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).
The meaning and role of culture has been at the center of much controversy in research and public policy dialogues about the African American family
. Dodson (1997) divided this contentious literature into two primary camps: ethnocentrism and cultural relativism.
The Cayton Legacy: An African American Family
by Richard S.
The Bradens purchased a house in a segregated area of Louisville for an African American family
I attended the 12th Annual African American Family
Reunion Conferenee in Baltimore, Md., in March.
To the lyrics of "Summertime" from the folk opera Porgy and Bess, Mike Wimmer's deeply colored oil paintings depict a day in the life of an early 20th century African American family
Oshkosh is a wholly white town; the three women are the only black residents in the area since the one African American family
that had lived i n the community prior to the girls' arrival moved away because of harassment.
The ability of African American family
members to exercise "extendedness" and "role flexibility" when faced with a crisis increases strong kinship bonds and provides balance for the family in the event of prolonged illness or dysfunction among key family members (Hatchett, Cochran, & Jackson, 1991).
"As an African American family
, I think it's especially important to be seen as a unit--father, mother, children.
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.
Belt-Beyan's (2004) study provided a sociological, anthropological, and historical account of African American family
and community literacy experiences in the late 1700s and the 1800s.