Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Resolution on the Oakland “Ebonics” Issue

“Characterizations of Ebonics as “slang,” “mutant,” ” lazy,” “defective,” “ungrammatical,” or “broken English” are incorrect and demeaning.” “What is important from a linguistic and educational point of view is not whether AAVE is called a “language” or a “dialect” but rather that its systematicity be recognized.” … More Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Resolution on the Oakland “Ebonics” Issue

Red Black and Green flag animation for documentary “This Flag of Mine.”

This animated RBG flag was used in the documentary “This Flag of Mine: Towards 100 Years of Red Black and Green.” The red black and green was presented to the world as the flag of all African people on August 13, 1920 by the UNIA during its annual convention in New York City’s Madison Square … More Red Black and Green flag animation for documentary “This Flag of Mine.”

The grave of George Alexander Hackett in Laurel Cemetery of Baltimore

This video shows the location of the grave for George Alexander Hackett in Laurel Cemetery of Baltimore now located in Johnsville, Maryland. Captain George A. Hackett was a freemason, arabber and Stepfather of Henrietta Vinton Davis. I located the cemetery seeking his grave. A path will take one straight west to the back of the … More The grave of George Alexander Hackett in Laurel Cemetery of Baltimore

AFRICA FOR THE AFRICANS (By W.E.B. Dubois in the Crisis Magazine)

It seems WEB Dubois was maligned by the New York Times in 1921. The paper claimed he believed Africans abroad could not live in the climate of Africa. He refuted that claim in an article in the Crisis Magazine. The odd thing about it? Dubois uses it as an excuse to attack Marcus Garvey. He … More AFRICA FOR THE AFRICANS (By W.E.B. Dubois in the Crisis Magazine)

African Redemption Reclaims Our Stolen Legacy

In Stolen Legacy, the classic book by Dr. George Granville Monah James, are numerous descriptions of “African Redemption” as being the key ingredient for leading to a reclaiming of our stolen legacy. A free download of Stolen Legacy is available at this link. By using the phrase “African Redemption” Dr. James eloquently and effortlessly connects … More African Redemption Reclaims Our Stolen Legacy