Black People : BOOKS, BOOKS. BOOKS, ON THE AFRICAN WORLD...

oldsoul said:
Here are some additional titles to consider:
http://whgbetc.com/mind/book-list.html


Whew, Brother OldSoul, you went THERE with that monster bibliography!(smile!) Folks need to print that baby out, and go from there, man!

I notice that our elders seem particularly interested in reading books, not just magazines, newspapers, and discussion board fodder, right Sister PDiane? How do we get young people truly interested in READING BOOKS of the kind and nature posted in this thread???

One thing we should all know is, that poverty is directly related to a lack of education, and African people are in deep poverty all over this country. All of the stats prove that African people who've progressed to a level of financial stability are, in the main, the highly educated among us. Once African Americans stop watching our 70 hours of television a week, and begin to place more emphasis on school work(learning to read, write, and compute, compute, compute!) we can cease worrying about who's coming into this country to "take" what we worked hard for, because we'll OWN OUR OWN.




Peace!
Isaiah
 
Cedric Denson said:
This is a very good list. I own The Destruction of Black Civilization, read Visions for Black Men, gave away the Mis-Education of the Negro [to a young brotha out of love], currently reading Introduction to African Civilizations by John G. Jackson, and I am looking forward to more books.

Thank you for this list.

CD

Brother Cedric, that's highly commendable, but then, you're a highly commendable young brother... Maybe, you could print out that list that OldSoul provided, and pass it around to other young brothers and sisters??? Wow, what a wonderful world this would be, if our young folks would do more reading on material like this, rather than these magazines with all the clothes, cars, pretty women, and no substance...(smile!) Keep up the great work you're doing, young brother!
Peace!
Isaiah
 
Isaiah said:
Brother Cedric, that's highly commendable, but then, you're a highly commendable young brother... Maybe, you could print out that list that OldSoul provided, and pass it around to other young brothers and sisters??? Wow, what a wonderful world this would be, if our young folks would do more reading on material like this, rather than these magazines with all the clothes, cars, pretty women, and no substance...(smile!) Keep up the great work you're doing, young brother!
Peace!
Isaiah

..................................It was all in the Spirit. The brotha asked if he could LOOK AT the book. I told him he could look at it, but then he had to give it back by next week. As I walked away from him, my spirit told me to GIVE him that book; invest in him Knowing Himself. I feel better now about giving the book to him rather than letting him look at it.

Thanks for your compliments bro.

CD
 
Ibrahim:

I thought John G. Jackson and Michael Bradley were white? And that is besides the point.

If a black man wrote a book on how inspiring Europe is to him (at the same time talking about how bad Africa is to him), How many people would invest in that book?

Why do we HAVE to read books written by white authors anyway? Nothing against white authors (or any other non-Afrikan authors), but you need to know something about black people writing books.

There are people in this world who learn about Shakespeare, Mark Twain, and all those white authors, and they feel as if you need to be like them to be a good reader and/or writer. It makes a BIG difference when you take into account the excellent Afrikan authors there are. How would people feel if they did not read Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 'Letter From the Birmingham Jail?' I can tell you that speaking from experience, there are many blacks who were convinced that they can write well using rhetorical strategies after reading that letter, written by someone who looks just like them, and came from almost the same backgrounds they came from.

When young black men see Michael Jordan, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Emmit Smith, Michael Vick, etc. playing sports very well, then they become convinced that they can play those same sports extremely well too. Now why do you think you don't see a bunch of black hockey players? Or why don't you see many black men in NASCAR? Because they don't see other black men doing big things in those sports, so therefore they are not convinced that they can do well in those sports.

When you see someone of the same origin as you doing something well, you become convinced that you can do the same thing they did.

CD
 

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