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We Must Protect Africa - Africa is the second largest continent in the world behind Asia. While Africa is known for having many species of animals, it is also known for eight major physical regions according to Margery G: “The Sahara, the Swahill Coast, the rain forest, the African Great Lakes, and Southern Africa” (7). Probably one of the most known desserts in the world is in Africa which is the Sahara. Sahara is the 3rd largest desert in the world and in addition, it is the hottest desert. Just so everyone has an idea of how big the Sahara is, if it is being compared to another country, the Sahara will be bigger than Brazil, in South America....   [tags: geography, savanna]
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The Lonely White Rhino in African Savanna - I chose to research white rhinoceros species because it is the most populous rhinoceros species meaning I would have access to more information. There was not much of choice because African Savanna has only two rhinoceros species: white rhinoceros and black rhinoceros. Those species share many similar traits and differ in small features, but I chose one over the other because of the considerable difference between their populations. The statistics tells there are around 10,000 white rhinoceroses, while there are only 7 black rhinoceroses in the world....   [tags: White Rhinoceraus, African Savanna]
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Organisms of the African Savanna - THE MEERKAT (Suricata suricatta) The meerkat , otherwise known as the suricate, is a small, furry member of the Mongoose family (Herpestidae) that can stand upright. The creatures have round, fluffy bellies with smaller, more slender limbs. Their snouts are small and pointed, coming to a sharp tip at the animal’s black nose. It lives in the African Savanna grasslands in groups of twenty five to fifty. These groups are called mobs or manors. The female meerkat gives birth to two to five pups at a time, which are born hairless and unable to see....   [tags: Environmental Biology ]
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Monkey Family: The Olive Baboons Living in the Savanna - ... Those nimble fingers and toes allow them to eat fruits easily. The Olive Baboon has a strong jaw and molars which enable them to bite chew and grind meat; aiding them in hunting and protecting themselves. Interaction Olive Baboons are known to be social animals because; they live in a community called a troop ("Baboon,”). A troop consists of approximately fifty members with a stable core of sixteen females; certain females are ranked as leaders. Juveniles and infants along with approximately eight male members live together with the females....   [tags: biogeochemical cycles, species, mammals]
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The Science of Tropical Savannas - The Science of Tropical Savannas Savannas are part of the Grassland biome, and are generally found in regions dominated by the "Wet-Dry Climate." Tropical Savannas encompass almost one half of the entire continent of Africa as well as many parts of Australia, India, Mexico, and South America. The Tropical Savannas in Australia take up over one-third of the country, and provide natural resources that contribute much of the money that supports the national economy. The Climate is the most important factor in creating a savanna....   [tags: Papers] 990 words
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The African Elephant - What do you think about when you hear the word Africa. How about the word safari. Most people tend to think about elephants or giraffes. In this paper I will tell you many important facts about elephants: how they live, their appearance, and many other interesting facts about them. There are two different kinds of elephants; the African elephant and the Asian elephant (also known as the Indian elephant). The African elephant is the larger of the two. Measuring from the shoulder, African elephants are on average 10.8 feet (females 8.9 feet), and the average length of their trunk is approximately 7-8 feet....   [tags: African Wildlife] 551 words
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The Main Features of a Savanna Ecosystem - The Main Features of a Savanna Ecosystem For most of the year in this part of Kenya, the climate is very warm and very dry. However for a short season of three months (April, May and June), there is abundant rainfall and then a shorter period known as the 'little rains' (November and December). Both of these periods of rain follow quite soon after the overhead sun has past right over the equator. The temperatures throughout the year are generally high, the cooler part of the year occurs when the sun is overhead in the opposite hemisphere....   [tags: Papers] 1585 words
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A Critique of African Protest Poetry - What is Protest Literature Protest literature conveys different definitions and meanings. According to Stauffer, "there is no common understanding of protest literature; the term has been used to mean almost all literature or no literature". Therefore, every genre can be described as "protest literature" because literature is a way and art of showing emotions, values and concerns. Because of the uncertainty of the definition, Stauffer provides a wide range of norms that can help classify the literature according to his views....   [tags: The African Voice]
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Taiga Biome - The Taiga Biome is a large, naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occupying a major part of both Siberia and North America. It is usually found at high elevations at more temperate latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the largest terrestrial biome on earth, covering around 50 million acres of land (NP, UC Santa Barbara). It is known for its subarctic climate that ranges between -51 to -1 °C in the winter and -21 to 7 °C in the summer. The two main season found in the taiga are summer and winter as autumn and spring are usually very short and barely noticeable....   [tags: flora, fauna, forest, climate, logging, mining]
