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Journal Assignment: Week 12 due April 15, 2022


Complete an article summary from a professional journal (Marriage and Family, Social & Personal Relationships, Personal Relationships etc.). The summary should be between 2-3 pages and demonstrate integration of information from the text and lecture discussions. Articles must be approved by Dr. Gillians in advance of deadline date. A copy of the article must be submitted with the completed paper. If the article is not included, ten points will be deducted from this assignment.

Requirements of your discussion paper:

1. Typewritten (1 inch margins, 12 point font Courier/Times New Roman, double-spaced)

1. 2-3 pages (You must complete a minimum of two pages. Less than two pages will result in a reduction of your overall score).

Rubric: 100 Points Possible


Presentation/Summary of Article in your own words


Integration of information from text and lecture discussions


Writing (clarity, grammar/spelling)

Due: Week 12 due April 15, 2022

Grading Rubric:









You completely address all parts of this assignment and communicate in a clear and concise manner. Where possible and appropriate, you go beyond the requirements to advance a

sophisticated and in-depth understanding, and offer insightful interpretations or extensions (generalizations, applications, and analogies). APA Style of Writing: Format, Indentation, Page Numbers, Cover Page, Reference Page.


25 point deduction

You address the most important aspects and communicate clearly. You

demonstrate an understanding of the major concepts; however, you overlooked or misunderstood important ideas or details. This includes spelling and grammatical errors. APA Style of Writing: Format, Indentation, Page Numbers, Cover Page, Reference Page.


50 point deduction

You addressed some of the important aspects of this assignment and communicate clearly. You

demonstrate there are gaps in your conceptual understanding. APA Style of Writing: Format, Indentation, Page Numbers, Cover Page, Reference Page.


75 point deduction

You minimally addressed this assignment, and demonstrate only a basic understanding. APA Style of Writing: Format, Indentation, Page Numbers, Cover Page, Reference Page).

100 point deduction

You did not address/complete this assignment at all. APA Style of Writing: Format, Indentation, Page Numbers, Cover Page, Reference Page.


Male-Female Relationships

Adams, C. J. (2007). Respect and reputation: The construction of masculinity in poor African American men. Journal of African American Studies. 11, 157-172.

Aholou, T., Gale, J., & Slater, L. (2011). African American Clergy Share Perspectives on Addressing Sexual Health and HIV Prevention in Premarital Counseling: A Pilot Study. Journal Of Religion & Health, 50(2), 330-347. doi:10.1007/s10943-009-9257-

Aymer, S. (2011). A Case for Including the ‘Lived Experience’ of African American Men in Batterers’ Treatment. Journal Of African American Studies, 15(3), 352-366.

Barr, A. B., Culatta, E., & Simons, R. L. (2013). Romantic Relationships and Health among African American Young Adults: Linking Patterns of Relationship Quality over Time to Changes in Physical and Mental Health. Journal Of Health & Social Behavior54(3), 369-385. doi:10.1177/0022146513486652

Bergdall, A. R., Kraft, J., Andes, K., Carter, M., Hatfield-Timajchy, K., & Hock-Long, L. (2012). Love and Hooking Up in the New Millennium: Communication Technology and Relationships among Urban African American and Puerto Rican Young Adults. Journal Of Sex Research49(6), 570-582. doi:10.1080/00224499.2011.604748

Boykin, K. and Harris, E. L. (2006). Beyond the Down Low: Sex, Lies, and Denial in Black America. New York: Avalon Publishing Group.

Brade, K. and Bent-Goodley, T. (2009). “A Refuge for My Soul: Examining African American Clergy’s Perceptions Related to Domestic Violence Awareness and Engagement in Faith Community Initiatives”, Social Work and Christianity, 36, 4, 430-448.

Chaney, C. (2011). ‘So My Family Can Survive:’ Prisoner Re-Entry and the Risk and Resilience of Black Families. Journal Of African American Studies, 15(1), 95-114.

Corvo, K. (2006). Violence, separation, and loss in the families of origin of domestically violent men. Journal of Family Violence, 21, 2, 117-127.

Cubbage, J., Gillians, P., Algood, C.L., & Shannon-Ramsey, V. (2016) Implementing

Media Literacy Training for Social Work Programs at HBCUs a Literary Analysis of Barriers and Opportunities. In Stevenson, A., Jones, J., & Hamilton-Dyson, Y. (Eds.). Teaching, Research and Practice: The HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and University) Perspective.  Journal of Human Behavior and the Social Environment. Taylor & Francis.

