The African American Family
Commission is a critical tool in furthering our efforts to overcome inequalities in the black community such as access to employment opportunities, healthcare, quality education and a fair justice system.
This article would be remiss if it did not mention the Moynihan Report (1965) which has caused interest and controversy regarding the African American family
and society and continues to spur discussion today (Lowry, 2010).
Third, the unique nature and characteristics of the African American family
must be respected in school-family-community partnership efforts.
Franklin Frazier's (1939) early study on African American family
life was pivotal in the area of Black Family Studies, and he may have inadvertently laid the foundation (Karenga, 2002) for the pathologic/pathogenic school or what Valentine (1968) calls the "pejorative tradition.
This paper uses the term African American family
because these experiences were typical of those faced by many persons of African descent in the United States.
The Cayton Legacy: An African American Family
by Richard S.
Although participants shared common experiences and concerns, the two African American family
members in the initial focus groups identified a number of unique concerns not voiced by other group members.
Despite the encouraging findings of Miller (1986) and Alston, McCowan, and Turner (1994), considerable inquiry of African American family
competence and adjustment to disability is needed.
Born to a middle-class African American family
on the south side of Chicago, Hansberry studied painting in Chicago and abroad before moving to New York City in 1950.
Professor Gates will apply his knowledge and passion for African Heritage towards helping Archives provide the tools and resources needed to explore African American family
history, and even trace roots back to Africa.
Growing up in an African American family
, Jon Jeter watched the jobs in his Midwestern town vanish--and as a Washington Post journalist, he reported on free-market reforms of the IMF which created a new underclass.
African American family
life; ecological and cultural diversity.