The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

The thought just materialized in our head one morning: “Go and find out why I named my book ‘The Fire Next Time.’” Since the voice spoke in the first person and only one person we know of has a book entitled “The Fire Next Time” it seems a logical conclusion that the author in question … More The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

Marcus Garvey: “With confidence you have won even before you have started.”

The phrase: “If you have no confidence in self you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence you have won even before you have started” is a quote from Marcus Garvey in his book the Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey. It is one of the most widely known quotes by him. … More Marcus Garvey: “With confidence you have won even before you have started.”

Denzel Washington’s First Film as Director Features The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey

Denzel Washington’s 2003 blockbuster directorial debut motion picture Antwone Fisher features a great book: The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey. The Oscar award winning Washington both directs and acts in the movie. As naval psychiatrist Dr. Jerome Davenport he’s working with sailor Antwone Fisher. At one point, Davenport (Washington) tells Fisher (Derek Luke) to read … More Denzel Washington’s First Film as Director Features The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey

The Eye of Ra African Sorority and Fraternity Reading List

The Eye of Ra is an African Sorority and Fraternity founded in Washington, D.C. at the University of the District of Columbia. Initiation into the Eye of Ra includes adopting an African name, researching a part of African history then making a presentation on it, participation in a study group  As part of its Rites … More The Eye of Ra African Sorority and Fraternity Reading List

Keyamsha and the Reclamation of our Stolen Legacy

In the book Stolen Legacy by George G.M. James the following is found on page 25. Here is explained the ethical system known as the Egyptian Mystery School. In the Egyptian Mysteries the Neophyte was required to manifest the following soul attributes: (1) Control of thought and (2) Control of action, the combination of which, … More Keyamsha and the Reclamation of our Stolen Legacy

Emancipate Yourselves From Mental Slavery

Though widely associated with Bob Marley and his incredibly popular “Redemption Song” lyric, the phrase “emancipate yourselves from mental slavery” is a paraphrase from a speech by Marcus Garvey. In his comments during a speech entitled “The Work That Has Been Done” in November 1937 he said: (Paid link below) “We are going to emancipate ourselves … More Emancipate Yourselves From Mental Slavery

The Ethiopian Origins of Civiliation

Most people do not know…civilization started in Africa. Dr. John G. Jackson tells us so in his book The Ethiopian Origins of Civilization. Download the essay where Dr. Jackson lays out the fact at: Ethiopia and the Origin of Civilization (BCP Pamphlet Series) by John G Jackson from the Knights of Imhotep Library