To affirm your growth in the spirit and historic contributions of Africa means you must declare, believe and act as one acts when he/she is certain of a thing. The next segment of the AFRICOGNIZE four-step cultural immersion will help you to know the contributions Africa and Africans have made to the world, and positively assert this knowledge. Remember, many have not been set on your path to this knowledge. Treat them with respect, empathy, patience and kindness.
AFFIRM YOUR PLACE ON THE WORLD’S STAGE
Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop: SCETV
Ancestor Cheikh Anta Diop was one of the world’s top historians, anthropologists, physicists, lingusists and politicians who studied the human race’s origins and pre-colonial African culture. Cheikh Anta Diop University, in Dakar, Senegal, is named after him. He appears on ancestor Listervelt Middleton’s “For the People” program to discuss the origins of humanity from a well-documented scientific perspective.
Dr. Ray Hagins
Dr Hagins, a theologian, scholar and psychologist, has guided numerous tours to Kemet/Egypt. Each year, he has noticed evidence of our great African past being erased. Why?
Dr. Ivan Van Sertima
Ancestor, Dr. Ivan Van Sertima, a former professor of Africana studies at Rutgers, once said of his pursuits, “This is no romantic exploration of antiquities. It is a search for roots.” He pulls no punches in this lecture about African Women in Antiquity.
Dr. John Henrik Clarke
Upon looking at the body of work of ancestor Dr. John Henrik Clarke, a web site could be devoted to him alone and take many months to construct. Historian, Educator, Philosopher, Teacher and one of the brightest minds to ever grace our understanding of Africa and its struggle, Dr. Clarke drives home the idea of African culture, law and respect being in place long before enslavement.
Dr. Yosef Ben Jochannan:Courtesy SCETV
Ancestor, “Dr Ben” as many called him, was a long-time educator, Egyptologist, professor and writer. He published some 49 books and mentored many who follow in his footsteps today. In this lecture, he examines Africa’s role in the formation of western religion as part of ancestor Listervelt Middleton’s, “For the People” program.
Dr. Kaba Hiawatha Kamene
Of the entire body of Dr. Kamene’s work, his expertise on the Moors and the spread of Africans throughout the diaspora might be his best. You will want to take plenty of notes as he speaks about Africa and the black Moorish influence on Spain.
Anthony Browder: Courtesy: The Rock Newman Show
Anthony Browder has been an advocate for the proper cultural education regarding Nile Valley Civilization for decades. Browder, established author, lecturer and Nile Valley historian, appears on “The Rock Newman Show,” offering his take on Africa, The Nile Valley and the formation of Christianity.
Dr. Khalil Muhammad: Courtesy: Bill Moyers and Co.
Dr. Muhammad, current director of the Schomburg research library for African and Puerto Rican studies in Harlem, NY, has published books on the subject of the criminalization of blacks in America. Take notes, as he breaks down a process hundreds of years in the making on the Bill Moyers show. Click here to be linked to the program.
Dr. Leonard Jeffries
Dr Jeffries appears on a student produced program and answers the question, “Why African History?” Now, one of our elder scholar/teachers, ‘Dr. J’ continues his tireless work spreading the African story to this day, as he is in his mid 70’s.
Dr. John Henrik Clarke
Dr Clarke, also a mentor to many who studied under him, examines in this essay, courtesy of the Hunter College, NY Library, the “God” concept and its origins.
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