Black History

The Beastie Boys journey began in 1981 when Mike Diamond and Adam Yauch decided to start a band, for the basic reason being that all their friends were getting involved with bands, so why shouldn't they? Together with Kate Scellenback and John Berry, they started playing all the major clubs, including the now infamous CBGB's and Max's, playing their own brand of hardcore punk rock to a small but faithful audience, "They were the same as they are now," recalled Scellenback the groups original dr
Throughout history, certain people have had a great impact on the world around them, an impact that affects events hundreds of years in the future. Often, these people are remembered by their accomplishments and are praised for their unparalleled success. Two such people, Eleanor of Aquitaine and Hildegard of Bingen, were particularly significant during the Middle Ages. Eleanor of Aquitaine, granddaughter of William IX of Aquitaine, was greatly important to the people of her time. At a young ag
I. The Prohibition "Experiment" A. Eighteenth Amendment 1. Abolished alcohol 2. Popularity a) Popular- Midwest and South b) Unpopular- East B. Prohibitionists 1. Naive 2. Hostile C. Questionable Conditions 1. Many wanted to violate law just to violate it 2. Wanted a repeal 3. Speakeasies were constructed to drink in without being caught D. Home brew & Bathtub Gin 1. became increasingly popular 2. less liquor was consumed in the days before the amendment II. The Golden Age of Gangsterism A. Crim
NEW ATLANTIS WE sailed from Peru, where we had continued by the space of one whole year, for China and Japan, by the South Sea, taking with us victuals for twelve months; and had good winds from the east, though soft and weak, for five months' space and more. But then the wind came about, and settled in the west for many days, so as we could make little or no way, and were sometimes in purpose to turn back. But then again there arose strong and great winds from the south, with a point east; whi
“Ring o’roses...pocket full of posies...a tishoo, a tishoo...we all fall down”, a harmless children’s playground rhyming game. But this game, historians believe had it’s deadly beginnings in the Middle Ages. They believe that ring o’roses signified the red rash, pocket full of posies signified the carrying of flowers to ward off the disease, a tishoo...a tishoo described the unrelenting sneezing, and we all fall down was death. This deadly disease was the Bubonic Plague or otherwise known as th
When people associate racial background with America, most people automatically think of European ancestry. This misunderstanding of what America is, causes many problems in the country. The lack of recognition of various racial backgrounds and minority groups has been all too common, since the very beginning when America was thought of as a New World. The native people of the land were treated like they were foreigners and eventually stripped of their own land. When the country started to deve
Many immigrants come to the United States because it is known as the "land of opportunities", but in the last decade many political analysts are saying that there are no more opportunities left for the citizens already living here. Immigrants come here for job opportunities and to start a new life and career. The question though is that, by allowing the number of new immigrants to influx are we end up sacrificing the people that are struggling to find those opportunities. The number of new immi
In the United States in 1995 alone, 43,063 died from breast cancer. It is the number two cancer killer and the number one cancer in females ages 15 to 54. On average if a woman gets this disease, their life expectancy drops nineteen and a half years. This cancer is within the top three cancers of all woman above the age of 15, and comprises 6% of all health care costs in the U.S. totaling an astounding 35 billion dollars a year. An average woman is said to have a one in thirty chance of getting
Of all the characters in Shakespeare’s Hamlet I find the role of Claudius to be the most intriguing and crucial role in this tragedy. Claudius is the most controversial, the most mysterious and the most talked about character in this play. Many people look at Claudius and only see a villain, but there are additional sides to him that are often overlooked. Claudius the father, the husband, the ruler and the mortal individual. In this play the characters are not super-human beings. They make mist
LeRoi Jones better known as Amiri Baraka is a magnificent writer, and not only that, he has a flare for story telling like no other. Baraka uses vivid images, syntax, and provoking language to maintain his audiences' attention in his play The Dutchman. The aspects of the play that caught my attention the most was Baraka using a white woman to represent this racist and deceitful society we call America. Baraka also uses sexual inuendos, and the biggest taboo of them all an interracial sexual rel
