Books U Should Read (black people only)

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Since: Aug 09

Saint Louis, MO

#1285 May 5, 2014
There is also the book I mentioned earlier dealing with a similar reality: Our new husbands are here : households, gender, and politics in a West African state from the slave trade to colonial rule / Emily Lynn Osborn. This one appears to be written by a sister. What both these documents show is that the white man has always been after the sisters and much worse.

In the 1920s, the Brits caught this pervert for treason and executed him. In the process, they found his diary in which he had listed countless young boys whom he had raped in Africa. He had traveled from one tip of Africa to the next raping young boys. And to add insult to injury, there is German, probably a Jew, named Beatrice Hahn who claims that HIV came from monkeys, African monkeys at that. Such lies as that one releaves the white perverts of the damage they have long inflicted in our community. We know for example that the only significant means of transmitting HIV is anal sex. So this idiot is implies that Africans somehow engaged in anal sex with monkeys which is just plain stupid to imagine. But since everybody knows that did not happen, not in Africa, but white obviously did have sex with Neanderthal monkeys, they want to claim that an African hunter may have cut his hand and caught HIV while slaughtering a monkey. The problem with that lie is monkeys have SIV not HIV. And to make matters worse, nobody knows exactly what SIV is. For this reason, nobody can prove that HIV came from SIV. But that does not stop zionists from spreading such propaganda lies

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#1286 May 5, 2014
Good thread. I didn't read all the posts but just in case these books have not yet been stated:

The New Jim Crow-Michelle Alexander

Diary of a Slave Girl-Ruby Jo(EXCELLENT read about a young girl's life on a Virginia slave plantation)

How Europe Underdelevoped Africa-Walter Rodney

The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison-Jeffery Reiman

Just a few in my collection

Level 8

Since: Aug 09

Saint Louis, MO

#1287 May 5, 2014
Girl18 wrote:
Good thread. I didn't read all the posts but just in case these books have not yet been stated:
The New Jim Crow-Michelle Alexander
Diary of a Slave Girl-Ruby Jo(EXCELLENT read about a young girl's life on a Virginia slave plantation)
How Europe Underdelevoped Africa-Walter Rodney
The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison-Jeffery Reiman
Just a few in my collection
Tell us about the Diary of a Slave girl. It is a true story? To what if any extent was she raped or sexually abused by white slave owners? We really need to get into the psychology of our women as a result of their slavery experience. Otherwise, progress will always be slow or non-existent.

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Since: Jul 07

Baltimore, Md.

#1288 May 6, 2014
Abdurratln wrote:
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No my friend. Fanon was a midget to Nkrumah's giant. You are not even a midget.
Statecraft and politics are a universal human reality. To sit there in your comfy armchair and imagine that we can psychology and sociology with history and politics in insanity. I have nothing against Fanon. But I do understand him and know what he was talking about. Above I quoted \verbatim two other intellectuals who understand Fanon. Simple as that. His theory was that violence was the only way to liberation. Gandhi, MLK and Nkrumah would disagree. But people like you misuse that theory to cover for your own flaws. You have no other alternative except Nkrumahism. So you misuse Fanon to avoid and divert attention from political reality. You want to keep Africa enslaved. And you are too much of coward to take a stand for liberation and unification. So you hide behind George Jackson and Angela Davis and Ron Karenga. Any fool knows they have never done anything positive when it comes to politics. When all is said and done, their politics amounts to that white man's b-word Obama. Obama has 2 more years in office. I am saying we must go beyond that. And Nkrumahism is the only worthwhile alternative. Fanon won't get it.
Actually, Fanon's position isn't quite that simple since he argues that some African countries 9unlike Algeria) mibht be able to achieve their ends by means other than violence, through political action. Fanon has certain depth and creativity as a thinker which surpasses even Nkrumah. For Fanon, decolonization occurs at the level of being. I will see whetehr the persons you quoted REALLY have much understanding of Fanon. As far as your that I want to keep Africa enslaves--which I imagine must have been the reasons I spent the entire 1980s supporting revolutionary movement in South Africa and other parts of the Continent--your claim is a non sequitur, an silly Ad hominem, and simply stupid. It follows from nothing I've posted, and not even from your so-called critique of my posiiton,
But if you want to play that game, then perhaps you are misusing Nkrumah to divert attention from reality and to conceal your own shortcomings.. As for your equating Angela Davis and George Jackson with Karenga (despite their radical critiques of Karenga which anyone can read), that only reveals further your political and philosophical illiteracy. And given my own frequent denunciations of Karenga, your assuming that I am pro-Karenga is either dishonest, stupid or both. I've long suspected Karenga of being a COINTELPRO pig, just as some of your own antics make we wonder if you're aren't an undercover pig as well.
As for Nkrumanism, at least as practicedf by the AAPRP, I've long seen it used for opportunist purposes. Nkrumahism for them seemed to operate as an excuse not to engage in Black Liberation struggle in the USA, Nkrumah may have been a brilliant man and pioneer of African liberation, but his followers. Perhaps you are hiding behind Nkrumah to conceal your lack of commitment--if not your out and out treachery.

