as a whole are very spiritual people," said lane Burton-Whitaker, who started an African-American
support group in Alameda, California.
What isn't being done, however, is convincing Cleveland's African-American
population that this is the right direction.
LeGette turned over command of the battalion and told the African-American
In spite of these continuing challenges, African-American
advancement is undeniable (see box right).
It also looks into the health benefits of a vegetarian diet for African-Americans
Generally, factors in the high African-American
infant mortality rate include not getting prenatal care early in the first trimester, premature birth, low birth weight, lack of transportation to get to medical appointments and no child care, Kemp said.
In 1850, 9% of African-American
households contained one or more children not biologically related to the family.
In 2000, Bush received a mere eight percent of the African-American
But the assessment of Harvard sociology professor Orlando Patterson seems apt: African-American
women are now "poised to assume leadership in almost all areas of the Afro-American community and to outperform Afro-American men at middle-and upper-class levels of the wider society and economy?
This perspective not only brings workers and women to the fore, but also helps establish Cleveland' s African-American
migrants as actors making deliberate choices to better their own lives rather than as merely objects acted upon by the push-pull factors so often discussed in relation to migration.
Literacy among African-American
youth: Issues in learning, teaching, and schooling.
In 1950, for example, there were 25 African-American
CPAs in the country, fewer than one per 2,000 members of the profession.