Afrocentrism

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Afrocentrism

A primarily American cultural philosophy which re-examines African American history and views the African American legacy as having been downplayed.
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AfroCentric said that medical schemes can use this solution, deployed through Helios ITS' secure technological offering, to detect, review and investigate suspicious claims, members and providers, and deliver cost-effective quality care with integrity.
The AfroCentric Health Group (AfroCentric) and global analytics software firm FICO today announced a strategic partnership that establishes the South African healthcare industry's leading fraud management solution.
Although attempting to produce an Afrocentric approach, Omale spends a great deal of time focusing on the debates that have played out in other localities, predominantly Europe, Canada, America, Australia and New Zealand, and, as shown by his reflections throughout the text on the ways that he analysed the data, he is aware that these debates have framed his approach and hence his categories may not have developed organically (this is a potential reason why the legitimation crisis does not make as significant a contribution as I feel that it could towards the end of the book).
News accounts say a rift arose among faculty members, some of whom opposed Joyce as chair because it was believed the university had backed her in an effort to undermine the department's Afrocentric focus.
An Afrocentric paradigm fits nicely with the intergenerational solidarity framework because it affirms human capacities and family and cultural strengths and promotes intergenerational connections.
Conservative bloggers and pundits have raised concerns about Wright's Afrocentric theology and his liberal--some say radical--politics.
Afrocentric notions like the idea that melanin might have properties beyond mere coloring or that Egypt is an African civilization (might just be the geography that gave that away) have perturbed conservative and liberal academics alike.
After an informative Introduction by Professor Adeleke, this seminal anthology addresses "Africa in the Early American Experience: The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries" (Abel Bartley); focuses upon "The Black Press and Africa in the 19th Century Black American Struggle for Equality" (Johnson Adefila); covers "The Fragile and Utilitarian Nature of Afrocentric Consciousness and Identity: A Historical Validation (Tunde Adeleke); offers "New Light on Africa: Afrocentricity Vs.
5 Carnaval in Salvador, Brazil February 22-March 1 Explore the culture of Bahia, a northeastern Afrocentric province awash in diversity.
An Afrocentric retelling of The Three Wise King's journey to Bethlehem to find the baby Jesus.
for responding to an important and critical topic, I believe they missed an important element in their empowerment group approach--the element of an Afrocentric or Black feminist perspective.
Nor does he get to grips with the tensions apparent between his Afrocentric worldview and his seemingly ambivalent responses to Africa itself.