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History of Central African Republic: - History of Central African Republic: The Central African Republic (CAR) is located in the heart of equatorial Africa. The country, with an estimated population of 4.4 million and a landmass of 622,984 sq km , is landlocked, sharing borders with Chad, Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Republic of the Congo, and Cameroon. The country, a former colony of France (formerly known as Ubangi-Shari), gained independence on August 13, 1960. Like most former colonies, CAR was subject to interference in domestic affairs by its former colonizer....   [tags: African History] 1729 words
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African Diaspora and National Belonging - The Pan Africanism movement covers the African diaspora subject across the globe, most recently in the Asian continent. The following communities discussed in this paper are from India and the Persian Gulf area. In the Land of Israel, immigrants of Ethiopian began settling in the state since the 1970’s. Black Jews practice Judaism and Ethiopians migrated to Israel primarily for religious reasons. With roots going back to biblical times, Ethiopians Jews were surprise to find other groups of people who had been practicing the religion as well....   [tags: The African Diaspora] 2058 words
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A Study of Obesity in African-Americans - Obesity remains an extremely serious issue worldwide. Once considered a problem for wealthier counties, overweight and obesity are now dramatically increasing in low and middle income countries (WHO, 2011). In American, the rates of obesity continue to soar. CDC (2009) recognizes obesity as a risk factor for diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and other health problems. According to NHANES over two-thirds of the US are overweight or obese, and over one-third are obese (CDC, 2009). Treatment for this illness varies; it may include the incorporation of diet, exercise, behavior modification, medication, and surgery....   [tags: Health, African-Americans] 2600 words
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West African Kingdoms - West African Kingdoms It is generally accepted by scholars and scientists today that Africa is the original home of man. One of the most tragic misconceptions of historical thought has been the belief that Black Africa had no history before European colonization. Whites foster the image of Africa as a barbarous and savage continent torn by tribal warfare for centuries. It was a common assumption of nineteenth-century European and American Whites - promoted by the deliberate cultivation of pseudoscientific racism - that Africans were inferior to Whites and were devoid of any trace of civilization or culture....   [tags: African History]
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Witchcraft in Contemporary African Society - I. INTRODUCTION The Enlightenment and the emerging of modern rationalism have paved the way to a worldview where the suspicion of witchcraft is not needed to explain the mysterious phenomena of this world. This is not the case in Africa. The belief in the existence of witches, evil persons who are able to harm others by using mystical powers, is part of the common cultural knowledge. Samuel Waje Kunhiyop states, “Almost all African societies believe in witchcraft in one form or another. Belief in witchcraft is the traditional way of explaining the ultimate cause of evil, misfortune or death.” The African worldview is holistic....   [tags: african culture, magic] 2504 words
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The History of African Americans in America - ... The leader of the movement was Frederick Douglass, a free African American who had support and help from William Lloyd Garrison and Harriet Beecher Stowe (Hancock, 2013). Free slaves and anti-slavery people from the North had begun helping fugitive slaves escape from the South and into the North through a loose network of safe houses around the 1780s. This practice is known as the Underground Railroad, it may have helped anywhere from 40,000 to 100,000 slaves make it to freedom. In 1865, the 13th Amendment was adopted and had officially abolished slavery (Hancock, 2013)....   [tags: african american, women, civil rights]
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Freedom: To the African American Slave - What is freedom. This question is easy enough to answer today. To many, the concept of freedom we have now is a quality of life free from the constraints of a person or a government. In America today, the thought of living a life in which one was “owned” by another person, seems incomprehensible. Until 1865 however, freedom was a concept that many African Americans only dreamed of. Throughout early American Literature freedom and the desire to be free has been written and spoken about by many....   [tags: African-Americans, slavery, American literature]
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African American Male Feminist - The theory of an African American male feminist is a relatively new concept that is rapidly growing. Alexander Crummell, who was an advocate of black feminism stated, “For, humble and benighted as she is, the black woman of the South is one of the queens of womanhood. If there is any other woman on this earth who in native aboriginal qualities is her superior, I know not where she is to be found.” Before I discuss the importance, relevance and substance of what it is to be not only a successful male feminist but a universally accepted male feminist, I will first lay the foundation of what a feminist is from the ground up....   [tags: African American Literature]
