> > 100 Greatest Black History Books: 1 – 10

  1. The Book of the Glory of the Blacks
  2. The Golden Age of West African Civilization
  3. Daily Life in the Kingdom of the Kongo
  4. Afrikan Genesis, Volume I
  5. African Origins of Major “Western Religions”
  6. Royal Arts of Africa
  7. Nile Valley Contributions to Civilization: Exploding the Myths: 001
  8. The Irritated Genie
  9. The Zimbabwe Culture: Ruins and Reactions
  10. Lost Cities and Ancient Mysteries of Africa and Arabia

Brooks’s most penetrating works illuminate Black life and the “hood.” Langston, most people know, is the major voice of that period and what we mean when we talk about Afro-American poetry. What is distinctive about Rowell’s introduction is that just about every page mentions the “Black Arts Movement,” “the Black Aesthetic poets,” “the Black Power Movement” — all like some menacing 
political institutions. But that poetry was created in a different time, place, and condition from the verse that Rowell presents here as new 

Jason Anderson has been a staunch activist in the Oakland area for about half a decade and has been working very hard on keeping the historic Liberty Hall building, the original Oakland home to Marcus Garvey’s UNIA in West Oakland, in the hands of the Black community. It has been an uphill battle, but this veteran of Occupy Oakland is up for the challenge.

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