The Western Journal of Black Studies

Journal focusing on issues regarding the African American experience in the United States.

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 3, Fall

African Americans in Schools: Tiptoeing around Racism
Introduction "If you look for African American students achieving low, you may see that. But maybe you're expecting them to achieve low, too. It's like writing a detention or referral beforehand. You're just assuming that kid is going to be bad...
African-American Women's Feelings on Alienation from Third-Wave Feminism: A Conversation with My Sisters
Introduction Georgia Douglass Camp Johnson (1918), an African American female poet wrote, "The heart of a woman goes forth with dawn,/ as a lovebird, soft winging, so restlessly on./ A far o'er life's turrets and vales does it roam./In the wake...
Africana Thought-Action: An Authenticating Paradigm for Africana Studies
Introduction As we approach the last hour leading up to the next millennium, I can not stress enough the critical need today for Africana scholars throughout the world to create our own paradigms and theoretical frameworks for assessing our works....
A Non-Negotiable Blues Catharsis: Billie and Ursa Lady Sings the Blues and Corregidora
Introduction The articulation of jazz is a manifestation of blues, manifold in hope, aspiration, tears, and pain; yet, faith in a Spirit--a god source that transcends and transfigures human emotion and personality into a paternity of humanity, yielding...
A Political History and Analysis of Disenfranchisement and Restoration of the Black Vote in Lousisiana
Introduction The right to vote is generally accepted as a basic and essential element that serves to legitimize governance and assure stability within a democratic society by recognizing the dignity and equality of human beings to affect their own...
Black Music and Musicians in the Nineteenth Century
Introduction Black Americans can be proud of the many reputable artists and cultural innovators in the African American community during the nine-teenth century that composed and performed a variety of popular musical styles. These styles included...
The Sociology, Pedagogy, and Theology of Huey P. Newton: Toward a Radical Democratic Utopia *
What is happening ... to the theories of revolutionary thinkers and leaders of oppressed classes fighting for emancipation.... After their death attempts are made to convert them into harmless icons, to canonize them, so to say and to hallow their...