Black History

Chuck Berry Who is Chuck Berry? Why maybe the most widely styled musician in history. He is known for his rhythm blues, pop, and the newest type of music in the 1950s rock and roll. I will talk about how Chuck started, what got him big, and the influence he spread through out the music industry. When done reading this report you might find Chuck Berry to be the most intriguing person in African-American history, or you might find him to be just another lucky guitarist to get big. It was 1955, as
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass To the general public slavery is known as a wicked and pitiless practice that has long since been abolished. However, to many other poor souls, slavery has had a much deeper impact on them. There are many accounts having to deal with slavery and its evils, yet The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself is by far the most powerful account in illustrating the evils of slavery through the eyes of the enslave
Loose Change Come mothers and fathers throughout the land, And don't criticize what you can't understand, Your sons and your daughters are beyond your command, Your old road is rapidly agin'. Please get out of the new one if you can't lend your hand, For the times they are a-changin'. Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changin' The Sixties gave us some of the most radical changes in our history. The Vietnam War and the Anti –war movement, student protests, the music, drug use, mini skirts, communal
In The Hall: Should Pete Rose Be Reinstated? English 112 19 March 2004 It seems that every time the news is turned on the lead sports stories are not about sports at all. Instead, they are rumors of scandals, infidelity, and performance enhancing drugs. In the midst of all of the controversy, the Pete Rose story has never faded. Accused of betting on baseball, Pete Rose accepted a lifetime ban that prohibits his nomination into the Baseball Hall of Fame. With the release of his new book, My Pris
Rosa Parks Rosa Parks would rather to follow what she believed was right than follow the law. She has been called the mother of the civil rights movement, the woman who changed a nation(Celsi, par.5). She deserves these titles because of the great amount of courage It took her to defy custom and law, but she was able to uphold her personal rights and dignity, She inspired the African Americans in Montgomery Alabama to fight for their rights by staging one of the longest boycotts in history(Celsi
A History of the English Church and People Conversion of Edward of N. Umbria. Instructed in Christianity. Debate whether or not worship of Christianity is better than pagan. Burned temple down. Sparrow=how we spend life on earth, banquet hall before after is unknown=pagan religion Las Siete Partidas: Castilian Law Code Jewish life in Spanish kingdom of Castile in reign of Alfonso the Wise. A learned ruler interested in history, science, and the law. Conduct around Christians. Segregation with pr
Should the fundamental question in epistemology be How can I know ? On the other hand, should it rather be What can I know ? INTRODUCTION: In this essay, I will look at both these questions as they both seem to play a major role in the study of knowledge. I will cover two of the main elements that correspond to these questions of attaining knowledge, Empiricism, and rationalism. In order to show examples of both these views; I will use the philosophical thinking of Rene Decartes, a rationalist w
Decriminalization of Marijuana In the United States Public Policy Analysis POL429 Central Washington University May 31, 2004 Since the passage of the Harrison Act in 1914, the federal approach to drug abuse control has included a variety of ways for reducing both the supply of, and demand for, illicit drugs. At first the supply and demand reduction strategies were grounded in the traditional deterrence model: Though legislation and criminal penalties, individuals would be discouraged from using
Peace Keeping POLS 304 Essay Question 5 o Elaborate the factors contributing to the success and failure of the United Nations peacekeeping operations supporting your arguments by specific examples. Peacekeeping as we know it grew up as a compromise, using minimal force and generally only being employed with the consent of the warring parties. Military observers, usually unarmed, might monitor a ceasefire or peace agreement. Later came peace enforcement operations, in which armed peacekeepers wer
War What Is It Good For? Good Evening Ladies and Gentlemen. Think about this for a moment. What would you do if you had one chance, one opportunity, to save thousands of innocent peoples lives would you take it? I hope, as you are all reasonable people you would. I Know I would, because people’s lives matter whether they are your next-door neighbours or the people living in Iraq right now. People have the right to be given the chance to live. War what is it good for? The main purpose of this spe
Prejudice Discrimination Introduction I aim to talk about discrimination and prejudices and how they affect our day to day lives. I also aim to supply a definition for prejudice, discrimination, stereotyping and racism. Within the body of this assignment I will be talking about the different types of discrimination along with my personal thoughts on the subject. I will also be looking at ways to eradicate it from our daily lives as much as humanly possible. The civil and criminal justice system
African Religions in the Americas African Religions December 4, 2002 World History 2 Various factors contribute to religion practices and preferences. These factors can be demographic, economical, social or even lack thereof. It can be found that traditional West African religion has undergone much subtraction and addition in its making of a religion. It can also be found that it went through this process as it assembled in Latin and North America. Traditional West African religion was an essent
