The Destruction of Black Civilization by Dr. Chancellor Williams
If Black people were among the very first builders of civilization and their land the birthplace of civilization, what has happened to them that has left them since then, at the bottom of world society, precisely what happened? Dr. Chanellor Williams offers a response with convincing evidence in The Destruction of Black Civilization.
The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey
The honorable Marcus Garvey stands without equal in the history of the worldwide mobilization of African peoples. Garvey did not merely organize the most massive Black movement in the history of the United States of America, he also organized the largest and most successful movement among African people in the Caribbean. The UNIA & ACL, organizations he founded, along with his ideas have directly or indirectly influenced the founding fathers and mothers of every nation in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors by Dr. Frances Cress Welsing
The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors is a collection of essays by Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, a physician specializing in general and child psychiatry, focusing on the global system of White supremacy and strategies for coping with racism in modern society. She writes, “most important, Black males must help one another to understand that they are being led by the dynamic of white supremacy to inflict extreme damage upon themselves, one another and ultimately the Black race. Black males must understand that, contrary to what is said, the war being conducted in urban centers is not against drugs but against Black males- for the purpose of white genetic survival.”
Blueprint for Black Power: A Moral, Political, and Economic Imperative for the Twenty-First Century by Dr. Amos Wilson
A synopsis: “Blueprint for Black Power details a master plan for the power revolution necessary for Black survival in the 21st century. White treatment of African-Americans, despite a myriad of theories explaining white behavior, ultimately rests on the fact that they can. They possess the power to do so. Such a power differential must be neutralized if Blacks are to prosper in the 21st century … Aptly titled, Blueprint for Black Power stops not at critique but prescribes radical, practical theories, frameworks and approaches for true power.”
How Europe Underdeveloped Africa by Walter Rodney
How Europe Underdeveloped Africa is a 1972 book written by Walter Rodney that takes the view that Africa was deliberately exploited and underdeveloped by European colonial regimes. One of his main arguments throughout the book is that Africa developed Europe at the same rate as Europe underdeveloped Africa.
Yurugu: An African-Centered Critique of European Cultural Thought by Dr. Marimba Ani
Yurugu removes the mask from the European facade and thereby reveals the inner workings of global white supremacy. In it, Dr. Marimba Ani offers a comprehensive critique of European thought and culture and her coining of the term “Maafa” for the African holocaust.
Cultural Unity of Black Africa by Cheikh Anta Diop
Cheikh Anta Diop challenges the theories of human development created during European colonialism and chattel slavery. In The Cultural Unity of Black Africa, what are examined are the family systems of matriarchy and patriarchy and the relationship they share with environmental conditions and the two general types of state formations that arise from the two. Diop challenges the classical theory of a “Universal Matriarchy.” This theory states that there was a transition from matriarchy to patriarchy and that humanity socially evolved in that order. Diop points out that from the beginning that humanity was divided into two distinct geographical “cradles” that were more favorable for the development of either matriarchy or patriarchy. These groups came into contact with each other and either existed harmoniously or in conflict. Sometimes one system would be superimposed on one another.