The Black Arts Movement was the artistic part of the Black Power movement, and is also known as the Black Aesthetics Movement or BAM. It lasted from 1965 to 1975, and is mostly regarded as a 1960s movement.
The American historian, philosopher, and writer, John Fiske, was born on March 30, 1842, in Hanford, Conn., U.S. and died July 4, 1901, in East Gloucester, Mass. His original name was Edmund Fisk Green.
He made European evolutionary theory popular in the United States and wrote on a variety of subjects, such as mythology, history, and evolution. Read more
The purpose of feminist literature, which can be fiction or nonfiction, is to define, create and protect equal rights for woman. This includes social, political, economic, and civil rights. The literature frequently points out inequality between the roles of men and women, especially as it pertains to power, privilege and status, and usually identifies negative consequences to this inequality for society, men and women, communities and families.
You can find and read feminist literature as far back as the 15th century and up until today. The authors of the literature include men as well as women. Read more
The Millennial generation is the largest generation by population in the United States. Millennials grew up wanted, loved and catered to. Their self-esteem was paramount and they have high expectations, great optimism about the future, and may wield powerful political influence when they vote and run for office.
A good research paper topic for your sociology class may be to write about the political influence of the Millennial generation. Read more
On Sunday March 9, 2014, Fox, National Geographic and 9 other networks premiered the 13-part documentary series, “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” with host, Neil deGrasse Tyson. Produced by Seth MacFarlane and Ann Druyan, the series is an updated version of Carl Sagan’s landmark series, “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” that ran on PBS in 1980. The series will explore how we discovered the laws of nature and how we found our location within space and time, which could make for a good research paper topic.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is a familiar face to television audiences. They have seen his friendly and approachable explanations of science and the universe on various shows and documentaries. “A Spacetime Odyssey” promises to be both educational and entertaining with Tyson at the helm. Read more
It was hard to miss the news at the beginning of February 2014: Bill Nye faced off in a debate on creationism vs. evolution against Ken Ham, who founded the biblically literalist Creation Museum in Kentucky. But while no one seems to have been convinced from their previous opinions by either debater (and some scientists feel that Nye’s willingness to engage Ham lends unfortunate credence to Ham’s position), the pursuit of dating materials from Earth’s earliest days continues. Scientists published a study February 23, 2014, finding that the oldest dated zircon crystal, originally found in Western Australia, to be 4.4 billion years old. If you are looking for a good research paper topic in geology or cosmology, consider looking at Earth’s oldest fragment. Read more