8 Contemporary Black Thought Leaders Still Debunking Eurocentric Ideology


Minister Louis Farrakhan

Louis Farrakhan is the current leader of the Nation of Islam. One of his greatest achievements was the organization of the Million Man March, also known as the Day of Atonement, on the Mall in Washington, D.C. in 1995. Between one and two million men gathered to hear 12 hours of speeches about the commitment of black men to take responsibility for improving themselves, their families and communities.

During a recent tour of the Caribbean, Farrakhan has called for the unification of Caribbean countries to form an economic and political power in the Western Hemisphere, which he says was inspired by Elijah Muhammad’s teachings.



Claud Anderson, Ed.D.

Claud Anderson, Ed.D. is president of PowerNomics Corporation of America, Inc., and The Harvest Institute and WaterLand Fisheries, Inc. PowerNomics is the package of principles and strategies he developed to explain the concept of race and to offer black America a guide to become a more economically and politically competitive group in America.

As an example of PowerNomics’ principles, Anderson built WaterLand Fisheries, Inc. (WFI), a seafood factory he operates on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. WFI has the capacity to produce a million pounds of live high quality fish annually in a controlled indoor environment. It is the largest aquaculture facility in Maryland and one of the largest in the nation, according to Powernomics.com. Anderson had ownership in radio stations, including the one he built and operated in Tallahassee, Fla., as well as interests in retail food outlets and residential construction.

Anderson is also president of The Harvest Institute, a nationally recognized think tank that performs research for policy development, education and advocacy to increase the competitiveness of black America.


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