This book provides a narrative historical, postcolonial account of African American religions. It examines the intersection of Black religion and colonialism over several centuries to explain the relationship between empire and democratic freedom. Rather than treating freedom and its others (colonialism, slavery and racism) as opposites, Sylvester A. Johnson interprets multiple periods of Black religious history to discern how Atlantic empires (particularly that of the United States) simultaneously enabled the emergence of particular forms of religious experience and freedom movements as well as disturbing patterns of violent domination. Johnson explains theories of matter and spirit that shaped early indigenous religious movements in Africa, Black political religion responding to the American racial state, the creation of Liberia, and FBI repression of Black religious movements in the twentieth century. By combining historical methods with theoretical analysis, Johnson explains the seeming contradictions that have shaped Black religions in the modern era.
RISE UP! 42 Additional Ways to Improve Black America is the follow up to Wake Up! 42 Ways to Improve Black America Now! RISE UP! is a continuation of the call-to-action for all people laid out in the first book. In both books, the emphasis is the idea that everyone, including African Americans, needs to learn how to improve their lives today. The only way to improve is for each of us to take personal responsibility for our own lives. More and more African Americans across the nation believe that we can change things; we can make a difference. RISE UP! focuses on a series of ideas that can be used to live the life that we all are seeking. To teach these principles, this book is broken into six categories: Learning Lessons, Building the Family, Managing Finances, Offering Service, Strengthening Communities, and Helping Society. This information is directed at African-Americans; however, regardless of race, gender, origin, or economic status, everyone can all learn and apply the principles in this book to become more successful. Best wishes and blessings on your journey through the following thoughts and ideas. I sincerely hope that this book will also inspire people to improve their lives NOW!
"Shaping American Telecommunications" examines the technical, regulatory, and economic forces that have shaped the development of American telecommunications services. This volume is both an introduction to the basic technical, economic, and regulatory principles underlying telecommunications, and a detailed account of major events that have marked development of the sector in the United States. Beginning with the introduction of the telegraph and continuing through to current developments in wireless and online services, authors Christopher H. Sterling, Phyllis W. Bernt, and Martin B.H. Weiss explain each stage of telecommunications development, examining the interplay among technical innovation, policy decisions, and regulatory developments.
The year is 1867. A box treasured by a distinguished American exile in England is stolen; three battle-hardened ex-Southern soldiers from the recently ended American Civil War arrive on an unusual mission; two go on a hectic pursuit of the box in Liverpool and London; the third takes a path that could lead to the gallows...
A newspaper announcement echoing a poem by the poet-priest of the Southern Confederacy intrigues Roberta Van Trask, daughter of an American diplomat in London. It causes detective Septimus Dacers and herself to risk their lives as they attempt to foil a grotesque scheme which could cause war between Britain and the United States...
Cultural Competence in America's Schools: Leadership, Engagement and Understanding focuses on explicating the impact of culture and issues of race and ethnicity on student learning, teacher and leadership efficacy, and educational policy making in our nation's public school system. The authors agree with Levin (2012), who pointed out that the challenge of dealing effectively with racial and ethnic diversity in education in traditionally homogeneous societies is a global problem. One indicator of this point is revealed in a U.S. study that was commissioned by the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, which reported on the serious consequences for student achievement and teacher effectiveness in the face of "the gap between teacher training and the realities of the classroom when it comes to teaching diverse populations and students with special needs." (Public Agenda, 2008, p. 2).
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