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Roots of a Black Future

Family and Church

Author: J. Deotis Roberts

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439122600

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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A vital look at the nature, destiny, and mission of the black family and the black church today.

This Far by Faith

Readings in African-American Women's Religious Biography

Author: Judith Weisenfeld,Richard Newman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415913126

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 326

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This is a collection of biographies of many women, including gospel singers, black nuns, preachers, missionaries and civil-rights workers. These biographies look at the history and experiences of African American women, in relation to their spirituality and activities in organized religion. Main topics include the bias against women by the male leadership of the Black Church, the racism and sexism of mainstream religions, the relationship between spirituality and activism, and the outside-of-church ways in which women are involved in religion. The book ranges from the period of slavery to the present day, and profiles figures such as Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Willie Mae Ford Smith and Ella Baker, exploring the role that religious institutions, artistic forms and impulses played in their lives.

Theology for a Violent Age

Religious Beliefs Crippling African American Youth

Author: Woody Carter, Ph.d.

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450246060

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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Any politician or pundit will agree: we live in a violent and dangerous age. Our pent-up anger and rage fills our households and spills over into our neighborhoods and streets, leaving African American families who live in poverty and with limited capability to ward off shame and self-contempt as its unfortunate victims. ADVANCED PRAISE FOR "THEOLOGY FOR A VIOLENT AGE" "There are many ideas in this little volume and they are meaningful. They set the stage for an interpretation of certain African American youth and by implication other youth who are similarly situated in American Society." ARCHIE SMITH, Jr., PhD James and Clarice Foster Professor of Pastoral Psychology and Counseling, Pacific School of Religion "In attempting to uncover the self-knowledge of African American people as reflected in Black dramatic literature as 'conviction' or secular theology, Woody Carter simultaneously reveals the dominant forces that influence Black life and the critical necessity to 'stand on our own (African) cultural ground.' All Black thinkers, from intellectuals and scholars to teachers, preachers and parents to mental health workers, futurist and community activist, who have struggled with the dilemma of DuBois's double consciousness and the significance of religion in the Black community, both of which I believe have never been properly understood, will find "Theology for a Violent Age" informative, insightful, and a strong provocation and challenge for the reader to continue to seek the core essence of being Black and the "searchlights" necessary to envision our full humanity as more than reactions to white supremacy and racial domination and oppression. "Theology for a Violent Age" is deserving of a critical read and methodical application against the problems of our time." DR. WADE W. NOBLES Professor Emeritus, San Francisco State University; Executive Director, The Institute for the Advanced Study of Black Family Life & Culture; Co-Founder and Past President, Association of Black Psychologists and author of "Seeking the Sakhu: Foundational Readings in African Psychology," Third World Press. Chicago, 2009

The Product of Our Souls

Ragtime, Race, and the Birth of the Manhattan Musical Marketplace

Author: David Gilbert

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 146962270X

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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In 1912 James Reese Europe made history by conducting his 125-member Clef Club Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. The first concert by an African American ensemble at the esteemed venue was more than just a concert--it was a political act of desegregation, a defiant challenge to the status quo in American music. In this book, David Gilbert explores how Europe and other African American performers, at the height of Jim Crow, transformed their racial difference into the mass-market commodity known as "black music." Gilbert shows how Europe and others used the rhythmic sounds of ragtime, blues, and jazz to construct new representations of black identity, challenging many of the nation's preconceived ideas about race, culture, and modernity and setting off a musical craze in the process. Gilbert sheds new light on the little-known era of African American music and culture between the heyday of minstrelsy and the Harlem Renaissance. He demonstrates how black performers played a pioneering role in establishing New York City as the center of American popular music, from Tin Pan Alley to Broadway, and shows how African Americans shaped American mass culture in their own image.

Black Visions

The Roots of Contemporary African-American Political Ideologies

Author: Michael C. Dawson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226138619

Category: History

Page: 410

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This stunning book represents the most comprehensive analysis to date of the complex relationships between black political thought and black political identity and behavior. Ranging from Frederick Douglass to rap artist Ice Cube, Michael C. Dawson brilliantly illuminates the history and current role of black political thought in shaping political debate in America.

