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“A Reasonable African Future” ~ Guest Post written by Molefi Kete Asante, Ph.D.

Molefi Kete Asante, Ph.D. ~ Author

Over the past five hundred years or so Europe has been on a quest to destabilize and dis-establish the agency of African people. The assault has been frontal, sustained, and violent at physical and psychological levels using all dominative instruments of language, symbolism, and warfare.  The consequences of this war on Africa have been profound, giving rise to doctrines of white supremacy and black inferiority, African servility, and the negation of African civilization. (more…)

“An African Renaissance is Possible.” Guest Blogpost written by Molefi Kete Asante, Ph.D.

Renaissance carries with it the idea of a rebirth. Over the past ten years this term has gained ascendancy in the rhetoric of Africans who seek to restore and reconstruct societies based on the classical traditions. It was the young Cheikh Anta Diop, still in his twenties, who asked in 1948 “When shall we be able to speak of an African Renaissance?” (more…)

Update + Dr. Molefi K. Asante announcement

I begin this post with a special thank-you to all who have stopped by my blog to read a post or more, accidentally or on purpose; and to those who have felt moved enough to subscribe and/or provide feedback. Not only has your input been helpful in refining ideas, but it encourages me to keep this discussion alive. Asante sana! (more…)

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