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Three African Novels About Personal African Experiences of the Authors - Africa has always been identified as the Dark Continent; but is it the native culture’s responsibility or is the stereotype caused by the influences of “civilized” society. CIvilized society lives in the “flicker” (Conrad) whereas the Africans live in the heart and soul of Nature allowing her to grow in and through them. Conrad, Achebe, and Kingsolver all view the natives in an overall positive light amid undertones of reverence and sympathy. Each author has a unique tone toward the natives according to their personal experiences....   [tags: Comparisons and Contrasts, African Culture]
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The Components of the Ocean Biome - The Components of the Ocean Biome A biome, also known as life zones, consists of all plants, animals, and other organisms, as well the physical enviorment in a particular area. A biome is characterized by its plant life, climate, and location. The climate and physical features determine the boundaries of a biome. A biome is made up of many different ecosystems. The ecosystems tend to have the same plants and animals as neighboring biomes around the boundaries. The oceans and seas form the marine biome, the world's largest biome....   [tags: Papers] 415 words
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Gender in African Women´s Writing - The identity of African women juxtaposed to the Western women’s identity is a hard concept for one to grasp. The word feminism is merely looked at from one perspective, the western perspective. The reality of feminism is that everywhere in the world has a different idea of what feminism is defined as and what it should look like. However there is one central theme that applies to feminists around the world, which is a feminist is someone who goes against traditional roles of a woman in their society to better their gender as a whole....   [tags: feminism, african women, gender]
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African American Stereotypes Reality Television - ... The way a particular race or culture is represented on reality television can adversely affect the way society views that group because these portrayals are based on “internalized racist views” (Boylorn, 2008, p. 414). Boylorn’s analysis focused moreover on how black women view themselves considering the media’s poor representation of their race (Boylorn, 2008, p. 414). Boylorn’s analysis examined black women who challenged inaccurate representations of their race by going against negative stereotypes (Boylorn, 2008)....   [tags: African American Stereotypes]
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African Migrations Up to the 19th Century - ... According to Manning, Africans were in leadership positions in India (Manning 39). While Africans traveled to other parts of the world, many migrated within the continent. They too brought with them their material goods and methods which mixed with the local cultures. As the Atlantic economy grew, the demand for labor would change Africa and create the largest migration in human history effecting over 10 percent of the African population (Manning 89). The concept of slavery existed long before it affected sub-Saharan Africans....   [tags: slaves, sub-saharan africa, african diaspora]
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Achievements of the African Empires and Cities Before the Arrival of the Europeans - In Africa, there were achievements in the empires or kingdoms and their cities before the Europeans arrived and took control. In the Kingdom (Empire) of Axum they developed a trade route. In the Kingdom of Ghana they had characteristics of powerful nations today. In the city of Timbuktu they had great morals and developed the center of Islamic Art. There are many other things that Africa achieved in. In the great empires of Africa they developed many things. In the Axum (Aksum) Empire (Ethiopia, in present time) they developed a trade route that stretched of Asia to Africa and back....   [tags: africa, African History, ] 514 words
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African Slave Trade - The impact on the African slave trade during 16th centuries to 19th centuries was huge. The economy of those countries which allowed African slave trade grew bigger and bigger. For instance, America, a huge land that had nothing before the trade, started to gain some profit out of farming and increased hugely on population. They used a big amount of African slaves to farm and work. And this created the economy better in America. Also Europeans, which were only one million people brought up 5.5 million African slaves (men, women, children) to the Western Hemisphere....   [tags: american history, african americans]
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The African Origin of Ancient Egyptian Civilization - Few bygone civilizations fascinate us as much as that of the ancient Egyptians. The kingdom along the Nile River has been the subject of countless books, magazine articles, movies, and television shows and documentaries. There is even a hotel in Las Vegas with an ancient Egyptian theme. Museums all over the world dedicate entire galleries to excavated Egyptian artifacts, and Egypt itself receives millions of tourists flocking to photograph its ruins each year. There are many reasons behind our infatuation with ancient Egypt....   [tags: african history, anthropology, culture, Egypt]
