November 5 , 2004 Newsletter
Table of Contents
*Dr. Andrew D. Campbell
*Ann Arbor NAACP Freedom Dinner
*Hip Hop Portal
*The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement
The Sierra Club has honored a School of Natural Resources and Environment professor with inaugural award in his name. Bunyan Bryant, who is a professor of urban planning, was given the first
Bunyan Bryant Award in Recognition of Outstanding Leadership on Environmental Justice. Each year the club confers awards on individuals who have contributed to the protection of the environment. Although Bunyan Bryant's major faculty appointment is in the School of Natural Resources and Environment, he is a member of the Urban Technological and Environmental Planning Program, and has an adjunct position with the Center of Afro-American and African Studies. His current research interests include developing case studies on corporate, agency, and community responses to hazardous waste sites. He was co-principal investigator of the University of Michigan 1990 Detroit Area Study on Race and Toxic Waste.
In 1991, he was on the Advisory Committee of the First National
People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit. In 1994-95, he was
a member of the Environmental Protection Agency's National Environmental
Justice Advisory Council. And in 1994 he was co-facilitator of the
Symposium for Health Research and Needs to Ensure Environmental Justice,
an event sponsored by major federal agencies, where over a thousand
grassroots activists, government personnel and scientists and people
from the academic community participated. Dr. Bryant was a part of
a movement that was responsible for President Clinton's signing of
the Environmental Justice Executive Order 12898--an order that is
having a major impact on federal agencies and communities throughout
the country. In addition to teaching courses, Dr. Bryant has been
a consultant to a number of nonprofit environmental organizations
across the country. In addition to writing and consulting with government,
Dr. Bryant has lectured on environmental justice at a number of universities
across the country.
Director, Pediatric Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program
MD: Case Western Reserve University 1996
Dr. Campbell is a 1991 graduate of Morehouse College. He has been at Mott Children's Hospital since 2002. Dr Campbell is married to Monica Lypson, MD, Assistant Dean, Graduate Medical Education, University of Michigan School of Medicine.
Dr. Campbell is the Director of the Pediatric Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program. The Sickle Cell Program is a clinical program designed to take a multidisciplinary approach to the management of sickle cell disease patients. Operated by the Pediatric Division of Hematology/Oncology at Mott Children's Hospital, this program is composed of a multidisciplinary team of health professionals, who along with patient and caregiver, have as their primary goal coordinating delivery of specialized comprehensive health care and necessary resources to children and families affected by sickle cell disease in a five county region of southeastern Michigan. The sickle cell program serves approximately 90 patients with sickle cell disease within this region of Michigan.
Information about the program can be found
George E. Curry is Editor-in-Chief of the National
Newspaper Publishers Association News Service and BlackPressUSA.com.
His weekly column is syndicated by NNPA to more than 200 African-American
newspapers, with a combined readership of 15 million.
President George W. Bush's defeat of Sen. John Kerry in spite of an historic turnout by black voters Tuesday is prompting some black leaders and members of the Congressional Black Caucus to ponder their future role in the Democratic Party.
But in spite of what some have called a historic black turnout, David Bositis, senior researcher for the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, said Bush was able to energize religious conservatives, black and white, with the gay marriage issue. Preliminary figures from the University of Maryland Center for Information and Research on Civic Engagement are showing that more than 4.6 million black voters between the age of 18 and 29 voted in the election. That would mark a 9-percent increase from the 2000 election,
Kerry lost in Ohio because there was a ballot issue on same-sex marriage and this brought religious voters to the polls, said Bositis. The Republicans realized that it would be to their advantage to have anti-gay referendums on the ballot. The Democrats attempted to stop them in some states, but they were unsuccessful.
Bositis said Bushs victory can also be attributed to the black vote he got in Ohio, which was higher than what he got nationally.
In Ohio Bush got 16 percent of the black
vote compared to 9 percent in 2000. Nationwide, Bush got 11 percent
of the black vote. Bush's inroads with blacks in Ohio was also
was helped by
Rap music and Hip Hop culture can no longer be dismissed as merely a fad: the two have grown and melded to rival other musical cultures. Recognizing this, Case Western Reserve University Librarian, Tiffeni Fontno has initiated the creation of a prototype database that will centralize access to known, published resources that document Hip Hop culture. This database is now publicly available on the World Wide Web as a searchable collection.
CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement) promotes research on the civic and political engagement of Americans between the ages of 15 and 25. CIRCLE was founded in 2001 with a generous grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts and is now also funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York. It is based in the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy.
Charles G. Ransom
Multicultural Studies Librarian
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