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We Can Seize the Opportunity

E. James West

in Ebony Magazine and Lerone Bennett Jr.: Popular Black History in Postwar America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043116
eISBN:
9780252051999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043116.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter charts Ebony’s initial response to the ‘mainstreaming’ of black history in American popular and political culture during the 1970s, focused around the magazine’s discussion of, and ... More


Working Together to Live Tobacco-Free:: Community-Based Smoking Cessation in North Lawndale

Joseph F. West and Charlene J. Gamboa

in Urban Health: Combating Disparities with Local Data

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199731190
eISBN:
9780199866465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731190.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

North Lawndale in the city of Chicago is a community that is predominantly Black, poor, and dilapidated. Smoking is a pervasive public health issue for North Lawndale compounded by the deeply rooted ... More


Scaling Back: Closure, Crisis, and Counterrevolutionary Times

Jonathan Fenderson

in Building the Black Arts Movement: Hoyt Fuller and the Cultural Politics of the 1960s

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042430
eISBN:
9780252051272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042430.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter recounts the circumstances surrounding John Johnson’s decision to discontinue Black World and terminate Hoyt Fuller. It recalls the broad national outcry and subsequent efforts by the ... More


Introduction: Leaping for Freedom: Black Theatre Manuscripts and Black Performance Communities

Kate Dossett

in Radical Black Theatre in the New Deal

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469654423
eISBN:
9781469654447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469654423.003.0001
Subject:
History, African History

The introduction explores the significance of Black theatre manuscripts for histories of the Federal Theatre Project, Black literary heritage and the Radical Black tradition. Black theatre ... More


Community of Blackness

Karla Slocum

in Black Towns, Black Futures: The Enduring Allure of a Black Place in the American West

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469653976
eISBN:
9781469653990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653976.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter Four addresses the pull that various groups and individuals feel to connect with Black towns and argues that the pull is to connect with Black community, Black family, and the progress of the ... More


Drawing on the Past toward a Food Sovereign Future: The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network

Monica M. White

in Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643694
eISBN:
9781469643717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643694.003.0081
Subject:
History, African-American History

Whereas previous chapters discussed strategies employed by those who stayed in the South, this chapter tells the stories of the descendants of those who migrated north, focusing on Detroit. While far ... More


Suspect Nationals

in Turf Wars: Territory and Citizenship in the Contemporary State

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755962
eISBN:
9780804768290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755962.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at the conceptualizations of Africa and Africans, as well as the link between Africa and Afro-Colombians and between Colombia and Afro-Colombians. It shows that this link has a ... More


‘Who controls the past controls the future’: Black history and community development

Shabina Aslam, Milton Brown, Onyeka Nubia, Elizabeth Pente, Natalie Pinnock-Hamilton, Mandeep Samra, and Paul Ward

in Co-Producing Research: A Community Development Approach

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447340751
eISBN:
9781447340805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340751.003.0009
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

What role does “Black history” play in community development? This chapter discusses how Black and Asian minority ethnic (BAME) communities have been excluded from contributing to national and local ... More


Organizing for Change

Sekou M. Franklin

in After the Rebellion: Black Youth, Social Movement Activism, and the Post-Civil Rights Generation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789384
eISBN:
9780814760611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789384.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter extends the discussion of the actions of the Black Student Leadership Network (BSLN) by highlighting the group's activities from 1993 to 1996. It specifically analyzes three organizing ... More


Radical Black Theatre in the New Deal

Kate Dossett

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469654423
eISBN:
9781469654447
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469654423.001.0001
Subject:
History, African History

Between 1935 and 1939, the United States government paid out-of-work artists to write, act, and stage theatre as part of the Federal Theatre Project (FTP), a New Deal job relief program. In ... More


The Origins of the Black Student Leadership Network

Sekou M. Franklin

in After the Rebellion: Black Youth, Social Movement Activism, and the Post-Civil Rights Generation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789384
eISBN:
9780814760611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789384.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the activities of the Black Student Leadership Network (BSLN) from 1991 to 1996. It first describes the BSLN's parent organizations, the Black Community Crusade for Children ... More


Women in the Nation of Islam and the Warith Deen Mohammed Community: Crafting a Dialogue

Dawn-Marie Gibson and Jamillah Karim

in Women of the Nation: Between Black Protest and Sunni Islam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814769959
eISBN:
9780814771242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769959.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on dialogue between women in the Nation of Islam (NOI) and those in the Warith Deen Mohammed (WDM) community. It explores the two groups' levels of engagement with mainstream ... More


Racial States and Local Governance

Jodi Rios

in Black Lives and Spatial Matters: Policing Blackness and Practicing Freedom in Suburban St. Louis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750465
eISBN:
9781501750496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750465.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter argues that municipalities with majority-Black populations are often both victims and administrators of highly racialized practices that differentiate, oppress, and exploit nonwhite ... More


Ethnic Minority Perspectives1

Ola Uduku

in Reinventing the City?: Liverpool in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237976
eISBN:
9781846313912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237976.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the settlement and integration of Black or ethnic minorities in Liverpool. First, it gives a brief historical background and overview of the settlement and development of the ... More


FIGHTing for the Soul of Black Capitalism: Struggles for Black Economic Development in Postrebellion Rochester

Laura Warren Hill

in Strike the Hammer: The Black Freedom Struggle in Rochester, New York, 1940-1970

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754258
eISBN:
9781501754418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754258.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter documents the various plans to encourage Black entrepreneurship. It mentions that Kodak spearheaded the creation of the Rochester Business Opportunities Council (RBOC) after it became ... More


Tense Territories

in Turf Wars: Territory and Citizenship in the Contemporary State

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755962
eISBN:
9780804768290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755962.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at certain community programs that were designed to form a specific idea of community as a part of the state. These programs are a part of Community Mothers, which has a ... More


The Clintons’ War on Drugs: Why Black Lives Didn’t Matter

Donna Murch

in Caging Borders and Carceral States: Incarcerations, Immigration Detentions, and Resistance

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469651231
eISBN:
9781469651262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651231.003.0012
Subject:
History, African-American History

The chapter offers a political analysis of how mass incarceration unfolded through the designs of the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), the collection of conservative and centrist Sunbelt ... More


N-word vs. F-word, Black vs. Gay: Uncovering Pendejo Games to Recover Intersections

Catherine R. Squireso

in Critical Rhetorics of Race

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762226
eISBN:
9780814765296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762226.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter shows how dominant media stories pitted and ranked one marginalized group (blacks) against another (LGBTQ) by highlighting the anti-gay epithets made by black male celebrities, who ... More


Introduction: Striking the Hammer while the Iron Is Hot

Laura Warren Hill

in Strike the Hammer: The Black Freedom Struggle in Rochester, New York, 1940-1970

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754258
eISBN:
9781501754418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754258.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter provides a background to the story of transformations brought by the rebellion of the Black community that happened first in Harlem, New York and then in Rochester on July 4, 1964. It ... More


Uniting for Survival: Police Brutality, Organizational Conflict, and Unity in the Black Freedom Struggle

Laura Warren Hill

in Strike the Hammer: The Black Freedom Struggle in Rochester, New York, 1940-1970

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754258
eISBN:
9781501754418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754258.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter documents several brutal clashes between African Americans and the police, which engendered a loose coalition of Black organizations and a number of sympathetic white ministers. It ... More


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