ABNF Journal

ABNF Journal is a magazine specializing in African American Focused topics.

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 1, Winter

Academic Scholarship Redefined
Across all academic disciplines guidelines for promotion, tenure and merit review have been challenged to redefine the traditional measures of faculty performance, i.e. the research-teaching-service triad, to be more inclusive of the totality of faculty...
An Examination of Postpartum African American Adolescents' Sociocultural Beliefs, Perceptions of Body Weight, and Weight Control Behaviors
Obesity is a public health problem that has reached epidemic proportions in the United States; more than 300,000 deaths each year are associated with it (Blixen, Singh, & Thacker, 2006; CDC, 2008a). Currently, more than 50% of the U.S. population...
A Personal Experience in the Presence of a Man Who Transformed a Nation and Changed the World: Nelson Mandela
History: History has noted that Nelson Mandela was a very angry young man, having gone through several processes in life that changed him and made it possible to reach goals set for himself, mostly during his twenty seven years of incarceration. During...
Effects of Patients and Hospital Characteristics on Myocardial Infarction Mortality: Health Disparity Outcomes
INTRODUCTIONMyocardial Infarction (MI) is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States. Each year, about 1.1 million Americans suffer MI, and 460,000 of these are fatal (Kulick & Lee, 2008). In developed nations, modem and available...
Weight Changes in African American College Students: A Review of Literature
Over one-third of all adults in the United States are obese and African Americans represent over 49.5% of these cases (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, 2013). Young adults with some college education show the most rapid increase in the prevalence...
What Is Personal Health Responsibility?
The role of the individual in regards to his/her own health has been discussed throughout history (Reiser, 1985). Today, the discussion of "personal health responsibility" continues. For example, the Affordable Care Act includes terms such as "patient-centered...
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