With Complete Proof: The 2017 Edition - Celebrating Black Excellence A Tribute To J. A. Rogers Think back to your time in the classroom, what can you remember being taught about your African origins? Besides the period of slavery, the struggles of the civil rights sixties and range of inventions innovations and breakthroughs of the 19th and 20th century, not much right. It’s no secret, nor has it been for some two thousand years Black African people have been around since what many would call the dawn of time. It was the children of Africa that began civilising the world introducing them to the liberal arts like reading, writing, mathematics, medicine, advanced agriculture and stone masonry to name a few. Africa through the middle ages just like the ancient times was the academic headquarters of the world, the home of spirituality, the continent was where the blueprint for modern day society was created. Sadly, the assignation of self-worth was completed through the barbaric Maafa (African holocaust/ transatlantic slave trade) John Henrik Clarke said: “Slavery ended and left its false images of Black people intact.” Systemic institutionalised racism ensures the perpetuation of these false images mainly through the entertainment & media platforms but most damagingly through the education & academic systems. Jamaican born Journalist & Historian, Joel Augustus Rogers, whose numerous works and contributions to the international black community are mostly unknown today understood the importance of highlighting the triumphs of black African excellence. In 1934 he released his version of this title as a crash course to Black African history, to uplift and empower people with less access to information than we do today who faced lynchings and social beratement for succeeding. 2017’s edition was produced to remind the world of J. A. Rogers. On top of that, to combat to the global white supremacist power structure by helping to cement in the minds of all Black African people worldwide that they’re the original standard of excellence. Published 12 Dec 2017. 124 pages.
ESSENTIAL READING! African Holistic Health addresses health issues from a comprehensive African -centered viewpoint. It provides a complete guide to herbal remedies along with homeopathic disease treatments. What makes African Holistic Health truly unique is the research Dr. Afrika has provided on the physiological and psychological differences between people of African descent verses people of European descent. Review - "There's some very valuable information in this book. Most of the remedies involve increased intake of vitamins, minerals, nutrients that any human being will find beneficial. Dr. Afrika strongly encourages a holistic approach to healing the body and this includes stepping away from a westernized diet. All the standards apply: avoid processed foods, prescription medications, white flour, sugar; focus on eating fruits, vegetables and healthy grains instead of meats and junk; exercise regularly; utilize essential oils, herbal remedies (specifics are listed) and spiritual practices". Published 16th February 2012. 559 pages.
A Guide to Healing the Feminine Body, Mind, and Spirit Queen Afua is a known worldwide for her herbalism, natural health expertise and dedicated healer of women's bodies and women's souls who practice a uniquely Afrocentric spirituality. Sacred Woman takes us on a transformational journey of physical and ancestral healing that will restore the brilliance of our spirits through sacred initiation. Queen Afua begins by helping us to discover our unique womb-an-ness and to honour the womb as the centre of our consciousness and creativity, as well a twenty-one-day program for womb purification and spirit rejuvenation. Then Queen Afua summons us to enter the Nine Gateways of Initiation, where she blesses us with the exact tools we need to bring our beings into true harmony with the earth and the cosmos. Through magnificent meditations, affirmations and rituals rooted in ancient Egyptian temple teachings, Queen Afua teaches us how to love and celebrate our bodies by spiritualising the words we speak; the foods we eat; the spaces we live and work in; the beauty we create in our lives; the healing energy we transmit to self and others; the relationships we nurture; the service we offer; and the transcendent woman spirit we manifest. Through love, passion and wisdom. Queen Afua leads us to accept our purpose to heal ourselves, women, their families, communities and our world with the aid of Sacred Women. Review - "If you are in search of a deeper journey regarding health - spiritual and physical, this is a great book to add to your list of must reads. Queen Afua writes from a unique perspective as she tries to teach us "wombman" how important the health and care of our wombs are. She nutures by providing us with spiritual reflections (not religion) to help us grow". Published October 30th 2001. 416 pages.
