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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 oppression and discrimination they face in their daily lives, but ...
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 States of America ... 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 ...
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
... that 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 United States ... 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 ...

Famous quotes containing the words african american, women, african and/or american:

    ... the Black woman in America can justly be described as a “slave of a slave.”
    Frances Beale, African American feminist and civil rights activist. The Black Woman, ch. 14 (1970)

    Talleyrand said that two things are essential in life: to give good dinners and to keep on fair terms with women. As the years pass and fires cool, it can become unimportant to stay always on fair terms either with women or one’s fellows, but a wide and sensitive appreciation of fine flavours can still abide with us, to warm our hearts.
    M.F.K. Fisher (b. 1908)

    Kitsch ... is one of the major categories of the modern object. Knick-knacks, rustic odds-and-ends, souvenirs, lampshades, and African masks: the kitsch-object is collectively this whole plethora of “trashy,” sham or faked objects, this whole museum of junk which proliferates everywhere.... Kitsch is the equivalent to the “cliché” in discourse.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929)

    Well, Mr. Thornton, you are a wonder. It looks the way all Irish cottages should and so seldom do. And only an American would have thought of emerald green.
    Frank S. Nugent (1908–1965)