Dunkle, K. L., Wingood, G. M., Camp, C. M., & diClemente, R. J. (2010). Economically Motivated Relationships and Transactional Sex Among Unmarried African American and White Women: Results from a U.S. National Telephone Survey. Public Health Reports12590-100.

Eyre, S. L., Flythe, M., Hoffman, V., & Fraser, A. E. (2012). Primary Relationship Scripts Among Lower-income, African American Young Adults. Family Process51(2), 234-249. doi:10.1111/j.1545-5300.2012.01397.x

Eyre, S. L., Milbrath, C., & Peacock, B. (2007). Romantic Relationships Trajectories of African American Gay/Bisexual Adolescents. Journal Of Adolescent Research22(2), 107-131. doi:10.1177/0895905298417

Franfurt, H. G. (2006). The reasons of love. New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

Gillians, P. & Cooper, B. Keeping School Children Safe and Alive: Strategies to Stop

Bullying and Preventing Suicide. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

October 12, 2021.

Jerniga, J. (2006). The power of loving a man. Tennessee: B&H Publishing Group.

King, J. and Hunter, K. (2005). On the down low: A journal into the lives of “straight” Black men who sleep with men. New York: Broadway Books.

Krause, N., & Bastida, E. (2011). Social Relationships in the Church During Late Life: Assessing Differences Between African Americans, Whites, and Mexican Americans. Review Of Religious Research53(1), 41-63. doi:10.1007/s13644-011-0008-3

Mead, Margaret. (1987). Culture and commitment: A study of the generation gap. New York: John Wiley and Sons.

Malebranche, David. (2003). Black men who have sex with men and the HIV epidemic: Next Steps for Public Health. American Journal of Public Health, 93, 862-865.

Murry, V. M., Harrel, A. W., Brody, G. H., Yi-Fu, C., Simons, R. L., Black, A. R., & … Gibbons, F. X. (2008). Long-Term Effects of Stressors on Relationship Well-Being and Parenting Among Rural African American Women. Family Relations57(2), 117-127. doi:10.1111/j.1741-3729.2008.00488.x

Owen, A., Thompson, M., Shaffer, A., Jackson, E., & Kaslow, N. (2009). Family Variables that Mediate the Relation Between Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Child Adjustment. Journal Of Family Violence, 24(7), 433-445

Perkins, Emory, Dexter R. Voisin, and K. Brade-Stennis (2013). Sociodemographic factors associated with HIV status among African American women in Washington D.C. International Journal of Women’s Health, 3(5), 587-591 http://www.dovepress.com/brief-research-report-sociodemographic-factors-associated-with-hiv-sta-peer-reviewed-article-IJWH

Pitner, R., Scott, L., & DeLoach, K. (2012). When Deficits are Misplaced: A Comparison Between African American and White College Students on Qualitative and Structural Dimensions of Interpersonal Relationships. Journal Of African American Studies16(3), 511-536. doi:10.1007/s12111-011-9177-y

Stanley, A. (2010). Instead of Waiting for the Thirteenth Amendment: The War Power, Slave Marriage, and Inviolate Human Rights. American Historical Review, 115(3), 732-765.

Stone, A. L. & Ward, J. (2011). From “Black people are not a homosexual act’ to ‘gay is the new Black’: mapping white uses of Blackness in modern gay rights campaigns in the United Stated. Social Identities, 17(5), 605-624. Doi:10.1080/13504630.2011.595204

Spezzano, C. & Holden, R. (2000). If it hurts, it isn’t love: And 365 other principles to heal and transform your relationships. Cambridge: Da Capa Press

Taylor, R., Brown, E., Chatters, L., & Lincoln, K. (2012). Extended Family Support and Relationship Satisfaction Among Married, Cohabiting, and Romantically Involved African Americans and Black Caribbeans. Journal Of African American Studies16(3), 373-389. doi:10.1007/s12111-011-9205-y

Walker, A. (1982). The color purple. New York: Pocket Books.

Wells, B. & Zinn, M. B. (2004). The benefits of marriage reconsidered. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare. 31,2,22.

Whitlock, M. (2000). Feminizing the masculine. Women in non-traditional employment.

New York: Pocket B books.

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