Black People : Favorite Black Intellectuals ...

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  1. LostInThought

    LostInThought Active Member MEMBER

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    List your favorite Black intellectuals.

    I'll get the ball rolling---


    Dr. Khalid Al-Mansour - an attorney, author of several books, and a frequent guest on 'Tony Brown's Journal'. Dynamic speaker. Unfortunately, he doesn't have any presence on the web.


    Malcolm X - no introductions necessary....I Hope :)




    Peace
     
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    Mahogany_Brown Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    LostInThought, what is your definition of a "black intellectual". Is it someone who has numerous college degrees or maybe someone who might not have any degrees but is of service to his/her community. I would like to know the exact definition before I can comment. Thanks
     
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    LostInThought Active Member MEMBER

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    You can look at the people I selected to find your answer...

    Al-Mansour has a formal education, but I'm not aware of any degrees that Malcolm possessed.

    What I am trying to say is that it is an open definition.

    I'm not going to be one of those people who says that a TRUE Black intellectual must have X,Y, and Z qualities/experiences/background.

    Their ideas are the only thing that is important.

    No preconditions....


    Well, actual there is a small one...


    They must be Black/African descent.


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    HeruHetep Banned

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    Marimba Ani and Molefi Ashanti are intellectuals of great capacity.

    HeruHetep
    aka Wise Warrior
     
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    Khallid Muhammad and Ashra Kwesi.
     
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    ifasehun Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    marimba ani, molefi asante, ronald waters, manning marable, haki madhubuti, naim akbar, leonard jefferies, tony martin
     
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    Cornel West, author of 'Race Matters', Sister Souljah
     
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    My personal favorites are Tavis Smiley, Cornel West.
     
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    im_the_truth Banned MEMBER

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    El-Hajj Malik El-Shabbazz (Malcolm X)

    Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael)

    Dr. Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah

    Ahmed Sekou Toure
     
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