Africana Study Abroad Alliance (ASAA) 2013-2014 Recap


War on Drugs. War on Terror. War on Us? / St. Louis Red White & Blues


Kwame Ture / Understanding the Political Atmosphere In Our Communities


We've Brought In the New Year With a Gunshot / "We replaced a vigor for justice with an appetite for the mundane and barbaric"


Holler If Ya Hear Me: The Tupac-inspired play on Broadway / "A colorful introduction to a complex individual reality that is often misunderstood"

The Historically Black College-University: Of Vision and Memory / "Dark copies of dying whiteness are no longer needed"

Locking the Spirits of Angola's Modernist Architecture in Photographs: 1950-1975


Submissions Call: GOOD SPEECHES {extended deadline! monday, july 28}


Howard U Student Protest of 1989: The Takeover, 25 Years Later


An Ujamaa Reunion (a prequel) / "By the 18th century, however, economists such as the English-born David Ricardo and Thomas Malthus took license to declare that the earth's resources were simply insufficient to support human populations."

Our Future Will Be Fiction: Allergic Reactions In the All-American Fruit Market / "Apple is our Columbus; Clear Channel, our Cortes; Nike, our Pizzaro; and we are the powerless royalty supporting the explorations."


Past Afrocentricity: Reassessing Cheikh Anta Diop's Place In the Afrocentric Frame / "African writers have been marginalized and grouped as 'Afrocentrists' ... but for all Afrocentrism's rage against the dogmatism of the last 500 years of European hegemony, it is itself dogmatic."


Yoga Poses for the Most Common Aches and Pains: A Basic How-To For Healing Yoga Poses


Interview with Cheikh Anta Diop

Jazz and Mdw Ntr: Divine Speech

The Greatest Love Song Ever / Stevie Wonder’s Key of Life

David Banner exclusive interview with The Liberator Magazine / African culture, creativity, and Walking With Gods

Speak, So You Can Speak Again

Why Maroon Community is Not Enough, For Me

Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts & Baldwin's Nigger: "It is not a racial problem. It's a problem of whether or not you're willing to look at your life and be responsible for it, and then begin to change it ... White is not a color, it's a attitude" / James Baldwin and Dick Gregory {film}


"The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings" / Masanobu Fukuoka on Do Nothing Farming


Jacques Derrida interviews Ornette Coleman / "Sound has a much more democratic relationship to information"


Angela Davis & Toni Morrison / How do we become whole ... after traumas that threaten to splinter our souls?: On literacy, libraries, & liberation


Anansi Stories from West Africa to Jamaica / "Folklore is fertile ground for the transmission of knowledge across space, time and generations"


Pre-blackness, Blackness & Post-Blackness / 195,000 b.c. to Today


Requiem for an Omni American: Albert Murray, Black Identities, and the Politics of Cultural Choice

On Lupita Nyong'o / Coatlalopeuh, Our Lady of Guadalupe, La Morenita

An Interview With Ngugi wa Thiong'o

What Is Tragedy? (Now people think it’s when a bunch of people die.) / "Can’t you see? Those planes are to blame! Just look at that frame again and again."


A 20th century man who didn't "believe true democracy could ever work;" father of 21st century politics / The Century of the Self {film}


"The U.S. is utopia achieved" / America by Jean Baudrillard {reading notes}

Baldwin / "The American Dream is at the expense of the American Negro"


Where Are We? / Caution & The Celebratory Instinct


Folasade's War Cry: For Love Soldiers / "She projects what we understand 'woman' to be ... less reactionary, more intrinsic"


"Whose World Is This?" / Runoko Rashidi & Global African Presence


The Healers / "The newness of life's journey continues to find reflections outside of itself, for nothing is new. What comes to our mind as revelation at first, usually reveals itself to be our moment of connection with what is already"


The Word As Bond / Mdw Ntr, Divine Speech: A Historiographical Reflection of African Deep Thought From the Time of the Pharaohs to the Present {reading notes}


"The Hallway" of "Post-Modern" Western Life


"Africans Only People In Antiquity Who Shared Male & Female Leadership" / Askia Toure (Part 1) exclusive interview with The Liberator Magazine


The Society of the Spectacle {film}


"The Notion of Family" / LaToya Ruby Frazier's documentary photography


"The nauseating stench that oozes from the wound" / In Defense of Chris Brown


"Space is the Place": Val Wilmer photographs Sun Ra


Allen Ginsberg / On Prophecy