Summer 2018: African American Mentions, News, and Articles of Interest

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  1. Eight HBCUs Get Loan Relief From the U.S. Department of Education – The HBCU Capital Finance program allowed colleges and universities to take out low-interest loans to restore building and facilities on their campuses. But due to the 2008-09 recession and declining enrollments at some HBCUs, many institutions have had difficulty making payments on their loans.
  2. 50 Restaurants, 50 States: The Best Black-Owned Restaurants In America
    By Shontel Horne – “The restaurants included were selected based on a variety of factors, including historical significance, consistency and quality of the food, the impact the restaurant has had on its neighborhood and the value for the price, but the goal of this list is to serve as a reminder that black people are working hard across the United States to share their legacy and culture through food.”
  3. Black student loses discrimination case against Hamline University  by #JoshVerges Prewitt then sued the university, alleging discrimination on the basis of race and sex because it was female Hamline staffers who he said mistreated him.
  4. There are many rich minorities. So why are there no black Koch brothers? by #LateshiaBeachum  – All three black billionaires are known as generous philanthropists, but not big political givers — they are rarely mentioned in the same breath as political megadonors Charles and David Koch, George Soros and Tom Steyer.
  5. The Movie “Precious”: A Misrepresentation of Most Young Black Urban Mothers by #DrCassandraChaney – “Even the children of teen mothers are at risk. When compared with children of older mothers, the children of teenage mothers have an increased risk of becoming single parents themselves, and in experiencing maltreatment and changes in their primary caretakers.”
  6. #ZoraNealeHurston’s ‘Barracoon’ and Africatown’s Sister Settlement by #SharlaMFett- “My eyes dey stop cryin’,” he told Hurston as he recounted his capture, “but de tears runnee down inside me all de time”
  7. Students Help Launch New Mentoring Program for Local Boys of Color – Gaskins pairs up the young African American boys with men of color at Haverford College. Maurice Rippel, a rising senior at Haverford has been involved with the SURGE program since its founding.
  8. The First Black Woman Inducted Into the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame – She is the first African American woman to be elected into the Hall of Fame. In 1987, Dr. Shingles was the 13th African American woman to become a certified athletic trainer.
  9. @Luvie on Twitter: “Folks stay on the “I KNOW R. KELLY IS TRASH BUT HE IS SO GOOD” wagon and THAT is wack AF. It’s like Trump supporters being all “WE KNOW HE CAN’T READ BUT HE IS OUR PRESIDENT. RESPECT HIM.”
  10. Book Recommendation: How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide by #CrystalMarieFleming – Drawing upon critical race theory, as well as her own experiences as a queer black millennial college professor and researcher, Fleming unveils how systemic racism exposes us all to racial ignorance–and provides a road map for transforming our knowledge into concrete social change.
  11. Are you an intellectual?” #IbramKendi breaks down what it really means to be the smartest person in the room. His message will make you reconsider everything you knew about intelligence and productivity.”
  12. Book Recommendation: Contesting Slave Masculinity in the American South (Cambridge Studies on the American South) by #DavidStefanDoddington – “Doddington explores how enslaved people negotiated identities in relation to one another, through comparisons between men and different forms of manhood held up for judgment.”
  13. #ClaudineGay will become the next Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) – Gay said. “I am reminded daily that ours is an extraordinary community — diverse, ambitious, and deeply committed to teaching and research excellence. We are all drawn here, each in our own way, by a passion for learning, a search for deeper understandings, and a will to serve the common good.
  14. We Can No Longer Be Silent: Psychological Damage by President Trump – Intentional or not, these comments represent psychic terrorism, which is “the systematic use of terror to immobilize and/or destabilize a person’s fundamental sense of security and safety by assaulting his or her consciousness and identity.”
  15. Book Recommendation: Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam by #SylviaChanMalik – “Chan-Malik demonstrates the diversity and similarities of Black, Arab, South Asian, Latina, and multiracial Muslim women, and how American understandings of Islam have shifted against the evolution of U.S. white nationalism over the past century.”


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