The scholars we present to you at AFRICOGNIZE.COM, have worked tirelessly to get truth to anyone who was seeking it regarding Africa’s role on the world stage. To this day, much of the information they’ve researched, written and spoken about is still excluded from our schools and colleges, media, and general conversation. Click the scholar below to link to sites to purchase their works and enhance your African History library. Some scholar’s work may not be displayed here, but you should know about them none the less. Our “Wall of Fame” will be filling up very soon, so keep coming back to see what scholars works we’ve added. Note: (A) ‘Ancestor’
Anthony T. Browder is an author, “symbologist”, publisher, cultural historian or “cultural memory specialist”, artist, and an educational consultant. He recently became the first to lead an American African archeological expedition to Egypt and has published a book about his work. He also exploded onto the scene with his book, “Exploding the Myths: Nile Valley contributions to Civilization,” which is a ‘must have’ for your library. Click here to visit Anthony Browder’s website.
Dr. John Henrik Clarke (A)
This “Master Teacher” wrote numerous scholarly articles and essays. He also served as the author, contributor, or editor of 24 books. Clarke was highly regarded for his lifelong devotion to studying and documenting the histories and contribution of African peoples in Africa and the diaspora. Click here for more info on Dr. Clarke
Dr. Yosef Ben Jochannan (A)
A preeminent scholar, writer, researcher and Egyptologist, Dr. Ben began leading educational tours to Egypt back in 1946! His motivation was, “because no one knew or cared about Egypt and most believed Egypt was not in Africa.” He carried the banner of the truth about Nile Valley civilization until his transition in March 2015 at the age of 97. Click here for more info about Dr. Ben.
Dr. Asa Hilliard (A)
Aside from a long and distinguished career as an educator who challenged some long-standing requirements for standardi>zed IQ testing as it related to black children, Dr Hilliard became a giant in the field of research about Africa and ancient Kemet. He transitioned while visiting Egypt in 2007. Click here for more information about Dr. Hilliard.
Dr. Legrand Clegg
Legrand H. Clegg II was born in Los Angeles and reared in the City of Compton. He found time to produce the acclaimed video, “When Black people Ruled the World,” while creating a distinguished career as city attorney. In addition, he was elected City Attorney of Compton, CA in April of 1995 and served 3 terms in that position until his retirement. Click here for more information about Dr. Clegg.
Dr. Ray Hagins
Dr. Ray Hagins is the International Chief Elder & Spiritual Teacher of The Afrikan Village & Cultural Center, with headquarters in St. Louis, MO. He is also a therapist, a clinician, a pilot, and a musician. He holds a doctorate in Christian Counseling (C.C.D.) and a Ph.D. with an emphasis in Cognitive Psychology. He is President & CEO of Black Liberation Network, with a Webcast that airs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Click here to visit Dr. Hagins’ website.
Dr. Joy DeGruy
Dr. Joy DeGruy is a nationally and internationally renowned researcher, educator, author and presenter. She is the acclaimed author of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome —America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing, with a second book in the works , Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome Part 2: Be The Healing. Click here to learn more about Dr. DeGruy.
Jabari and Nfrka Osaze
Jabari Osaze has studied Ancient Egypt for over 20 years, focusing primarily on the areas of philosophy, esoteric symbols and sacred science. Brother Osaze has led study groups in Egypt since 2002. Nfr-Ka Ma’at (Osaze) is a Kemetic initiate of the Shrine of Ptah- Smai Tawi. Her interests and passion lie in Linguistics and Foreign Languages. Click here to learn more.
Prof. James Small
Serving for more than 20 years as a College/University professor at City College of NY, City University, and NYC Technical College, Small traces his family tree back to the Yoruba, Akan and the Ewe peoples of West Africa. He is an expert in several areas of African spiritual systems and has worked closely with all the greats, including Malcolm X, Dr. Ben and Dr. Clarke, to name a few. Click here to visit Professor Small’s website.
Dr. Umar Johnson
A blood relative of Frederick Douglass, the great Black abolitionist and orator, Dr. Umar Johnson is considered a national expert on learning disabilities and their effect on Black children, as well an expert on helping schools and parents modify challenging behaviors that can ultimately lead to disruptive behavior disorder diagnoses in Black boys. Click here for more on Dr. Umar.
Dr. Molefi Asante
Dr. Molefi Kete Asante is Professor and Chair, Department of African American Studies at Temple University. Considered by his peers to be one of the most distinguished contemporary scholars, Asante has published 77 books, among the most recent are The Dramatic Genius of Charles Fuller, African American Traditions, Facing South to Africa, and The History of Africa 2nd Edition. Click here to visit Dr. Asante’s website.
Dr. Ama Mazama
Dr. Mazama is Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Programs of the Department of Africa American Studies at Temple University. Her publications appear in journals in three continents, and she is a well known as an educational consultant for the infusion of African content in American schools. Mazama has written several books for teachers in addition to her major scholarly works in Afrocentric philosophy and theory. Click here to learn more about Dr. Mazama.
