This paper should cover either the Karamu House Theater, Phillis Wheatley Association, or the Call & Post and have the following components:

1. A title page, abstract with key words, and reference page

2. Adherence to APA guidelines, grammatical rules, correct spelling and the required word count (3,000-4,000 words not including the title page, abstract, and reference page)

3. Incorporation of 15-20 in-text citations with at least one documentary film as a source and a minimum of 5 quotes from A Ghetto Takes Shape or Cleveland: A Metropolitan Reader

4. A historical account of the institution including coverage of the current direction it is taking with evidence in statements or decisions made by its administration or members of its board to insure sustainability

5. Quantifiable information about the institution’s current impact

6. Qualitative material from at least one chapter from a corresponding autobiography (The Promises of Power: Then and Now by Carl Stokes; The Big Sea by Langston Hughes, or A Nickel and a Prayer by Jane Edna Hunter) highlighting an individual’s encounter with double-consciousness through their engagement with the interests of the institution

7. Coverage of inter and intra-cultural discussions regarding the institution’s alignment with a particular tertiary level of Black consciousness or shifts in the levels of Black consciousness

8. Integration of an interview with a current CSU student and the prospects for their acquisition of employment at the institution inclusive of the position that they would qualify for and the anticipated salary for the position (the position doesn’t need to currently be open for hire)

9. A comparative analysis of a similar institution in another city

10. A description of the facility that the institution uses for its operations as well as a highlight of the institution’s annual program or events

(30 points per Criteria Item)

paper should be about an African American institution in Cleveland. paper should highlight the following:

Efforts to overcome racial discrimination,
The tertiary levels of Black consciousness and their inter-cultural and intra-cultural dynamics,
Historical references that highlight national activities in Cleveland or representatives from Cleveland engaged in national discussions in other cities,
A discussion about the current status of public policy relative to the issue, if applicable,
A discussion about the political, social, and cultural implications associated with the topic, if applicable;
Comparisons to other organizations, or institutions in other cities, and
7. Coverage of the impact and address of a social issue recognized as a disparity faced by the African American
community.

Students should adhere to the following guidelines for the writing assignments; however, your papers should not read like items on a checklist. Instead you should incorporated a fluid narrative in your approach. The minimal requirements for the research papers include:

8. An abstract with keywords,

9. A reference page,

10. The application of APA guidelines with the designated number of in-text citations,

11. Adherence to the expected number of words,

12. A clear research question or hypothesis,

13. Analysis of data with quantitative (statistical) and qualitative (interviews),
14. A critical analysis of the topic as it relates to the literature reviewed for the project, and
15. Supportive evidence from legitimate sources.

Students are required to use a minimum of five (5) legitimate reference resources with at least one primary source. Four (4) of the resources cannot be from material assigned in this course.

Legitimate reference resources include the use of: scholarly journals/articles, books, data cited from databases (i.e., U.S. Census, etc.), and reports (i.e., United States General Accountability Office, etc.). Citations from Internet sources that are merely web pages constructed by individuals airing their personal views are unacceptable sources. However, legitimate websites accessing refereed academic journals/reports (i.e., articles published in The Urban Institute, Journal of Urban Affairs, etc.) are legitimate resources.

Utilization of information/data or articles found on websites such as Wikipedia or www.lydiaspeakeshermind.com are not acceptable for this assignment. One way to determine if a website is acceptable or not is to ask yourself, “If the Internet did not exist, would I be able to find this article in the university library?” Newspaper or magazine articles may be used for this assignment provided they are in-depth articles on the issue, and not just commentaries or editorials. A maximum of two newspaper or magazine articles are acceptable.

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