The tragedy of the Cherokee nation has haunted American consciences since the arrival of Andrew Jackson’s Presidency in March of 1829. The events that had transpired after the implementation of his Indian policy are indeed heinous and continually pose questions of morality for all generations. Ancient Native American tribes were forced from their ancestral homes in an effort to increase the aggressive expansionism of white settlers during the early years of the United States. The most notable e
Human Cloning Thesis Statement: Cloning has been in practice throughout the world and is slowly reaching extraordinary feats; in addition people have reason for cloning whether it be medical or not; cloning has also opened a morality and religious up roar that has governments concerned; finally, it has left open ended issues as who will benefit and if criminals can clone? I. Recent developments A. 1979 cloning B. 1996 cloning II. Medical A. Bone marrow B. Organ transplants III. Longer life A. S
If we must die, let it not be like hogs haunted and penned in an inglorious spot, while round us bark the mad and hungry gods, making their mock at our accursed lot. Like men we'll face the murderous, cowardly pack, pressed to the wall, dying, but fight back! -- Claude McKay If you look in an encyclopedia under the heading "Men, Role of" you will not find any entry. Why is this? Why is there a special article about women and what they do? The fact is that women did the majority of the work duri
Dear Sir or Madam, Over the past four years, I have grown into an exceptional writer. When I began my high school career, I was a decent writer. Throughout my first year of high school I learned about mechanics and sentence structure. This made my technical skills improve greatly. My sophomore year the quality of my writing skills expanded and I learned more about how to use words in a more professional way and many new ways of writing, including personal narratives, short stories, and poems. W
Children interracially adopted loose the opportunity to learn about their heritage. Heritage, what is it and how important is it? Can children adopted by people of a different race other than their own learn about their own heritage? Is heritage more important than adoption? Is a child better served staying in foster care with those of his own race or being adopted by those outside his race? These are some of the questions I will explore in this report. I will compare a same race adopted adult
On the surface, the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearings seemed to be relatively simple, wherein a man who was a candidate for one of the country's most prestigious positions was challenged by a former co-worker claiming sexual misconduct. It seemed at first to be a story that the American public was somewhat familiar with: politicians and prestigious men have been linked several times before with charges involving sexual misconduct. However, when we get a closer look at the situation, America w
36 Years of Crazy Horse and His People When I think back to the stories about how the Native American Indians were driven from their land and forced to live on the reservations, one particular event comes to my mind. That event is the Battle of the Little BigHorn. This was one of the few times that the Oglala Sioux made history as being the victors of a battle. When stories are told, or when the media dares to tamper with history, it is usually the American Indians who are looked upon as the ba
Welfare Reform From a historical overview, until the Social Security act of 1935, it was local governments, private charities, family and friends who took care of the poor. The start of aid to Families with Dependent Children, Social Security and other entitlement programs was the first time the federal government got into the business of running a program to finance the needy. Welfare, today in this country is of enormous debate. It is of great importance for citizens of this country to know h
On November 27, 1942, Jimi Hendrix was born as John Allen Hendrix in Washington at Seattle General Hospital. His childhood was not a privileged one, however, he did indulge himself in one particular way: Jimi loved to play the guitar. At first he played an old acoustic, and later a cheap Silvertone electric, which were both strung for a lefty on a right-handed guitar, one of the defining Hendrix traits (Murray 34- 5) . As a teenager, young Jimi listened to the music which affected his music so
INTRODUCTION Since the end of the Cold War, United States foreign policy has been affected more than in any other period in its history. With the fall of the Soviet Union and the break up of the Eastern European communist block the United States has been forced to reevaluate the way that it looks at that region of the world. Before 1949 Europe was a continent that saw more unrest and bloodshed in one century than in any other time in modern history. The twentieth century in Europe was marked wi
