gap between transplant rates for African Americans and whites cannot "be explained by differences in ability to pay," as people with kidney failure are eligible for Medicare coverage for transplants, the
Healthy African Americans are also less likely to be referred to the transplant list and 44% less likely to complete all the steps to be included in the list if referred by a care provider.
African Americans also less commonly receive kidneys from live donors than whites, in part because many African Americans are reluctant to ask family members for a donation.
www.kaisernetwork.org /daily_reports/rep_index.cfm?DR_ID=24293   (566 words)

  
 The Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
African American chemists, biologists, inventors, engineers, and mathematicians have contributed in both large and small ways that can be overlooked when chronicling the history of science.
The disproportionately low numbers of African American students enrolled in and graduating from chemistry graduate programs undoubtedly reflect a complex interplay of numerous and well known socio-economic forces, some of which cause (or result in) race and gender bias in education at all levels.
The twenty [African American] students engaged in chemistry graduate studies at LSU, the majority of whom attended undergraduate HBCU's, are succeeding in all facets of the program at rates which are as good as or better than the other 90 graduate students.
webfiles.uci.edu /mcbrown/display/faces.html   (635 words)

  
 List of African Americans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ron Brown, served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee becoming the first African American to lead a major American political party.
Bob Douglas, first African American elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Percival Prattisbecame, the first African American news correspondent allowed in the United States House and Senate press gallery.
encyclopedia.jigyasa.in /wikipedia/l/li/list_of_african_americans.html   (618 words)

  
 [techcoop-list] Facts about African Americans and Digital Divide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Middle-class African American households are less than half as likely as middle-class whites to own a home computer, and whites are more than twice as likely to have access to the Internet from home as African-Americans or Hispanics are to have it from any location.
When African Americans do have access to the Internet, they tend to use it for bettering their educations.
African Americans are more likely to take Web-based courses using the Internet outside the home than Whites (41% vs. 29.7%).
www.rtpnet.org /pipermail/techcoop-list/2004/000084.html   (301 words)

  
 Cyndi's List - African-American
The largest rural African American settlement of freed and newly free slaves in the state of Wisconsin.
List of the missing, dead and wounded Buffalo soldiers of the 10th United Stated Cavalry taken from the reports of officers following the action on San Juan Hill, Cuba during the Spanish American War.
This is a list of names, some with their ages, their birth state, and the number that they were when they signed the register.
www.cyndislist.com /african.htm   (4996 words)

  
 pmafricanam
Many students are only aware of the accomplishments of current well-known African Americans in the fields of sports and entertainment, so it's important to provide a means for students to research lesser known individuals in a variety of fields.
A simple pre-writing activity is to have students brainstorm the names of outstanding African Americans who have made valuable contributions in a variety of areas.
As students researched their famous African American character, they were required to compile the information that they found on a report form.
www.wku.edu /3kinds/pmafricanam.html   (1239 words)

  
 List of African Americans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is an incomplete list of African Americans.
Edward Brooke, former Massachusetts Attorney General, first African American elected to the United States Senate (November 8, 1966).
Ron Brown (1941-1996), served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee becoming the first African American to lead a major American political party.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_African_Americans   (3629 words)

  
 Photographs of African Americans During the Civil War - (Prints and Photographs Reading Room, Library of Congress)
Images of African American soldiers are not well represented in PandP files.
Rather, most photographs show African Americans as civilians attached to the military, and as "contraband" and refugees.
While it is believed from visual examination that the images on this list show African Americans, there is no way to prove (or disprove) this belief.
www.loc.gov /rr/print/list/081_cwaf.html   (667 words)

  
 Morality / It's Black and White / Why do they hate us? Let African Americans count the ways
Even though our rights as citizens were denied for most of American history, we have fought in every one of this country's wars, bleeding and dying in disproportionate numbers in many of them.
Even though 15 of the 19 Sept. 11 hijackers were Saudi citizens (all of whom died in the attacks), of the 22 on the FBI's most-wanted terrorists list, 12 are Africans.
But many of the brothers on the most-wanted list look like African Americans on any U.S. city street, and by the time the police figure out that you are from Cairo, Ga., and not Cairo, Egypt, you could be dead.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2001/12/09/IN212523.DTL   (834 words)

