The Journal of Negro Education

The Journal of Negro Education is an academic journal focusing on African American education

Articles from Vol. 75, No. 4, Fall

BLACK POWER: Radical Politics and African American Identity
BLACK POWER: Radical Politics and African American Identity, by Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004. 280 pp. $33.00, hardcover.Jeffrey Ogbar does an exemplary job of providing a comprehensive overview of organizations...
Dr. Anna Julia Cooper, 1858-1964: Teacher, Scholar, and Timeless Womanist
Models of educational excellence abound throughout Black educational history. However, less attention is typically given to the lives and contributions of Black women educational pioneers and leaders. This study is an educational biography of one such...
Ebony Jr.!: The Rise and Demise of an African American Children's Magazine
This project is an investigation of Ebony Jr.!, a popular periodical targeting an audience of Black children in the five to eleven-age range. It was published by Johnson Publishing Company from 1973 until 1985, and combined elements of popular culture,...
Friendship, Cliques, and Gangs: Young Black Men Coming of Age in Urban America
Friendship, Cliques, and Gangs: Young Black Men Coming of Age in Urban America, by Greg Dimitriadis. New York: Teacher's College Press, 2003. 128 pp. $17.95, paperback.This book challenges educators, policymakers, and researchers to take a closer look...
Guest Editorial: God's Gon' Trouble the Water: An African American Academic's Retrospective on Hurricane Katrina
As I sit here watching a pre-recorded interview on CSPAN's Washington Journal with Senators Mary Landrieu and David Vitter of Louisiana, I am amazed that it was slightly more than one year ago that the city I had come to love-the city in which I was...
High Stakes Education: Inequality, Globalization, and Urban School Reform
High Stakes Education: Inequality, Globalization, and Urban School Reform, by Pauline Lipman. New York: Routledge, 2004. 224pp. $29.95, paperback.Through a case study of four elementary schools in the Chicago system, Lipman argues that "neoliberal education...
Racial Ideology and Affirmative Action Support in a Diverse College Student Population
A more complex racial climate has emerged at historically White colleges and universities (HWCUs). Assessing and understanding students' racial ideologies and beliefs about affirmative action diversity policies and programs are important in pursuing...
Strategies for Teaching African American History: Musings from the Past, Ruminations for the Future
The existing body of scholarship on the teaching of African American history in higher education dates back to the early twentieth century, and an analysis of it helps lay the foundation for the adoption of relevant pedagogies for the new millennium....
Supplementary Education: The Hidden Curriculum of High Academic Achievement
Supplementary Education: The Hidden Curriculum of High Academic Achievement, edited by Edmund W. Gordon, Beatrice L. Bridglall, & Aundra Saa Meroe. Lanham, MD: Roman and Littlefield, 2005, 357 pp., $29.95, paperback.Having heard Dr. Edmund W. Gordon's...
The Legitimation of Black Subordination: The Impact of Color-Blind Ideology on African American Education
Through a color-blind discourse and ideology, "race neutral" laws and policies have been effective in sustaining White dominance and legitimating Black subordination, particularly in education. Under a color-blind approach, all students are being held...
The Road to Wisdom, Plain and Simple: Shaping Intelligence-Black Style
The Road to Wisdom, Plain and Simple: Shaping Intelligence-Black Style, by Searetha SmithCollins. New York: Vantage, 2005, 120 pp., $13.95, paperback.Searetha Smith-Collins's The Road to Wisdom, Plain and Simple . . . brings forth the wisdom and common...
Using Storytelling to Break the Silence That Binds Us to Sameness in Our Schools
This qualitative study explores storytelling as a staff development strategy to break the silence surrounding cultural difference in schools and to view differences as key elements of teaching and learning. Stories, interviews, and observations were...
What It Means to Become Somebody: The Power of Perception and Girls' Educational Choices in Benin, Africa
This article is based on a study that investigated the ways in which a group of female secondary school students in Benin narrated their perceptions of the value of schooling and how these perceptions influenced their decisions to stay in or leave school....