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AIDS Pandemic - By Region - Americas - United States and Canada
... AIDS is one of the top three causes of death for African American men aged 25–54 and for African American women aged 35–44 years in the United ... In the United States, African Americans make up about 48% of the total HIV-positive population and make up more than half of new HIV cases, despite making up only 12% of the population ... The main route of transmission for women is through unprotected heterosexual sex ...
American Prison Literature - American Women's Prison Literature
... In recent years, the population of women in U.S ... Women represent almost 10 percent of the U.S ... against and treated as “sub-human." The works of literature these women write are testament not only to the power of women to overcome the ...
African Americans In The Revolutionary War - African American Women
... See Enslaved Women in the Colonial North America and the U.S ... Black women, many of whom were slaves, served both the Americans and the British in the capacity of nurses, laundresses and cooks ...
Marriage Squeeze - History
... lead the cause for this condition are As a category, African American men suffer from higher rates of incarceration, unemployment, and poor health than do their white counterparts in the ... Other factors that contribute to the marriage squeeze is that African American men marry non-African Americans at a higher rate than do African American women ... According to Newsweek, 43% of African American women between the ages of 30 and 34 have never been married ...

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    The writer in me can look as far as an African-American woman and stop. Often that writer looks through the African-American woman. Race is a layer of being, but not a culmination.
    Thylias Moss, African American poet. As quoted in the Wall Street Journal (May 12, 1994)

    To be honest, I knew that there was no difference between dying at their years old and dying at seventy because, naturally, in both cases, other men and women will live on, for thousands of years at that.... It was still I who was dying, whether it was today or twenty years from now.
    Albert Camus (1913–1960)

    The fact that white people readily and proudly call themselves “white,” glorify all that is white, and whitewash all that is glorified, becomes unnatural and bigoted in its intent only when these same whites deny persons of African heritage who are Black the natural and inalienable right to readily—proudly—call themselves “black,” glorify all that is black, and blackwash all that is glorified.
    Abbey Lincoln (b. 1930)

    Gowns, and pecuniary foundations, though of towns of gold, can never countervail the least sentence or syllable of wit. Forget this, and our American colleges will recede in their public importance, whilst they grow richer every year.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)