With Complete Proof - A Short Cut to The World History of The Negro J.A. Rogers devoted over fifty years of his life to his research. He had not only looked at world history but also at the history of people of African origin, and has show how their history is an inseparable part of the history of mankind. First published in 1934 and revised in 1962, this book gathers journalist and historian Joel Augustus Rogers' columns from the syndicated newspaper feature titled Your History. Patterned after the look of Ripley's popular Believe It or Not the multiple vignettes in each episode recount short items from Rogers's research. The feature began in the Pittsburgh Courier in November 1934 and ran through the 1960s. Review - "I really liked this. Or rather, I liked J.A. Rogers' insistent energy to be believed in this tiny book. Rogers lists all sorts of African accomplishments and deeds and categorizes them in lists such as Ancient Civilizations, Sex, Religion, Rulers, Slavery, etc. A lot of this information not included in your typical mainstream lesson. And apparently Rogers traveled all over Europe to gather this info from different museums and libraries, so I'll definitely want to check out his other works". Published May 1st 1995. 72 pages.
Complete wholistic course on how to use vitamins and minerals! This manual will also provides you with the knowledge on how each vitamin and mineral discussed can be identified in foods. This book explains, in detail is the ethnicity of races, especially the melanin-dominant race and how minerals and vitamins are applicable to the majority of this population on the planet Earth. Review: "This book is a must have for every melanin-dominant person. There are some serious jewels in this book that will help you better arm yourself and protect your health in a medical system designed for melanin-recessive people. This book discusses genetic differences and norms that must be acknowledged. It also discusses vitamins and minerals that are essential to the healthy development of melanin-dominant beings as well as the various sources of these vitamins and minerals. I highly recommend this book to every healthcare professional interested in providing their patients the best individualized care possible as opposed to the one size fits all standard that currently exists in most institutions. I also recommend this book for every melanin-dominant man and woman as an essential guide for superior health and nutrition." Published March 28th 2000. 160 pages.
A collection of 25 essays examining the neuroses of white supremacy. During the course of the struggle of African people against European racism, brutality and domination, many innovative thinkers have risen from our ranks. The greatest and most courageous scholars have devoted their lives to the pursuit of an explanation for the virtually inherent animosity most white people appear to have toward people of colour. Unlike her predecessors, Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, a brilliant, Washington, DC psychiatrist has rejected conventional notions about the origin and perpetuation of racism. 310 pages First Published 21st October 1994
They Came Before Columbus shows us a dramatic, thought-provoking, and incredibly detailed documentation of the presence and legacy of Africans in ancient America. In They Came Before Columbus, we see clearly the unmistakable black Africans in pre-Columbian America, and their overwhelming impact on the civilisations they came into contact with. Examining navigation and shipbuilding; cultural analogies between Native Americans and Africans; the transportation of plants, animals, and textiles between the continents; and the written and griot accounts of the explorers themselves, Ivan Van Sertima builds a mountain of evidence to support his claim of an African presence in the New World centuries before Columbus. Van Sertima remakes some of the most powerful scenes of human history with his gift of storytelling: the launching of the great ships of Mali in 1310, the sea expedition of the Mandingo king in 1311 and many others. Published September 23rd 2003. 336 Pages.