Shaping the Future of African American Film

Color-Coded Economics and the Story Behind the Numbers

Author: Monica White Ndounou

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813562570

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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In Hollywood, we hear, it’s all about the money. It’s a ready explanation for why so few black films get made—no crossover appeal, no promise of a big payoff. But what if the money itself is color-coded? What if the economics that governs film production is so skewed that no film by, about, or for people of color will ever look like a worthy investment unless it follows specific racial or gender patterns? This, Monica Ndounou shows us, is precisely the case. In a work as revealing about the culture of filmmaking as it is about the distorted economics of African American film, Ndounou clearly traces the insidious connections between history, content, and cash in black films. How does history come into it? Hollywood’s reliance on past performance as a measure of potential success virtually guarantees that historically underrepresented, underfunded, and undersold African American films devalue the future prospects of black films. So the cycle continues as it has for nearly a century. Behind the scenes, the numbers are far from neutral. Analyzing the onscreen narratives and off-screen circumstances behind nearly two thousand films featuring African Americans in leading and supporting roles, including such recent productions as Bamboozled, Beloved, and Tyler Perry’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Ndounou exposes the cultural and racial constraints that limit not just the production but also the expression and creative freedom of black films. Her wide-ranging analysis reaches into questions of literature, language, speech and dialect, film images and narrative, acting, theater and film business practices, production history and financing, and organizational history. By uncovering the ideology behind profit-driven industry practices that reshape narratives by, about, and for people of color, this provocative work brings to light existing limitations—and possibilities for reworking stories and business practices in theater, literature, and film.

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Category: American literature

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Exiles from a Future Time

The Forging of the Mid-Twentieth-Century Literary Left

Author: Alan M. Wald

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469608677

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

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With this book, Alan Wald launches a bold and passionate account of the U.S. Literary Left from the 1920s through the 1960s. Exiles from a Future Time, the first volume of a trilogy, focuses on the forging of a Communist-led literary tradition in the 1930s. Exploring writers' intimate lives and heartfelt political commitments, Wald draws on original research in scores of archives and personal collections of papers; correspondence and interviews with hundreds of writers and their friends and families; and a treasure trove of unpublished memoirs, fiction, and poetry. In fashioning a "humanscape" of the Literary Left, Wald not only reassesses acclaimed authors but also returns to memory dozens of forgotten, talented writers. The authors range from the familiar Mike Gold, Langston Hughes, and Muriel Rukeyser to William Attaway, John Malcolm Brinnin, Stanley Burnshaw, Joy Davidman, Sol Funaroff, Joseph Freeman, Alfred Hayes, Eugene Clay Holmes, V. J. Jerome, Ruth Lechlitner, and Frances Winwar. Focusing on the formation of the tradition and the organization of the Cultural Left, Wald investigates the "elective affinity" of its avant-garde poets, the "Afro-cosmopolitanism" of its Black radical literary movement, and the uneasy negotiation between feminist concerns and class identity among its women writers.

Human Development in Adulthood

Author: Lewis R. Aiken

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306457342

Category: Psychology

Page: 430

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Human Development in Adulthood is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary overview of adult development in a number of areas both personal and societal, from mental and physical health, to economic and social conditions. Variables including race, gender, economic status, and political and religious affiliation are considered in the discussion of such human issues as - love and marital relations - economic concerns, including employment and living conditions - violence in its various forms, including crime and war - aging and death. The numerous illustrations, chapter summaries, and glossary will prove especially useful to students.

Sharing the Old, Old Story

Educational Ministry in the Black Community

Author: Nathan Jones

Publisher: St Marys Press


Category: Religion

Page: 113

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Reveiwing The Future In A Not So Easy Past

Author: Marcellous Marcellous


ISBN: 0557002664

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 101

View: 9774

A Great Book Detailing MANY OF THE ARTICLES IN THE MUSICAL CAREER OF INFINITO 2017 IS MARCELLOUS LOVELACE. Many Interviews and Reviews and an up to date bio and discography. Infinito 2017's Music is Insightful and pure with no filler. A man of a million Thoughts and Ideas is In The Future Now Keeping It Unjiggy For The African Man Woman And Child building with Information and Nation Building in An African Reality. Reveiwing The Future In A Not So Easy Past Reviews Interviews 2017

