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  • Dude, Where's My Black Studies Department?by Cecil Brown

    North Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 15.95

    ***WINNER, 2008 PEN Oakland - Josephine Miles National Literary Award Blacks have been vanishing from college campuses in the United States and reappearing in prisons, videos, and movies. Cecil Brown tackles this unwitting "disappearing act" head on, paying special attention to the situation at UC Berkeley and the University of California system... more...

  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities: An Encyclopediaby Ph.D. F. Erik Brooks; Glenn L. Starks

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 89.00

    This exhaustive analysis of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) throughout history discusses the institutions and the major events, individuals, and organizations that have contributed to their existence. more...

  • African Americans and Standardized Testsby Veda Jairrels

    African American Images 2009; US$ 9.99

    With a surprisingly honest and hard-hitting approach, this scathing indictment of the modern black family postulates that a lack of appreciation for literacy in the African American household is the true cause of low scores on today's standardized tests. Arguing that television, video games, rap music, and sports are all distractions from much-needed... more...

  • Dream Not of Other Worldsby Huston Diehl

    University of Iowa Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    When Huston Diehl began teaching a fourth-grade class in a "Negro" elementary school in rural Louisa County, Virginia, the school?s white superintendent assured her that he didn't expect her to teach "those children" anything. She soon discovered how these low expectations, widely shared by the white community, impeded her students' ability to learn.... more...

  • Fiske Guide to Colleges 2012by Edward Fiske

    Sourcebooks 2011; US$ 23.99

    "The best college guide you can buy." -USA Today For more than 25 years, this leading guide to more than 310 colleges and universities-fully updated and expanded every year-has been an indispensable source of information for college-bound students and their parents. Helpful, honest, and straightforward, the Fiske Guide to Colleges delivers an insider's... more...

  • The Evolving Challenges of Black College Studentsby Terrell L. Strayhorn; Melvin Cleveland Terrell

    Stylus Publishing 2010; US$ 23.99

    The contributors make the case that the new generation of Black students differ in attitudes and backgrounds from earlier generations, and demonstrate the importance of understanding the diversity of Black identity. Successive chapters address the nature and importance of Black spirituality for reducing isolation and race-related stress, and as a source... more...

  • From Diplomas to Doctoratesby V. Barbara Bush; Crystal Renee Chambers; Mary Beth Walpole

    Stylus Publishing 2010; US$ 19.99

    This volume presents original research to illuminate the educational experiences of Black women, from the time they earn their high school diplomas through graduate study, with a particular focus on their doctoral studies, by exploring the commonalities and the uniqueness of their individual paths and challenges. This book provides researchers and... more...

  • There Is Nothing Wrong with Black Studentsby Jawanza Kunjufu

    African American Images 2012; US$ 12.99

    Refuting common ideas about the racial achievement gap, this exploration of the education system posits that the gap is not the result of the students, their parents, or the larger community, but rather stems from the limited effectiveness of the schools they attend. With a focus on what principals and teachers can do, this instructive resource explores... more...

  • New Life for Historically Black Colleges and Universitiesby Vann R Newkirk

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    In December 2008, Georgia state senator Seth Harp ignited controversy when he proposed merging two historically black colleges with nearby predominately white colleges to save money. Less than a year later, Mississippi governor Haley Barbour sought to unite Mississippi's three predominately black colleges. These efforts kindled renewed interest... more...

  • The Role of Father-Like Care in the Education of Young Black Malesby Aaron Lamont Horn

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 129.95

    This qualitative study analyzes African American males’ perceptions of the tutor-tutee caring relationship within in home, one-on-one tutoring. The participants were seven African American males who currently attend this type of tutoring. more...