Black Muslims and the Law

Civil Liberties from Elijah Muhammad to Muhammad Ali

Author: Malachi D. Crawford

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 073918489X

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

View: 5133

Release On

Black Muslims and the Law examines the Nation of Islam’s struggle for religious freedom from World War II to the Vietnam War through the lives of key members, such as Elijah Muhammad and Muhammad Ali. In doing so, the work reveals the key initiatives the Nation of Islam took to defend the civil liberties of its members from a position of power.

Contemporary Critical Thought in Africology and Africana Studies

Author: Molefi Kete Asante,Clyde Ledbetter Jr.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498530710

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

View: 5966

Release On

Although traditional academic circles rarely celebrate the work of African or African American thinkers because performers and political figures were more acceptable to narrating histories, this work projects the ideas of several writers with the confidence that Africology, the Afrocentric study of African phenomena, represents an oasis of innovation in progressive venues. The book brings together some of the most discussed theorists and intellectuals in the field of Africology (Africana Studies) for the purpose of sparking further debate, critical interpretations and extensions, and to reform and reformulate the way we approach our critical thought. The contributors' Afrocentric approach offers new interpretations and analysis, and challenges the predominant frameworks in diverse areas such as philosophy, social justice, literature, and history.

Transcendence and the Africana Literary Enterprise

Author: Christel N. Temple

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498545092

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

View: 6268

Release On

Literary Pan-Africanism: History, Contexts, and Criticism (2005) and Literary Spaces: Introduction to Comparative Black Literature (2007), have been some of the most influential models of contemporary Africana Studies-based literary criticism, responds to the demand for a core disciplinary source that comprehensively defines and models literary praxis from the vantage point of Africana Studies. This highly anticipated seminal study finally institutionalizes the discipline’s literary enterprise. Framing the concept of transcendence, she covers over a dozen traditional African American works in an original and thought-provoking analysis that places canonical approaches in enlightened discourse with Africana studies reader-response priorities. This study makes traditional literature come alive in conversation with topics of masculinity, womanism, Black Lives Matter, humor, Pan-Africanism, transnationalism, worldview, the subject place of Africa, cultural mythology, hero dynamics, Black psychology, demographics, history, Black liberation theology, eulogy, cultural memory, Afro-futurism, the Kemetic principle of Maat, social justice, rap and hip hop, Diaspora, and performance. Scholars now have a focused Africana Studies text—for both introductory and advanced literature courses—to capture the power of the African American literary canon while modeling the most dynamic practical applications of humanities-to-social science practices.

The Negritude Movement

W.E.B. Du Bois, Leon Damas, Aime Cesaire, Leopold Senghor, Frantz Fanon, and the Evolution of an Insurgent Idea

Author: Reiland Rabaka

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498511368

Category: Social Science

Page: 533

View: 8588

Release On

The Negritude Movement provides readers with not only an intellectual history of the Negritude Movement but also its prehistory (W.E.B. Du Bois, the New Negro Movement, and the Harlem Renaissance) and its posthistory (Frantz Fanon and the evolution of Fanonism).

Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an

Islam and the Founders

Author: Denise A. Spellberg

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307388395

Category: History

Page: 392

View: 8738

Release On

Reveals the influence of Islam in the birth of American religious freedom, describing how Jefferson studied the Qur'an because he believed that Islam's Enlightenment ideals could inform the fledgling country's practical governance.

Charles H. Houston

An Interdisciplinary Study of Civil Rights Leadership

Author: James L. Conyers

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739143581

Category: History

Page: 283

View: 6619

Release On

"This edited collection focuses on the philosophical ideas, constructive engagement, and lasting contributions of Charles H. Houston, a legal scholar activist who played an important role in the civil rights movement"--

Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour

A Narrative History of Black Power in America

Author: Peniel E. Joseph

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805083354

Category: History

Page: 399

View: 7362

Release On

A history of the Black Power movement in the United States traces the origins and evolution of the influential movement and examines the ways in which Black Power redefined racial identity and culture.

Facing South to Africa

Toward an Afrocentric Critical Orientation

Author: Molefi Kete Asante

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739196723

Category: Social Science

Page: 172

View: 9265

Release On

Renowned Critical Africana scholar and philosopher, Molefi Kete Asante demonstrates the multidimensionality of Afrocentricity as a paradigm of theoretical perspectives advancing the agency of African people. Examining orientations to culture, society, values, and communication, Asante’s essays face South first, and then to the rest of the world.