The 16th century saw the beginning of African enslavement in the Americas until the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment and emancipation in 1865, Africans were hunted like animals, captured, sold, tortured, and raped. They experienced the worst kind of physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual abuse. Given such history, isn't it likely that many of the enslaved were severely traumatized? And did the trauma and the effects of such terrible abuse end with the abolition of slavery? Emancipation was followed by one hundred more years of institutionalised subjugation through the enactment of Black Codes and Jim Crow laws, peonage, convict leasing, domestic terrorism and lynching. Today the violations continue, and when combined with the crimes of the past, they result in yet immeasurable damage. What do repeated traumas that several generations of people endured produce? What impact have these ordeals had on African Americans today? Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome helps to lay the necessary foundation to ensure the well-being and sustained health of future generations and provides a rare glimpse into the evolution of society's beliefs, feelings, attitudes and behaviour concerning race in America. Review: "Are you ready to understand the Psychological trauma created by 400 years of slavery? If you answered yes then Dr Leary’s Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome – America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing is a must read. This book is an analytical journey of the horrifying effects of chattel slavery, lynching, Jim Crow laws, racism and all the other oppressive methods used against African-Americans for decades upon their psyche. Dr. Leary methodically lay’s out of how the lifestyles of African Americans today was influenced by their ancestors. She takes the reader through the process of diagnosing the various illnesses plaguing the African-American community by clearly defining and discussing the major categories of afflictions and providing one real life examples after another provoking feelings of recognition." 252 pages
A Moral, Political And Economic Imperative For The Twenty-First Century. Blueprint for Black Power: A Moral, Political And Economic Imperative For The Twenty-First Century, details a master plan for the power revolution necessary for Black survival in the 21st century. Amos Wilson that an African American/Caribbean/Pan-African bloc would be most potent for the generation and delivery of Black power in the United States and the World to counter White and Asian power networks. By breaking down the U.S. elite power structure of government, political parties, think tanks, corporations, foundations, media, interest groups, banking and foreign investment particulars. Potentially strong Black institutions as the church, media and think tanks; industry; collectives such as investment clubs and credit unions; rotating credit associations such as Afrikan-originated esusu, tontine and partner are analyzed. Review - "The title “Blueprint for Blackpower” speaks for itself in that it is a guide to understanding, analyzing and overcoming social constructs that inhibit collective empowerment for people of the African diaspora. It’s a powerful book that can be referred to for years to come as a teaching tool to transform lives with the ultimate goal of changing the trajectory of communities. It will open the reader’s mind to a deeper understanding of the African Americans’ plight in an economical and political context. One concept deeply engraved in this book is analyzing the African American population in the context of a nation. This perspective allows Dr.Wilson to succinctly place and assess the predicament African Americans are in and a vision to get out. Highly Recommended!" Published January 1st 1998. 889 pages.
Tony Browder's book, Nile Valley Contributions To Civilization, is about correcting some of these misconceptions so the reader, in fact, can be introduced to a Nile Valley Civilizations in order to understand its role as the parent of future civilizations
The Mis-Education of the Negro is one of the most important books on education ever written. The oppressor has always indoctrinated the weak with his interpretation of the crimes of the strong. Considered Woodson's seminal work, this text explores his thesis that African Americans were being culturally indoctrinated, rather than taught, in American schools. He asserts that this conditioning caused African-Americans to become dependent and to seek out inferior places in the greater society of which they were a part. Woodson skillfully exposes the weaknesses of Euro-centric based curriculums that failed to include African American history and culture. Review - "A great historical document and extremely important to those in education who are concerned with racial injustice. A powerful read--unfortunately, so many of his observations regarding white hegemony and the systematic subjugation of African Americans remain true today. Woodson is clear is his critique and makes so many excellent points that I was highlighting a sentence almost every other page. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in human rights, social justice, racial equality and education". Published November 1st 2006. 215 pages.
Afrikan children are naturally precious and gifted. They begin life with a "natural head start." However, their natural genius is too frequently underdeveloped and misdirected by; 1. The fact that the racist and imperialist status quo politically mandates their intellectual under-achievement and social mal-adaptiveness. 2. Belief in the myth that intelligence is fixed at birth and that Afrikans are innately less intelligent than Europeans. 3. A lack of knowledge of their positively unique developmental psychology. 4. A lack of confidence in their ability to equal or surpass the intellectual performance of any other ethnic group. 5. The general lack of infant and early childhood educational experiences which stimulate, sustain and actualise their abundant human potential. Awakening the Natural Genius of Black Children provides effective means by which these political and social maladies may be fully remedied. Intelligence is not fixed at birth. The quality of children's education experiences during infancy and early childhood are substantially related to their measured intelligence, academic achievement and prosocial behaviour. Review - "In this volume, Amos N. Wilson, author of the bestseller, The Developmental Psychology of the Black Child, surveys the daily routines, child-rearing practices, parent-child interactions, games and play materials, parent-training and pre-school programs which have made demonstrably outstanding and lasting differences in the intellectual, academic and social performance of Black children. Parents, professionals, para-professional and interested lay-persons will no doubt benefit immensely from reading this timely review and by putting into practice its numerous helpful recommendations, following-up its up-to-date references and suggested reading list. For persons or organizations who have been looking for a practical guide to bring out the best in Afrikan American children, Awakening the Natural Genius of Black Children is a "must read." Published December 1st 1992. 130 pages.