  
 African Americans
African American Album a pictorial history of African Americans in Charlotte from slavery to the mid-twentieth century
African National Congress --The ANC is the majority party in South Africa's Government
Through the Lens of Time: Images of African Americans from the Cook Collection in the south from the 1860s to the 1930s.
www.accd.edu /pac/lrc/africanam.htm   (1172 words)

  
 African Studies Center|
This is a list of online information storage sites (FTP, Gopher, Telnet, WWW, BBS, Database, etc.) that contain a significant amount of information relating to or of concern to Black or African people, culture, and issues around the world, either in files or conferences.
The African Educational Research Network (AERN) brings together educators from African and North American universities to share reports of research studies and to consider developmental issues.
The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, located on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, is a specialized research library focusing on materials from and about Latin America, and on materials relating to Spanish-speaking peoples in the United States.
www.sas.upenn.edu /African_Studies/Home_Page/mcgee.html   (2493 words)

  
 African Americans in Science: Science Reference Guides (Science Reference Services, Library of Congress)
Profiles over thirty notable African Americans in the health field, including Civil War nurse Susie King Taylor, Dr. Charles Drew, father of the blood bank, and young pioneering surgeon Ben Carson.
Profiles approximately 250 fl Americans who have made contributions to the sciences, including inventors, researchers, award winners, and educators.
Profiles the lives of twenty-five African American inventors who made significant scientific contributions from the eighteenth century to modern times.
www.loc.gov /rr/scitech/SciRefGuides/africanamericans.html   (256 words)

  
 African American History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
American Memory collection of more than 2,300 first person accounts of slavery plus 500 photographs.
This project produced by the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition is a collection of primary documents from the 17th century to the present "about the shared history of African Americans and Irish Americans." Also see the center's archive of more than 200 digitized items dealing with African American history.
Artifacts are from the 19th and 20th centuries and depict African American heritage in the Midwest and the World." Focus on African Americans in Missouri.
www.lib.washington.edu /subject/History/tm/black.html   (1619 words)

  
 Black Film Center/Archive Feature Presentation: African American Oscar Winners
The first African American to win an Academy Award was Hattie McDaniel for her performance as "Mammy" in Gone With the Wind (1939).
Halle Berry became the first African American woman to win the Best Actress award for her performance in Monster's Ball (2001), and after being nominated twice before for a leading role, Malcolm X (1992) and The Hurricane (1999), Denzel Washington finally won for his portrayal of a dirty cop in Training Day (2001).
With three Oscars awarded to fl actors, some declared that discrimination in the movie industry was a thing of the past and that African Americans had finally made it, while others maintained that progress was being made but there were still too many obstacles for people of color to overcome.
www.indiana.edu /~bfca/features/oscars.html   (845 words)

  
 Family Digest Announces the 50 Best Companies for African Americans™ – 2006
List in its 4th year highlights companies best at recruitment and advancement of African Americans with work/life balance.
Also included on the list were Burrell Communications Group, UniWorld Group, and Carol H. Williams Advertising, three advertising agencies that specialize in reaching the Black consumer market.
Brands Inc. - Louisville, KY The complete special report on the Best Companies for African Americans™ for 2006, including methodology and selection criteria, is available in the Fall 2006 issue of Family Digest, available on newsstands September 25, 2006.
www.prweb.com /releases/2006/9/prweb435832.htm   (586 words)

  
 Discover Paris! - February 2001 - African-American Culinary History in Paris
While not numerous, these restaurants played a significant role in the lives of African Americans in Paris, whether they were residents or tourists.
The spirit of the late Leroy Haynes lives on there in the numerous photos of celebrities dedicated to him, photos of Haynes himself in various films in which he was an actor, and a portrait of him hung prominently in the dining room.
The latest addition to the list of African Americans testing the culinary waters in Paris is Chicago-born Sharon Morgan.
www.discoverparis.net /newsletter.html?insight=3162989792739381   (1076 words)

