Bibliography: “Black Lives” (page 3 of 5)

This annotated bibliography is reformatted and customized for the Black Lives & Me website.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Erma Jean Lawson, Berman E. Johnson, Elizabeth A. Klonoff, Wanda Swann, Johnnetta B. Cole, Margaret Walker Alexander, James H. Sills, Hope Landrine, Harmon R. Carey, and William Russell.

Bibliography: "black lives" (page 3 of 5)

Alexander, Margaret Walker (1976). Some Aspects of the Black Aesthetic, Freedomways. Believes that black art should always be an expression of black lives, and that it should be more than an expression of the black world-it is always a cultural tool toward the unity of the black world and toward a world of understanding of both black humanity and common humanity. Descriptors: Art Expression, Black Culture, Black History, Black Influences

Singleton, Robert (1971). Black Professional Manpower and the City, New Generation. Contrasts the factors determining the supply-demand ratio for black professionals with that for white professionals, and examines the future role of black professionals in salvaging the urban environment in which the majority of black Americans live. Descriptors: Black Community, Black Employment, Black Leadership, Black Students

Landrine, Hope; Klonoff, Elizabeth A. (1996). The Schedule of Racist Events: A Measure of Racial Discrimination and a Study of Its Negative Physical and Mental Health Consequences, Journal of Black Psychology. Presents Schedule of Racist Events (SRE), questionnaire for assessing frequency of racial discrimination in lives of blacks. SRE, an 18-item self-report inventory, assesses frequency of specific racist events in past year and in one's entire life, and measures to what extent this discrimination was stressful. Responses (n=153) reveal racism is rampant in blacks' lives and is strongly related to psychiatric symptoms and cigarette smoking. Descriptors: Black Attitudes, Blacks, Emotional Response, Mental Health

Strayhorn, Terrell L., Ed.; Terrell, Melvin Cleveland, Ed. (2010). The Evolving Challenges of Black College Students: New Insights for Policy, Practice, and Research, Stylus Publishing, LLC. Presenting new empirical evidence and employing fresh theoretical perspectives, this book sheds new light on the challenges that Black Students face from the time they apply to college through their lives on campus. The contributors make the case that the new generation of Black students differ in attitudes and backgrounds from earlier generations, and demonstrate the importance of understanding the diversity of Black identity. Successive chapters address the nature and importance of Black spirituality for reducing isolation and race-related stress, and as a source of meaning making; students' college selection and decision process and the expectations it fosters; first-generation Black women's motivations for attending college; the social-psychological determinants of academic achievement, and how resiliency can be developed and nurtured; institutional climate and the role of cultural centers; as well as identity development; and mentoring. The book includes a new research study of African American male undergraduates who identify as gay or bisexual; discusses the impact of student-to-student interactions in intellectual development and leadership building; describes the successful strategies used by historically Black institutions with at-risk men; considers the role of parents in Black male students' lives, and the applicability of the "millennial" label to the new cohort of African American students. The book offers new insights and concrete recommendations for policies and practices to provide the social and academic support for African American students to persist and fully benefit from their collegiate experience. It will be of value to student affairs personnel and faculty; constitutes a textbook for courses on student populations and their development; and provides a springboard for future research. Following an introduction by Colrrell Strayhorn, this book contains the following: (1) Knowing God, Knowing Self: African American College Students and Spirituality (Dafina Stewart); (2) Choosing College as a Life or Death Decision: First-generation African American Women's Reflections on College Choice (Rachele Winkle-Wagner); (3) Buoyant Believers: Resilience, Self-Efficacy, and Academic Success of Low-Income African American Collegians (Terrell Strayhorn); (4) Focusing on Achievement: African American Student Persistence in the Academy (Fred Bonner); (5) Triple Threat: Challenges and Supports of Black Gay Men at Predominantly White Campuses (Terrell Strayhorn, Amanda Blakewood, and James DeVita); (6) Challenges and Supports of Student-to-Student Interactions: Insights on African American Collegians (Belinda McFeeters); (7) "A HomeAaway From Home": Black Cultural Centers as Supportive Environments for African American Collegians at White Institutions (Terrell Strayhorn, Melvin Terrell, Jane Redmond, and Chutney Walton); (8) The Uniqueness of an HBCU Environment: How a Supportive Campus Climate Promotes Student Success (Robert Palmer and Estelle Young); (9) College-Bound Sons: Exploring Parental Influences on the Pre-Entry Attributes of Black Males (Darryl Holloman and Terrell Strayhorn); (10) Mentoring and African American Undergraduates' Perceptions of Academic Success (Tonya Saddler); and (11) New Directions for Future Research on African American Collegians (Terrell Strayhorn). [More] Descriptors: African American Students, First Generation College Students, Mentors, Females

