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Speeches and Sermons Table

 

 

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Racism: A History, the 2007 BBC 3-part documentary explores the impact of racism on a global scale. It was part of the season of programs on the BBC marking the 200th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the British Empire. It's divided into 3 parts.

The first, The Colour of Money . . . Racism: A History [2007]—1/3

Begins the series by assessing the implications of the relationship between Europe, Africa and the Americas in the 15th century. It considers how racist ideas and practices developed in key religious and secular institutions, and how they showed up in writings by European philosophers Aristotle and Immanuel Kant.

The second, Fatal Impact . . . Racism: A History [2007] - 2/3

Examines the idea of scientific racism, an ideology invented during the 19th century that drew on now discredited practices such as phrenology and provided an ideological justification for racism and slavery. The episode shows how these theories ultimately led to eugenics and Nazi racial policies of the master race.

And the 3rd, A Savage Legacy . . .  Racism: A History [2007] - 3/3

Examines the impact of racism in the 20th century. By 1900 European colonial expansion had reached deep into the heart of Africa. Under the rule of King Leopold II, the Belgian Congo was turned into a vast rubber plantation. Men, women and children who failed to gather their latex quotas would have their limbs dismembered. The country became the scene of one of the century's greatest racial genocides, as an estimated 10 million Africans perished under colonial rule.

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Table

Address to University of Michigan Grads  /  President Obama at Michigan Commencement (YouTube)

An African President Addresses the US Congress (Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf  )

Al Sharpton and Barack Obama (2004 DNC)

The American Dream is Under Siege at Home (Bill Clinton DNC 2008)

The America George Bush Has Left Us (Joe Biden DNC 2008)

America, We Cannot Turn Back (Obama. DNC 2008)

Appeal to African Heads of State (Malcolm X, 1964)

Atlanta Exposition Address (Booker T. Washington, 18 September 1895)

Avoiding Phony Religiosity, Listening to Him (Washington, DC, 2 February 2012)

Awakening  the Conscience of America (George w. Bush 2003)

Beyond Vietnam A Time to Break Silence

Black Power  (Stokely Carmichael)

Black Power, A Critique of the System   (Stokely Carmichael)

Blood of Africa Within Me (Obama 2009)

Confronting an Economic Crisis (Obama, Colorado 2008)

The Country We Believe In (Obama April 2011)

Cuban-American Relations (Jimmy Carter 2002)

Doubting Thomas  (C.L. Franklin sermon)

DuBois Speaks to Africa (1958)

Eulogy for the Young Victims (Birmingham, 18 September 1963)

Funeralizing Mahalia (commentary, 1972)

To Fulfill These Rights (LBJ, 1965)

A Funeral Sermon Virginia Style (folk, anonymous)

Give God the Glory (Jennifer McGill sermon)

The Great Need of the Hour (Obama, 20 January 2008)

Greetings to Bandung (Paul Robeson, 1955)

History in the Making (Tananarive Due commentary)

I Am the President (Barack Obama)

I Have a Dream (1963)

Inaugural Speech 2009 (Obama)

Independence Day Speech (Lumumba, 30 June 30 1960)

Joining the Community of Democracies (Jimmy Carter, 14 May 2002)

Libya Situation (Barack Obama, 19 March 2011)

Making It Through Your Wilderness  (Jennifer McGill sermon)

Martin Luther King Speaks to AFL-CIO (1961)

A More Perfect Union (Obama on Race, 2008, video)

Nobel Peace Prize Speech

Obama Declares Victory (3 June 2008)

Obama in Berlin (Commentary and excerpt)

Obligation to Fight for the World as It Should Be (Michele Obama, DNC 2008)

On My Faith and My Church (Obama)

On the Founding of the OAAU (Malcolm X)

The Other America (MLK, 1967)

Radical in Pursuit of Peace and Justice (Cynthia McKinney)

Reading the Inaugural Speech 2009 (E. Ethelbert Miller)

Remarks at Martin Luther King Observance Day (Jeh C. Johnson)

Remarks at Xavier University New Orleans (Obama)

Remarks by the President at Whitehall Palace (Bush)

Remarks to the Troops of Afghanistan (Obama)

Seize this Opportunity for Change  (Al Gore, DNC 2008)

Sermonic Closings (C.L. Franklin)

Sermon on the Mount  (Jesus of Nazareth)

The Truth Matters (Michele Obama)

This is What Change Looks Like (Obama)

Thurgood Marshall Speaks to AFL-CIO (1956)

A Time to Break Silence (MLK on Vietnam, 1967)

Time to Take Back the Country We Love (Hillary Clinton, DNC 2008)

To Fulfill These Rights (Lyndon Baines Johnson, 1966)

Tucson Memorial Speech

UN Speech (Robert Mugabe, President Zimbabwe, 2007)

Victory Speech in South Carolina  (Obama video)

We Must Listen and Lead by Example (John Kerry, DNC 2008)

Related files

Obama 2008 Table

Speeches (Obama website)

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A Tale of Two Moralities

One side of American politics considers the modern welfare state—a private-enterprise economy, but one in which society’s winners are taxed to pay for a social safety net—morally superior to the capitalism red in tooth and claw we had before the New Deal. It’s only right, this side believes, for the affluent to help the less fortunate.

