The Journal of Pan African Studies
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Volume 3 • Number 2 • 2009

ON THE COVER: Hugh Masekela (May 1999) photo by Antonio Pulido

Never Lost for Words: The Pan African Essence
by Itibari M. Zulu
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Acculturation and Resistance: The Origins of Pan-Africanism in the Black Atlantic World
by Tracy Flemming
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This essay focuses on the critical role that social and cultural adaptations played in the life of intellectual leaders and how it worked to articulate a course of action for the effective educational development of the modern African with a focus on the life of Denmark Vesey.

Federalism, Economic Development, Science and Technology for a United States of Africa: An Ubuntu-clustering Approach
by Abdul Karim Bangura
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This work suggest that Ubuntu-clustering can be an innovative approach for a vibrant economic development policy based on the concept of "cluster-building" couched within the tenets of Ubuntu that will initiate the networking of all participants in a value-added chain.

Alleviating Poverty and Unemployment: Can African Senior Citizens Make Contributions?
by Nana Adu-Pipim Boaduo FRC, Joseph Mensah and Saline Monicah Babitseng
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This paper is based on a research survey study conducted in South Africa that investigated the contribution senior citizens can make in the alleviation of poverty and unemployment in Africa via a survey of 3600 senior citizens from the nine provinces of South Africa.

Dimensions of Challenging Parenting Practices: Nigerian Immigrants in the United States
by Osagie Festus Amayo
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The purpose of this study was focused on the critical dimensions of challenging parenting practices via a critical focus on Nigerian immigrants in the United States. The researcher interviewed and observed the environment of the target population which focused on sixteen Nigerian immigrant parents in how they prepare their children for college.

Experiencing Refugee Resettlement in America: Exploring the Impact of Generalized Policies and Services
by Graham R. Sowa
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This paper focuses on a family of individuals from Burundi and how a generalized refugee resettlement policy of the United States government idealized ethnocentric ideas of self-sufficiency while creating barriers to their empowerment.

Fay M. Jackson and the Color Line: The First African American Foreign Correspondent for the Associated Negro Press
by Lae'l Hughes-Watkins
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A biographical assessment of Fay M. Jackson who broke traditional barriers by serving as the first African American foreign correspondent for the Associated Negro Press (ANP), the only African American female reporter of the ANP to cover the coronation of King George VI in 1937 and thus used the opportunity to report on the sociopolitical affairs of Black people in Europe while specifically underscoring the Italo-Ethiopian conflict of 1935-1936.

Ulysses Jenkins: A Griot for the Electronic Age
by Paul Von Blum
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A biographical profile of the work of Ulysses Jenkins, an artist in the Los Angeles area of southern California who combines mural painting, performance art, video production, and music to present his stories and ideas.

Demographics and Profile: The Most Cited Black Scholars in the Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
by Amadu Jacky Kaba
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This study presents a quantitative examination of the demographics and profile of the 2009 Journal of Blacks in Higher Education annual study of the most cited Black scholars in the Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities in the United States.

Telling the Dancer from the Dance: A Deconstructionist Engagement with Okot p'Bitek's Song of Prisoner
by Christopher Joseph Odhiambo
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This paper engages a deconstructionist's criticism on Okot p'Bitek's Song of Prisoner, an approach provoked by the 'undecidability and disagreements' by critics on certain semantic expressions.

Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route
by Kwame Essien
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A review of Saidiya V. Hartman's autobiography Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route by Kwame Essien.

Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness
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A film review by Professor Gershom Williams.

Books Received
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African-centered/Africana Psychology (CFP)
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The International Conference on Preserving Ancient Manuscripts
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MJ: Man in the Mirror Analyzed
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