Religion of a Different Color

Race and the Mormon Struggle for Whiteness

Author: W. Paul Reeve

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190226277

Category: History

Page: 336

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Mormonism is one of the few homegrown religions in the United States, one that emerged out of the religious fervor of the early nineteenth century. Yet, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have struggled for status and recognition. In this book, W. Paul Reeve explores the ways in which nineteenth century Protestant white America made outsiders out of an inside religious group. Much of what has been written on Mormon otherness centers upon economic, cultural, doctrinal, marital, and political differences that set Mormons apart from mainstream America. Reeve instead looks at how Protestants racialized Mormons, using physical differences in order to define Mormons as non-White to help justify their expulsion from Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. He analyzes and contextualizes the rhetoric on Mormons as a race with period discussions of the Native American, African American, Oriental, Turk/Islam, and European immigrant races. He also examines how Mormon male, female, and child bodies were characterized in these racialized debates. For instance, while Mormons argued that polygamy was ordained by God, and so created angelic, celestial, and elevated offspring, their opponents suggested that the children were degenerate and deformed. The Protestant white majority was convinced that Mormonism represented a racial-not merely religious-departure from the mainstream and spent considerable effort attempting to deny Mormon whiteness. Being white brought access to political, social, and economic power, all aspects of citizenship in which outsiders sought to limit or prevent Mormon participation. At least a part of those efforts came through persistent attacks on the collective Mormon body, ways in which outsiders suggested that Mormons were physically different, racially more similar to marginalized groups than they were white. Medical doctors went so far as to suggest that Mormon polygamy was spawning a new race. Mormons responded with aspirations toward whiteness. It was a back and forth struggle between what outsiders imagined and what Mormons believed. Mormons ultimately emerged triumphant, but not unscathed. Mormon leaders moved away from universalistic ideals toward segregated priesthood and temples, policies firmly in place by the early twentieth century. So successful were Mormons at claiming whiteness for themselves that by the time Mormon Mitt Romney sought the White House in 2012, he was labeled "the whitest white man to run for office in recent memory." Ending with reflections on ongoing views of the Mormon body, this groundbreaking book brings together literatures on religion, whiteness studies, and nineteenth century racial history with the history of politics and migration.

The Religious Roots of Contemporary European Identity

Author: Lucia Faltin,Melanie J. Wright

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 082649482X

Category: Religion

Page: 229

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This volume provides a coherent critical examination of current issues related to the religious roots of contemporary, i.e. post-1990 European identity. This book has taken a multi and interdisciplinary approach, analysing the religious roots of Europe's identity today, with a focus on the secular context of religious communities. This will serve the readers to perceive their own identity in a wider context of shared values, reaching beyond a particular faith or non-religious framework.


How Black Intellectuals Have Abandoned the Ideals of the Civil Rights Era

Author: Houston A. Baker Jr.

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231511442

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Houston A. Baker Jr. condemns those black intellectuals who, he believes, have turned their backs on the tradition of racial activism in America. These individuals choose personal gain over the interests of the black majority, whether they are espousing neoconservative positions that distort the contours of contemporary social and political dynamics or abandoning race as an important issue in the study of American literature and culture. Most important, they do a disservice to the legacy of W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., and others who have fought for black rights. In the literature, speeches, and academic and public behavior of some black intellectuals in the past quarter century, Baker identifies a "hungry generation" eager for power, respect, and money. Baker critiques his own impoverished childhood in the "Little Africa" section of Louisville, Kentucky, to understand the shaping of this new public figure. He also revisits classical sites of African American literary and historical criticism and critique. Baker devotes chapters to the writing and thought of such black academic superstars as Cornel West, Michael Eric Dyson, and Henry Louis Gates Jr.; Hoover Institution senior fellow Shelby Steele; Yale law professor Stephen Carter; and Manhattan Institute fellow John McWhorter. His provocative investigation into their disingenuous posturing exposes what Baker deems a tragic betrayal of King's legacy. Baker concludes with a discussion of American myth and the role of the U.S. prison-industrial complex in the "disappearing" of blacks. Baker claims King would have criticized these black intellectuals for not persistently raising their voices against a private prison system that incarcerates so many men and women of color. To remedy this situation, Baker urges black intellectuals to forge both sacred and secular connections with local communities and rededicate themselves to social responsibility. As he sees it, the mission of the black intellectual today is not to do great things but to do specific, racially based work that is in the interest of the black majority.