The other side believes that people have a right to keep what they earn, and that taxing them to support others, no matter how needy, amounts to theft. That’s what lies behind the modern right’s fondness for violent rhetoric: many activists on the right really do see taxes and regulation as tyrannical impositions on their liberty.—NYTimes

posted 31 August 2008 

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AALBC.com's 25 Best Selling Books


 

Fiction

#1 - Justify My Thug by Wahida Clark
#2 - Flyy Girl by Omar Tyree
#3 - Head Bangers: An APF Sexcapade by Zane
#4 - Life Is Short But Wide by J. California Cooper
#5 - Stackin' Paper 2 Genesis' Payback by Joy King
#6 - Thug Lovin' (Thug 4) by Wahida Clark
#7 - When I Get Where I'm Going by Cheryl Robinson
#8 - Casting the First Stone by Kimberla Lawson Roby
#9 - The Sex Chronicles: Shattering the Myth by Zane

#10 - Covenant: A Thriller  by Brandon Massey

#11 - Diary Of A Street Diva  by Ashley and JaQuavis

#12 - Don't Ever Tell  by Brandon Massey

#13 - For colored girls who have considered suicide  by Ntozake Shange

#14 - For the Love of Money : A Novel by Omar Tyree

#15 - Homemade Loves  by J. California Cooper

#16 - The Future Has a Past: Stories by J. California Cooper

#17 - Player Haters by Carl Weber

#18 - Purple Panties: An Eroticanoir.com Anthology by Sidney Molare

#19 - Stackin' Paper by Joy King

#20 - Children of the Street: An Inspector Darko Dawson Mystery by Kwei Quartey

#21 - The Upper Room by Mary Monroe

#22 – Thug Matrimony  by Wahida Clark

#23 - Thugs And The Women Who Love Them by Wahida Clark

#24 - Married Men by Carl Weber

#25 - I Dreamt I Was in Heaven - The Rampage of the Rufus Buck Gang by Leonce Gaiter

Non-fiction

#1 - Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable
#2 - Confessions of a Video Vixen by Karrine Steffans
#3 - Dear G-Spot: Straight Talk About Sex and Love by Zane
#4 - Letters to a Young Brother: MANifest Your Destiny by Hill Harper
#5 - Peace from Broken Pieces: How to Get Through What You're Going Through by Iyanla Vanzant
#6 - Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garvey by Marcus Garvey
#7 - The Ebony Cookbook: A Date with a Dish by Freda DeKnight
#8 - The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors by Frances Cress Welsing
#9 - The Mis-Education of the Negro by Carter Godwin Woodson

#10 - John Henrik Clarke and the Power of Africana History  by Ahati N. N. Toure

#11 - Fail Up: 20 Lessons on Building Success from Failure by Tavis Smiley

#12 -The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

#13 - The Black Male Handbook: A Blueprint for Life by Kevin Powell

#14 - The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore

#15 - Why Men Fear Marriage: The Surprising Truth Behind Why So Many Men Can't Commit  by RM Johnson

#16 - Black Titan: A.G. Gaston and the Making of a Black American Millionaire by Carol Jenkins

#17 - Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority by Tom Burrell

#18 - A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle

#19 - John Oliver Killens: A Life of Black Literary Activism by Keith Gilyard

#20 - Alain L. Locke: The Biography of a Philosopher by Leonard Harris

#21 - Age Ain't Nothing but a Number: Black Women Explore Midlife by Carleen Brice

#22 - 2012 Guide to Literary Agents by Chuck Sambuchino
#23 - Chicken Soup for the Prisoner's Soul by Tom Lagana
#24 - 101 Things Every Boy/Young Man of Color Should Know by LaMarr Darnell Shields

#25 - Beyond the Black Lady: Sexuality and the New African American Middle Class  by Lisa B. Thompson

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Blacks in Hispanic Literature: Critical Essays

Edited by Miriam DeCosta-Willis 

Blacks in Hispanic Literature is a collection of fourteen essays by scholars and creative writers from Africa and the Americas. Called one of two significant critical works on Afro-Hispanic literature to appear in the late 1970s, it includes the pioneering studies of Carter G. Woodson and Valaurez B. Spratlin, published in the 1930s, as well as the essays of scholars whose interpretations were shaped by the Black aesthetic. The early essays, primarily of the Black-as-subject in Spanish medieval and Golden Age literature, provide an historical context for understanding 20th-century creative works by African-descended, Hispanophone writers, such as Cuban Nicolás Guillén and Ecuadorean poet, novelist, and scholar Adalberto Ortiz, whose essay analyzes the significance of Negritude in Latin America. This collaborative text set the tone for later conferences in which writers and scholars worked together to promote, disseminate, and critique the literature of Spanish-speaking people of African descent. . . . Cited by a literary critic in 2004 as "the seminal study in the field of Afro-Hispanic Literature . . . on which most scholars in the field 'cut their teeth'."

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Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President

By Ron Suskind

A new book offering an insider's account of the White House's response to the financial crisis says that U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner ignored an order from President Barack Obama calling for reconstruction of major banks. According to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Suskind, the incident is just one of several in which Obama struggled with a divided group of advisers, some of whom he didn't initially consider for their high-profile roles. Suskind interviewed more than 200 people, including Obama, Geithner and other top officials . . . The book states Geithner and the Treasury Department ignored a March 2009 order to consider dissolving banking giant Citigroup while continuing stress tests on banks, which were burdened with toxic mortgage assets. . . .Suskind states that Obama accepts the blame for mismanagement in his administration while noting that restructuring the financial system was complicated and could have resulted in deeper financial harm. . . . In a February 2011 interview with Suskind, Obama acknowledges another ongoing criticism—that he is too focused on policy and not on telling a larger story, one the public could relate to. Obama is quoted as saying he was elected in part because "he had connected our current predicaments with the broader arc of American history," but that such a "narrative thread" had been lost.—Gopusa

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The White Masters of the World

From The World and Africa, 1965

By W. E. B. Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois’ Arraignment and Indictment of White Civilization (Fletcher)

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