Africana Critical Theory

Reconstructing the Black Radical Tradition, from W. E. B. Du Bois and C. L. R. James to Frantz Fanon and Amilcar Cabral

Author: Reiland Rabaka

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739128868

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 431

View: 9004

Release On

Africana Critical Theory innovatively identifies and analyzes continental and diasporan African contributions to classical and contemporary critical theory through the works of W. E. B. Du Bois, C.L.R. James, Aime Cesaire, Leopold Senghor, Frantz Fanon, and Amilcar Cabral.

Race in American Sports


Author: James L. Conyers, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786473193

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 4553

Release On

These essays critically examine the issue of race in college and professional sports, beginning with the effects of stereotypes on black female college athletes, and the self-handicapping of black male college athletes. Also discussed is the movement of colleges between NCAA designated conferences, and the economic impact and effects on academics for blacks. An essay on baseball focuses on changes in Brooklyn during the Jackie Robinson years, and another essay on how the Leland Giants became a symbol of racial pride. Other essayists discuss the use of American Indian mascots, the Jeremy Lin spectacle surrounding Asians in pro sports, the need to hire more NFL coaches of color, and ideals of black male masculinity in boxing.

The Construction of Belief

Reflections on the Thought of Mohammed Arkoun

Author: Aziz Esmail,Abdou Filali-Ansary

Publisher: Saqi

ISBN: 0863567665

Category: Religion

Page: 216

View: 1390

Release On

Mohammed Arkoun was one of the most prominent and influential Arab intellectuals of his day. During a career spanning more than thirty years, he was revered as an outstanding research scholar, a bold critic of the theoretical tensions embedded within Islamic Studies and an outspoken public figure, upholding political, social and cultural modernism. This Festschrift honours Arkoun's scholarship, bringing together the contributions of eleven distinguished scholars of history, religious studies and philosophy. It offers a comprehensive selection of critical engagements with Arkoun's work, reflecting on his considerable influence on contemporary thinking about Islam and its ideological, philosophical and theological dimensions. The authoritative reference study on the work of Mohammed Arkoun, The Construction of Belief is essential reading for students and scholars of Islam, Muslim societies and cultures, modernity, religious studies, philosophy and semanti.

Message to the Blackman in America

Author: Elijah Muhammad

Publisher: Secretarius MEMPS Publications

ISBN: 1884855709

Category: History

Page: 355

View: 8524

Release On

Originally published: Chicago: Muhammad Mosque of Islam No. 2., 1965.

The Black Experience in America

Author: Norman Coombs

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1627936866

Category: History

Page: 191

View: 7215

Release On

In three parts, Norman Coomb's addresses the history of the African Americans beginning with the slave trade to the fight for freedom and lastly to the search for equality.

The Dhimmi

Jews and Christians Under Islam

Author: Bat Yeʼor

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 0838632335

Category: History

Page: 444

View: 9014

Release On

Examines the treatment of non-Arab people under the rule of the Muslims and collects historical documents related to this subject

Malcolm X

A Life of Reinvention

Author: Manning Marable

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101445273

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

View: 9800

Release On

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History, the definitive biography of Malcolm X. Hailed as "a masterpiece" (San Francisco Chronicle), the late Manning Marable's acclaimed biography of Malcolm X finally does justice to one of the most influential and controversial figures of twentieth-century American history. Filled with startling new information and shocking revelations, Malcolm X unfolds a sweeping story of race and class in America. Reaching into Malcolm's troubled youth, it traces a path from his parents' activism as followers of Marcus Garvey through his own work with the Nation of Islam and rise in the world of black nationalism, and culminates in the never-before-told true story of his assassination. Malcolm X is a stunning achievement, the definitive work on one of our greatest advocates for social change.

Conceptual Aphasia in Black

Displacing Racial Formation

Author: P. Khalil Saucier,Tryon P. Woods

Publisher: Critical Africana Studies

ISBN: 9781498517010


Page: 174

View: 837

Release On

This book presents a metacritique of racial formation theory. The essays within this volume explore the fault lines of the racial formation concept, identify the power relations to which it inheres, and resolve the ethical coordinates for alternative ways of conceiving of racism and its correlations with sexism, homophobia, heteronormativity, gender politics, empire, economic exploitation, and other valences of bodily construction, performance, and control in the twenty-first century. Collectively, the contributors advance the argument that contemporary racial theorizing remains mired in antiblackness. Across a diversity of approaches and objects of analysis, the contributors assess what we describe as the conceptual aphasia gripping racial theorizing in our multicultural moment: analyses of racism struck dumb when confronted with the insatiable specter of black historical struggle.