The quote below is from the documentary A Great And Mighty Walk on the life of legendary scholar and teacher Dr. John Henrik Clarke. History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is also a compass that people use to find themselves on the map of…… Continue reading John Henrik Clarke’s History is a Clock
Originally By Herb BoydManaging Editor, TBWT (The Black World Today) and posted there on Monday, 26 January 2004 “We lost the twin towers of African spirituality and intellectual development,” Dr. Leonard Jeffries said of Dr. Jacob H. Carruthers, Jr. and the Rev. Dr. Ishakamusa Barashango. “Jacob was one of our leading scholars and I was…… Continue reading Transition of Twin Towers of Afrocentric Thought
August 28, 1955 Emmett Till was murdered in Money, Mississippi. On December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama Rosa Parks took her seat and was determined not to give it up. Those events are three months and three days apart. Rosa Parks took her seat exactly three months and three days after Emmett Till was murdered.
Michael Jackson “Remembers the Time” when we were Kings and Queens. Reminiscent of one of Hollywood’s old biblical epics, Michael Jackson chose ancient Egypt as the setting for his exotic and lavish new video Remember the Time. The upbeat song entertains while the story and setting recall a time when Blacks ruled one of civilization’s…… Continue reading Michael Jackson “Remembers the Time” when we were Kings and Queens.
Dear friends, I wanted to let you know about a new petition I created on We the People, a new feature on WhiteHouse.gov, and ask for your support. Will you add your name to mine? If this petition gets 99,999 signatures by August 30, 2015, the White House will review it and respond! We the…… Continue reading Light the White House Red, Black and Green on August 13 to honor Black people “held to serve or labor” who built it.
The seven volume UNESCO General History of Africa series is available online for free download from the UNESCO website. The links below connect to the volumes and are FREE. UNESCO international Scientific Committee for the Drafting of a General History of Africa GENERAL HISTORY OF AFRICA VOLUME I Methodology and African Prehistory EDITOR J. KI-ZERBO…… Continue reading [FREE DOWNLOAD] UNESCO General History of Africa
We hold this myth to be potential. They hold their truths to be self evident. But our myth is not self evident, because it is a mystery. I’m not part of history. I’m more a part of the mystery, which is my story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqevIrKQ9Ug
“They” say that “history repeats itself.” But history is only “his story.” You haven’t heard my story yet. “My story” is different from “his story.” My story is not part of history, because, history repeats itself, but my story is endless. It never repeats itself. Why should it? A sunset does not repeat itself. Neither…… Continue reading Sun Ra: My Story is Endless
“A lie ceases to be very dangerous when it parts with its ability to deceive.” Cover of The Race Problem. GREAT SPEECH OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS, DELIVERED BEFORE THE BETHEL LITERARY AND HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION, IN THE METROPOLITAN A. M. E. CHURCH, Washington, D.C. OCTOBER 21, 1890. Originally sourced from The Daniel A. P. Murray Pamphlet Collection…… Continue reading The Race Problem by FREDERICK DOUGLASS.
Over time the concept of “Black Supremacy” changed. The most substantial transformation of “Black Supremacy” came during the 1950s. Oddly, it was used to incite opposition to the Mau Mau in Kenya and promote opposition to the drive for independence in other parts of Africa. Proquest shows 829 results in a search for Black Supremacy. 582 or 70 percent…… Continue reading A History of Black Supremacy: Part 2