African-American Women On-Line Archival Collections: Special Collections Library, Duke University
AfroCuba Web — The AfroCuba web has a wealth of culture for those discerning enough to look. Our aim is to help you do that by putting up as much material as we can. See our
Table of Contents to access such major categories as Music, Authors, and Teachers on AfroCuban culture, Organizations that teach courses and workshops or are involved in the promotion of the African cultures of Cuba, and a number of other categories.
Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW) — Formally established in 1993 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as a regional nonprofit and nongovernmental organization concerned with ensuring that development policies and plans influencing women’s health status included women’s and gender perspectives. Cofounded by Rita Raj and Rashidah Abdullah, ARROW’s vision is for women in Asia and the Pacific to be better able to define and control their lives, particularly in the area of women’s health and rights. Since 1993, ARROW has been able to make significant progress toward this vision.
BISA: Black Women in Sisterhood for Action — Black Women in Sisterhood for Action (BISA), founded on January 10, 1980, is a national nonprofit corporation whose purposes are to develop and promote alternative strategies for educational and career development of black women in the world of work; provide scholarship assistance to deserving youths; provide support and social assistance to senior black women in the community; share information and resources in meaningful ways with the community-at-large; and provide leadership, role models, and mentors for young people.
Black Facts Online: Your Internet Resource for Black History Information — If you are looking for black history facts, then this is the material you need. All you do is supply a date, word, or category and let the database do the rest. An excellent resource for academic research.
Black Voices: Where African-Americans Live Online — BlackVoices.com is the nation’s largest African-American virtual community on the Internet. The site features a variety of lifestyle, career, and community activities, including news, information, entertainment, sports, a full-service career center, special interest clubs, chat rooms, and its popular member photo page.
Blackgirl International — Blackgirl is a state of mind, not an insult. Blackgirl International was created for black women who love themselves and for those who love them and consists of sites that are suggested by its readership.
Essence Online — Essence, the preeminent lifestyle magazine for today’s African-American woman. Under the editorial direction of editor-in-chief and senior vice president Susan L. Taylor, the publication enjoys a monthly circulation of one million and a readership of 7.6 million—29 percent of which is male.
Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation, Inc. — Facing History and Ourselves is a national educational and professional development organization whose mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and anti-Semitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry.
International Gender Studies Resources — This site offers general and specific bibliographies and filmographies on issues pertaining to women and gender in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Arab World, and among minority cultures in North America and Europe. We also offer specific information on courses and resources offered at the University of California at Berkeley as well as links to other interesting resources available on the Web.
Isis International Manila — Isis International-Manila is a feminist NGO committed to creating spaces within information and communications structures and systems that promote the many voices of women, particularly those from the South. Isis believes women’s access and capacity to participate in generating and disseminating their own knowledge and experiences through various mediums of communication can lead to transformation of society. Isis is likewise committed to challenge inequities, stereotypes, and cultural and political homogenisation furthered by globalized media that hamper the realization of a more just, sustainable, and humane world.
Juneteenth.com — This is an extraordinary site, both for its design as well as its content. This site focuses on “Juneteenth,” considered by many to be the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery. It also includes a rich selection of poetry.
LANIC: Latin American Network Information Center — LANIC’s primary objective is to facilitate access to Internet-based information on, from, or about Latin America. Our target audience includes people living in Latin America as well as those around the world who have an interest in this region. While many of our resources are designed to facilitate research and academic endeavors, our site has also become an important gateway to Latin America for primary and secondary school teachers and students, private and public sector professionals, and just about anyone looking for information about this important region.
Latina Online — Latina magazine, the first bilingual lifestyle magazine to exclusively address the interests of Hispanic women in the United States. The first issue hit newsstands last spring.
Mujeres Red — A Spanish-language site with resources and information on women’s human rights around the world. For example, find general information about
violence against women or the text of a
Paraguayan bill on domestic violence.
National Urban League — The mission of the National Urban League is to assist African Americans in the achievement of social and economic equality. The Board of Trustees of the National Urban League and all of its affiliates reflect a diverse body of community, government, and corporate leaders. The League implements its mission through advocacy, bridge building, program services, and research.
NativeWeb — NativeWeb is an international, nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to using telecommunications, including computer technology and the Internet, to disseminate information from and about native or Indigenous nations, peoples, and organizations around the world; to foster communication between native and nonnative peoples; to conduct research involving native peoples’ usage of technology and the Internet; and to provide resources, mentoring, and services to facilitate native use of this technology.
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