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Indigenous African Religions - ... However, the San weren’t able to understand these ‘spiritual encounters’ as neuropsychological reactions to the rhythmic music and clapping and truly believed that their encounters with the spirit realm were real and that they could bring about super-healing and make rain. The San distinguished between male hunters and female gatherers but their social structure is thought to have been democratic and without hierarchy. Women, too, could fadll into a trance, although it was more often the men....   [tags: religions, african farmers]
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19th Century African and Native Americans - The 19th century was a hard time for the African-Americans and Native Americans of the U.S. Treatment of these people by the White society brought about much pain and suffering for their races. This is because race played a large role in society during the 19th century, because of this, African-Americans and Native Americans were treated poorly in their relationship with the White Society. It was largely believed that the African-Americans role in society was one of inferiority to the White race....   [tags: social issues, natives, african americans]
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Equality for African Americans: An American History - As the United States flag Pledge of Allegiance states “I pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, One nation under God, …with liberty and justice for all” did people really believe in this pledge. Liberty means freedom, liberation, right, and justice means fairness or impartiality for all Americans whether they were, African American, White, Mexican, Indians, Japanese…etc. The government maybe needed to revisit this pledge just to remind them of what our county was built on which is equal opportunity....   [tags: NAACP, African Americans, racism, segregation,] 1137 words
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African Traditional Beliefs, Practices and Ideas - ... Some festivities therein exhibit traits of the core African beliefs in ancestors and ghosts. On the night of the eleventh festive day, guns are fired to drive away the ghosts which had occupied vacant houses. This portrays the African metaphysics where there is no dualism of the natural versus the supernatural but rather an interconnectedness; physical guns are used to chase off supernatural beings. Also, the chiefs of the land scatter kpokpoi, the festive food, on the ground on the feast day for the ancestors to come and partake of....   [tags: African philosophy, dipo ceremony, ghana]
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Savanna Theory Versus Aquatic Ape Theory of Human Evolution - Savanna Theory Versus Aquatic Ape Theory of Human Evolution The evolution of man is constantly in question. While we are reasonably sure that modern humans and primates are both related to the same common ancestor, there is constant debate over what initially caused the two species to split into early hominids and apes. According to some, our longest and most popular theory on the division of man and ape is profoundly wrong. However, those same individuals usually offer an equally controversial theory as a substitute, one that is almost impossible to scientifically test or prove....   [tags: Anthropology Essays Paleontology Papers]
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A Look At African American Political Policies and Social Status - When looking at African American political policies and social status both in their native country and in America, it is important to see where their practices came from. First, when looking at the rich history of Africa, it is necessary to examine the African values. In Africa, their value system consisted of, “affiliation, collectivity, sharing, obedience to authority, spirituality, acceptance to fate and past time” (Pinderhughes, 1982, p.91). This is the framework the African people knew before coming to the America’s via the slave trade....   [tags: African American History] 827 words
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The African American College Dropout Rate - Throughout the years the dropout rate of African Americans has increased and decreased. Many people look at black students as if they sit there and do not learn anything at all but we do try. Some may think that the only reason the black students drop out is because their grades, but that’s not true. Some dropout because of financial pressure, health problems, mental, emotional, and social issues, and may not have family support. “Blacks have been historically been under represented for the past years” (Herndon 489)....   [tags: Blacks, African Americans, College Dropout Rates, ]
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Saint Bridit and African American Women Saints - One of my class mates traveles to Ireland every year. My class mate stated each time she visits Ireland that she gets a greater understanding of women in the early days. We both come from a baptist, penecostal and apstolic background, I would like to compare the roles of Saint Bridit and women in the church, the only black women preachers preached about in the baptist church was harriet tuckman. The other women talked about in church was Mary the mother of Jesus Christ. However Mary the mother of Jesus did increase my faith, however I know it was much knowledge to be gained concerning women....   [tags: travel, saints, African Americans,] 2167 words
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Biome Broadcast - Biome Broadcast LANCASTER / PENNSYLVANIA This morning Darian, Danny, Laura, and I were bored so we decided that we would all go on a hike at Blue Ridge Mountain. All of us went home, got our hiking equipment, and packed a lunch. We then met at my house. I drove all of us up to Blue Ridge Mountain. We got there in a half hour it was around 10:30 AM. It was probably one of the most beautiful days we had all year, it was around seventy to seventy five degrees and there was barely any humidity....   [tags: essays research papers] 973 words