Jesse Owens is a hero to many for his courage, ethics, and triumphs. Maya Angelou, the famous American poet, best explained what a hero gives us as individuals in her poem, Extravagant Spirits Without their fierce devotion We are fragile and forlorn, Stumbling briefly, among the stars. We and our futures belong to them Exquisitely, our beliefs and our Breaths are made tangible in their love. By their extravagant spirits, they draw us From the safe borders And into the center of the center ring
After World War I, many new opportunities were given to the growing and expanding group of African Americans living in the northern part of America (Encarta). The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison takes place during this time period. A main theme in this novel is the search for individual or personal identity and the influences of the family and community in this search. This theme is present throughout the novel and evident in many of the characters. Pecola Breedlove, Cholly Breedlove, and Pauline B
Reviews of Ruth Rendell's books Ruth Rendell has won many awards. She has received these awards from the Crime Writer's Associatin Gold Dagger for 1976's for best crime novel, from the Mystery Writers of America in 1984 for the best short story, from the 1990 Sunday Times and the Crime Writers' Association for outstanding contribution to the genre. In 1996, she was awarded the CBE. She resides with her husband in Suffolk and lives in a sixteenth century farmhouse. Ruth Rendell also goes under a
The Truth About Chain Gangs and Convict Labor Outline Thesis: From the early chain gangs to the prison industries of today, prisoners have been used as labor in the United States. I. Definition A. Definition of convict labor B. Definition of chain gangs and prison industries II. Chain Gangs A. Early history B. Mid-history C. Decline D. Present E. Curtis Brown III. Convict Labor A. Statistics B. Reasons for C. Reasons against D. Other benefits E. Types of jobs IV. Main Points Restated A. Best ar
Evil Emperors Block F Augustus was one of the single most extraordinary emperors to ever rule the Roman Empire, he was also the first. Augustus set a precept for emperors to come. Some emperors followed it, some tried, and some didn’t try at all. My report is about two emperors of Rome that didn’t rule in light of Augustus, and probably couldn’t help it, considering they were most definitely insane. Caligula Gaius Caesar was born in the ancient city of Antium on August 31, 12 A.D.. Gaius had tw
The premise of Affirmative Action: desegregation and equality for all through aid to minorities and women based on race and gender is rooted on a noble concept. However, since the 1960s and the Civil Rights era, this "concept" has lost its direction. Although created with the intention to enable minorities and women equal opportunities as their dominant (white male) counterparts, many Americans may feel that Affirmative Action is " a regulatory structure to be dismantled more then a vision to b
Slave Life The warm climate, boundless fields of fertile soil, long growing seasons, and numerous waterways provided favorable conditions for farming plantations in the South (Foster). The richness of the South depended on the productivity of the plantations (Katz 3-5). With the invention of the cotton gin, expansion of the country occurred. This called for the spread of slavery (Foster). Slaves, owned by one in four families, were controlled from birth to death by their white owners. Black men
Jimi Hendrix:Reflections of the Man Through the Development of His Album Thomas Bowen UWC 4, Hampton November 4, 1996 On November 27, 1942, Jimi Hendrix was born as John Allen Hendrix in Washington at Seattle General Hospital. His childhood was not a privileged one, however, he did indulge himself in one particular way: Jimi loved to play the guitar. At first he played an old acoustic, and later a cheap Silvertone electric, which were both strung for a lefty on a right-handed guitar, one of the
A committee on Outrages was appointed, and from it’s report we gather the following facts showing the actual condition of the State. Out of forty-five counties, murders of colored men during the past year are reported in seventeen counties, and we are informed these murders are very common.1 This passage was from a black convention held in Macon, Georgia, during the year 1870. That was the period directly following the north’s victory in the Civil War, and the whites contempt for blacks was at
Jazz is the audible history of racial integration in America. As a musical style it is distinguished by it's emphasis upon improvisation, blues influenced tonality, and syncopated swing rhythm. Created originally by African Americans in the New Orleans area, jazz is an integration and synthesis of European and African ideas. Euro-American culture contributed concepts of sectional and different musical form, functional harmony, metric rhythm (4/4 meter), and brass instruments. Africa provided th