“Yes WE Can! Yes we Will!”

Level 8

Since: Jul 07

Baltimore, Md.

#1289 May 6, 2014
THE STRUGGLE IS MY LIFE by Nelson Mandela. I'm reading that now and prepring for a panel on the legacy of Mandela. These writings and speeches by Mandela gives us a view of the struggle in South Africa as it is happening.

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Since: Jul 07

Baltimore, Md.

#1290 May 6, 2014
Abdurratln wrote:
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Fool, you have met one now.
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Fool what do YOU know? You still do not get the significance of Consciencism. I bet you have never even read Handbook. You are too cowardly to read it.
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"Africana"? Whatever the eff that THAT is. I am talking about Africanism.
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There is no such animal.
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George Jackson was a stupid jailbird. Nuff said.
George Jackson was a brilliant writer, and you are an incompetent autodidact. Nuff said.

Level 8

Since: Aug 09

Saint Louis, MO

#1291 May 7, 2014
Savant wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, Fanon's position isn't quite that simple since he argues that some African countries 9unlike Algeria) mibht be able to achieve their ends by means other than violence, through political action.
Fanon was a small man compared to Nkrumah's big man.

Savant wrote:
<quoted text>Fanon has certain depth and creativity as a thinker which surpasses even Nkrumah.
Maybe he is clever and artistic compared to Nkrumah's statecraft.

Savant wrote:
<quoted text>For Fanon, decolonization occurs at the level of being.
For Nkrumah, decolonization occurs at the collective level, the nation and the macronation, not the individual, tribe or micronation. Of course it helps if an individual gets educated. But what kind of education is if it only prepares you to continied to be a slave. That is what "Africana" studiers is all all. Teaches kids to sing and dance and grin and jump. But it does not teach kinds how to build their own power base. Power is key to freedom. Whart we are about in terms of Nkrumahism is Black Power. We will make Africa into a superstate of Black Power. But cowards like you explicitly oppose Black Power. How do you "decolonize" without power? YOU tell me. Your thinking is irrational and illogical and ahistorical. History does not work that way. Did Marxism teach you to think like that? Of course not. Remember, history is our best teacher. Malcolm said it. But you disagree with THAT part of Malcolm. Right?

Savant wrote:
<quoted text>As far as your that I want to keep Africa enslaves--which I imagine must have been the reasons I spent the entire 1980s supporting revolutionary movement in South Africa and other parts of the Continent--your claim is a non sequitur, an silly Ad hominem, and simply stupid. It follows from nothing I've posted, and not even from your so-called critique of my posiiton,
Idiot, do you support ZANU-PF or not? I know you do not. What about the CPP? No. You do not support CPP, either. Hum...hat about MPLA? FRELIMO? SWAPO? PAIGC? PAC? See, clown, every one of those political p[arties have been actively opposed by the CIA since the 1980s. What have you done about it? What about Baath Socialist Party? Where do you stand, liar?

Savant wrote:
<quoted text>As for your equating Angela Davis and George Jackson with Karenga (despite their radical critiques of Karenga which anyone can read), that only reveals further your political and philosophical illiteracy.
All three are thugs. As for Davis, she is a b-dagger to boot.

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Since: Aug 09

Saint Louis, MO

#1292 May 7, 2014
Savant wrote:
<quoted text> George Jackson was a brilliant writer, and you are an incompetent autodidact. Nuff said.
He was gifted. But he mi-used his gifts for worthless purposes. All I am saying is we need to teach our young people to avoid wasting their lives in jail. And once they get out of jail, do something worthwhile rather than just sing and dance and tom the way you teach kids at Howard.

At Howard you train doctors, like Fanon. Cool. We need doctors. But what contributions do your doctors make to the African Nation? We tried to build a hospital in Guinea. How many of your doctors even donated one dollar? When the civil war broke out in Sudan, how many Howard alumni worked for peace and unity? Most of them poured gas onto the fire thinking they could so0mehow win. Look at South Sudan now. Cannot you see the how wrong you have ALWAYS been since Chancellor Williams?