A Biomass Future for the North American Great Plains

Toward Sustainable Land Use and Mitigation of Greenhouse Warming

Author: Norman J. Rosenberg

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 140205601X

Category: Science

Page: 200

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The North American Great Plains is a major global breadbasket but its agriculture is stressed by drought, heat, damaging winds, soil erosion and declining ground water resources. Biomass production and processing on the Plains would partially restore a perennial vegetative cover and create employment opportunities. This book explores the possibility that the ecology and economy of the Plains region, and similar regions, would benefit from the introduction of perennial biomass crops.

Nietzsche, Nihilism and the Philosophy of the Future

Author: Jeffrey Metzger

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1847065562

Category: Philosophy

Page: 207

View: 1141

An important collection of essays examining Nietzsche's response to contemporary nihilism.

For a Vast Future Also

Essays from the Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association

Author: Thomas F. Schwartz

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823219605

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 267

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For a Vast Future Also: Essays from The Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association, brings together the most informative and thoughtful articles by fourteen accomplished scholars in the Lincoln field. The essays provide compact, detailed treatments concerning different facets of three general themes: Lincoln and the problems of emancipation; Lincoln and presidential politics; and the Lincoln legacy. Readers of the collection will understand why the Civil War profoundly changed the nation. These essays give insight into how Lincoln and his administration dealt with the profound issues of war and slavery and the continuing legacy of Lincoln and the war. No book or essay collection brings together the writings of such luminaries in the field as John Hope Franklin, James M. McPherson, Don E. Fehrenbacher, T. Harry Williams, Phillip S. Paludan, Harold Hyman, John Niven, William A. Gienapp, Norman B. Ferris, John T. Hubbell, Arthur Zilversmit, Eugene H. Berwanger, Christopher N. Breiseth, and Michael Vorenberg. Researchers now have these valuable essays available in one volume. It offers the general public the distillation of scholarship supported by the Abraham Lincoln Association over the past twenty-five years. And college and university introductory courses will find this book a valuable summary of, and introduction to, the major issues of the Civil War period.

Sentiments and Reflections of a Black Man

A New Age Dawning

Author: Clint B. Walker

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462873219

Category: Poetry

Page: 98

View: 1901

This book of poems were written in the attempt to get Gods message out, I had a heavenly encounter with God and was taken out of body, mind or spirit I can not really tell which but I know it was for the purpose of uniting all people for the common good. Some of these poems deals with secular life and some are written from a more spiritual venue but as Jesus use parables to explain the good and bad of our actions so have I been instructed to do as well. When we dabble in things that has no profi t only destruction then there is an equal reaction to all actions. These words are the inspired works of God and will truly bless all that read them. They will offer inspiration, courage, guidance and wisdom. If the reader keeps an open mind and let the Holy spirit talk to their subconscious: Gods words do not go away into the void but they accomplish what they are sent out to accomplish. This book will have a universal appeal to all its readers and will give all readers a greater insight into the mind of the author whom happens to be a black man, but more important a child of God. Its purpose is to unite all races to come together as one people. There is no difference between the Jew and Greek, bond nor free, for whosoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. I profess we all are whosoever, whether red, yellow, black, brown or white, we are all precious in Gods sight. Read these poems with an open mind and a receptive heart and I guarantee you will be truly blessed by reading them as I was blessed by writing them. May God bless all of his children with good health, happiness and prosperity, is my hearts desire and prayer.

Identity, Citizenship, and Violence in Two Sudans: Reimagining a Common Future

Author: A. Idris

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113737179X

Category: History

Page: 170

View: 1890

The 2011 split of Sudan and the conflicts that have followed make it a case of ongoing significance for understanding state-building in Africa. Examining both the north-south divide and the spread of violence from Darfur, this study shows how colonial legacies have shaped state formation and charts out a path to inclusive citizenship and democracy.

Ministry for Social Crisis

Theology and Praxis in the Black Church Tradition

Author: Forrest E. Harris

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780865544291

Category: Religion

Page: 142

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