This new, two-volume edition of "What They Never Told You In History Class" is the first major revision in over fifteen years. It is important that Africans in the Diaspora know their ancestors story from the perspective that they are their ancestors. It contains a wealth of new information that has never been included in any previous edition. It has now been divided into two volumes. Review - "This is not your average history book. This book dispels many myths we have heard (or been told) regarding the black race and our cement in world history. Learn about the real first black president (nope not Obama), and what some of our storied political leaders have said about the black race legacy and future etc. It is a very good resource of information for mankind, particularly those of African heritage". Published April 1st 2000. 314 pages.
The Encyclopedia of Black Studies is the leading reference source for dynamic and innovative research on the Black experience. The concept for the encyclopedia was developed from the successful Journal of Black Studies (SAGE) and contains a full analysis of the economic, political, sociological, historical, literary, and philosophical issues related to Americans of African descent. This single-volume reference is the vanguard of the recent explosive growth in quality scholarship in the field. More than a chronicle of black culture or black people, this encyclopedia deals with the emergence and maturity of an intellectual field over the past four decades. Beginning with the protests at San Francisco State College in 1967 that led to the first degree-granting department of Black Studies, the field′s rapid growth over time necessitates an authoritative account of the discipline.
Accompanying Work Book! Tony Browder's book, Nile Valley Contributions To Civilization, is about correcting some of these misconceptions so the reader, in fact, can be introduced to a Nile Valley Civilizations in order to understand its role as the parent of future civilizations.
22 Essays on the African American Experience We can be led to act in our own interest as a group if we tune into, and add to, our mental diets, the liberating thoughts that are provided for us in the From The Browder File. No person or group outside of our own is likely to see our need for a collective rebirth of consciousness.
Investigating and solutions for social/cultural gaps between generations. The Integration Trap: The Generation Gap is a book that defines the generation gap as the most serious internal issue facing Black communities. This book examines strategies for the healing the generation gap, and it provides the most comprehensive analysis of Twa just societies from the hunter-gatherer societies to agrarian democracies showing that the Twa or Anu people gave birth to the world’s greatest classical civilization, ancient Kemet or ancient Egypt, founded by the Anu people agrarian Twa. This book also examines African American culture, showing that it is one of only two cultures that are indigenous to the United States (the other being Native American). This book shows that African American culture is the culture that counters oppressive cultures. Hip-hop scholars, political scientists, and scholars on African American culture use this book.
"The accounts of the successful strivings of Negroes for enlightenment under most adverse circumstances read like beautiful romances of a people in an heroic age". The adverse circumstances to which Woodson refers occurred during the antebellum period, from the beginning of slavery to the Civil War. In this work he chronicles the educational endeavors of Africans in America during this timeframe. He does so with the hope of Ònarrating in brief how benevolent teachers of both races strove to give antebellum Negroes the education through which many of them gained freedom in its highest and best sense. The renewed interest in Carter G. Woodson's minor masterpiece, The Mis-Education of the Negro, has led to interest in his other writings of this subject. His book The Education of the Negro should be read in relationship to understanding his more known book on the subject, The Mis-Education of the Negro. --Dr. John Henrik Clarke. First published in 1919. 478 Pages.
The Economic and Cultural Basis for a Federated State: Economic and Cultural Basis for a Federal State This expanded edition continues Diop's campaign for the political and economic unification of the nations of black Africa. It concludes with a lengthy interview with Diop.