Introduction to Islam Allah (God) Islam is the complete submission and obedience to Allah (God). The name Allah (God) in Islam never refers to Muhammad (pbuh), as many Christians may think; Allah is the personal name of God. What do Muslims believe about Allah? 1. He is the one God, Who has no partner. 2. Nothing is like Him. He is the Creator, not created, nor a part of His creation. 3. He is All-Powerful, absolutely Just. 4. There is no other entity in the entire universe worthy of worship bes
Islam More Than A Religion Despite its huge following around the world and the growing Muslim communities in the United States, Islam is foreign to most Americans who are familiar with Christianity or Judaism. Because most Americans know little or nothing about Islam, they have many misconceptions about Muslim beliefs and rituals. The negative image many people in the United States and Europe have of Islam and the Muslim world has a long history. Many have judged Islam without making an effort t
ISLAM 570--Birth of Muhammad into Quraysh, the ruling tribe of Mecca. Islamic tradition relates miraculous signs foretelling Muhammad's future greatness. Orphaned and raised by an uncle Abu Talib to be a trader. 595-Muhammad marries Khadijah a rich widow several years his senior. Earns reputation of Al-Amin --the faithful, for his virtue and wisdom. 610- The Night of Power (believed to be the 26th of Ramadan)--First revelation while meditating in a cave on Mt. Hira outside Mecca. Voices and visi
Atom Model Chemistry Name of element: Arsenic Symbol: As Atomic Number: 33 Atomic Mass: 74.92 (approx. 75) Electron Configuration: 2-8-18-5 Location on periodic table: Group 15 Period Family: It’s period numbers 4 and it is in the family of non-metals/metalloids. Radioactivity: none Color: dark gray to black. History: Although arsenic compounds were mined by the early Chinese, Greek and Egyptian civilizations, it is believed that arsenic itself was first identified by Albertus Magnus, a German a
Chemiluminescence A2 Table of Contents Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-5 History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .6 What is Chemiluminescence?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-16 Summary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .17-19 Bibliography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Anabolic Steroids The History of Steroids During the 1930’s scientists discovered that Anabolic Steroids could facilitate the growth of muscle (skeletal) in laboratory animals. This discovery paved the way for steroids to be introduced for human use. Throughout the following decade the trend of steroids became more pronounced, the first documented use of anabolic steroids dates back to World War 2; it is believed Hitler’s German soldiers were administered steroids to increase their confidence an
Appreciating One’s Freedom When I think of the word freedom, I denote it self-consciously it with words such as slavery, confinement and bondage. These words don’t have as much meaning to me as they would have if I could describe my life with them. They do have many negative connotations, which I clearly understand, but as for self-relation of these words, there is none. But stepping back and examining the bigger picture, which they relate to, being freedom, I realize that the words I relate to
BLACK VS. BLACK Psychology of Racism Racism If you're White you're alright, if you're brown, stick around, if you're Black, stay back. You may not have ever heard that old saying, but many believe the feeling behind it is still as popular as the rhyme was generations ago; positive character traits are associated with light skin, while negative attributes and problems are connected to darker skin color. Many people believe that African Americans receive a great amount of discrimination from Cauca
Double Consciousness “After the Egyptian and Indian, the Greek and Roman, the Teuton and Mongolian, the Negro is a sort of seventh son, born with a veil, and gifted with second-sight in this American world,—a world which yields him no true self-consciousness, but only lets him see himself through the revelation of the other world. It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a
PRO-GAY MARRIAGE IN AMERICA America is the land of liberty where everyone has freedom of choice of lifestyle, religion etc. America has always believed in equality with a few exceptions from history which were resolved. Segregation is one of those exceptions. African-Americans until 1965 were passionately hated by whites. Even after the legislation was passed saying that all men are equal, America still struggled to adapt to this change. Today America would not do such a thing as discriminating
Police Brutality and Community Relations Management of Law Enforcement AL318 Police brutality and poor community relations continues to plague racial and sociological groups throughout United States, which proves that law enforcement management needs to implement better community relations policies and procedures. The Watts Riots of 1965 was the peak of police brutality at its worst that was documented by video. At the time, California had adopted Proposition 14. This proposition moved to block
THE PROS AND CONS OF THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA NOTE: THIS PAPER REC’D AN “A” grade at a Calif. Community College……YEAR 2002, Admin. Of Justice class…. The United States is a country full of controversy. It was even settled by people who had come from a country in the midst of controversy. Many controversial issues do not have a clear solution that makes everyone happy and oftentimes a compromise is essential in order to move on. When it comes to the controversy of legalizing marijuana, howev
Racism What are the Causes of this Situation? The causes of this situation is because that racism is a specific kind of prejudice based on the beliefs that there are differences among human races and that some are inferior to others. Traditionally, races have been defined as distinct populations that have specific physical traits based on their geographic origins. Racists believe that race not only determines a person’s appearance but also that a person’s character, intelligence and behaviour. R
