Yurugu removes the mask from the European facade and thereby reveals the inner workings of global white supremacy
An African-centered Critique of European Cultural Thought and Behavior
Author: Marimba Ani
Four black children growing up in rural Mississippi during the Depression experience racial antagonisms and hard times, but learn from their parents the pride and self-respect they need to survive.
Author: Mildred D. Taylor
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Slavery has existed in nearly every society in the world at one time or another: the Romans practiced it and so did the Greeks. A History of Indigenous Slavery in Ghana examines slavery as it existed in Ghana until the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade began. Academic research and publication on indigenous slavery in Ghana and in Africa more widely have not received attention commensurate with the importance of the phenomenon: the history of indigenous slavery, which existed long before the trans-Atlantic slave trade, has been a marginal topic in documented historical studies on Ghana. Yet its weighty historical, and contemporary relevance inside and outside Africa is undisputed. This book begins to redress this neglect. Drawing on sources including oral data from so-called slave descendants, cultural sites and trade routes, court records and colonial government reports, it presents historical and cultural analysis which aims to enhance historical knowledge and understanding of indigenous slavery. The author further intends to provide a holistic view of the indigenous institution of slavery as a formative factor in the social, political and economic development of precolonial Ghana.
from the 15th to the 19th century
Author: Akosua Adoma Perbi
Publisher: Sub-Saharan Pub & Traders
African American Relationships, Marriages, and Families, Second Edition is a historically and culturally centered research-based text designed for use in undergraduate, graduate, and community-based courses on African American relationships, marriages, and families. Complete with numerous exercises, this volume can be used by current and future helping professionals to guide singles and couples by increasing single and partner-awareness, and respect and appreciation for difference. In addition, singles and couples learn skills for effective communication and conflict resolution and ultimately how to develop and maintain healthy relationships, marriages, and families. This second edition includes updates and revisions to current chapters and also features two new chapters: one on parenting and one on same-gender loving/LGBTQ.
Author: Patricia Dixon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
UrBan Philosophy is designed to enhance and refine the thought process of African people; to add a new dynamic to human thought and reasoning. It is a liberatory philosophy that seeks to foster liberation thinking, amongst African people, to facilitate liberation: African sovereignty. Many Africans are bound by what Dr. Asa Hilliard labeled "conceptual incarceration." They are locked and confined within Euro-Asian concepts, ideas, ideologies, systems, philosophies and institutions. None of which are truly suited for the African mind. This is not to imply African people cannot benefit from Euro-Asian concepts, ideologies, philosophies, systems and institutions because African people can. However, none of these were designed and developed for the benefit of African people, meaning, none were created to advance the interest of African people. Therefore, African people must break free of the mental chains, intellectual shackles and psychological straightjackets of foreigners; thereby, escaping from the system of "conceptual incarceration." This can only be done by transforming the existing thought process of African people, which UrBan Philosophy seeks to achieve.
Thought and Behavior System
Author: Imhotep Fatiu
Publisher: Gye Nyame Press
Ten Generations of Bondage is the True Story of an African American Family. The saga begins pre-slavery in 1740 and ends in 2016 with the election of Donald Trump. The reader is captivated as the family navigates through the horrors of slavery, the challenges of emancipation, the degradation of Jim Crow, the achievements of the Civil Rights movements and demoralization of modern day racism. Ten Generations of Bondage skillfully allows the reader to learn African American History by incorporating major events found in most history textbooks and incorporating additional events unique to the author's family. Johari's style of writing brings history to life as she takes the reader on a journey with her real-life family. Inspired by her family history, Johari combines the oral history from her elders with the "stories" contained in historical documents. Each chapter is a stunning reveal of African American life within the confines of each particular generation. The result is this factual opus that can be enjoyed by all.
Eleven Generations of Faith
Author: Johari Ade
Author: Reginald Lanier Jones
Publisher: Cobb & Henry
Presents a thought-provoking examination of the group personality of Europeans, as manifest in their behavior towards Black people. In the essay "The Psychopathic Racial Personality," Dr. Bobby Wright contends that viewing white behavior towards nonwhites as psychopathic provides a new lens through which to analyze and combat the actions and aims of Europeans. The essay "Black Suicide: Lynching by Any Other Name" positions the phenomenon of Black suicide within the context of centuries of white genocide. In other essays Dr. Wright discusses ways in which to best educate Black children and sheds new light on the evolution of white supremacy.
Author: Bobby Eugene Wright
Category: Social Science
A new study aimed at parents, educators and students reveals the methods successful black students employ to achieve greatness. Original.