Johnson, Berman E. (1982). Black Success: Counseling Is Crucial, Community and Junior College Journal. Reviewing employment trends indicating an increasing demand for skilled persons in high technology occupations, and the paucity of Black students in high technology studies, argues for increased efforts to guide Black students into these fields. Reviews statistics on Black unemployment and sources of inappropriate career guidance in Black students' lives. Descriptors: Black Students, Community Colleges, Counseling Services, Student Needs

Leland, Mickey (1990). The Politics of Hunger among Blacks, Black Scholar. About one-third of Black Americans live in poverty. The inability to achieve economic independence renders them hostage to numerous problems that may include occasional or chronic hunger, homelessness, and lack of adequate health care. Blacks must pursue vigorous political representation, among other strategies, to attain economic self-determination. Descriptors: Blacks, Economically Disadvantaged, Health Needs, Homeless People

Pardue, Melissa G. (2003). Sharp Reduction in Black Child Poverty Due to Welfare Reform. The Heritage Foundation Backgrounder. This report asserts that welfare reform has been very successful in reducing child poverty. For a quarter-century prior to reform, black child poverty and poverty among single mothers remained virtually constant. Six years after reform, poverty among both groups dropped rapidly, reaching the lowest levels in U.S. history. Welfare rolls have plummeted, employment of single mothers has increased dramatically, and child hunger has declined substantially. In all recessions since the beginning of the war on poverty in the mid-1960s, child poverty has increased sharply, but in the 2001 recession, child poverty did not rise at all. Black children are perhaps the ones enjoying the most success from welfare reform, with 1.2 million black children released from poverty since 1996. While many black children still live in poverty, hundreds of thousands are better off than they were 6 years ago. For every black child whose economic condition has worsened in the past 6 years, six black children have risen out of poverty. The status of black children in extreme poverty varies depending on the measure of income used in the analysis. The report concludes that Congress must strengthen work requirements in the reauthorization of welfare reform by challenging and engaging America's most vulnerable families still in poverty so they can realize their full potential. (Contains 9 footnotes.) [More] Descriptors: Blacks, Child Welfare, Employment Level, Mothers

Hale, Janice E. (1992). Dignifying Black Children's Lives, Dimensions of Early Childhood. Maintains that educators need to dignify the language and cognitive experiences of African-American children. Asserts that African-American culture emphasizes charismatic and stylistic uses of language. Teachers must understand African-American cultural styles if they are to create cultural continuity for African-American children who attend schools dominated by white culture. Descriptors: Black Culture, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Early Childhood Education

Swann, Wanda (1979). Developing Black Community Resources to Finance Housing in the Community, Black Scholar. States that a disproportionate number of Blacks continue to live in inadequate housing. Reviews various governmental programs which assist people in obtaining better housing with attention to both rental and owned housing. Discusses alternatives such as homesteading, manufactured homes, and mobile homes. Descriptors: Blacks, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Government Role

Lawson, Erma Jean; Thompson, Aaron (1996). Black Men's Perceptions of Divorce-Related Stressors and Strategies for Coping with Divorce: An Exploratory Study, Journal of Family Issues. Identifies factors that working-class/middle class black men perceive to cause significant stress following divorce and strategies that they use to reestablish their lives. Black men experience profound postdivorce psychological distress. Black men rely on: (1) family and friends; (2) church-related and social activities; and (3) heterosexual relationships to cope with marital dissolution. Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Blacks, Child Support, Coping