Hockey Hockey, fast paced, hard hitting, exciting game of skill and talent. Since the beginning of the 1800's to today’s game, hockey has evolved and went through many dramatic changes. Those changes make hockey what it is today. The changes were from the equipment and rules, to the gender and color of many people. There are many conflicting stories behind the beginning. Some say the first game played on ice was in either Windson or Nova Scotia, or even Montreal or Québec depending on who you be
THE EFFECT OF THERAPEUTIC HOT PACKS ON SOFT TISSUE TEMPERATURE IN HUMANS ABSTRACT This study investigated the thermal effect of therapeutic moist hot packs on the underlying soft tissue of the anterior thigh in 6 healthy volunteers (23 to 31 years of age). Temperatures at 4 depths (surface, 1 cm, 2 cm, and 3 cm) were recorded via a needle thermistor and a surface thermosensor for 5 minutes before, 20 minutes during, and for 75 minutes after, hot packs application. Repeated measures ANOVA showed
Media coverage of football hooliganism Football hooliganism can be seen as something of an easy target' for the media. With journalists present at every match across the country, the chances of a story being missed are slim. TV cameras also mean that disturbances within stadiums are caught on video. Since the 1960s, in fact, journalists have been sent to football matches to report on crowd behaviour, rather than just the game 1. The British tabloid press in particular have an enthusiastic' appro
Steriods The controversial issue of steroid abuse is among the most popular of the controlled substance problems. Steroid usage in sports has many moral and ethical questions, but this has not always been the case. This situation with steroid is a case of sociocultural evolution as an adaptive process. This implies that a rational response has been created based on the social patterns concerning anabolic steroids. It also means that as the problem changed, the response to the problem also change
The Chicago Black Sox March 2, 2004 PHS 336 Baseball Theory The 1919 World Series resulted in the most famous scandal in baseball history. Eight players from the Chicago White Sox (later nicknamed the Black Sox) were accused of throwing the series against the Cincinnati Reds. Details of the scandal and the extent to which each man was involved have always been unclear. It was, however, front-page news across the country and, despite being acquitted of criminal charges, the players were banned fr
Discuss the issues of publishing pictures that have been altered using a computer. Picture and subject manipulations have been a part of photography since it was first invented. But because of computer technology, digital manipulations are relatively easy to accomplish, hard to detect and perhaps more alarming, alter the original image so that checking the authenticity of the picture is impossible. Some critics have predicted that in a few years, images -- whether still or moving -- will not be
Crazy Horse When I think back of the stories that I have heard 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 Big Horn. It is one of the few times that the Oglala Sioux made history with them being the ones who left the battlefield as winners. When stories are told, or when the media dares to tamper with history, it is usually the American Indians who are looked
Ronald Schaffer’s America in the Great War gives new insights into World War I. The book gave historical accounts about the war that other books negated to included. The thesis that Schaffer tries to prove that the Great War was the start of the American welfare state and the beginning of "big" government. America in the Great War was structured in chronological order of the war, from America’s mobilization to the actual fighting. What the book did not include is a detail account of the fighting
The Great Depression was the worst economic slump ever in U.S. history, and one which spread to virtually all of the industrialized world. The depression began in late 1929 and lasted for about a decade. Many factors played a role in bringing about the depression; however, the main cause for the Great Depression was the combination of the greatly unequal distribution of wealth throughout the 1920's, and the extensive stock market speculation that took place during the latter part that same decad
Americans are faced with an ever-growing problem of violence. Our streets have become a battleground where the elderly are beaten for their social security checks, where terrified women are viciously attacked and raped, where teen-age gangsters shoot it out for a patch of turf to sell their illegal drugs, and where innocent children are caught daily in the crossfire of drive-by shootings. We cannot ignore the damage that these criminals are doing to our society, and we must take actions to stop
As the debate over pornography and its place in society grows hotter every day, several authors in particular shed a new light on the subject. Both their intuition and insight involving their beliefs can help the reader a great deal in seeing aspects of this debate that might have otherwise gone without the consideration that they so deserve. I believe that pornography is not only okay, but is allowing our country to take a step back and ask ourselves how far we are willing to go and what we are
Over the past years most individuals have become acutely aware that the intensity of human and economic development enjoyed over the 20th century cannot be sustained. Material consumption and ever increasing populations are already stressing the earth’s ecosystems. How much more the earth can take remains a very heated issue. Here a look at the facts sheds some very dark light. In 1950, there were 2.5 billion people, while today there are 5.8 billion. There may well be 10 billion people on earth
