the mis education of the negro

Afrikan Centered Recommended Readings. — "We must become a book reading people" ~ Dr Amos Wilson

Akbar, Na’im (1991): Visions For Black Men. Winston-Derek Publications, Inc.
*Deals with a variety of issues of primary importance to men and women.

Barashango, Ishakamusa (1980): African People and European Holidays: A Mental

Genocide. IV Dynasty Publishing Co., Washington, DC
*Pertinent history about the holidays that are revered in Western Civilization.

Benton, Joe, Derrick Jackson, Burnett Gallman (1998): Project Sankofa: A Rites of Passage Program: Philosophy, Theory, and Overview. Our Community Organization

Browder, Anthony T. (1989): From the Browder File: 22 Essays on the African American Experience.

Browder, Anthony T. (1996): From The Browder File, Volume II: Survival

Strategies For Africans in America: 13 Steps To Freedom.

Browder, Anthony T. (1992): Exploding the Myths, Volume I: Nile Valley

Carruthers, Jacob H. (1985): The Irritated Genie: An Essay on the Haitian Revolution.

Carruthers, Jacob (1999): Intellectual Warfare. Third World Press, Chicago

Clarke, John Henrik: African People in World History.

Clarke, John Henrik and Yosef ben-Jochannan (1991): New Dimensions in African

Clarke, John Henrik (1991): Notes For an African World Revolution: Africans at the Crossroads

Clarke, John Henrik (1992): Christopher Columbus & the Afrikan Holocaust

Clarke, John Henrik (Editor) (1996): Critical Lessons In Slavery and the Slave trade

Diop, Cheikh Anta (1974): The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality.

Finch, Charles S. III (1991): Echoes of the Old Darkland: Themes From the African Eden.

Hilliard, Asa G. III, Larry Williams, and Nia Damali (1987): The Teachings of Ptahhotep: The Oldest Book in the World.

Hilliard, Asa G.: The Maroon Within Us: Selected Essays on African American Community Socialization.

Hilliard, Asa G. III: SBA (1997): The Reawakening of the African Mind.
Jackson, John G (1970): Introduction to Black Civilizations.

Johnson, J. C. deGraft (1968): African Glory: The Story of Vanished Negro Civilizations.

Karenga, Maulana (1984): Selections From the Husia: Sacred Wisdom of Ancient Egypt.

Kunjufu, Jawanza (1987): Lessons From History: A Celebration in Blackness.

Madhubuti, Haki R. (1978): Enemies: The Clash of Races. Third World Press,

McIntyre, Charshee C.L. (1992): Criminalizing A Race: Free Blacks During slavery

Nobles, Wade W. (1986): African Psychology: Towards Its Reclamation, Reascension, and Revitalization.

Obenga, Theophile (1992): Ancient Egypt and Black Africa: A Student’s Handbook For the Study of Ancient Egypt In Philosophy, Linguistics, & Gender Relations.

Richards, Dona Marimba (1980): Let The Circle Be Unbroken: The Implications of Spirituality in the Diaspora. The Red Sea Press, 15

Rogers, J. A. (1961) : Africa’s Gift To America.

Van Sertima, Ivan (Editor) (1976): They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America.

Van Sertima, Ivan (Editor) (1986): Blacks in Science: Ancient and Modern.

Van Sertima, Ivan (Editor) (1984): Nile Valley Civilizations.

Van Sertima, Ivan (Editor) (1988): Black Women In Antiquity.

Van Sertima, Ivan (Editor (1989)): Egypt Revisited.

Van Sertima, Ivan and Rashidi, Runoko (Editors) (1988): African Presence in Early Asia.

Van Sertima, Ivan (Editor) (1986): African Presence in Early Europe.

Welsing, Frances Cress (1991): The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors.

Williams, Chancellor (1976): The Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of a Race From 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D.

Wilson, Amos N. (1993): The Falsification of Afrikan Consciousness: Eurocentric History, Psychiatry and the Politics of White Supremacy.

Woodson, Carter G. (1933): The Mis-Education of the Negro.

*Ani, Marimba (1994): Yurugu: An African-Centered Critique of European Cultural Thought and Behavior. Africa World Press, Trenton

*Akbar, Na'im (1984): Chains and Images of Psychological Slavery.

*Akbar, Na'im (1994): Light From Ancient Afrika.

*Akoto, Kwame Agei (1992): Nationbuilding: Theory and Practice in African Centered Education.

Anderson, Claud (1994): Black Labor, White Wealth: The Search for Power and Economic Justice.

Los AngelesFreire, Paulo (1992): Pedagogy of the Oppressed.

