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African American Women in the News

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African American Women in the News offers the first in-depth examination of the varied representations of Black women in American journalism, from analyses of coverage of domestic abuse and "crack mothers" to exploration of new media coverage of Michelle Obama on Youtube. Marian Meyers interrogates the complex and often contradictory images of African American women in news media through detailed studies of national and local news, the mainstream and Black press, and traditional news outlets as well as newer digital platforms. She argues that previous studies of African Americans and the news have largely ignored the representations of women as distinct from men, and the ways in which socioeconomic class can be a determining factor in how Black women are portrayed in the news. Meyers also proposes that a pattern of paternalistic racism, as distinct from the "modern" racism found in previous studies of news coverage of African Americans, is more likely to characterize the media's treatment of African American women. Drawing on critical cultural studies and black feminist theory concerning representation and the intersectionality of gender, race and class, Meyers goes beyond the cultural myths and stereotypes of African American women to provide an updated portrayal of Black women today. African American Women in the News is ideal for courses on African American studies, American studies, journalism studies, media studies, sociology studies, women's studies and for professional journalists and students of journalism who seek to improve the diversity and sensitivity of their journalistic practice.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines. ISBN: 9780415875721

African Americans in Sports

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This two-volume set features 400 articles on African-Americans in sports, including biographical entries as well as entries on events, tournaments, leagues, clubs, films, and associations. The entries cover all professional, amateur, and college sports such as baseball, tennis, and golf.
Category: History. ISBN: 9780765680556

African Americans in Sports

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This book profiles some of the greatest African-American athletes of the past 150 years. They competed in sports ranging from boxing and horse racing to track and field, basketball, and baseball. As you'll discover, what these champions accomplished on the field of competition was often but a small part of their story. Read, for example, about how doctors thought Wilma Rudolph might never walk after a childhood bout of poliobut she went on to sprint her way to three Olympic gold medals. Or how the fiery Jackie Robinson silently endured a torrent of abuse in order to break baseball's "color barrier." Find out the connection between a stolen bike and Muhammad Ali's legendary boxing career. And learn how the African-American sports heroes of the past helped pave the way for superstars of the present, such as Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods, and Candace Parker.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction. ISBN: 9781422292877

African Americans in Sports

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Research on African American athletes generally fo-cuses on negative stereotypes of physical prowess, and socially controversial themes. Most studies in-vestigate racism, prejudice, discrimination, and ex-ploitation experienced by African American athletes. Many studies contrast African American and white athletes on a number of variables that support pre-vailing elitist stereotypes and denigrate African Ameri-can athletes. But few studies investigate the diverse and complex cultural dichotomies within the infrastruc-ture of sport in the African American community. Gary Sailes maintains that it is crucial to develop a more eclectic and immersed cultural approach when investigating African American involvement in com-petitive sports. The contributors to 'African Americans in Sports' show that there are also intrinsic cultural paradigms that are evident, presenting an informa-tive and interesting narrative regarding African American athletes. The chapters that make up this volume were written by noted scholars who were selected based on their expertise in their specific academic areas. They write about different components of the experience of African American male athletes. Chapters and contributors include: "Race and Athletic Performance: A Physiological Review" by David W. Hunter; "The Athletic Dominance of African Americans--Is There a Genetic Basis?" by Vinay Harpalani; "African American Player Codes on Celebration, Taunting, and Sportsmanlike Conduct" by Vernon L. Andrews; and "Stacking in Major League Baseball" by Earl Smith and C. Keith Harrison. Many chapters were originally published as a special issue of the 'Journal of African American Men.' This volume should be read by all those involved in athletics, as well as by sports sociologists and African American studies scholars.
Category: Social Science. ISBN: 9780765804402