Wheatley dBlack Supremacy Throughout history, white anglo-saxons have been notorious for mistreating all races other than it's own. Malcolm X felt "the white man had been actually nothing but a piratical opportunist who used Faustian machinations to make his own Christianity his initial wedge in criminal conquests"(563). The earth is burdened by the white man! That is the true meaning of what Malcolm X is stating; the words Faustian machinations, meaning evil plotting, implies the whole white po
Night Without a doubt, one of the darkest episodes in the history of mankind involved the systematic extermination of Jews, Gypsies, Slavs and gays by Nazi Germany. In order to get a good sense of the horror and despair that was felt by the interned, one simply needs to read the memoirs of Elie Wiesel in his �Night�, as translated from French by Stella Rodway and copyrighted by Bantam Books in 1960. Elie Wiesel was born in Sighet, Transylvania. His parents ran a shop and cared for him and hi
John Proctor's Role In The Crucible It was with ardent horror that the prehistoric man first witnessed a solar eclipse---the sun swallowed by the predator moon until all light ceased and darkness fell on to the land. We, the more enlightened descendants, have also suffered eclipses. One such eclipse was the darkness of evil that fell upon Salem in 1692, when many men and women were accused of compacting with the Devil. These charges were what snowballed into the huge misfortune known as the �S
Quest For Personal Identity In Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye Post World War I, many new opportunities were given to the growing and expanding group of African Americans living in the North. Almost 500,00 African Americans moved to the northern states between 1910 and 1920. This was the beginning of a continuing migration northward. More than 1,500,000 blacks went north in the 1930's and 2,500,00 in the 1940's. Life in the North was very hard for African Americans. Race riots, limited housing re
ANABOLIC STEROIDS Since ancient history, many athletes have resorted to performance enhancing aids to give them an edge on their opponents. Greek Olympians used strychnine and hallucinogenic mushrooms to psych up for an event. "In 1886 a French cyclist was the first athlete to die from using a performance enhancer, called speedballs, a mixture of cocaine and heroin. In the 1920's, physicians inserted slices of monkey testicles into male athletes to help boost vitality. In the 1930's Aldof Hitler
Music In The United States With the start of the 20th century music began to play a huge part in the rapidly maturing United States. The music of the 20th century was not only there to entertain the people but it was more. It was used now to influence and manipulate the listeners, the artists had a goal to entertain and to enlighten the listener so that they could get their messages heard. Music is one of the best ways to advertise and to expand ideas, and many artists knew this. Music rapidly i
Reasearch On Voodoo Voodoo and It�s Misinterpretation in America Voodoo is a religion rich in heiratage and founded in faith and community. The religion has been villianized by western culture and has been wrongly protrayed as malignant and dangerous. The religion is not founded in any of the �black magics� or fear popularized by Hollywood films, but rather it is based on balance and tradition. The religion is not something which should be encountered with inhibition or fear induced from c
The Effects Of Race On Sentencing In Capital Punishment Cases Throughout history, minorities have been ill-represented in the criminal justice system, particularly in cases where the possible outcome is death. In early America, blacks were lynched for the slightest violation of informal laws and many of these killings occured without any type of due process. As the judicial system has matured, minorities have found better representation but it is not completely unbiased. In the past twenty years
Racism is a certain kind of prejudice, based on faulty reasoning and inflexible generalizations toward a specific group. The word prejudice comes from the Latin noun praejudicium, which means a judgment based on previous decisions formed before the facts were known. If a person allows their prejudiced beliefs to block the progress of another, it is discrimination. Those who exclude all members of a race from certain types of employment, housing, political rights, educational opportunities, or a
Slavery ************** "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness" (Thomas Jefferson). Slavery *************** Slavery in America stems well back to when the new world was first discovered and was led by the country to start the African Slave Trade- Portugal. The African Slave Trade was first exploited for plantations in that is
CURRENT EVENTS: 1945-1996 1945 On April 12 Harry S. Truman became President of the United States of America., In Washington, D.C. On August 6 at 9:15 a.m. US fighter planes dropped an Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima Japan. In Berlin, Germany on April 30, Adolf Hitler was found dead, Hitler committed suicide. 1946 On October 16 in Nurenburg, 9 Nazi war criminals were hanged for the crimes during WW II. On April 25 Big Four Ministers met in Paris to finalize a treaty with Germany, to end WWII. In Austria
Gun Control, a term that refers to the management of firearms in an effort to reduce the criminal use of these weapons. (MICROSOFT (R) ENCARTA 1995) In the early 1990s there were more than 200 million privately owned guns in the United States, which makes it plain to see why there are arguments for and against even the smallest amount of gun control. The Second Admendment to the Constitution of the United States, guarantees “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.”
THE SOUND AND THE FURY William Faulkner's background influenced him to write the unconventional novel The Sound and the Fury. One important influence on the story is that Faulkner grew up in the South. The Economist magazine states that the main source of his inspiration was the passionate history of the American South, centered for him in the town of Oxford, Mississippi, where he lived most of his life. Similarly, Faulkner turns Oxford and its environs, "my own little postage stamp of native so