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The RBG Quest for Black Power Reader Aluta Continua a Frolinan Primer by RBG Street Scholar

The RBG Quest for Black Power Reader Aluta Continua a Frolinan Primer by RBG Street Scholar

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THE QUEST FOR BLACK POWER: ALUTA CONTINUIA
Compiled and Edited by Marc Imhotep Cray, M.D. (aka RBG Street Scholar)

Essays on the History of Black Nationalism / Pan-Afrikanism

Preface
It is quite clear that Afrikan people in America continue to be miseducated. This problem is discussed in a variety of ways in conversations every day in our communities throughout America. The time is ripe to heed the long-standing, and most often overlooked, calls for Afrikan Unity, Cultural Development, Educat
THE QUEST FOR BLACK POWER: ALUTA CONTINUIA
Compiled and Edited by Marc Imhotep Cray, M.D. (aka RBG Street Scholar)

Essays on the History of Black Nationalism / Pan-Afrikanism

Preface
It is quite clear that Afrikan people in America continue to be miseducated. This problem is discussed in a variety of ways in conversations every day in our communities throughout America. The time is ripe to heed the long-standing, and most often overlooked, calls for Afrikan Unity, Cultural Development, Educat

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THE QUEST FORBLACK POWER: ALUTA CONTINUIA 
 
Compiled and Edited by Marc Imhotep Cray, M.D.(aka RBG Street Scholar)
Essays on the History of Black Nationalism / Pan-Afrikanism
 
Preface
It is quite clear that Afrikan people in America continue to be miseducated. This problem is discussed in avariety of ways in conversations every day in our communities throughout America.The time is ripe to heed the long-standing, and most often overlooked, calls for Afrikan Unity, CulturalDevelopment, Education and Social Transformation. Such is what this book most fundamentallyrepresents. Contrary to the prevailing, misinformed assumptions, RBG (Black Nationalism / Pan-Afrikanism) as an ideology, interaction and academic process is not a rabid assertion of Black supremacy.Unlike white Nationalism and American patriotism, RBG (Black Nationalism / Pan-Afrikanism) and itsproponents do not seek to humiliate, exploit, or oppress any person or people. Rather, RBG / (Black Nationalism / Pan-Afrikanism) is a positive affirmation of the cultural, political, social, economic andmoral identity and concerns of African people. In its most rudimentary forms, it reacts to the brutallyviolent and repressive conditions under which African people have and continue to live. White supremacy / racism create an environment where whites are necessarily viewed with suspicion, but we are not anti-white. We are Afrikan/ Black on purpose and Black folks must first and foremost be beholden to eachother. The most basic expression of RBG (Black Nationalism/ Pan-Afrikanism ) thought is that Black / Afrikan people in America and throughout the diaspora are bound by the common history and experienceof historical chattel and present day mental slavery, suffering and death under the boot heel of whitesupremacy / racism. Most importantly, RBG is about self-reliance, self-respect and self-defense towardthe total liberation and unification of all Afrikan people that desire to defend, define and develop in ourown image and interest.In keeping with the spirit of Sankofa ("return and get it" a West African Symbol of Adinkra Wisdomrepresenting the importance of our learning from the past) you should keep in mind that in the societies of our Afrikan ancestors and current kinsman the oral tradition was / is the method of choice in whichhistory, stories, folktales and spiritual beliefs were /are passed on from generation to generation.Webster's dictionary defines "oral" as, "spoken rather than written," and it defines the word "tradition" as,"transmittal of elements of a culture from one generation to another especially by oral communication." Itis the power of the Afrikan oral tradition integrated with written documentation that sits at the core of thiscompilation.We believe that the ultimate end of intellectual growth and development for students of Afrikan decent in21st America should first and foremost be a deeper overstanding and a fuller appreciation of Afrikan
 
 people’s rich history and continuing struggle for individual and collective self 
-definition and politicaleconomic development as a Nation within a Nation. Reading, thinking and reflecting with close attention
to this book’s s
cholastic guidance you learn to see more, understand more and uncover more, thus prepareyourself for a richer, more selfless and more meaningful contributions to self and kind.As you read / study these essays please keep in mind, education is not eternal and timelessly written instone, but should be situated historically, socially, intellectually, written and read at particular times, withparticular intents, under particular historical conditions, with particular cultural, personal, gender, racial,class and perspectives at center. Through multimedia learning we can see ideology in operation. Thus,this compilation is provided to encourage and enhance critical reading, thinking and writing based in theAfrin Idea
A CAPSULE OF WHAT’S INSIDE/ Black Nationalism/ Pan
-Afrikanism
Black Nationalism (BN) advocates a racial definition (or redefinition) of black national identity, asopposed to multiculturalism. There are different Black Nationalist philosophies but the principles of allBlack Nationalist ideologies are 1) Black unity, and 2) Black self-determination/political, social andeconomic independence from White society.Martin Delany is considered to be the grandfather of Black Nationalism.Inspired by the apparent success of the Haitian Revolution, the origins of Black Nationalism in politicalthought lie in the 19th century with people like Marcus Garvey, Elijah Muhammad, Henry McNealTurner, Martin Delany, David Walker, Henry Highland Garnet, Edward Wilmot Blyden, Paul Cuffe toname a few..The repatriation of black American slaves to Liberia or Sierra Leone was a common Black Nationalisttheme in the 19th century. Marcus Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association of the 1910s and1920s was the most powerful Black Nationalist movement to date, claiming 11 million members.Although the future of Africa is seen as being central to black nationalist ambitions, some adherents toblack nationalism are intent on the eventual creation of a separate black American nation in the U.S. or

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