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

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

RBG100 Begins in Exactly Nine Months

Today, November 7, 2019 marks nine months until the one-hundredth anniversary of the Red, Black and Green. We intend commencing on that date commence a new era giving birth to revival of thought and behavior among “Africans, at home and abroad.” We also emphasize that day as being designated “World Melanin Day.” We chose to … More RBG100 Begins in Exactly Nine Months

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

Incantation – Marimba Ani – 2000 Black

(Taught to me by Armah and Kambon) 2000 seasons of restless sleep beneath destroyers fragmented image.We used their imposed definitions to disconnect our consciousness.Lines drawn in denial of deeply textured soulsOkra/Ka/SeLife/Force/EnergyNyama. They knew as we sleptThat our spirit was more powerfulThan their white death. In our will-less sleep we have allowed the earth to be … More Incantation – Marimba Ani – 2000 Black

The 8000-year-old dugout canoe from Dufuna (NE Nigeria)

PETER BREUNIG Originally appeared in Aspects of African Archaeology: Papers from the 10th Congress of the Pan-African Association for Prehistory and Related Studies edited by Gilbert Pwiti and Robert Soper INTRODUCTION Boats are humanity’s oldest means of transport. Long before the invention of the wheel and cart, or of transport by animal, boats enabled not … More The 8000-year-old dugout canoe from Dufuna (NE Nigeria)