Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Black Scholars Index

Have you ever had to highlight the advantages of getting an education to those around you?   Are there Black youth around you who need/want to see academic role models?  Do you need/want mentally stimulating motivation yourself?
Well, The Black Scholars Index is for you!
Powered by Uplift, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit organization, The Black Scholars Index™ (BSI)  is an online venue to highlight, record, analyze, and illustrate the scholarly achievements within the Black Diaspora (descendents of Africans who have settled throughout the world as a result of the Atlantic slave trade). In keeping with current uses of Internet technology, BSI hosts features such as:
  1. An extensive Directory of Black Scholars;
  2. Talented Tenth, BSI’s online Journal for Black Scholars;
  3. the BSI Digital Repository, a database of dissertations, research papers, and other work produced by Black scholars;
  4. online collaboration tools;
  5. a network for mentoring potential students of higher education;
  6. pod/webcasts, and a host of Web 2.0 data visualization elements;
  7. Interviews and articles featuring Black Scholars.
These tools and features will provide analytical measurements, share insightful perspectives, and enhance the historical account of the knowledge production and of the many societal contributions by Black Scholars.

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