South America is heavily populated with Spanish speaking inhabitants. The history is of vast interests for all people. South America has many large cities in which all play a role in the country's economy. Other interesting things about South America are important flags, foods, family life, education, and weather. There are quite a few important cities in South America. Some include: Santo Tome de Guyana, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Caracas, and Salvador. Santo Tome de Guyana (know
Wright’s Black Boy and Cather’s My Ántonia: Enlightening Tales of Literature According to critic Louise Rosenblatt, literature “enlarges our knowledge of the world and our ability to sympathize with others.” In other words, what we read in various works of literature increase our understanding of what happens during different times in varied parts of the world. They also help us to understand, and show compassion for many of the hardships people have suffered throughout history. Black Boy, by R
Greek Sculpture K. Hall Ancient History Greek artists remain, to this day, to be some of the most skilled craftspeople in the history of the world. The culture especially excelled in its sculptures. Although few artifacts have survived intact, these items are enough to provide us with significant knowledge of the materials, styles, and techniques and were used thousands of years ago. The sculpture of the ancient Greeks was harmonious, orderly and unified. Artists focused on the idealized human
AN OVERVIEW OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S LIFE Abraham Lincoln was born Sunday, February 12, 1809, in a log cabin near Hodgenville, Kentucky. He was the son of Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln, and he was named for his paternal grandfather. Thomas Lincoln was a carpenter and farmer. Both of Abraham's parents were members of a Baptist congregation which had separated from another church due to opposition to slavery. When Abraham was 7, the family moved to southern Indiana. Abraham had gone to school briefl
______________________ MANAGING PEOPLE IN AN ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT THEORY & PRACTICE SESSION 1998/99 PROJECT PAPER PREPARED BY: BHUPINDER SINGH NG KENG YII NIKKI LEE SIEW HONG ______________________ ___________________________________________________________________ MANAGING PEOPLE IN AN ACQUISITION CONTENTS 1.0 OBJECTIVE OF THIS PAPER 2.0 INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND 2.1 External Environment 2.2 Chronology To Events 2.3 Objectives for Acquisition and Opportunity for RHB 3.0 CORPORATION PROFILE
BASEBALL "Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game," wrote American author and historian Jacques Barzun. Baseball has been called America's national pastime, and for more than 150 years people of all ages have enjoyed playing or watching the game all over the world. Every year more than 70 million spectators attend games played by the major league teams in North America and by professional teams around the world, especial
Ecological Restoration The definition of ecological restoration can be defined in many different ways. The definition that suites this paper the best is as follows. Restoration is "the practice of reestablishing the historic plant and animal communities of a given area or region and the renewal of the ecosystem and cultural functions necessary to maintain these communities now and into the future." Restoration is practiced in all sorts of ecosystems so that they do not disappear in the future.
Social History In the colony of Pennsylvania were located many diverse ethnic groups, but only three main ones. These were the English, who settled in the east, the Scotch-Irish, who settled in the west, and the Germans, who settled in between the two. William Penn had promised religious toleration and participation in lawmaking to anyone who wished to settle there. In response to his advertisements, many English, Welsh, and Dutch Quakers quickly migrated to the colony. They settled much of the
"Anti-Semitism" Anti-Semitism is the political, social and economic activities directed against Jewish people. The term is now used to denote anti-Judaic acts or sentiments based on any grounds, including religious ones. The word Semitic derives from the decedents of Shem, the oldest son of Noah. Around 1880, the term anti-Semitism was used to denote hostility only towards Jews. This hostility is supposedly justified by a theory developed in Germany in the mid nineteenth century, that people of
Many peoples have contributed to the development of the United States of America, a vast nation that arose from a scattering of British colonial outposts in the New World. The first humans to inhabit the North American continent were migrants from northeast Asia who established settlements in North America as early as 8000 BC and possibly much earlier (see NORTH AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY). By about AD 1500 the native peoples of the areas north of the Rio Grande had developed a variety of different c
