Transition of Twin Towers of Afrocentric Thought

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 … More Transition of Twin Towers of Afrocentric Thought

Rosa Parks and Emmett Till are connected by three months and three days.

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.

Michael Jackson “Remembers the Time” when we were Kings and Queens.

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 … More Michael Jackson “Remembers the Time” when we were Kings and Queens.

Light the White House Red, Black and Green on August 13 to honor Black people “held to serve or labor” who built it.

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 … More Light the White House Red, Black and Green on August 13 to honor Black people “held to serve or labor” who built it.

[FREE DOWNLOAD] UNESCO General History of Africa

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 … More [FREE DOWNLOAD] UNESCO General History of Africa

Sun Ra: My Story is Endless

“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 … More Sun Ra: My Story is Endless

The Race Problem by FREDERICK DOUGLASS.

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 in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress

A History of Black Supremacy: Part 2

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 … More A History of Black Supremacy: Part 2

A History of Black Supremacy: Part 1

Once we completed our post on a history of White Supremacy, it seemed almost natural that a history of Black Supremacy follow. Although titled “A History of Black Supremacy,” clearly what is commonly referred to as “Black Supremacy” represents a fear of “Black Greatness” beyond the perception of melanin challenged people who call themselves “white.” Believe it or not, the phrases … More A History of Black Supremacy: Part 1