  
 Family Digest Announces The Search for the Best Companies for African Americans – 2006
List in its 4th year highlights companies best at combining the recruitment and advancement of African Americans with work/life balance.
Indeed, Family Digest was the first publication to focus on the unique question of whether or not companies were doing a sufficient job at employment, retention and promotion of African Americans, in an environment sane to the needs of working adults and their families.”
Applications for interested companies and the full methodology for selecting for selecting the Best Companies for African Americans™ is available by email request to the email address with this release.
www.prweb.com /releases/2006/5/prweb383606.htm   (688 words)

  
 Colonial Tax Lists, Census Records
Free African American Taxables in Kent County, Delaware from 1726-1784
Free African American Taxables in Sussex County, Delaware from 1767-1796
Free African American Taxables in the Somerset County, Maryland from 1723-1759
www.freeafricanamericans.com /colonial.htm   (442 words)

  
 Booklists - African Americans in World War II
Booklists · African Americans in World War II Learn more about the contributions African Americans made on the battlefield and the homefront during World War II.
Interestingly, the author’s father was a white officer for the 93rd Division, a unit of African American infantrymen stationed in the South Pacific.
Robbins centers his novel on a driver for an African American battalion of the Red Ball Express, which played a crucial role in supplying the U.S. Infantry in their 1944/1945 liberation of France.
www.cincinnatilibrary.org /booklists/?id=africanamericanww2   (1087 words)

  
 African American Marketing List   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
If you answered yes to either of these questions, then our African American Marketing List is what you need.
Our list of African American Email Addresses is a one of a kind product.
Our list of African American email addresses contains African Americans who may be interested in your products and services.
www.listsyoucanafford.com /bigblacklist.html   (231 words)

  
 Bios of African Americans in History - EnchantedLearning.com
Attucks was the American son of a native African father and a woman belonging to the Natick Indian tribe.
The soldier who shot the Patriots were tried for murder, but most were acquitted (the future US President John Adams was the lawyer for the British soldiers); the acquittals further enraged the people of Boston.
Drew, Charles R. Dr. Charles Richard Drew (1904-1950) was an American medical doctor and surgeon who started the idea of a blood bank and a system for the long-term preservation of blood plasma (he found that plasma kept longer than whole blood).
www.enchantedlearning.com /history/us/aframer/bios   (3311 words)

  
 Integrate Project | Examples of Greatness: A Study in the Lives of Famous African Americans
They receive an overview of the class project, a list of famous African Americans from that field, and a list of resources as a starting point to begin their research.
From the list of people in their category, each student in the group chooses a person and locates a biography about that person.
As a final project, students reflect on their thoughts about the contribution of African Americans to our history and society in an essay.
www.teacheruniverse.com /tools/integrate_projects/black_history.html   (316 words)

  
 American Studies @ The University of Virginia
Because of the interdisciplinary nature of African American Studies, relevant titles are often dispersed throughout the general collection depending upon subject matter.
The primary focus of the NAACP continues to be the protection and enhancement of the civil rights of African Americans and other minorities.
Included are films which have substantial participation by African Americans as writers, actors, producers, directors, musicians, and consultants, as well as those which depict some aspect of fl experience.
xroads.virginia.edu /~YP/african.html   (960 words)

  
 SacObserver.com [NEWS] List Of African Americans Sentenced To Death
For African Americans the argument against the death penalty expands to point out inequities in conviction rates and institutionalized racism within the criminal justice system.
The OBSERVER takes a look into the number of African Americans who have faced execution across the country since 1999.
In most of the cases, the victims were White and the defendants were convicted by all-White juries.
www.sacobserver.com /news/010306/executed_blacks.shtml   (865 words)

  
 Black paper blasts 'white press' list of city's African-American leaders - Saturday, 11/22/03   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The magazine decided to run its first list ranking African-American leaders because the magazine's frequent lists often lack an African-American presence, even though the editorial staff consciously tries to include diverse people, Fox said.
The list ranks African-Americans of influence beginning with T.B. Boyd III, president of the 108-year-old R.H. Boyd Publishing Co. It includes Francis Guess, an executive with Danner Co., David Ewing, a Gaylord Entertainment executive, and Eddie George, a Titans player.
Lloyd, however, criticized the Post story for including only three women on the list of 25 and for their methodology in selecting and ranking the individuals.
tennessean.com /local/archives/03/11/42891365.shtml?Element_ID=42891365   (1021 words)

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