Yurugu

An African-centered Critique of European Cultural Thought and Behavior
Author: Marimba Ani
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780865432499
Category: History
Page: 636
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Yurugu removes the mask from the European facade and thereby reveals the inner workings of global white supremacy

The Falsification of Afrikan Consciousness

Eurocentric History, Psychiatry, and the Politics of White Supremacy
Author: Amos N. Wilson
Publisher: Afrikan World Infosystems
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 139
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"[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.

Let the Circle Be Unbroken


Author: Mildred D. Taylor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101997540
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 416
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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.

The Psychopathic Racial Personality and Other Essays


Author: Bobby Eugene Wright
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 40
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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.

Seeking the Sakhu

Foundational Writings for an African Psychology
Author: Wade W. Nobles
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780883782767
Category: Psychology
Page: 437
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A complete discussion of the history and principles of African-centered psychology, this work explores the development of the African American mindset in society and reveals the thought processes of the African mind in America. Using a new approach that decries the various negative influences upon African Americans and their families, this treatise proposes a method that reclaims and restores the mind and spirit of African Americans.

Urban Philosophy

Thought and Behavior System
Author: Imhotep Fatiu
Publisher: Gye Nyame Press
ISBN: 9780692253298
Category:
Page: 182
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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.

A history of indigenous slavery in Ghana

from the 15th to the 19th century
Author: Akosua Adoma Perbi
Publisher: Sub-Saharan Pub & Traders
ISBN: 9789988550950
Category: History
Page: 231
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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.

SigHT

Unveiling Black Student Achievement and the Meaning of Hope
Author: Amanishakete Ani,Molefi Kete Asante
Publisher: African Amer Images
ISBN: 9781934155806
Category: Education
Page: 194
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A new study aimed at parents, educators and students reveals the methods successful black students employ to achieve greatness. Original.

Racial Paranoia

The Unintended Consequences of Political Correctness
Author: John L. Jr. Jackson,John L Jackson, Jr. JR JR JR
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458759075
Category:
Page: 360
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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.

Black Psychology


Author: Reginald Lanier Jones
Publisher: Cobb & Henry
ISBN: 9780943539140
Category: Psychology
Page: 744
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The Spirit of Intimacy

Ancient Teachings In The Ways Of Relationships
Author: Sobonfu Some
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0688175791
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 160
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A renowned, respected teacher and mentor to thousands, Sobonfu Somi is one of the first and foremost voices of African spirituality to come to the West. Somi was born in Dano, Burkina Faso, a remote West African village with a population of about two hundred people. Dano has preserved the old ways of African village life, with family structures, spiritual practices, and methods of living that have been in place for more than ten thousand years. In The Spirit of Intimacy, Somi distills the ancient teachings and wisdom of her native village to give insight into the nature of intimate relationships. Somi generously applies the subtle knowledge from her West African culture to this one. Simply and beautifully, she reveals the role of spirit in every marriage, friendship, relationship, and community. She shares ancient ways to make our intimate lives more fulfilling and secure and offers powerful insights into the "illusion of romance," divorce, and loss. Her important and fascinating lessons from the heart include the sacred meaning of pleasure, preparing a ritual space for intimacy, and the connection between sex and spirituality. Her ideas are intuitively persuasive, provocative, and healing--and supported by sound practical advice, along with specific rituals and ceremonies based on those used for thousands of years. With this book, the spiritual insights of indigenous Africa take their place alongside those of native America, ancient Europe, and Asia as important influences on Western readers.A renowned, respected teacher and mentor to thousands, Sobonfu Somi is one of the first and foremost voices of African spirituality to come to the West. Somi was born in Dano, Burkina Faso, a remote West African village with a population of about two hundred people. Dano has preserved the old ways of African village life, with family structures, spiritual practices, and methods of living that have been in place for more than ten thousand years. In The Spirit of Intimacy, Somi distills the ancient teachings and wisdom of her native village to give insight into the nature of intimate relationships. A renowned, respected teacher and mentor to thousands, Sobonfu Somi is one of the first and foremost voices of African spirituality to come to the West. Somi was born in Dano, Burkina Faso, a remote West African village with a population of about two hundred people. Dano has preserved the old ways of African village life, with family structures, spiritual practices, and methods of living that have been in place for more than ten thousand years. In The Spirit of Intimacy, Somi distills the ancient teachings and wisdom of her native village to give insight into the nature of intimate relationships. Somi generously applies the subtle knowledge from her West African culture to this one. Simply and beautifully, she reveals the role of spirit in every marriage, friendship, relationship, and community. She shares ancient ways to make our intimate lives more fulfilling and secure and offers powerful insights into the "illusion of romance," divorce, and loss. Her important and fascinating lessons from the heart include the sacred meaning of pleasure, preparing a ritual space for intimacy, and the connection between sex and spirituality. Her ideas are intuitively persuasive, provocative, and healing--and supported by sound practical advice, along with specific rituals and ceremonies based on those used for thousands of years. With this book, the spiritual insights of indigenous Africa take their place alongside those of native America, ancient Europe, and Asia as important influences on Western readers.

Two thousand seasons

a novel by Ayi Kwei Armah
Author: Ayi Kwei Armah
Publisher: Per Ankh Pub
ISBN: 9782911928031
Category: Fiction
Page: 317
View: 4981

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Cultural Genocide in the Black and African Studies Curriculum


Author: Yosef Ben-Jochannan
Publisher: Black Classic Press
ISBN: 9781574780222
Category: History
Page: 150
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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?

Philosophy of African American Studies

Nothing Left of Blackness
Author: Stephen C. Ferguson II
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137549971
Category: History
Page: 300
View: 1952

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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.

Good White People

The Problem with Middle-Class White Anti-Racism
Author: Shannon Sullivan
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438451687
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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Argues for the necessity of a new ethos for middle-class white anti-racism. Building on her book Revealing Whiteness, Shannon Sullivan identifies a constellation of attitudes common among well-meaning white liberals that she sums up as “white middle-class goodness,” an orientation she critiques for being more concerned with establishing anti-racist bona fides than with confronting systematic racism and privilege. Sullivan untangles the complex relationships between class and race in contemporary white identity and outlines four ways this orientation is expressed, each serving to establish one’s lack of racism: the denigration of lower-class white people as responsible for ongoing white racism, the demonization of antebellum slaveholders, an emphasis on colorblindness—especially in the context of white childrearing—and the cultivation of attitudes of white guilt, shame, and betrayal. To move beyond these distancing strategies, Sullivan argues, white people need a new ethos that acknowledges and transforms their whiteness in the pursuit of racial justice rather than seeking a self-righteous distance from it.