Though the discussion here was not of our book, A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable’s Malcolm X, it does speak directly to the issue(s) we raise therein. During their exchange at this year’s Left Forum panel on Manning Marable’s reinvention of Malcolm X Amiri Baraka and Bill Fletcher (along with Haki Madhubuti at a panel moderated by Herb Boyd) approach precisely the issues over ideology and academic rigor our contributors raise throughout in their criticism of Marable’s work and its defenders.
Drs. Edward Bruce Bynum and Mark Bolden joined us this week for a discussion of African psychology and history. We discussed The African Unconscious, the African origins of science, philosophy and religion and what impact this historical recognition has and/or can have on today’s world. All this and more on this week’s Super Funky Soul Power Hour!
March 16, 2012
Esi Ramu developed and hosted this powerful edition of the Super Funky Soul Power Hour. Our guest this week, Dr. Kipoeech araap Sambu, who is warmly compared to the legendary Cheikh Anta Diop, exposed our audience to the lesser known of the already lesser known. His focus on today’s east African communities and their ancestral lineage to ancient Egypt/Kemet is as rare as the interdisciplinary nature of Dr. Sambu’s truly seminal work. His re-working of the concept of Ma’at is equally seminal and fascinating in its own right but is also given new life in its rediscovered contemporary use. “Egyptian religion is most intriguing and exciting and there exist volumes upon volumes of literature on it, much of it misleading, some of it too simplistic, even mischievous, while only a small quantity is of scholarly quality. The author studied these varied sources, learned the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic script-based and the Coptic script-based language stages and then, so armed, carried out his own original research… ” – Dr. Kipkoeech araap Sambu
March 9, 2012
A discussion about the omitted politics of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at SUNY New Paltz.