An African Rebound

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A deeply touching and fascinating novel. This is a must-read for anyone familiar with the game of basketball (J ulius Erving, NBA Hall of Famer). It's 1989, and Jim Keating has hit absolute rock bottom. He lost his wife to cancer, his house to bankruptcy, and his job as a college basketball coach to what many outsiders believed to be a racially insensitive, career-ending decision. Attempting to pick up the pieces and start life over, Jim returns home to Worcester and rents a small apartment. Word gets out that the legendary coach has returned home and everyone is eager to see him, despite what they've read in the news. Recognizing his unflagging passion for basketball and commitment to the players he coached, an old friend makes Jim an offer designed to help him restart his career. Soon, Jim finds himself in Burundi, Africa, where he is to create a basketball league that will bring two warring tribesthe Hutus and the Tutsistogether peacefully. These tribes have been in a civil war for years, and government officials believe one of the ways to guide them to peace is through sports. In Burundi, Jim has the chance to recommit himself to basketball, rediscover his true self, and bring peace to a nation in turmoil. Wonderfully crafted... Dan Doyle spins a tale of good and evil in Africa while evoking memories of some of basketball's greatest players of all-time, including Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, and The Big O. Joe Mitch, executive director, US Basketball Writers Association
Category: Fiction. ISBN: 9781611459166

An African Rebound

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âA deeply touching and fascinating novel. This is a must-read for anyone familiar with the game of basketballâ (J ulius Erving, NBA Hall of Famer). Itâs 1989, and Jim Keating has hit absolute rock bottom. He lost his wife to cancer, his house to bankruptcy, and his job as a college basketball coach to what many outsiders believed to be a racially insensitive, career-ending decision. Attempting to pick up the pieces and start life over, Jim returns home to Worcester and rents a small apartment. Word gets out that the legendary coach has returned home and everyone is eager to see him, despite what theyâve read in the news. Recognizing his unflagging passion for basketball and commitment to the players he coached, an old friend makes Jim an offer designed to help him restart his career. Soon, Jim finds himself in Burundi, Africa, where he is to create a basketball league that will bring two warring tribesâthe Hutus and the Tutsisâtogether peacefully. These tribes have been in a civil war for years, and government officials believe one of the ways to guide them to peace is through sports. In Burundi, Jim has the chance to recommit himself to basketball, rediscover his true self, and bring peace to a nation in turmoil. âWonderfully crafted . . . Dan Doyle spins a tale of good and evil in Africa while evoking memories of some of basketballâs greatest players of all-time, including Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, and The Big O.â âJoe Mitch, executive director, US Basketball Writers Association
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An African Rebound

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âA deeply touching and fascinating novel. This is a must-read for anyone familiar with the game of basketballâ (J ulius Erving, NBA Hall of Famer). Itâs 1989, and Jim Keating has hit absolute rock bottom. He lost his wife to cancer, his house to bankruptcy, and his job as a college basketball coach to what many outsiders believed to be a racially insensitive, career-ending decision. Attempting to pick up the pieces and start life over, Jim returns home to Worcester and rents a small apartment. Word gets out that the legendary coach has returned home and everyone is eager to see him, despite what theyâve read in the news. Recognizing his unflagging passion for basketball and commitment to the players he coached, an old friend makes Jim an offer designed to help him restart his career. Soon, Jim finds himself in Burundi, Africa, where he is to create a basketball league that will bring two warring tribesâthe Hutus and the Tutsisâtogether peacefully. These tribes have been in a civil war for years, and government officials believe one of the ways to guide them to peace is through sports. In Burundi, Jim has the chance to recommit himself to basketball, rediscover his true self, and bring peace to a nation in turmoil. âWonderfully crafted . . . Dan Doyle spins a tale of good and evil in Africa while evoking memories of some of basketballâs greatest players of all-time, including Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, and The Big O.â âJoe Mitch, executive director, US Basketball Writers Association
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An African Rebound

