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Thomas, Jennifer C. – Journal of Negro Education, 2018
Few realize that, historically, the women elected to serve as "Queens" of Howard University, were often reflections of political, social, and cultural issues of the time. This parade of beauty, intellect, and charm, was an unofficial barometer of where the University as well as the country stood on matters that pertained to cultural…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, African American Influences, Civil Rights, Competition
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Brooms, Derrick R. – Journal of Negro Education, 2018
This multisite study explored the role of a Black Male Initiative (BMI) program on Black male students' college experiences across three separate campuses. Strayhorn's sense of belonging and Yosso's community cultural wealth models were employed as a theoretical frame to investigate how the participants made meaning from their engagement. The…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, College Students, Student Needs
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Jones, Brian – Journal of Negro Education, 2018
The author argues that the ascendance of individualistic, free market-oriented ideas about the education of Black people is best understood as the product of the decline of collective social movements. The careers of two of the most well-known American Black educators illustrate this pattern. Booker T. Washington and Geoffrey Canada rose to…
Descriptors: African American Education, African American History, African American Teachers, Educational Philosophy
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Hackett, Cedric D.; Lo, Sheba – Journal of Negro Education, 2018
This investigative engagement study explored the relationship between self-reported well-being indicators among students at an urban university in southern California and sought to identify variables that predict engaged learning among students who enroll in Africana Studies courses. This study used a correlational design involving an online…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Learner Engagement, Afrocentrism, Well Being
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Masaka, Dennis – Journal of Negro Education, 2018
Open Access, is often understood as referring to the free circulation of research outputs from and to all parts of the planet. It is argued that this definition is deceptive because it ignores the fact that the imposition of the epistemological paradigm of the hegemonic culture on the indigenous people of Africa translates to the partial…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge
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Tillis, Gina English – Journal of Negro Education, 2018
This futuristic research illuminates pressing challenges historically Black college and university (HBCU) faculty encounter in supporting the unique social, cultural, and pedagogical needs of their first-year students. Using a BlackCrit framework, the author examines the ways in which Black students are positioned as a problem and in need of…
Descriptors: First Year Seminars, Black Colleges, College Freshmen, College Faculty
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Williams, Raunda; Smiley, Ellen; Davis, Ronnie; Lamb, Teryana – Journal of Negro Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the predictability of selected cognitive and non-cognitive factors on retention. Data was collected from 822 first-time-freshmen college students at a four-year institution of higher learning. The material was analyzed using specific predictors of Fall 2012 to Spring 2013 retention. These cognitive and…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, School Holding Power, College Freshmen, Student College Relationship
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Jones, Patrice W. Glenn; Davenport, Elizabeth K. – Journal of Negro Education, 2018
This cross-sectional, participatory study investigated the sense of community, which refers to attitude of shared communion and unity among members of a group, among administrators and teachers at predominantly African American public high schools in a large urban county in Florida. This study was guided by an impetus of collective action toward…
Descriptors: African American Students, High School Students, Sense of Community, Public Schools
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Wynter-Hoyte, Kamania; Boutte, Gloria Swindler – Journal of Negro Education, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative case-study is to examine the complexity and double consciousness of a Black, middle class child navigating church and school. Conceptually, the study draws from Black education and theoretically employs Cultural Historical Activity Theory and identity theories. Three research questions were investigated: (a) How are…
Descriptors: African American Children, African American Students, Middle Class, Churches
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Ortiz, Nickolaus A.; Capraro, Mary M.; Capraro, Robert M. – Journal of Negro Education, 2018
In the present study we explored how culture affects the learning experiences of students in a mathematics classroom. The first author, an African American male, taught a class composed solely of two Asian and 15 White students. During this two-week statistics course, students were asked to engage in a "per-formative" assessment that was…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, African American Culture, White Students, Asian American Students
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Robinson, Shantá R. – Journal of Negro Education, 2018
The Scopes Trial was one of the most controversial, widely reported, and well-researched court cases of the twentieth century. However, historians and other researchers have largely ignored the African American community's reaction and response to the trial, leaving out valuable perspectives on this historic event. In this article, the author…
Descriptors: Newspapers, Cartoons, Social Problems, Social Justice
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Debb, Scott M.; Colson, Darlene; Hacker, Desideria; Park, Kristoffer – Journal of Negro Education, 2018
Resilience is a key component in the success equation for many students attending a historically Black college or university (HBCU). Although traditional indicators of prior academic achievement are often used to predict persistence to degree completion, there is growing support for including latent non-cognitive characteristics into this model.…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Undergraduate Students, African American Students, Black Colleges
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Tichavakunda, Antar A.; Tierney, William G. – Journal of Negro Education, 2018
With a greater understanding of the educational implications of how Black youth use digital media, scholars and practitioners have the potential to play to students' strengths in developing digital literacy. Based on this systematic review of literature, the authors' argument is two-fold: (a) race and culture are integral to research concerning…
Descriptors: Race, Equal Education, African American Students, Youth
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Burt, Brian A.; Baber, Lorenzo D. – Journal of Negro Education, 2018
Despite claims that colleges and universities are isolated from ideological preferences, sociopolitical discourse regularly shapes policies and practices of postsecondary education. This article considers how national discourse on federal aid for postsecondary education during the 1970s reflected a monumental shift in higher education policy.…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Educational Policy, Student Financial Aid, Higher Education
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Leath, Seanna; Chavous, Tabbye – Journal of Negro Education, 2018
The present quantitative study examined racial climate, racial stigmatization and academic motivation among racially diverse women from a predominantly White university. The authors used a comparative lens to highlight how Black women's experiences compared to Women of Color and White women, and a within-group design to contextualize Black women's…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, Racial Composition, Whites
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