*Jackson, John G. ((1985): Christianity Before Christ.

Nantambu, Kwame (1994): Decoding European Geopolitics: Afrocentric Perspectives.

*Rodney, Walter (1982): How Europe Underdeveloped Africa.

*Williams, Eric (1990): Capitalism and Slavery.

Williams, Larry Obadele and Asa G. Hilliard, III (1992): Critical Commentaries: The Struggle To Bring True African History Into Being.

*Wilson, Amos N. (1998): Blueprint For Black Power: A Moral, Political and Economic Imperative for the Twenty-First Century.

Chinweizu (1987): Decolonizing the African Mind.

Chinweizu (1987): The West and the Rest of Us: White Predators, Black Slavers and the African Elite.

Diop, Cheikh Anta (1987): Black Africa: The Economic and Cultural Basis For A Federated State

Diop, Cheikh Anta (1987): Precolonial Black Afrika: A Comparative Study of the Political and Social Systems of Europe and Black Africa, from Antiquity to the Formation of Modern States.

*Diop, Cheikh Anta (1978): The Cultural Unity of Black Africa.

Diop, Cheikh Anta (1991): Civilization or Barbarism: An Authentic Anthropology.

Jones, Del (1992): The Black Holocaust: Global Genocide.

*Jones, Norece T. (1990): Born a Child of Freedom, Yet a Slave: Mechanisms of Control and Strategies of Resistance in Antebellum South Carolina.

Obenga, Theophile (1995): A Lost Tradition: African Philosophy in World History.

Rogers, J.A. (1972): World’s Great Men of Color (Volume One and Two).

Wright, Bobby: The Psychopathic Racial Personality and Other Essays.

Thanks.

My neighbor gave me a bunch of “black power” t-shirts today. They have pics of famous/important black people, and I do appreciate the sentiment, but they’re just so ugly.

I'm just going to drop this right here and walk away.
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Great Speeches by African Americans: Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Barack Obama, and Others by James Daley  [BOOK LINK]

The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois  [BOOK LINK]

Not Without Laughter by Langston Hughes  [BOOK LINK]

Unmistakably Black: Sculpture and Paintings From The World’s First Civilisation by Anu M'Bantu  [BOOK LINK]

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The Mis-Education of the Negro by Carter Godwin Woodson  [BOOK LINK]

When I Was a Slave: Memoirs from the Slave Narrative Collection edited by Norman R. Yetman  [BOOK LINK]

I NEED CHICANA FEMINISM

Because my mother has green eyes and dirty blonde hair, una mexicana güera
Y mi papa es de sangre Purépecha

Yo fui la morena
Como mi abuela
Y llore
“Chamaca prieta!”
Así me gritaban
A little girl,
Unaware
That brown is beautiful

“Why couldn’t I be white like my mom”
Le preguntaba a dios
My two siblings were white,
Porque yo no?
Ojos negros con resentimiento
Pelo largo igual que el cielo en la oscuridad
Piel como la tierra de mis abuelas

Esa niña,
Tan pequeña
Y sin saber en realidad,
Tenía el peso de el mestizaje
Our history has been robbed
And our youth reclaimed
Quine nos salvara?
Si la sociedad es nuestro enemigo

Mi abuela me consolaba
“No llores mi'hijita, que te pareces a mi”
Pero mis lagrimas escurrían
Que tristeza
Ya no hay inocencia
It wasn’t her fault,
My grandmother wasn’t educated
Pero era fuerte
De madera buena,

My grandmother,
my brown queen
Quedo viuda con once hijos
Es la fuente de mi fuerza
Porque soy de su sangre
Y lucho por ella
Como ella luchó por mi
Igual que todas las abuelas

Esa niña creció
Y aprendió
Que la vida de la mujer es difícil
Pero la vida de una mujer morena, es más
Pero no me rajo
Porque yo también
Vengo de buena madera

inkofascholar asked“Can you recommend some books you think are must reads?”

  • “The New Jim Crow”- Michelle Alexander
  • “The Mis-Education of the Negro”- Dr. Carter G. Woodson
  • “The Failures of Integration”- Sheryll Cashin
  • every book by Junot Diaz
  • “Down These Mean Streets”- Piri Thomas
  • “Soul Kiss”- Shay Youngblood
  • “Corregidora”- Gayl Jones
  • “A Wedding in Haiti”- Julia Alvarez
  • “In the Time of the Butterflies”- Julia Alvarez
  • “Before We Were Free”- Julia Alvarez
  • “In the Name of Salome”- Julia Alvarez
  • anything by James Baldwin

That’s all I can think of off the top of my head