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“A deeply touching and fascinating novel. This is a must-read for anyone familiar with the game of basketball” (J ulius Erving, NBA Hall of Famer). It’s 1989, and Jim Keating has hit absolute rock bottom. He lost his wife to cancer, his house to bankruptcy, and his job as a college basketball coach to what many outsiders believed to be a racially insensitive, career-ending decision. Attempting to pick up the pieces and start life over, Jim returns home to Worcester and rents a small apartment. Word gets out that the legendary coach has returned home and everyone is eager to see him, despite what they’ve read in the news. Recognizing his unflagging passion for basketball and commitment to the players he coached, an old friend makes Jim an offer designed to help him restart his career. Soon, Jim finds himself in Burundi, Africa, where he is to create a basketball league that will bring two warring tribes—the Hutus and the Tutsis—together peacefully. These tribes have been in a civil war for years, and government officials believe one of the ways to guide them to peace is through sports. In Burundi, Jim has the chance to recommit himself to basketball, rediscover his true self, and bring peace to a nation in turmoil. “Wonderfully crafted . . . Dan Doyle spins a tale of good and evil in Africa while evoking memories of some of basketball’s greatest players of all-time, including Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, and The Big O.” —Joe Mitch, executive director, US Basketball Writers Association
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An African Rebound

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“A deeply touching and fascinating novel. This is a must-read for anyone familiar with the game of basketball” (J ulius Erving, NBA Hall of Famer). It’s 1989, and Jim Keating has hit absolute rock bottom. He lost his wife to cancer, his house to bankruptcy, and his job as a college basketball coach to what many outsiders believed to be a racially insensitive, career-ending decision. Attempting to pick up the pieces and start life over, Jim returns home to Worcester and rents a small apartment. Word gets out that the legendary coach has returned home and everyone is eager to see him, despite what they’ve read in the news. Recognizing his unflagging passion for basketball and commitment to the players he coached, an old friend makes Jim an offer designed to help him restart his career. Soon, Jim finds himself in Burundi, Africa, where he is to create a basketball league that will bring two warring tribes—the Hutus and the Tutsis—together peacefully. These tribes have been in a civil war for years, and government officials believe one of the ways to guide them to peace is through sports. In Burundi, Jim has the chance to recommit himself to basketball, rediscover his true self, and bring peace to a nation in turmoil. “Wonderfully crafted . . . Dan Doyle spins a tale of good and evil in Africa while evoking memories of some of basketball’s greatest players of all-time, including Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, and The Big O.” —Joe Mitch, executive director, US Basketball Writers Association
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"Bad News"

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Marvin Bad News Barnes was considered a future Hall of Fame basketball player before he even graduated from college. A standout at Providence College, where he averaged 20.7 points and 17.9 rebounds per game, he was an All-American with the world at his fingertips. Although Barnes enjoyed two highly successful years in the American Basketball Association with the Spirits of St. Louis (winning Rookie of the Year honors and twice being named an All-Star), his career fizzled in the NBA as he wore out his welcome with the Detroit Pistons, Buffalo Braves, Boston Celtics, and San Diego Clippers in four years. His immaturity, as well as a chronic losing battle with drugs and alcohol, turned a potential superstar into a has-been by 1979. By then, his swagger was gone. So too was his game. Written by Mike Carey, who opened his house to Barnes later in his life, this is the story of a supremely gifted athlete whose self-destructive nature led to him living on the mean streets of East San Diego for three years as a panhandler and pimp. Eventually he would serve a total of five years in prison for various felony charges, including the sale of cocaine. Throughout his life, every time it appeared that Bad News had turned the corner, his demons reappeared and succeeded in luring him back into becoming a conniving dope fiend. On September 8, 2014, Barnes finally hit rock bottom, passing away due to acute cocaine and heroin intoxication. He was sixty-two years old. With stories and quotes from Julius Erving, Bill Walton, Larry Brown, Mike D'Antoni, and many others who crossed paths with Barnes, as well as a foreword from former Spirits announcer Bob Costas, Bad News is the story of a squandered talent who could never defeat his inner demons.
Category: Sports & Recreation. ISBN: 9781683582670
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