Man. When I was young and dumb, I wanted to go to Howard. Now, I would not touch Howard U with a ten foot pole. Howard destroys our minds, rather than build them up and make them creative and productive. Look at Obama. Obama is nothing but a white man's b-word. What has he done to benefit this community in 6 long years? Who needs a POS like Obama?

Level 8

Since: Aug 09

Saint Louis, MO

#1293 May 7, 2014
Here is a perfect example of what I am talking about. Savant and his Howard U co-idiots have their little minds boggled with trivia crap like who won the game last night, etc. But as often as possible, I remind people to concern themselves with Africa and how we fit in. To that end, I try to follow Bro. Dr. Gamal Nkrumah's main writings at al-Ahram Weekly. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/6077/19/Ukrai...

What does Fanon have to say about this? Where is his voice? Where is Howard U's voice? Only a fool would think that "Africana" is the whole African world and all that we need to be concerned about. And Savant is either highly dishonest or deliberately evil and trying to keep us confused and in the dark.

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Since: Mar 13

kaiserslautern, Germany

#1294 Jul 18, 2014
How To Keep Yo Ass Outta Jail, or Learning to Abide by Whitey's Rules'. By Just Anotha Brokeback Niccuh.

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#1295 Aug 22, 2014
Toure: Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?

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Since: Jul 07

Baltimore, Md.

#1297 Aug 26, 2014
I' reading once more ANGELA DAVCIS: AUTOBIOGRAPHY. Interesting slice of intensified history and personal testimony.

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Since: Jul 07

Baltimore, Md.

#1298 Aug 26, 2014
Check out OUR HERITAGE: THE PAST AND PRESENT OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND AFRICAN EXISTENCE by Tsenay Serequeberhan. Tsenay is a very insightful African philosopher whom I've known for a while. He has also edited an anthology: AFRICAN PHILOSOPHY: THE ESSENTIAL READINGS.
If you're among the more intellectually inclined you may find this interesting.

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Since: Jul 07

Baltimore, Md.

#1299 Aug 26, 2014
Savant wrote:
I' reading once more ANGELA DAVCIS: AUTOBIOGRAPHY. Interesting slice of intensified history and personal testimony.
Sorry, that's ANGELA DAVIS. AA philosopher Joy James has also edited a volume of her work called THE ANGELA DAVIS READER.

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Since: Jul 07

Baltimore, Md.

#1300 Aug 26, 2014
Girl18 wrote:
Good thread. I didn't read all the posts but just in case these books have not yet been stated:
The New Jim Crow-Michelle Alexander
Diary of a Slave Girl-Ruby Jo(EXCELLENT read about a young girl's life on a Virginia slave plantation)
How Europe Underdelevoped Africa-Walter Rodney
The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison-Jeffery Reiman
Just a few in my collection
There is also Harriet Jacobs' INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL.

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#1301 Aug 26, 2014
Savant wrote:
<quoted text> There is also Harriet Jacobs' INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL.
That sounds like a very difficult read, but necessary, to see what we have been up against.

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Since: Jul 07

Baltimore, Md.

#1302 Aug 26, 2014
Ms Mack wrote:
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That sounds like a very difficult read, but necessary, to see what we have been up against.
It's important to read the testimony and experiences of Black women who survived slavery.
Stag_R_Lee

Valley Village, CA

#1303 Aug 26, 2014
Excuse this interruption, but I do want to risk representing/ misrepresenting certain ideas that, at least IMHO, are critical. Fanon's point--at least one of his most important points--was that Blacks, in this example, oppress themselves by taking on the culture and values of his oppressor. In a word, the oppressed internalize aggression, e,g. cops kill Black kids; Black kids kill Black kids.
It is hard, therefore, for me to see direct comparisons between Fanon and Nkrumah. One was a doctor, theorist and writer, the other was a teacher, politician and leader of an entire nation.
Stag_R_Lee

Valley Village, CA

#1304 Aug 26, 2014
Grenwald "No Place to Hide, Snowden..."

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Since: Aug 09

Saint Louis, MO

#1305 Aug 28, 2014
Stag_R_Lee wrote:
Excuse this interruption, but I do want to risk representing/ misrepresenting certain ideas that, at least IMHO, are critical. Fanon's point--at least one of his most important points--was that Blacks, in this example, oppress themselves by taking on the culture and values of his oppressor. In a word, the oppressed internalize aggression, e,g. cops kill Black kids; Black kids kill Black kids.
It is hard, therefore, for me to see direct comparisons between Fanon and Nkrumah. One was a doctor, theorist and writer, the other was a teacher, politician and leader of an entire nation.
Well-stated.

I do not put down Fanon. And I do not use his name to divert attention from other worthy issues. What we need in this community, this African Nation is political and economic power, not psychoanalysis.

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