Analysis of Movie: Terminator 2: Judgement Day The movie Terminator 2 is a futuristic science fiction picture that consists of a woman, Sarah Connor, trying to protect her son, John, who will one day save the world. This movie is embedded with many references to nature and culture. The nature and culture relation is contained in the essay, "Oppressive dichotomies: the nature/culture debate" by Penelope Brown and Ludmilla Jordanova. The film Terminator 2 illustrates the ideas of Brown and Jordan
Winston Chuchill. Winston Churchill is considered by many to be one of the greatest statesmen in world history. He is most famous for being prime minister of England during World War II. Churchill's courage, magic of his words and his faith in victoy inspired the British in defeating Nazi Germany. Churchill was a noted speaker, author, painter, soldier, and war reporter. Winston Churchill was born on November 30, 1874, in Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, England. He was the elder of two sons of
Hitler, Adolf (1889-1945) Founder and leader of the Nazi Party, Reich Chancellor and guiding spirit of the Third Reich from 1933 to 1945, Head of State and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, Austria, on 20 April 1889. The son of a fifty-two-year-old Austrian customs official, Alois Schickelgruber Hitler, and his third wife, a young peasant girl, Klara Poelzl, both from the backwoods of lower Austria, the young Hitler was a resentful, discontented chi
The English scene of the seventeenth century is a particularly rich one with regard to its contributions to the scientific revolution. The discovery and development of America moved Britain from the edge of the civilized world into the center of the new world, in which the sciences were to play a major role. During this period, in the field of chemistry, theories which offered direct opposition to Aristotelian natural philosophy and Paracelsian principles were rapidly disseminating. These notio
Racial equality was practically unheard of in the 1950's and 1960's. Bigotry, prejudice, and intolerance against African Americans were rampant. One man, John Howard Griffin, had the bravery to face the situation that was going on in the Deep South of the United States. He wrote about his escapades in a book titled Black like Me. John Griffin was a white journalist who questioned "What is it like to experience discrimination, based on skin color, something over which one has no control?" (Griff
ACID RAIN RYAN W. P.D.2 9/23/99 “We have had acid rain ever since the first rains fell on a new planet”(Labastille 660). “ Acid rain commonly refers to what is more precisely identified as the wet and dry processes for the deposition of acidic inputs to ecosystems” (Regan 195). Acid rain is nothing new all rain has a certain amount of acidity. “In the last 20 years we have increased the acidity of rain up to a 1,000 times in some areas” (Baines 18). Acid rain is a result of the air pollution th
One of the most enigmatic great books ever made, 2001 brought us to our knees with of the most fertile and original mind ever to have graced the genre of science fiction, Arthur C. Clarke. There are three movements to 2001 that all involve man’s struggle with his own inferiority's and ingnorances to achieve the highest form of evolution , but they are not the conventional three acts that critics and audiences expect to find in typical science fiction books. Each of the acts involve carefully sel
CONFORMITY You say I'm a freak. Just because I wear black all the time. Because I have long hair. Because I refuse to wear Eastland Shoes or a Duckhead Sweatshirt. For this I am a weirdo, a Satan Worshipper, or a variety of other expletives that I hear on a daily basis mumbled under the collective breath of the "In Crowd". I choose to express myself in ways outside the mores and norms that society has programmed into your mental circuitry. I am not a cog that grinds along with the other gears in
Hawaiian Birds Throughout Hawaiian history, birds of all shapes and sizes have played a big role in their culture and heritage. Birds were a source of food. Their feathers were also used to make capes, helmets, and leis. One well known Hawaiian bird is the o¹o. This bird was not eaten but it¹s feathers were a vital part of their culture and religion. These small birds had either gold or black feathers used to make capes and religious feather helmets. The o¹o was caught by using a bird lime made
Brunei Darussalam This is a report on Brunei. Brunei's full name is Nation of Brunei. In Malay it's called Negara Brunei Darusslam. The sultan in Brunei has over 33 billion dollars, but the country itself is very small. It is the richest country in the world. The sultan has over 200 cars and over 800 rooms in his palace. The yellow color on the flag repersents the royal family. This report is filled with many more interesting facts about Brunei and has many different topics such as Geography, Hi