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Africanisms in the Gullah Dialect by Lorenzo Dow Turner
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Afrocentrism by Stephen Howe
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Rather than follow Mr. Howe's orgy of ad hominem attacks on what he understands to be "Afrocentrism" and "Afrocentrist", one should examine Mr. Howe's UNSTATED PREMISE.
If we remove the layers of scholarly rhetoric, if we take away all of the camoufla...more
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The African Origin of Civilization by Cheikh Anta Diop
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This highly technical and scholarly book is fast becoming a classic in the study of ancient African history.
The book is actually an English translation of large parts of two of Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop’s works in French: “Nations Negres et Culture” and...more
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Every white person in this country-and I do not care what he or she says-knows one thing. They may not know, as they put, "what I want",but they know they would not like to be black here.
If they know that, then they know everything they need to know, and whatever else they say is a lie.
James Baldwin
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The Cross of Redemption by James Baldwin
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Paul Robeson Speaks by Paul Robeson
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A lot has been written about Paul Robeson the great American artist,“race man” and bold fighter for peace and justice everywhere.

We know that Paul Robeson’s father escaped from a North Carolina slave plantation at age thirteen. The elder Robeson mad...more
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Baldwin's Harlem by Herb Boyd
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Herb Boyd gives us a gossipy biography of Baldwin that somehow works.
Boyd is sure to deeply confuse, offend and anger those who take into
consideration "the white gaze" -as Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison so delicately puts it.
Boyd seems to unconscious...more
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Egyptology Today by Richard H. Wilkinson
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Around and around they go, caught in the grip of a failed theory....
Egyptology Today is a collection of essays edited by Dr. Richard H. Wilkinson.

To be more precise, one could say it is a volume of essays written by profoundly Euro centric scholars...more
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Paul Robeson by Martin Duberman
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“I am a mystic. I believe in hearing the inaudible and touching the intangible and seeing the invisible.”
Adam Clayton Powell III

Leo Tolstoy
“It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.”
Leo Tolstoy, The Kreutzer Sonata

Ousmane Sembène
“Real misfortune is not just a matter of being hungry and thirsty; it is a matter of knowing that there are people who want you to be hungry and thirsty”
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James Baldwin
“Every white person in this country-and I do not care what he or she says-knows one thing. They may not know, as they put, "what I want",but they know they would not like to be black here.
If they know that, then they know everything they need to know, and whatever else they say is a lie.”
James Baldwin, The Cross of Redemption: Uncollected Writings

Kwame Nkrumah
“I am not African because I was born in Africa but because Africa was born in me.”
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