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Sports and African Americans: John "Jackie" Robinson - What would you feel like to be the first modern African American to play major league baseball. Well, you don’t because this courageous man named John(Jackie) Robinson took over that role. On January 31, 1919, a kid by the name of Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia. He surely did not know that he would be one day an american hero. His father was Jerry Robinson, a plantation worker. His mother was Mallie, she was a domestic worker. Jackie had three brothers and one sister. The four brothers were: Edgar, Frank and Mack....   [tags: african american, major league baseball]
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African American Culture: Repression, Assimilation, and Compliance to Anglo Saxon Group Norms - ... Beliefs of African American and Ibibio Culture African American culture developed a belief from their ancestors of creating communal harmony and respecting others (Roberts, 2009). This was a core belief that came from the many different religious backgrounds when Africans were brought to America. The Ibibio culture has several proverbs that adhere to that belief and one such proverb is Ubok mm, ubok mm etuud ukpa, which translates to, in togetherness, any obstacle can be removed ( ). This belief can still be seen today in African American communities through neighborhoods, community programs and religious organizations....   [tags: African American cultural values]
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The Effects of Injustice, Corruption, and Crime Rates on South African People - Africa is a continent rich human and natural resources, yet a majority of its people lives in poverty (Carr). Located on the tip of southern Africa is the country of South Africa. South Africa, later known as the Republic of South Africa, is a country where the people repeatedly experienced injustice and corruption from their respective governments, the apartheid and the African National Congress. The apartheid system consists of all-white government officials, while the African National Congress consists of people of color....   [tags: African National Congress, Apartheid]
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African Americans Played a Key Role in Vietnam War - Thesis: African Americans played a key role in Vietnam War and, in the process, changed the complexion of the U.S. Armed Forces I. African Americans involves in the army a. Irregular percentage of African Americans drafted in the military b. The role of blacks in the Army c. The Vietnam War as a genocide II. Discrimination Issues a. Armed Forces dominated by whites b. Personal racism c. Racist practices against blacks d. African Americans in combat III. Black Women in the Armed Forces a. Segregation in working areas b. Black women and their assignments IV. The Black Power a. Response to racism b. The new black culture c. Black’s own terminology V. Consequences of Blac...   [tags: African Americans, Vietnam War, history, prejudice]
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Themes In African Creation Stories - Themes In African Creation Stories Like all cultures, African cultures inevitably had to deal with the issue of "How did we get here?" To answer this pressing question, the people invented stories that reflect the values, morals, and norms of their individual societies. When one examines these stories, one can gain insight into what these cultures were like. "An African Cosmogony" tells of how the world was created through a powerful being named Bumba, who regurgitates the sun, moon, stars, and the first nine living creatures....   [tags: African Culture Essays]
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Nelson Mandela’s Fight for South African’s Justice - Many countries around the world have suffered for years to gain political rights and freedom for all people. These countries did not have many resources to help people in their poor conditions. One such country is South Africa, where many South Africans were treated unfairly under apartheid, a law, made in 1950, to separate the African minorities from the white population living in South Africa.1 The Whites banned interracial and intersexual relations between Blacks and non-Black people, and the Black people owned only about 20% of the land.2 Black people were not given political representation, not given satisfactory facilities, and could not conduct any labor unions against the White po...   [tags: african politics, apartheid]
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African American History in America - In From Slavery to Freedom (2007), it was said that “the transition from slavery to freedom represents one of the major themes in the history of African Diaspora in the Americas” (para. 1). African American history plays an important role in American history not only because the Civil Rights Movement, but because of the strength and courage of Afro-Americans struggling to live a good life in America. Afro-Americans have been present in this country since the early 1600’s, and have been making history since....   [tags: History Blacks African American]
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Treatment Of African Americans: 1865-1895 - During the span of thirty years from 1865 to 1895 blacks that lived within this time frame went through arguably the most profound series of events to occur in African American history. Southern blacks were faced with prejudice, bondage, slavery, and ultimately survival. Shortly after the thirteenth amendment was ratified, stating that: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” The southern governments enacted a series of Black Codes that were purposefully meant to keep blacks “as near to a state of bondage as possible.” Bla...   [tags: History Racism African American] 1304 words
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The Impact of EU Migration Policies on African Countries - ... These undocumented migrant populations create challenges for social, economic and political harmony and have implications at both the state and local level (Cornelissen, 2009). Effective migration policy is aimed at controlling the flow of documented migrants into a specific area or region (De Haas & Sigona, 2012). However, this outcome can be difficult to achieve if policy is too restrictive or fluid (E Haas & Sigona, 2012). Hence, for the European Union, there is a clear 3 impetus to establish migration policy that is effective and efficient for ensuring the stability of individual member states in meeting the needs of migrants....   [tags: phenomenology, undocumented africans]
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African Art: The Extraordinary Terracotta Ceramic Faces - ... A few of the unearthed carvings had ivory compounds as the main cast component. As mentioned herein, natural forces have worked to degrade and even threaten the existence of carvings. Fortunately, there are some sculptures made of metal existent in different regions of Africa. They have the capacity to withstand damage by rodents. In the country of Nigeria especially, some tribes used cast metal to assemble sculptures, items whose date of assemblage is traced to the 9th Century (Biler 190)....   [tags: nigeria, scuptures, ancient africans]
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Suppressed Horror: Conrad’s Western and Achebe’s African Revelations on Colonialism - ... . take a terrible vengeance” (33). Conrad’s depiction of the fireman merely highlights his utility and passes harsh judgment on the ostensibly random, primitive nature of African spirits. Marlow relishes in manipulating the African with talk of spirits, painting African spirits as not only random, but archaic. Conversely, Achebe explains that “people [come] from far and near to consult [the Oracle Agbala],” coming when “misfortune dogged their steps” (Achebe, Things 22). Unlike Conrad’s primitive portrayal of the Africans, Achebe restores a sense of humanity to the Igbo people....   [tags: African Culture, Western Culture, Analysis]
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African American Contributions in Science - African American Contributions in Science            Throughout American history many African Americans have been overlooked in the field of science. Some powerful minds and great inventors haven’t been re-introduced to new generations. African Americans have contributed a great deal to the advancements of our country and one of the major fields they have made contributions to is in the field of science. Many successful African Americans have been overshadowed by their Caucasian counterparts. More of our children should be aware of these great historians....   [tags: Science African Americans Scientists Essays]
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Diamonds Controlled by African Rebels - A beautiful precious diamond can last forever, but what most people do not know is that a majority of our diamonds come from Africa. The civil wars in Africa over diamonds began around 1961 and ended in 2003. Conflict diamonds were rampant and it would be difficult to say if any jewelry sold prior to 2003 was conflict free. Conflict diamonds are diamonds that have been mined and controlled by African rebels. The rebels would use the profits from selling conflict diamonds to fund illegal activity and to purchase more weapons for their armies....   [tags: Civil War, Africa] 855 words
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Contemporary African Art - Proposed Research Outline: In the slippery terrain created by globalization and cultural brokering, contemporary art made in Africa (and its diasporas) has enjoyed a steady growth in interest and appreciation by Western audiences during the last few decades (Kasfir, 2007). Several biennials, triennials, and scholarly works attest to that, with much of its impact owed to the figure of Okwui Enwezor. However, seamlessly uniting diverse African artists under the untrained Western gaze for the commercialism of the international art circuit – notwithstanding their different cultural contexts and the medium in which they work – is bound to create problems....   [tags: Africa ]
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HIV/Aids in the African Continent - HIV/AIDS, the latest, contemporary disease that is afflicting and devastating millions, about thirty-five million of the worlds population, a little less than one percent, of which seventy percent inhabits the cotenant of Africa, where a great many developing countries are found. As of the late nineties, researchers have concluded, taken from SIV infected chimpanzees samples, that developed because of a chimpanzee had slaughtered and consumed two other monkeys, infected with their own diseases, and a poacher had shot, cooked, and had eaten the gruesomely infected SIV chimpanzee, only to be infected with a new, severe disease, known as AIDS (Theguardian.com)....   [tags: infected chimpazees, sub-Saharan Africa]
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Temperate Deciduous Forest and Missouri - Warsaw, Missouri holds the record for both the coldest and the hottest temperatures ever recorded in Missouri ("Missouri Facts and Trivia"). The temperate deciduous forest is home to unique ecosystems and plentiful wildlife and vegetation. The temperature and precipitation in this biome is not too high or too low, hence the word temperate in the name. The terrain in the temperate deciduous biome has a great effect on the adaptations of the living organisms in the area. Missouri belongs in the temperate deciduous forest biome because both regions have similar climate, locations, terrain, flora, and fauna....   [tags: temperature, biome, precipitation, ecosystem]
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