Dr. Ivan Van Sertima (A)
Dr Van Sertima was a literary critic, a linguist, an anthropologist and made a name in all three fields. His ground-breaking work documented the African presence throughout the world and in the Americas with, “They came before Columbus.”Click here to visit Dr. Van Sertima’s website.
Dr. Charles Finch
Dr. Finch has conducted independent studies in African antiquities, comparative religion, anthropology, and ancient science since 1971. He has published more than a dozen articles, including The African Background of Medical Science and Science and Symbols in Egyptian Medicine. His most recent book, The Star of Deep Beginnings: Genesis of African Science & Technology, was published in February, 1998. Click here to learn more about Dr. Finch
Dr. Leonard Jeffries
To date (though he has stopped counting) Dr Leonard Jeffries has traveled to Africa more than 40 times—usually leading groups of young people whose lives might be as touch by Africa as his was. He was struck by the extent to which African studies, as taught in the educational institutions, was from the imperialistic view, which he has challenged with education and information ever since.To learn more about Dr. Jeffries, click here.
Dr. Runoko Rashidi
Runoko Rashidi is an anthropologist and historian with a major focus on what he calls the Global African Presence–that is, Africans outside of Africa before and after enslavement. He is the author or editor of eighteen books. As a traveler and researcher Dr. Rashidi has visited 103 countries. As a lecturer and presenter, he has spoken in fifty-seven countries.To Find out more about Dr Rashidi, click here.
The Rock Newman Show
Newman is a “Jack of many trades.” He was a boxing manager, who guided the career of former world champion Riddick “Big Daddy” Bowe. He is an activist, as well as a respected talk show host on both radio and TV. For additional RNS Episodes, click here.
This Detroit, MI native is the creator, founder and producer of the African History Network and the host of the radio show of the same name. Imhotep’s mission is to educate all, (especially black people) on the true history of Africans throughout the diaspora. AHN has one of the most comprehensive collections of educational media found anywhere.To peruse the AHN Store, click here.
Mathu Ater is a noted architect, using the guidance of the late Lester Bankhead as a road map, Ater concentrates much of his present work after designs established in ancient Kemet. Around 1981, Ater began seriously studying the works of Yosef A.A. ben-Jochannan (Dr. Ben), John Henrik Clarke, and Cheikh Anta Diop. This provided him with a firm foundation in Afro-centric Egyptology, and the study of Olmec culture in Mexico.
Dr. Frances Cress Welsing (A)
Dr. Frances Cress Welsing transitioned on January 2, 2016 at the age of 80. She was a warrior scholar and a psychiatrist who built her practice in Washington D.C. She is most noted for her “Cress Theory of Color Confrontation”, which explores the development and practice of racism/white supremacy. She is the author of The Isis Papers; The Keys to the Colors (1991). Her book is stirring conversation and controversy even to this day, and will do so long into the future.
Dr. Boyce Watkins
Dr. Watkins, known as ‘The People’s Scholar,’ is one of America’s most notable in this area. His thought-provoking commentary has been featured on CNN, MSNBC and other national TV networks. He also produces his own newsletter and web casts with his primary focus on economics, business, entrepreneurship and education.For Information about Dr Watkins’ projects, click here.
Dr. Claude Anderson
Dr. Claude Anderson, is recognized as one of America’s most influential authors and intellectuals. He is president of PowerNomics Corporation of America, a corporation that is involved in major business development, primarily in inner cities, across the country. Anderson has drawn the nation’s attention to the advantages of redeveloping and industrializing black communities.To learn about Dr. Anderson’s Economic program, click here.
Dr. Kaba Hiawatha Kamene
Kaba Hiawatha Kamene is a teacher, consultant, administrator, staff developer and curriculum writer. He has been an educator in Bronx, N.Y., since 1979. Presently, Brother Kaba is a consultant to Academic institutions, educators, parents and community members interested in teaching and learning. In addition, he is developing his first book, based on his extensive study in African life, spiritual and science systems. Click here to learn more about Dr. Kamene
Bro. Comissiong has been greatly influenced by Hip Hop Music’s place in world culture and how it is being compromised as we speak. He has a unique way of tying it all together with his studies of African history and culture for a very ‘up to date’ presentation that young people can truly relate to. Click here for information about Solomon.
South Carolina Educational Television
SCETV is the public television station that aired the late Listervelt Middleton’s important pprogram, “For the People.” We thank them for allowing us access to those programs to present to you here. Click to learn more about SCETV
Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, a writer and eminent scholar on African-American history, became executive director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in 2011. In 2010, Muhammad released The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime and the Making of Modern America, published by Harvard University Press. The book, looks at how racist ideology has shaped the treatment of criminality in urban America among African-American populations.To visit the Schomborg Center,click here.