Unveiling Black Student Achievement and the Meaning of Hope
Author: Amanishakete Ani,Molefi Kete Asante
Publisher: African Amer Images
"[Exposes] the role Eurocentric history-writing plays in rationalizing European oppression of Afrikan peoples and in the falsification of Afrikan consciousness ... [and contends] that the alleged mental and behavioral maladaptiveness of oppressed Afrikanpeoples is a political-economic necessity for the maintenance of White domination and imperialism."--Back cover.
Eurocentric History, Psychiatry, and the Politics of White Supremacy
Author: Amos N. Wilson
Publisher: Afrikan World Infosystems
Zuberi lives in a Prosperous, Independent African Community named "The Maa Nation." He is a Liberated man, protecting his community, participating in his local economy, and traveling the world. Along the way he meets two Liberated women, Myrkya and Esad, and he has to vet both for the sake of his son Amadi. "Zuberi; and the Maroons of Maa" explores African Liberation through intelligent dialogue and a realistic description of "What if we protected Black Wall Street or pursued Pan-Africanism?" This is the book suitable for all ages, reading levels and occasions; and it is the perfect gift for any Black person wishing to understand Manhood and Womanhood from a strong Black perspective. The Answer to all of Your Questions. Purchase Today.
Author: Onitaset Kumat
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Dr. Ben is at his best in this work. He argues with passionate certainty that there is a fatal contradiction when Blacks are fed a history of themselves based on materials written, controlled and approved by whites. His arguments raise the powerful questions: would whites (or any other group) agree to embrace a history of themselvescreated and controlled by Blacks?
Author: Yosef Ben-Jochannan
Publisher: Black Classic Press
In this courageous book, John L. Jackson, Jr. draws on current events as well as everyday interactions to demonstrate the culture of race-based paranoia and its profound effects on our lives. He explains how it is cultivated and reinforced, and how it complicates the goal of racial equality. In this paperback edition, Jackson explores the 2008 presidential election, weaving in examples ranging from the notorious New Yorker cover to Saturday Night Live's political parodies.
The Unintended Consequences of Political Correctness
Author: John L. Jr. Jackson,John L Jackson, Jr. JR JR JR
In the past, scholars have looked at narratives of the African diaspora only to discover how these memoirs, poems, and fictions related to the West. The Trickster Comes West: Pan-African Influence in Early Black Diasporan Narratives explores relationships among African American, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-British narratives of slavery and of New World and British oppression and what African influences brought to these diasporic expressions. Using an interdisciplinary method that combines history, literary theory, cultural studies, anthropology, folklore, and philosophy, the book examines the work of Pan-African trickster icons, such as Leuk (Rabbit), Golo (Monkey), Bouki (Hyena), Mbe (Tortoise), and Anancy (Spider), on the resistance strategies of early black writers who were exposing the evils of slavery, racism, sexism, economic exploitation, and other forms of oppression. Works discussed in this book include Phillis Wheatley's Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral (1773), Quobna Ottobah Cugoano's Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil of Slavery (1787), Olaudah Equiano's The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano (1795), Elizabeth Hart Thwaites's "History of Methodism" (1804), Anne Hart Gilbert's "History of Methodism" (1804), and Mary Prince's The History of Mary Prince: A West Indian Slave, Related By Herself (1831). Analyzing these writings in the context of the black Atlantic struggle for freedom, The Trickster Comes West relocates the beginnings of Pan-Africanism and suggests the strong influence of its theories of communal resistance, racial solidarity, and economic development on pioneering black narratives.
Pan-African Influence in Early Black Diasporan Narratives
Author: Babacar M'Baye
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Category: Social Science
What should be the philosophical basis for African American Studies? In this groundbreaking book, Stephen C. Ferguson addresses a seminal question often ignored. Philosophy and African American Studies explores philosophical issues and problems in their relationship to Black Studies. He shows that philosophy is not a sterile intellectual pursuit, but a critical tool in gaining knowledge about the Black experience. Cultural idealism in various forms has become enormously influential as a framework for Black Studies. Ferguson takes on the task of demonstrating how a Marxist philosophical perspective offers a productive and fruitful way of overcoming the limitations of idealism. Focusing on the hugely popular Afrocentric school of thought, Ferguson's engaging discussion shows that the foundational arguments of cultural idealism are based on a series of analytical and historical misapprehensions. In turn, he argues for the centrality of the Black working class – both men and women – to Black Studies.
Nothing Left of Blackness
Author: Stephen C. Ferguson II
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan