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History in Black

History in Black

African-Americans in Search of an Ancient Past

  • Author: Jacob Shavit
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780714650623
  • Category: History
  • Page: 422
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The development of Afrocentric historical writing is explored in this study which traces this recording of history from the Hellenistic-Roman period to the 19th century. Afrocentric writers are depicted as searching for the unique primary source of "culture" from one period to the next. Such passing on of cultural traits from the "ancient model" from the classical period to the origin of culture in Egypt and Africa is shown as being a product purely of creative history.

Grail Knights of North America

Grail Knights of North America

On the Trail of the Grail Legacy in Canada and the United States

  • Author: Michael Anderson Bradley
  • Publisher: Dundurn
  • ISBN: 9780888822031
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 414
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A decade ago, Michael Bradley published the Canadian bestseller, Holy Grail Across the Atlantic (Hounslow Press, 1988), presenting the astounding evidence that a European settlement in Canada had been established in Nova Scotia ninety-four years before Columbus and ninety-nine years before John Cabot. Incredibly, mediaeval documents and maps showed that this settlement had been founded by refugee Knights Templar from Scotland - knights who had been created for the sole purpose of guarding the Holy Grail. Bradley presented evidence that these Grail-believing religious refugees and their knightly protectors had been instrumental in discovering, settling, and influencing the development of New France and, later, the fledgling American Republic. The book was automatically ridiculed by conventional North American historians, while at the same time serving as the model for European works (e.g. The Sword and the Grail by Britain's Andrew Sinclair). Michael Bradley's investigation stimulated some serious professional and academic researchers to join his quest to find further evidence of the Knights Templar in Canada and the United States. Now, in 1998, comes the publication of the long-awaited sequel to Holy Grail Across the Atlantic - Grail Knights of North America. Realizing from mediaeval documents that the initial Nova Scotia refuge of AD 1398 must have harboured many Grail believers, and that the secret colony must have expanded, Bradley began to trace evidence of Grail Knights from Nova Scotia, through New Brunswick to the St. Lawrence River, and on to the Great Lakes as far as Niagara, New York State, and central Pennsylvania. Evidence of their presence has been uncovered on both the Canadian and American sides of this great waterway. Bradley poses compelling questions about his discoveries, and offers plausible and provocative answers as we travel with him and his companions (both academic and amateur) along the trail of the Grail Knights of North America.

The Black Sky and The Soul

The Black Sky and The Soul

  • Author: Charles A. Jones Jr
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0359492266
  • Category:
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Metascience and Politics

Metascience and Politics

An Inquiry into the Conceptual Language of Political Science

  • Author: A. James Gregor
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351309269
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 458
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A central problem in political inquiry is the conceptual and linguistic informality of political science. For most of its history, the discipline has been largely pursued with the analytic and logical machinery of ordinary language. Likewise, there has been little effort to standardize how language is used, or to systematize theoretical procedures to insure methodological uniformity. In an effort to better understand and defend the research processes that attend, sustain, and foster the systematic credibility of political science, Gregor argues a special conceptual language is needed to enhance the rigor, replicability, articulation, and interpretation of political science's empirical findings. Gregor reviews the conceptual inventory of the social sciences in general with particular emphasis on distinctions between descriptive, theoretical, and normative language. He analyzes what might count as "objectivity" and "truth" in a given set of circumstances in an effort to standardize how political scientists make such distinctions. How "theory" and "explanation" might be assessed in less rigorous disciplines is also considered. Gregor is opposed to the postmodernist tendency to use "language games" in the social sciences that purport to close the gaps separating the discourses of knowledge, ethics and politics, but do so at the expense of clarity, rigor, and objectivity. In Gregor's view, these alternative perspectives have exploited vagueness and ambiguity in order to accomplish what they consider to be their political tasks. A substantial postscript to this edition traces some of the postmodernist perspectives to their origins in the works of particular individuals and to their history in the thought of twentieth-century Europe. Metascience and Politics attempts to address all these issues, with brevity and seriousness of purpose, in order to provide a defensible rationale for the scientific character of social and political studies. It will be of interest to political scientists, sociologists, philosophers, and intellectual historians. A. James Gregor is professor of political science at the University of California at Berkeley and an adjunct professor at Command and Staff College, U.S. Marine Corps University at Quantico, Virginia. He has also been awarded the Order of Merit by the President of the Italian Republic for his contribution to Italy as a nation through his published works. He is the author of Giovanni Gentile: Philosopher of Fascism, Interpretations of Fascism, Phoenix: Fascism in Our Time, and Marxism, China, and Development, all published by Transaction.

Defining Salvation in the Context of Black Theology

Defining Salvation in the Context of Black Theology

  • Author: James T. Murphy Jr.
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1477156194
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 168
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An initial introduction to the study of Christian theology is both exciting and invigorating for students of its discipline. One can become enameled in the classic perspectives of theology without any consideration of a possible alternative. Defining Salvation in the Context of Black Theology is an exit from the classic conviction that trumpets the doctrine of soteriology attributing its substance to the posture of eternity while ignoring the importance of salvation in the existential. Careful not to reject the question of eternal life, but examining the nuances of the term salvation empowers this work to present the like manner essential that having salvation is just as much about now than it is in the here after.

What Is Wrong with Black People \\\White People?

What Is Wrong with Black People \\\White People?

  • Author: Tarik Saeed
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • ISBN: 1466979410
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 392
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This book offers a critical analysis on the seemingly unsolvable problem of black and white people coexisting together in peace and harmony. It attacks the untouchable topics that are just too difficult and troubling at their core, thus causing most writers and speakers to remain on the fringe of the points and issues that are met head-on in this enlightening book. Emotions will be stirred, often deeply by new thoughts and points of view emanating from mental and intellectual stimuli that have its roots outside of the old education paradigm. It is a book that is not destined for the dust bin of your bookshelf but will increasingly travel with you as world events more horrifically unfold and racial tensions and hostilities increase. It offers tasteful humor and outright laughter so as to break up the heavy drama of the subject.

The Making of Lee Boyd Malvo

The Making of Lee Boyd Malvo

The D.C. Sniper

  • Author: Carmeta Albarus,Jonathan Mack
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231512686
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 304
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In October of 2002, a series of sniper attacks paralyzed the Washington Beltway, turning normally placid gas stations, parking lots, restaurants, and school grounds into chaotic killing fields. After the spree, ten people were dead and several others wounded. The perpetrators were forty-one-year-old John Allen Muhammad and his seventeen-year-old protégé, Lee Boyd Malvo. Called in by the judge to serve on Malvo's defense team, social worker Carmeta Albarus was instructed by the court to uncover any information that might help mitigate the death sentence the teen faced. Albarus met with Malvo numerous times and repeatedly traveled back to his homeland of Jamaica, as well as to Antigua, to interview his parents, family members, teachers, and friends. What she uncovered was the story of a once promising, intelligent young man, whose repeated abuse and abandonment left him detached from his biological parents and desperate for guidance and support. In search of a father figure, Malvo instead found John Muhammad, a veteran of the first Gulf War who intentionally shaped his protégé through a ruthlessly efficient campaign of brainwashing, sniper training, and race hatred, turning the susceptible teen into an angry, raging, and dissociated killer with no empathy for his victims. In this intimate and carefully documented account, Albarus details the nature of Malvo's tragic attachment to his perceived "hero father," his indoctrination, and his subsequent dissociation. She recounts her role in helping to extricate Malvo from the psychological clutches of Muhammad, which led to a dramatic courtroom confrontation with the man who manipulated and exploited him. Psychologist Jonathan H. Mack identifies and analyzes the underlying clinical psychological and behavioral processes that led to Malvo's dissociation and turn toward serial violence. With this tragic tale, the authors emphasize the importance of parental attachment and the need for positive and loving relationships during the critical years of early childhood development. By closely examining the impact of Lee Boyd Malvo's childhood on his later development, they reach out to parents, social workers, and the community for greater awareness and prevention.

The Myth of Black Anti-Intellectualism: A True Psychology of African American Students

The Myth of Black Anti-Intellectualism: A True Psychology of African American Students

  • Author: Kevin O. Cokley
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1440831572
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 131
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Why do students who belong to racial minority groups—particularly black students—fall short in school performance? This book provides a comprehensive and critical examination of black identity and its implications for black academic achievement and intellectualism. • Uses African American identity as the framework to understand academic achievement and to expose the biases of "deficit thinking" that presumes that under-achievement among black students is related to deficiencies in motivation, intelligence, culture, or socialization • Presents information and viewpoints informed by empirical research in a manner that is accessible to general readers and non-specialists • Uses personal anecdotes and examples from popular culture to connect with readers and better illustrate the validity of the author's strengths-based approach rather than the conventional deficit-based approach • Challenges the idea that black students are inherently anti-intellectual and do not value school as much as their non-black peers

Butt Naked Raw & Uncensored

Butt Naked Raw & Uncensored

  • Author: Sadiki Bakari
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0615152619
  • Category: History
  • Page: 172
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Butt Naked, Raw & Uncensored forcefully and unapologetically reveals the unadulterated truth & unveils the mask. Fearlessly cutting-edge and downright controversial, it dares to address topics considered politically incorrect. It is this generation's liberation song & the untamed voice against corruption. A riveting sonnet for Black Love & today's plea for Sankofa & Self Determination.