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

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

The Redemption of Africa by Marcus Garvey

The forces of their deliverance are working with subtlety that press into service the very emotions of prejudice, hate and selfishness; and in a wonderful way are harnessing them to the worthy motives of sympathy and justice. Thus the Negro of his own vastly improved resources yoked to the unwonted aid of his foes, sees before his eyes the world awakened, to the fact of his approaching deliverance from bondage. … More The Redemption of Africa by Marcus Garvey

What ‘Back to Africa’ Means

An essay by Marcus Garvey from the January 30, 1926 Negro World Weekly Newspaper. Having-traveled for hundreds of years across the deserts and prairies of human prejudice, we have now, arrived at the crossroads of racial destiny. Each and every race today seems to be traveling in its own direction. The great human family has … More What ‘Back to Africa’ Means

The “Back to Africa” Myth

by S.G.     The identification of Marcus Garvey with the “Back to Africa” slogan is familiar to all who have heard of Mr. Garvey, irrespective of allegiance.  Let me say at the outset that not all of those who have perpetuated this fallacy have done so with malice in their hearts, but of those of … More The “Back to Africa” Myth

Dogon Coded Wisdom: Sigi Tolo, Po Tolo and Emme Ya Tolo

“Culture is coded wisdom.” — Nobel Prize Winner Wangari Maathai When the Washington Interdependence Council unveiled its prototype monument to Benjamin Banneker on February 15th, 2008 that was a significant enough event in and of itself.  Then came the evening’s moderator, Actorvist Clayton Lebouef.  He connected Banneker to the Dogon and their celebration of a … More Dogon Coded Wisdom: Sigi Tolo, Po Tolo and Emme Ya Tolo

Melanin Is Worth More Than Gold: Works Cited

Works Cited Below is a list of works cited in the upcoming book “Melanin Is Worth More Than Gold: Is This The Era Of The Blessed Generation?” “2014-2016 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa | History | Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease) | CDC.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 27 Dec. 2017, http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/history/2014-2016-outbreak/index.html. Accessed 26 Feb. 2019. Lecture. Ambani LM … More Melanin Is Worth More Than Gold: Works Cited