Sills, James H., Jr.; Carey, Harmon R. (1978). The Public Service Role of the Predominantly White University in Relation to the Black Community: A Case Study, Western Journal of Black Studies. It is argued that university public service activities could be more effectively utilized to improve the quality of life of Black citizens who live in communities near White universities. Summary results of a University of Delaware research project on the subject of university public service are presented. Descriptors: Black Community, Black Teachers, Case Studies, College Faculty

Cole, Johnnetta B. (1988). The Education and Endowment of Black Women. The struggle and achievements of Black women in American society are described, emphasizing the distance that Black women still have to go to achieve equality. It is argued that education is the most consistent and obtainable means for the empowerment of Black women. The education that is advocated is one in which the conditions of Black women are acknowledged and analyzed, as well as the realities of other peoples, times and places. It is felt that the empowerment of Black women requires the kind of education where the goal is more than the advancement of an individual; it is an education that moves toward changing the conditions of our communities, people, nation and world. The curriculum of such an education must fully address the complexities of Black women's lives. Black women should be educated for leadership, with an emphasis on leadership as service to others. [More] Descriptors: Black History, Black Leadership, Black Studies, Blacks

Fielding, Elaine L. (1988). Black Suburbanization in the U.S.: Dispersal or Concentration? CDE Working Paper. Research for this paper was undertaken to determine whether the black suburban growth during the 1970's was primarily a process of dispersal or concentration–that is, did blacks disperse into exclusively white neighborhoods or did they tend to concentrate in suburbs that already contained significant black populations. Census data from 1970 and 1980 were examined to find the following: (1) trends in the racial composition of certain locales; (2) types of racial residential change; and (3) distribution of people across suburbs. Long existing barriers to the entry of blacks into suburban communities were challenged in the 1970's, and exclusively white suburbs "opened up" to new black residents. However, the number of blacks involved in this dispersal process was small compared to the total black suburban population. Only a small proportion of blacks live in predominantly white suburbs, and this proportion did not increase between 1970 and 1980. Data are presented on seven tables and figures. A brief list of references is included. An appendix discusses the sampling methodology. Descriptors: Black Population Trends, Blacks, Census Figures, Racial Integration

Atlanta Public Schools, GA. (1974). [Atlanta Right to Read Project.]. This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs…," serves 1,200 students in K-5 at three elementary schools. Most of the students are black, live in the inner area of a large city, and come from low-income families. The program provides an opportunity for diagnostic treatment, remediation, motivation, and observation of each individual student. For example, at six-week intervals, children are given several comprehensive diagnostic tests. The major purpose of these tests is to give the teachers periodic informal evaluations of pupils' strengths and weaknesses in selected reading skills and to guide them in pinpointing the instructional needs of specific children. The general program objectives are as follows: to provide developmental and corrective reading experiences for all students in the program; to improve academic achievement; to organize reading centers providing special reading instruction for the most severely retarded students; to encourage teachers to use a variety of reading materials and teaching techniques; and to involve students, teachers, and parent tutors in a nontraditional learning environment. Inservice training is an important component and features bimonthly workshops. Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Education, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Improvement

Russell, William (1972). The Black Population: Location, Migration and Education. In this report, the black population of the U.S. is examined for patterns of residence and education, using information developed by the U.S. Bureau of the Census in 1970 and 1971. Selected census statistics are reported. A unit of black urban concentration somewhat different from the standard metropolitan statistical area used by the Bureau of the Census is defined. A North/South regional classification slightly different from that used by the Bureau is used. In terms of these classificatory devices, it is stated that it is shown that over 95 percent of the non-Southern blacks live in 14 states. These states contain all non-Southern urban concentrations of 50,000 or more blacks. Over 86 percent of non-Southern blacks reside in these urban concentrations. California is singled out for closer examination. A comparison is made between the median educational attainment of the black, Spanish heritage, and total populations of selected areas in California. Blacks attain a lower median grade level than the total population but a higher grade level than the Spanish heritage population. It is shown that there was a higher proportion of elementary age children in the black population of California than in the total California population. The proportion in the Spanish heritage population was even higher, however. [More] Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Blacks, Census Figures, Demography

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