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15 Books That Every Black Person Should Add to Their Collection



MiseducationThe Mis-Education of The Negro (by Dr. Carter G. Woodson)

Originally released in 1933, The Mis-Education of the Negro continues to resonate today, raising questions that readers are still trying to answer. The impact of slavery on the Black psyche is explored and questions are raised about our education system, such as what and who African Americans are educated for, the difference between education and training, and which of these African Americans are receiving. Click here to purchase



destructionThe Destruction of Black Civilization (by Chancellor Williams)

A widely read classic exposition of the history of Africans on the continent—and the people of African descent in the United States and in the diaspora—this well researched analysis details the development of civilization. Click here to purchase




CWafKjBWcAA-NhEStolen Legacy (by George G.M. James)

Challenging the notion that civilization started in Greece, this uncompromising classic attempts to prove that the true authors of Greek philosophy were not Greeks but Egyptians. The text asserts that the praise and honor blindly given to the Greeks for centuries rightfully belong to the people of Africa, and argues that the theft of this great African legacy led to the erroneous world opinion that the African continent has made no contribution to civilization. Click here to purchase


nile-valley-benBlack Man of the Nile (by Dr. Yosef Ben Jochannan)

First published in 1972, is Dr. Ben’s best known work. It captures much of the substance of his early research on ancient Africa. In a masterful and unique manner, Dr. Ben uses Black Man of the Nile to challenge and expose “Europeanized” African History. He points up the distortion after distortion made in the long record of African contributions to world civilization. Click here to purchase



230The Isis Papers (by Dr. Frances Cress Welsing)

Dr. Welsing builds on the ideas of Neely Fuller and Carl Jung to understand the nature of racism (White supremacy). She lays out her main ideas in the first four chapters and then in the other 21 applies them to different things, like guns, rape, the Jewish Holocaust, AIDS, teenaged mothers, Black love, Black fear, “justifiable homicide” and so on. Click here to purchase



12595-FarnworthcoverPost Traumatic Slave Syndrome (by Dr. Joy Degruy Leary)

While African Americans managed to emerge from chattel slavery and the oppressive decades that followed with great strength and resiliency, they did not emerge unscathed. Slavery produced centuries of physical, psychological and spiritual injury. Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing lays the groundwork for understanding how the past has influenced the present. Click here to purchase



BLACKBlack on Black violence: The psychodynamics of Black self-annihilation (by Amos N. Wilson)

The main thesis of this book is that the operational existence of Black on Black violence in the United States is psychologically and economically mandated by the White American-dominated status quo. The criminalization of the Black American male is a psycho-politically engineered process designed to maintain the dependency and relative powerlessness of the Afrikan American and Pan Afrikan communities. Click here to purchase


61g6upioOLLSelected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garvey (by Marcus Garvey)

A controversial figure in the history of race relations around the world, Marcus Garvey amazed his enemies as much as he dazzled his admirers. This anthology contains some of the African-American rights advocate’s most noted writings and speeches, including “Declaration of the Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World” and “Africa for the Africans.” Click here to purchase



John HenrikChristopher Columbus and The African Holocaust (by Dr. John Henrik Clarke)

Dr. Clarke challenges the traditional views of African Civilizations and its strength and weaknesses before the enslavement and colonialism periods. He challenges the Eurocentric view of Columbus as a “discovered” and states that he set in motion the genocidal process and renewed western racism.  Professor Clarke points out that Columbus set in motion, political forces that established a global system of exploitation. Click here to purchase



510FlYXPhvLPowernomics (by Dr. Claud Anderson)

Dr. Anderson analyzes the complex web of racial monopolies and Black America’s inappropriate behavior patterns that are driving it into a permanent underclass status. Dr. Anderson proposes new concepts that teach Blacks new ways to see, think, and behave in race matters. His new education, political and economic action steps are designed to make Black America self-sufficient and competitive by the year 2005. Click here to purchase



Screenshot at Jan 06 20-19-07The Autobiography of Malcolm X (by Malcolm X, Alex Haley)

With its first great victory in the landmark Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, the civil rights movement gained the powerful momentum it needed to sweep forward into its crucial decade, the 1960s. As voices of protest and change rose above the din of history and false promises, one voice sounded more urgently, more passionately, than the rest. Malcolm X—once called the most dangerous man in America—challenged the world to listen and learn the truth as he experienced it. Click here to purchase


Screenshot at Jan 06 20-27-33 copyThe African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality (by Cheikh Anta Diop)