Sharpened Black Perspectives on Americanization, Africa, War and Reparations "Pawned Sovereignty will be a collector's item, alongside Welsing's Isis Papers and Woodson's Mis-Education of the Negro." - Rolling Out Magazine "The themes of Ezrah Aharones political book, Pawned Sovereignty, revolve around Black America being a "free," but not a "sovereign" people. The book however does not promote a sovereign movement, but rather a sovereign consciousness and evolutionary outlooks."Since sovereignty (not civil rights) is the pinnacle of all freedoms, the book provides Black America with solutions and insightful viewpoints, based on sovereign-minded frames of reference. This approach pierces the core of mainstream body politics and leads to redefined ideals and worldviews which better serve Black/African interests. According to Aharone, "Such outlooks also help bridge the political and philosophical gap that now separates Hip Hop from the Civil Rights/Black Power generation.""A central premise of Pawned Sovereignty concerns what he calls different "Concepts of Freedom." According to Aharone, Black America's concept of freedom has historically been limited to "Civil Rights, Integration, and Citizenship." However, freedom for White America entails nothing less than "Sovereignty, Independence, and Statehood." Aharone says, "This conceptual distinction is arguably the most consequential, yet most unrecognized, source of racial disharmony and inequities. As a result, certain sociopolitical conditions that Whites would never tolerate have become normalized within the Black Experience.""Aharone surgically dissects and separates the flaws and misperceptions from the realities of American democracy, while drawing political distinctions between the character of America and the image of America. In prototype fashion, he reconfigures today's sociopolitical landscape as he expounds on 55 original topics."Among other things, Aharone asserts that whether the issue is international terrorism; domestic crime and homicides; or inadequate numbers of Blacks in government . . . the solution does not lie within America's current "Brand" of democracy. Pawned Sovereignty addresses the root causes of such issues, while offering prescriptions to remedy both the human and systemic failures of American democracy. The blueprint he outlines will undoubtedly enhance or make you rethink your worldviews.""Aharone's bold blueprint for black sovereignty sounds more like a long overdue prescription than an incendiary manifesto." - Lloyd Kam Williams, Syndicated Writer
4-in-1 Volume. Advice for parents, educators, community, and church members is provided in this guide for ensuring that African American boys grow up to be strong, committed, and responsible African men. This book answers such questions as Why are there more black boys in remedial and special education classes than girls? Why are more girls on the honor roll? When do African American boys see a positive black male role model? Is the future of black boys in the hands of their mothers and white female teachers? and When does a boy become a man? The significance of rite of passage activities, including mentoring, male bonding, and spirituality, are all described.
Black Dot is an ancient symbol for blackness. It is the black seed of all humanity, the hidden doorway to the collective unconsciousness-darkness, the shadow, primeval ocean, chaos, the womb, doorway of life. African Origin of Biological Psychiatry African Origin of Biological Psychiatry produces data pertaining to the diagnosis of genetic predispositions of historical Blackness. World experts in science have always clashed in debating the origin of man however, a Geneticist from the University of California in Berkeley, using gene analysis, recently asserted that, "all modern races derived from an African Woman. DR RICHARD KING, MD author of African Origin of Biological Psychiatry, Melanin: Key To Freedom, The Black Dot and many more articles. Dr. King will be introducing a recently presented paper on Melanin, Neuromelanin, Ben-Ben Stone, and Egyptian History. Dr. King was a facilitator for many years at The Aquarian Spiritual Society under the guidance of Dr. Alfred and Bernice Ligon of the Aquarian Bookstore (1943-1992). Dr. Richard Devoid King MD practices psychiatry in Los Angeles, California. Dr. King graduated with an MD 40 years ago. 130 Pages. Published 2001
Introduction by John Henrik Clarke. In Black Seminarians. Dr. Ben outlines sources of Black theology before Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, showing how their ideas, practices, and concepts were already old in Africa before Europe was born. 1978*, 1998. 109 pp.