A Roadmap to African-American and Diversity Resources

A Roadmap to African-American and Diversity Resources (ARAADR) Links

Purpose: Learn about African-American and Diversity Resource links that you can visit on the Internet.  The sites offer a range of resources: connecting you to pages where you can access both primary and secondary documents, databases, archives, libraries, maps, images and more.  The focus covers what is available for the United States with an emphasis on Florida and Central America. The links cover at least one of the following criteria; sites that offer resources at the secondary, college and university levels; sites that allow access to material without copyright restrictions on downloading and circulating materials in an educational setting; and sites from well-known government databases.  Some sites will deal with world history, including England, Canada, Caribbean and Africa.

All web sites have been approved by librarians and/or subject area specialists. This database makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of design, accuracy of the information contained on the individual web sites, merchantability or fitness for use for a particular purpose. These web sites are posted "As Is," allowing users the Library of Congress Subject Headings and the Dewey Decimal Classification for greater access and convenience!

The Official Themes from the Association for the Study of African American Life & History
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The 2008 Black History Theme:
2008 The Mis-Education of the Negro (75th Anniversary)

"A people is defined and unified not by blood but by shared memory."
"Deciding to remember, and what to re-member, is how we decide who we are."
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College Scholarships

Additional information on the site includes college and university
contact information, online applications, advice for students seeking
admission to a college or university, links to programs which assist
students with learning disabilities, a list of colleges for women, a
listing of Christian colleges, a list of historially black colleges, and much, much more.

Librarians' Internet Index African American Resources


VCU Libraries Digital Collections
Through the Lens of Time

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African Americans, Latinos Dependent on Libraries' Internet Access Ten percent of Internet users get access through a library, with African Americans and Latinos being more likely to be in this group, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. Sixteen percent of Latinos and 19 percent of African Americans have no other access at home, work or school, while 13 percent of whites have a similar dependence on libraries. diversityinc.com

FIRST BLACK OWNED SEARCH ENGINE

The BlackWebPortal is the only site that is 100% African-American owned. A dynamic young African-American Internet duo, Rob and Roz Rucker have created a brand new search engine and portal site called The BlackWebPortal.com. BlackVoices is wholly owned by the Tribune Company; Black Families by Cox Communications; BlackPlanet.com by an Asian company; and Soul City HBO by AOL-Times/Warner. The site is designed with African-Americans in mind.


Did you know that the United States has more computers than the rest of the world combined; however, there continues to be large gaps in Internet-use rates among households of different races and ethnic origins with blacks and Hispanics experiencing the lowest household Internet use? Many who do not have Internet access at home turn to schools and libraries for this service.
Additionally the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) estimates that approximately 40 percent of students across the nation cannot read at a basic level. Almost 70 percent of low-income fourth-grade students cannot read at a basic level, and almost half the students living in urban areas cannot read at a basic level. NAEP

" The ruin of a nation begins in the homes of its people" ...African Proverb


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