In this book Cheikh Anta Diop, a Senegalese Egyptologist, makes the case that both mankind and civilization started with black people. It argues that Ancient Egypt was largely Black African in race and culture during the first 2,000 years of its civilization. Click here to purchase




Screenshot at Jan 06 20-31-46 copyMOORS: What They didn’t Teach You in Black History Class (by Cozmo El)

This book covers interesting facts about Moorish history and articles which bring the information current. This book contains a wide range of topics arranged neatly for easy use along with factual references and internet links for those who like to take their studies to the next level. Click here to purchase




Screenshot at Jan 06 20-19-32 copyUp from Slavery (by Booker T. Washington)

This autobiography of Booker T. Washington details his personal experiences working to rise from the position of a slave child during the Civil War, to the difficulties and obstacles he overcame to get an education to help black people learn useful, marketable skills and work to pull themselves, as a race, up by the bootstraps. Click here to purchase



dieniggerDie Nigger Die (by H. Rap Brown)

More than any other black leader, H. Rap Brown, chairman of the radical Black Power organization Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), came to symbolize the ideology of black revolution. This autobiography—which was first published in 1969, went through seven printings and has long been unavailable—chronicles the making of a revolutionary. It is much more than a personal history, however; it is a call to arms, an urgent message to the black community to be the vanguard force in the struggle of oppressed people. Click here to purchase




Korryn Gaines’ Family Awarded More Than $37M In Civil Case Against Baltimore County




On Friday (Feb. 16), a Baltimore County Jury awarded more than $37 million to the family of Korryn Gaines, a young woman who was shot and killed by a Baltimore County police officer in 2016.

A jury comprised of six women ruled that Officer Royce Ruby’s actions were improper and a clear violation of Gaines’ civil rights. Ruby fired a bullet that killed Gaines, 23, and wounded her son, Kodi, who was 5-years-old at the time.

Kodi was awarded $32 million in Friday’s judgment. Gaines’ daughter, Karsyn Courtney, was awarded $4.5 million. Her father and mother each received $300,000, and the Gaines estate was awarded an additional $300,000.

“This win is for all of my sisters in the movement who have lost their children to police violence,” Gaines’ mother, Rhanda Dormeus, told The Baltimore Sun outside the courthouse after the verdict. “Some of them have never received justice, either criminally or civil. I just want to tell them that this win is for them.”

On the morning of Aug 1. 2016, Ruby and Officer Allen Griffen III went to Gaines’ apartment to serve her an arrest warrant on charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and multiple traffic violations. When she refused to open the door, they obtained a key from the landlord and attempted to enter her apartment. They found Gaines on the floor holding a shotgun and her 5-year-old son.

Once they attempted to move into the kitchen, Ruby thought he saw Gaines raise her shotgun and proceeded to fire his weapon through a wall. He “shot Gaines three more times” out of fear that other “officers were going to die.” No criminal charges were brought against the officers, which led Gaines’ family to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Gaines published a video of the encounter on Facebook and Instagram.

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News Anchor Tells LeBron James And Kevin Durant To “Shut Up And Dribble” After Trump Criticism




LeBron James and Kevin Durant recently shared their opinion on the current political climate in America during a discussion with ESPN’s Cari Champion as part of a new segment for Undisputed on Wednesday (Feb. 15).

Both players were critical of President Trump. James described him as “someone who doesn’t understand the people. And really don’t give a f–k about the people.” KD added, “it’s all about leadership. I learned that playing basketball. I learned a lot of life skills from playing basketball. You need to empower people, you need to encourage people. That’s what builds a great team. And I feel like our team, as a country, is not run by a great coach.”

Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham responded to the player’s comments Thursday evening and blatantly told the players to “shut up and dribble.”

“Must they run their mouths like that? Unfortunately, a lot of kids—and some adults—take these ignorant comments seriously,” she said. “Look, there might be a cautionary lesson in LeBron for kids: This is what happens when you attempt to leave high school a year early to join the NBA. And it’s always unwise to seek political advice from someone who gets paid a hundred million dollars a year to bounce a ball. Oh, and LeBron and Kevin: You’re great players, but no one voted for you. Millions elected Trump to be their coach. So keep the political commentary to yourself or, as someone once said, ‘shut up and dribble.”

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade took aim at Ingraham’s comments on Twitter Friday writing, “They use to try and hide it.. now the president has given everyone the courage to live their truths.”

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