I cried because I am so glad that UAPB is producing women like this! Go Queens!! This my Grandma, Mama, and Daddy’s alma mater Reppin for the home state!
(l-r) Sheena Meadows, Christ-Shamma Matalbert, Amera Allison, Dr. Carolyn F. Blakely
Two scholars from the Carolyn F. Blakely Honors Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff presented research in Nashville at the 25th Annual National Association of African-American Honors Programs (NAAAHP) Conference.
Amera Allison, a sophomore business major from Detroit, MI, presented research on the impact three of the four controlling images of black women in the media (as identified by Patricia Hill Collins, 2000) have on the behavior of their black women audience. Christ-Shamma Matalbert, a sophomore political science major who is originally from Haiti but currently a resident of Douglasville, GA, presented research on college students’ perception of natural hair in the professional setting. Both students received certificates for their presentations.
Mrs. Sheena T. Meadows, director of the Carolyn F. Blakely Honors Program, stated that she is, “immensely proud of Allison and Matalbert for their hard…
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