Summer 2014 Front Page

Written by Psych Discourse
 
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Starting Young: Countering the Preschool to Prison Pipeline

Young children enter into their first school experience excited and eager to learn. Often, they have watched family members attend school and have waited for their opportunity to do the same. However, for too many African American children, their excitement quickly diminishes as the reality of the...

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Conference Report: The First International Congress on African Psychology

The First International Congress on African Psychology took place in the rich tourist and cultural environment of Polokwane in Limpopo Province, South Africa. This historic event was organised by the Forum of African Psychology, in partnership with four universities, namely: University of Limpopo,...

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BARAKA LEGACY, BARAKA POTENTIAL: THE SON BECOMES THE FATHER, AND THE FATHER BECOMES THE SON

This year, one of his sons, Ras, a city councilmember and a city school principal, is one of the two-non- incumbents running for mayor. The other is Shavar Jeffries, a professor at the Seton Hall University Law School, located  in  Newark.   The  campaign has been based around three issues primarily: street...

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What Black Parents Need to Know About School Readiness Contradictions

As we encourage Black parents, particularly those with lower socioeconomic statuses, to enroll their young children into school readiness programs such as Head Start, Pre-K and Preschool (Harden, Sandstrom, & Chazan-Cohen, 2012), we must also make sure that they are aware of the high suspension and...

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The Washington Rednecks?

For some reason a professional football team named the Washington Redsk*ns is tolerable, but few would find a team called the Washington Rednecks or Washington White Boys to be tolerable.  The reason for this, I suspect, is white racism and the entire legacy attached to white racism. White racism...

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Addressing the Monkey in the Room: Richard Sherman and the Media’s Unwillingness to Tackle Race

The multi-billion dollar corporation known as the National Football League (NFL) has given us another opportunity to reflect on race and race relations in the United States. The past season offered us three premier examples of race related issues in professional football--in Riley Cooper...


Issue Articles - Summer2014 V48-2

DARK LIGHT CONSCIOUSNESS: The Pathway Through...

The dark mosaic of the human brain is being revealed more and more each year by medicine, neuroscience and the increasingly complex scientific instruments we have devised to...

The Legacy of Chokwe Lumumba: Always a Leader: A...

Chokwe Lumumba, a longtime civil rights activist was a 1975 alumnus of Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, Michigan. Chokwe, was sworn in as mayor of Jackson,...

Our Ancestors Speak

“When I found I had crossed that line, I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything; the sun came like gold through trees, and...

Caribbean Reparations Initiative Inspires a...

Picture this scene. It was almost surreal, improbable justafewyearsago:aroomfilledwithpresidents,prime ministers and foreign ministers from the 15-nation Caribbean Community...

A Tribute to Dr. Halford H. Fairchild: A Job...

  “When I dare to be powerful - to use my strength in the service of my vision, then itbecomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” — Audre Lorde Transition, although...